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Thu, 16:55

Hungerford Food Festival demonstrates the depth of the county’s food and drink sector as local producers show their wares, writes Sue Bromley.

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Thu, 16:54
Burnside House: restored to Victorian splendour, but with all the modern fittings

It’s taken a year, but a very special project has been completed in Burleigh Road, Ascot, where meticulous restoration and improvement by Berkeley Homes has seen a Victorian property transformed into a luxury residence.

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Thu, 16:44
Caversham Bridge, Reading, (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A quick search for Berkshire on Instagram offers a huge range of amazing pictures of our beautiful county. Here are a selection of some of the best we found...

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Thu, 15:23
Stoke Park

From James Bond to 101 Dalmatians, a whole range of movies include scenes shot right here in Buckinghamshire. Is your favourite on the list?

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Head to Odds Farm Park to meet, and perhaps hand-feed some of the animals, photo Timo Newton-Syms, www.flickr.com/photos/timo_w2s

There’s plenty on offer this Easter in Buckinghamshire. Whether it’s hunting down eggs, discovering a little local history or enjoying the arts, Claire Pitcher has some great ideas

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Walks

Mon, 11:01

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk through Radnage and Bledlow Ridge, with a fantastic panorama to enjoy from Lodge Hill

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
The route from Little Heath back towards the car park © Steve Davison

Steve Davison takes a walk to the west of Reading passing through Tidmarsh and Sulham along the eastern edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Thames Path affords lovely views across the Thames to the luxury houses built along the Berkshire side of the river

Follow Steve Davison as he heads to Taplow for a walk alongside two rivers where Buckinghamshire meets Berkshire

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The picturesque duck pond at East Ilsley © Steve Davison

Head to East Ilsley for a breath of fresh air whilst enjoying views across the rolling Berkshire Downs that lie within the picturesque North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty; Steve Davison leads the way

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

A one day course to help walkers and ramblers make the most of the countryside has been organised by the Chiltern Society for Sunday, 25 January, with further courses organised for 24 February, 26 March and others to follow in the summer.

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Food and Drink

Thu, 16:55

Hungerford Food Festival demonstrates the depth of the county’s food and drink sector as local producers show their wares, writes Sue Bromley.

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Thu, 16:53

As we launch our celebration of the two counties, we invite you to nominate your favourite food and drink businesses

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Looks gorgeous, but it's just a trick with tap water that's always a winner

Bonnie May’s great ideas on hosting your social event of the year and her tips on hidden treasures where you can stage your party

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Pomegreat can be found in Waitrose and many other local supermarkets

Newbury-based Pomegreat has removed all refined sugars from its drinks range, replacing them in its pomegranate juices with a fruit extract that has a low glycaemic index, It is the first juice brand to incorporate a natural active compound that suppresses potentially hazardous blood sugar spikes, a side-effect of consumption of many modern soft drinks.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
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Lambing is underway on my farm in the Cotswolds. As any sheep farmer will tell you, long days and sleepless nights in the lambing shed mean it’s one of the busiest and tiring times of the year but it’s also the most rewarding.

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Discover

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Explore the great outdoors of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire on foot with these five walks.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Moor Copse is a wonderful reserve to visit throughout the year. Image: Helen Taylor

Discover five of the best places to see Berkshire’s diverse wildlife.

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People

Fri, 10:48

Growing up during the Second World War, my father can remember German Prisoners of War quickly getting over the misery of defeat and working on the land in Berkshire, writes Jan Raycroft.

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Fri, 10:28
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But should memories of our own childhood and growing up be used as a yardstick to judge - or criticise - the younger generations? Karen is doubtful

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Wed, 15:23
Celebration time for Cars International and Williams Heritage at the London Classic Car Show

The year has started well for Cars International, the Hungerford-based specialists who supply, restore and maintain high performance road and racing cars. They used the first London Classic Car Show to celebrate their appointment as ‘official agents’ for Williams Heritage.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Looks gorgeous, but it's just a trick with tap water that's always a winner

Bonnie May’s great ideas on hosting your social event of the year and her tips on hidden treasures where you can stage your party

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Friday, April 10, 2015
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On Thursday 7 May 2015, the country will begin voting to elect the 56th Parliament of the United Kingdom. We’ve put together a list of Buckinghamshire constituencies, the 2015 candidates as well as results from 2010.

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Events

Wed, 11:35

Great things to do in Buckinghamshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Homes & Gardens

Thu, 16:54

It’s taken a year, but a very special project has been completed in Burleigh Road, Ascot, where meticulous restoration and improvement by Berkeley Homes has seen a Victorian property transformed into a luxury residence.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Simon Bland and Jane Barker of Dalefoot Composts

Finding the perfect compost for the job is not always easy, says Naomi Slade. Now she’s trying one using sheep wool and bracken

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Monday, March 9, 2015
Lots of bright space with some teal touches in the new show apartment

The ‘Crossrail Effect’ is continuing in Maidenhead, where almost half of the apartments in Heathland Court are already reserved or sold as a new show apartment opens.

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Friday, March 6, 2015
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Gardeners face a lot of invaders, from pigeons gorging on young plants to squirrels digging up crocuses. But it’s those sneaky felines that get Naomi’s claws out

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Friday, February 13, 2015
A stand out retro chest of drawers by Jitka Brimble, £380

The UK’s first retail website dedicated to the trend of upcycling, championed by celebrities including Kirstie Allsopp, Kevin McCloud and Livia Firth, has been launched

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Showcase

Friday, February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons to do so...

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? Whether you are looking for a new kitchen worktop, a bathroom in natural stone or a coffee table for your living room, there are a huge variety of different stones and the finished item will be unique to you.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015
Mulberry Travel

“Amazing … like stepping back in time”

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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Our passion for travel, insistence on high standards and attention to detail there to ensure that you will make the right choice booking your next holiday trip with Mulberry Travel.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014
Celebrity chef James Martin will be headling the Food and Wine Raceday

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Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.

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