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Yesterday, 16:57
Sky high thrills during the Red Bull Air Race (Photo Flickr.com/photos/sugarmonster)

Mark the calendar for some of the best events to enjoy in August

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Yesterday, 16:48
The Countryfile team looks forward to seeing you at Blenheim (Photo www.samholdenagency.com)

Find your perfect August day out across Buckinghamshire and at favourite destinations

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Yesterday, 10:50
Coombe Hill by Matthew Smith (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/nDdaT7

With incredible views across the Aylesbury Valley, Coombe Hill is a really stunning part of the county…

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Yesterday, 10:49
Houses on the River Thames Peter O'Connor (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0) via flic.kr/p/JhEo89

We could go on and on about how great the waterways of Berkshire are. Let’s just look instead…

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Yesterday, 10:48
Available with our August issue

Our brand new pictorial guide, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire Life: Towns & Villages is available now.

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Walks

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Dorney Court Kitchen Garden Café

Steve Davison heads to South Buckinghamshire and the village of Dorney, one of the venues for the 2012 Olympics, for a walk alongside two rivers, 
passing film set locations

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
From Snow Hill the view stretches north along The Long Walk to Windsor Castle

Steve Davison heads to the Great Park for a walk in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, stopping off at Snow Hill for a spectacular view

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Merlin's Cave pub at Chalfont St Giles

Steve Davison takes a wander through Chalfont St Giles in the picturesque Misbourne valley and finds links with both a Great British poet and Dad’s Army

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Views across the rolling chalk landscape

Enjoy a more leisurely pace as Steve Davison heads to West Ilsley for a dog (and horse) friendly five and a half mile walk over the rolling North Wessex Downs

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Steve Davison suggests some super short walks that are great for both you and your four-legged companion

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Food and Drink

Mon, 11:06

We could hardly wait for this – the time we announce the counties’ top food and drink accolades are on their way

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Berkshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Buckinghamshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Pink grapefruit is adding colour and tang to many drinks (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Anyone for a G&T, or perhaps something more exotic? Bonnie May sets the taste buds tingling with her guide to great gins and summer cocktails

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Friday, June 24, 2016
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Maureen McLean chooses some of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Buckinghamshire

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People

Yesterday, 10:59
Council leader Martin Tett (centre) with Ines Respini Jones and Tomas Pukalski, two of the tenants at Porters Lodge

Small firms are being given a chance to succeed thanks to an innovative scheme offering cheap rent in a prime Aylesbury town centre location. Steve Cohen reports

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Look out for Ellesborough Silver Band at fêtes and events this summer

A foot-tapping Sandra Smith visits an Ellesborough Silver Band rehearsal as the musicians tune up for the summer season

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Laurie Meister from Enfield is taking inspiration from a personal experience of gynaecological cancer, and imploring women (and men too!) to make every mile count by completing A Walk to Remember across the Chilterns this September.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Interview volunteer Deborah Kingley guides clients through those tricky questions (Photo by Maureen McLean)

Suits you! How a Berkshire charity is helping women of all ages get back into the workplace with clothes and confidence

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Sort out your social media presence if you want to get to this stage

More than a make over: Anne discovers that even the Silver Singles need a thorough online tidy up if planning to possibly make a match

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Events

Yesterday, 16:57
Sky high thrills during the Red Bull Air Race (Photo Flickr.com/photos/sugarmonster)

Mark the calendar for some of the best events to enjoy in August

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Homes & Gardens

Yesterday, 16:26
A bee on a flower at Langley Park

Visit gardens, parks or a vineyard – perhaps stay for tea – find treats to take home or simply admire the sights, suggests Claire Pitcher

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Yesterday, 16:18
Garden visitor’s delights: some offer teas to visitors

Visit gardens, parks or a vineyard – perhaps stay for tea – find treats to take home or simply admire the sights, suggests Claire Pitcher

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Picture by William Goddard Photography

From beautiful barn conversions and Georgian mansions to fairytale cottages, we take a look at the inspirational interiors of three stunning homes in England

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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This summer we celebrate the precious outdoor gems of your home to mark The Year of the English Garden

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Strutt & Parker - which tribe do you belong to?

Five new village tribes have been identified in a new report by property adviser Strutt & Parker.

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