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Fri, 14:35
Views from Walbury Hill by Andrew Foster (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/BwnBut

Whichever of its counties you’re in, the North Wessex Downs are truly picturesque from all angles, so let’s appreciate that for a moment...

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Fri, 14:33
Olivia Greene and Richard Ede in The 39 Steps (Photo by Dan Tsantilis)

Find your perfect day out, theatre trip or events to enjoy in Buckinghamshire

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Fri, 14:33
Highclere Country Show © Mark Ridley

Enjoyable days out, trips to Berkshire’s theatres and arts centres: take your pick of some great events

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Fri, 12:35
The thrills – and sometimes spills –of the carriage driving classes are not to be missed (Photo by Maureen McLean)

The annual horse show will draw the crowds for a great day out in the usually private grounds of Windsor Castle, Maureen McLean reports

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Wed, 15:58
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Maureen McLean chooses some of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Buckinghamshire

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Walks

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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Monday, March 14, 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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Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Brill windmill's hill top location offers a fantastic vantage point © Steve Davison

Steve Davison heads to the far western reaches of Buckinghamshire and the neighbouring villages of Oakley and Brill this month

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Food and Drink

Wed, 15:58
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Maureen McLean chooses some of the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in Buckinghamshire

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Tue, 10:49
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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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Tue, 10:48
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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, April 20, 2016
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Our readers share with you the news of great restaurants, pubs, cafes and farm shops

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
What a treat at Dorney Court Kitchen Garden

Our readers share with you the news of great restaurants, pubs, cafes and farm shops

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People

Fri, 14:47
Catching the judges' eyes with a foxtrot

They’re just 14 years old – but we could well have the next Torvill and Dean living in our counties, editor Jan Raycroft believes

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Wed, 12:29
Paul Daniels

In celebration of the Great British sense of humour with quips that are naughty, self-deprecating, sarcastic or downright nonsensical

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Tue, 10:46
David with the perfect backdrop, views across the royal town from the Macdonald Windsor Hotel

Maureen McLean catches up with couturier David Emanuel in the perfect setting of the Macdonald Windsor Hotel overlooking Windsor Castle

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Tue, 10:33
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Our Home Counties girl celebrates treasures and blessings such as the beautiful countryside and Sunday lunches

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Monday, April 18, 2016
Heston Blumenthal: delighted that the Best of British includes what we eat. Photo: Alisa Connan

Looking back on it now, when I opened The Fat Duck in 1995, the UK was on the cusp of what has become a modern, culinary revolution.

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Events

Fri, 14:33
Olivia Greene and Richard Ede in The 39 Steps (Photo by Dan Tsantilis)

Find your perfect day out, theatre trip or events to enjoy in Buckinghamshire

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Homes & Gardens

Wed, 09:47
Bianco Lasa Quarzite Kitchen Counters & Shelves

You’ve heard people talking about granite and quartz for use as kitchen worktops, but what are the differences and how do you pick what to use in your kitchen?

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Tue, 16:19
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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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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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A property’s value is about much more than just bricks and mortar – it’s about lifestyle and potential. That’s why Ben Dodd, founder of Southern Aurora, is bringing an Australian-inspired bespoke approach to estate agency to the Chilterns and surrounding areas...

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Monday, March 14, 2016
Danesfield House - Make the most of beautiful gardens overlooking the Thames

Unseasonal weather has seen many of us wandering around our own gardens, and in the months to come some beautiful displays await you. Sandra Smith tells us more

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