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The bottles are ready for labelling at Daws Hill

8 vineyards in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Let’s raise our glasses to the splendid wines of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, says Linda Fawke as she takes us on a tour of some local vineyards

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Beaconsfield Market on 20 December will lure food fans looking for produce with that little bit extra

Shopping local in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire this Christmas

Get your festivities off to a flying start by visiting local farm shops, markets and gift fairs. Katy Eachus takes us on a preview tour of some of the treats you’ll find

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Milos Raonic thrilling the crowds at The Boodles

The Boodles win Best Hospitality Experience Award

The Boodles, the annual pre-Wimbledon tennis event at Stoke Park, has won the Best Hospitality Experience Award at the Eventia Awards.

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Wyck Hill 1st (left) and Katenko 2nd, lead at Ascot - 22-12-12

Christmas at Ascot Racecourse

Friday 19 – Saturday 20 December - To celebrate the festive season, Ascot will be hosting its 2014 Christmas Racing Weekend, two days of jumps racing along with seasonal entertainment for the whole family.

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Great British Bake Off certainly has flour power. Photo: Georgia Glynn Smith

Great British Bake Off feature interview - Martha Collison and Mary Berry

Could you withstand the scrutiny of Mary Berry? At just 17 Martha Collison took on this formidable challenge, becoming a star of the Great British Bake Off

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These days that Happy song you hear everywhere by Pharrell Williams often does the trick, photo: Shawn Ahmed, www.bullpenpictures.com

Music than can aid recovery or simply put you in a good mood - Anne Diamond column

I guarantee that, even if you reckon you’re tone deaf and devoid of rhythm, there are certain musical tracks, songs, or classical arias that will get you singing along in the bath or bopping in the kitchen.

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Christmas recycling in Bucks

Recycling Christmas waste in Buckinghamshire

Give your planet a happy Christmas when you throw away Yuletide waste

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The table is ready … now ensure your guests enjoy their visit - photo by Maureen McLean

6 step guide to perfect Christmas entertaining

Christmas gatherings should not be packed with frazzled nerves with everyone, including the host, desperate to run away. Diego Masciago, the charming ‘face’ of Bray’s Waterside Inn, tells Jan Raycroft how to get it right

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