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The Corner Shop in Woolhampton - photo by Maureen McLean

The wonders of Woolhampton - editor Janice Raycroft on why the village deserves more recognition

Don’t just slow down as you pass through this village between Reading and Newbury, it’s a place to stop and enjoy, says Jan Raycroft

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Preparations underway for Twyford Christmas Tree Festival

Twyford residents are busily making their final preparations for this year’s Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary’s Church.

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The lights are going on and the decorations appear

Christmas light switch ons in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

Christmas lights show our towns and villages at their magical best. Switch On and shopping events have become an important tradition, getting everyone into the festive spirit and are often accompanied by seasonal activities, food and drink.

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The historic town of Hungerford always looks beautiful at Christmas

Winter in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire - photography, things to do and walks to enjoy

A collection of walks, places to visit, events and photography for you to enjoy this winter across Berkshire and Buckinghamshire

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Heart of Bucks patron Sir Terry Wogan with Denys Williams of FOCUS, a charity providing a refuge for homeless families

Finding out where your money goes when giving to Buckinghamshire good causes

When we give to local good causes, who does our money help? Jo Neville joined a rather special minibus trip around the county to find out

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Colin's passion for horses began in the Army, led to polo, riding out hunters and now moving them around the country

Ex-Royal Marine Colin Bunting on his long haul to set up dream equine operation in West Berkshire

Shocks, bumps, twists and turns – and not just from being sent flying by some of the British Army’s naughtiest horses – Colin Bunting has led an extraordinary if sometimes scary life to date.

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Arthur at the Russian Embassy with a Russian Navy Officer

Amersham Second World War veteran receives rare honour from Vladimir Putin

Second World War veteran Arthur Hodkinson, 94, has been on a trip from his Amersham home to the Russian Embassy to receive a rare honour, awarded by President Vladimir Putin.

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Bradley Walsh, Vernon Kay, Brian McFadden, Peter Jones and Chris Hollins at Bearwood

Peter Jones delighted by golf fundraiser at Bearwood Lakes

Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones’s annual Enterprise Golf Challenge at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club attracted a host of celebrities and raised around £45,000 for the Peter Jones Foundation.

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