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Long, warm days, and up on the downs of Berkshire the straw bales are being gathered. Photo by Richard Walker,

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Young participants in the Woodley Carnival parade

Best things about visiting and living in Woodley

With its rich aviation history, vibrant shopping hub and good transport links, Woodley is a town that punches above its weight, says resident Jack Fowler

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Gwen, centre, is joined by daughter Carol Heming and the Rev Bill Jackson at St Peter’s Church

A future treasure of the past at St Peter’s Church in Burnham

There are families across the world with paintings, tapestries and toys made by Burnham’s Gwen Hill, but the people of her home village have a very special piece of work inside St Peter’s Church which provides a beautiful pictorial record.

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Linda Newham says foliage is as important as flowers in any display

Linda Newham’s and her gravity defying tulips take floristry to a new level

From tulips that defy gravity to hand-plaited leaves, Linda Newham’s arrangments defy convention and take floristry to a new artistic level, says Sandra Smith

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Karen Kay. Picture by Ian McIlgorm © IAN MCILGORM 2012

Karen Kay on why we all need to get out more

Virtually deserted pools, empty safe spots for cycling and swings at a standstill. The mysterious case of the vanishing families needs some investigation

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Anne Diamond on TV sofas vs. her own three piece suite

Anne’s been seen on some famous TV sofas but, she admits, her own treasured three piece suite has had many incarnations with some DIY work over the years

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Bucks UTC’s award winning students with David Lidington MP; The Mayor of Aylesbury, Cllr Tuffail Hussain; partners and staff

MP David Lidington attends first ever Buckinghamshire UTC awards evening

Aylesbury MP David Lidington joined other local dignitaries and partners to present Bucks UTC’s first awards evening.

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