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USAF Greenham Common warehouse transformed into arts creation space

Corn Exchange Newbury has officially opened the doors to 101, their new outdoor arts creation space to a fanfare of fireworks, fine food, live music and entertainment. The launch welcomed several hundred people through the doors, including many arts practitioners, funders, producers and makers working in the outdoor arts and cultural sector.

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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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10 reasons to love Buckinghamshire this November

Buckinghamshire is alive with events to inspire and entertain, and November is no exception. Here’s Sandra Smith’s pick of not-to-be-missed treats

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Fossil Beach by Terry Tucker can be a dangerous place. £240

Art at CircleReading hospital raises funds for the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service

We all hope to feel better after a visit to the doctor. But sometimes what you see in hospital, rather than who, lifts the spirits, Sue Bromley finds

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Buckinghamshire golfer Charlotte West receives grant from Bucks SportsAid Foundation

Charlotte West, the teenage golfer from Buckinghamshire who has taken the golf world by storm, has received a £750 grant from the Bucks SportsAid Foundation.

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Guests at Thames Hospice welcome the Countess

HRH The Countess of Wessex opens The Sanctuary at Thames Hospice

HRH The Countess of Wessex has opened The Sanctuary at Thames Hospice after faith leaders from across East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire blessed the multi-denominational, spiritual space.

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Katherine Grainger, Bob Shennan and Darren Henley receive honorary awards at Buckinghamshire New University

Olympic rowing gold medallist Katherine Grainger, the BBC’s Director of Music Bob Shennan and Darren Henley, the Managing Director of Classic FM, are among the distinguished individuals who received honorary awards during a week of graduation celebrations at Buckinghamshire New University.

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Top 5 expenses to claim if you work from home

Expenses are costs incurred solely and exclusively for business purposes and are paid out of your gross salary rather than your net salary saving you 20% tax or 40% if you are a higher earner. No matter what size your business is you are entitled to claim expenses.

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