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Wendover Woods: A beautiful sight during an autumn stroll, photo www.flickr.com/photos/tfengreen

Best places for autumn colour in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire’s woodland is about to put on a show, and experts say this year we can expect a fabulous display, so Venetia Hawkes picks five treats of the season

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Photo by Steve Barham - flickr.com/photos/stevenbarham

Beautiful Berkshire & Buckinghamshire photography competition

Every year we proudly celebrate the best of our counties. Now we are pleased to launch our readers’ photography competition where your pictures of beautiful Berkshire and Buckinghamshire could feature in our official 2015 calendar. Share your images of the countryside, seasonal sights and traditional scenes to tell the pictorial story of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

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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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Autumn in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire - photography, walks and places to visit

A collection of walks, places to visit and photography for you to enjoy this autumn

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Top tips on working from home in harmony

Working from home has many advantages, from the quiet environment and flexible hours, to having a commute that merely involves walking downstairs. Therefore it is no wonder that in June 2014 the Office for National Statistics reported that the number of home workers in the UK was at the highest rate since records began, making up 13.9% of the UK’s workforce.

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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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Camilla Silk and her favourite got on from the start. Photo: Maureen McLean

What our equine friends can teach us about ourselves

There is an awful lot our equine friends can teach us about ourselves and how to make the most of our strengths in business, Jan Raycroft discovers

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Katherine Grainger was thrilled to be honoured. Photo: Anita Ross Marshall

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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