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Thu, 16:44
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Come in, the water’s lovely - Katy Eachus selects her top spots to enjoy eating and drinking while watching the world float by

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Our chalk grassland habitats, such as Yoesden Bank in the Radnage Valley near High Wycombe, are becoming increasingly rare as a result of urbanisation, so the Chiltern ones are particularly special. They are home to butterflies, such as this comma, and many other species. This is also a landscape where plants such as the Chiltern gentian, bee orchids and wild marjoram are found.

This June, can you do something wild every day for 30 days? Start with some random acts of wildness with Wendy Tobitt from the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

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Thu, 16:42
From Snow Hill the view stretches north along The Long Walk to Windsor Castle

Steve Davison heads to the Great Park for a walk in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, stopping off at Snow Hill for a spectacular view

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Tue, 15:49

With just a few weeks to go until Willen Lake in Milton Keynes reverberates to the sound of beating drums, there is still time to get your team together and join in the fun!

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Tue, 10:15
Bluebells by Gavin S (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0) via flic.kr/p/4HhQ4R

Bluebells, bluebells and even more bluebells. Berkshire is blooming right now...

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Walks

Thu, 16:42
From Snow Hill the view stretches north along The Long Walk to Windsor Castle

Steve Davison heads to the Great Park for a walk in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, stopping off at Snow Hill for a spectacular view

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Merlin's Cave pub at Chalfont St Giles

Steve Davison takes a wander through Chalfont St Giles in the picturesque Misbourne valley and finds links with both a Great British poet and Dad’s Army

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Monday, April 4, 2016
Views across the rolling chalk landscape

Enjoy a more leisurely pace as Steve Davison heads to West Ilsley for a dog (and horse) friendly five and a half mile walk over the rolling North Wessex Downs

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
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Steve Davison suggests some super short walks that are great for both you and your four-legged companion

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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Steve Davison suggests some super short walks that are great for both you and your four-legged companion

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Food and Drink

Thu, 16:45

We could hardly wait for this – the time we announce the counties’ top food and drink accolades are on their way

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Thu, 16:44
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Come in, the water’s lovely - Katy Eachus selects her top spots to enjoy eating and drinking while watching the world float by

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Wed, 16:55
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Berkshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Wed, 16:54
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Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Buckinghamshire really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Now feast your eyes on this super selection – they’ll take you through a six course treat if that’s what you fancy, says Sue Bromley

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People

Thu, 16:33
Lee with Nicky, Sandra and Martin, still performing today

Forty years after their Eurovision win, Beaconsfield’s Brotherhood of Man member Lee Sheriden shares memories with Peter Robertson

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Thu, 16:21
That's what we need: role models who go the extra mile © 2015 Disney

Lessons in life – including how hard graft and determination can get you up the ladder – are a surprise find during a family trip to the cinema

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Wed, 10:25
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On Thursday 23 June, the British public will vote on whether they wish the UK to remain in the EU or not. Here’s how your local MP plans to vote...

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Wed, 10:24
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On Thursday 23 June, the British public will vote on whether they wish the UK to remain in the EU or not. Here’s how your local MP plans to vote...

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Statues of the blindfolded Roman goddess of justice can be found around the world. This is the one familiar to most of us, at The Old Bailey, London. Photo: www.flickr.com/photos/jamescridland

Anne ponders the justice in naming people never charged with crimes, discussing the matter with the Commissioner for Thames Valley Police

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Events

Tue, 16:37

Great things to do in Berkshire this weekend: art exhibitions, walks, concerts, theatre, places to visit and other events and ideas.

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Homes & Gardens

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Bianco Lasa Quarzite Kitchen Counters & Shelves

You’ve heard people talking about granite and quartz for use as kitchen worktops, but what are the differences and how do you pick what to use in your kitchen?

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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This summer we celebrate the precious outdoor gems of your home to mark The Year of the English Garden

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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A property’s value is about much more than just bricks and mortar – it’s about lifestyle and potential. That’s why Ben Dodd, founder of Southern Aurora, is bringing an Australian-inspired bespoke approach to estate agency to the Chilterns and surrounding areas...

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
10 simple ideas for a beautiful garden this spring (Trudy Wilkerson/Shutterstock)

From the best flowers to plant in spring to inspiring cottage garden style – we reveal 10 things to do this month in the garden to ensure an awesome outside space

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Monday, March 14, 2016
Danesfield House - Make the most of beautiful gardens overlooking the Thames

Unseasonal weather has seen many of us wandering around our own gardens, and in the months to come some beautiful displays await you. Sandra Smith tells us more

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Strutt & Parker announced the acquisition of Edwards & Elliott, a Surrey and Berkshire-based residential estate agency. Edwards & Elliott has three offices in Ascot, Sunningdale and Windlesham, with 20 staff offering sales and lettings services as well as a new homes department.

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Monday, October 12, 2015
The Carnarvon Arms

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Friday, May 22, 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Boatman

The Boatman opens its doors as Windsor’s only proper pub on the river after a complete refurbishment and rebrand, bringing a fresh and relaxed atmosphere to the area...

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