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Yesterday, 11:04

We all have our favourite views, and here’s the pick of Steve Davison, our man who has walked thousands of miles up and down the county

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Tue, 09:50
King John signing Magna Carta, England, 1215 (Getty Images)

A spectacular river event led by The Gloriana – the iconic sight at HM The Queen’s river procession for her Diamond Jubilee – will be the highlight of the Royal Borough’s 800th anniversary celebrations of the sealing of the Magna Carta.

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Tue, 09:48
Buckinghamshire Life June 2015 - buyamag.co.uk/buckinghamshire

This edition of Buckinghamshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Tue, 09:46
Berkshire Life June 2015 - buyamag.co.uk/berkshire

This edition of Berkshire Life features all the local ingredients to make this month special

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

New visitor attraction, Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm and Eco Centre in Hogshaw near Aylesbury, will now host its first public event with a Rural Crafts weekend on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 May.

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Walks

Tue, 09:48

Follow Steve Davison as he takes a walk through Littlewick Green and Burchetts Green just to the west of Maidenhead, passing four pubs along the way!

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Monday, April 13, 2015
Looking north from Lodge Hill towards Princes Risborough and the Vale of Aylesbury © Steve Davison

Steve Davison leads the way on a walk through Radnage and Bledlow Ridge, with a fantastic panorama to enjoy from Lodge Hill

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
The route from Little Heath back towards the car park © Steve Davison

Steve Davison takes a walk to the west of Reading passing through Tidmarsh and Sulham along the eastern edge of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Thames Path affords lovely views across the Thames to the luxury houses built along the Berkshire side of the river

Follow Steve Davison as he heads to Taplow for a walk alongside two rivers where Buckinghamshire meets Berkshire

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The picturesque duck pond at East Ilsley © Steve Davison

Head to East Ilsley for a breath of fresh air whilst enjoying views across the rolling Berkshire Downs that lie within the picturesque North Wessex Downs area of outstanding natural beauty; Steve Davison leads the way

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Food and Drink

Thu, 16:05

Dining with the girls? Katy Eachus isn’t one to shy away from an invitation to a menu of delicious food, the odd glass and some gossip, so offers these recommendations

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Wed, 13:08
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As we launch our celebration of the two counties, we invite you to nominate your favourite food and drink businesses

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Sponsored:The Boatman

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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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A view of the Clubhouse from the side of the lake at The Stoke Park Club.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Stoke Park’s fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, serves modern British cuisine with a twist and has been awarded three rosettes by the AA

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Monday, May 11, 2015
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When you need to eat out with everyone from the toddlers to great-grandparents, finding the right pub for lunch or dinner will make everyone’s day

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People

Thu, 12:59

TV star backs Buckinghamshire charity as she faces experiencing unpleasant symptoms in bid to obtain full diagnosis for coeliac disease damage

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Sir Henry presents the certificate recording the precious award to Dr Sheena Dykes and Bill Reid

Just one Buckinghamshire charity received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year – Wycombe Homeless Connection.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Mr Twister makes his final appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Mr Twister, affectionately known as Bert, of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery has stepped out into the arena at Royal Windsor Horse Show for the very last time.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

So… we started with a plan to compile a list of 50 influential women from our counties. It soon grew to 100 and could have climbed well past 1,000. Indeed, if you bother to count through the pages you will discover we’ve ended up with more than 100, but what’s a few extra amongst us girls?

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Monday, May 18, 2015
The peas are thriving and Kate prepares for a delicious crop - BBC/Lion Television/Laura Rawlinson

The TV star says her Bray childhood was like ‘The Famous Five’ with the bonus of growing her very own ‘Five A Day’. Photos courtesy of BBC/Lion Television/photographer Laura Rawlinson

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Events

Thu, 15:26

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

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Homes & Gardens

Friday, May 22, 2015

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
The south elevation of Bere Court, viewed from the spring daffodils. The woods fill with bluebells as well! © Christopher Tucker

For those who fancy owning their own ‘stately home’, an extraordinary property has come on to the market on the edge of pretty Pangbourne

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The rear of the house shows how much natural light can flow in

Mandy and John Clark built their own home in Berkshire – and she turned their experiences into a book. Claire Pitcher visited to find out more

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Burnside House: restored to Victorian splendour, but with all the modern fittings

It’s taken a year, but a very special project has been completed in Burleigh Road, Ascot, where meticulous restoration and improvement by Berkeley Homes has seen a Victorian property transformed into a luxury residence.

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Simon Bland and Jane Barker of Dalefoot Composts

Finding the perfect compost for the job is not always easy, says Naomi Slade. Now she’s trying one using sheep wool and bracken

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Louise Bellaers Photography

This gorgeous Arabescato marble worktop would make a statement in any kitchen. And if you are prepared to seal it regularly, wipe any spills as soon as they occur and like the idea of it developing character with age, then it is definitely for you.

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Sponsored:The Boatman

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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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A view of the Clubhouse from the side of the lake at The Stoke Park Club.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Stoke Park’s fine dining restaurant, Humphry’s, serves modern British cuisine with a twist and has been awarded three rosettes by the AA

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Friday, February 27, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? We’ve taken a look at some of the reasons to do so...

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different for your home, why not try stone? Whether you are looking for a new kitchen worktop, a bathroom in natural stone or a coffee table for your living room, there are a huge variety of different stones and the finished item will be unique to you.

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