Places

Tue, 16:35

Englefield Estate has re-opened its doors for filming and photography following temporary closure during the coronavirus pandemic

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Enjoy a socially distanced summer with our days out guide...

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

In the days before the motor car took over our lives, most people relied on the country bus. Barrie Hedges shares the story of family-owned business Reliance Motor Services, which served rural West Berkshire.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Family friendly with gorgeous green spaces, the Thames-side village of Caversham is said to be one of the best places to live in the UK. We explore why...

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Our new columnist, Toni Kent, is an author and stand-up comedian who lives in West Berkshire with her husband, two children and two dogs. Here she shares her observations on family life

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Walks

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Enjoy a scenic walk exploring a number of nature reserves and lakes from Twyford to the edge of Dinton Pastures Country Park, says Colin Wharton.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

A classic Berkshire country walk, this easy-to-navigate circuit starts by following the towpath along the Kennet and Avon Canal for a mile and a half.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Colin Wharton takes you on a historic walk through Greenham Common, Bowdown Woods, Crookham Common and along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The close proxmity of the North Wessex Downs and the Kennet and Avon Canal make Newbury the perfect base for a walking trip.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A selection of walks in the Berkshire section of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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Food and Drink

Mon, 13:53

It wouldn’t be a British summer without a scone or two, so we’ve teamed up with Rodda’s to offer a luxury cream tea hamper

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Friday, July 17, 2020

How a mum of two set up her own food business during the lockdown.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Coffee brings people together, as Sarah Rodi found out when she spoke to Moneyrow Beans founder Vicky Weddell and Ugandan vet Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Super Saturday saw the re-opening of pubs and restaurants across the UK - here are some of our favourites to visit.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Adam Smith, Executive Chef at Restaurant Coworth Park shares one of his favourite recipes.

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People

Yesterday, 10:21

The Princess Royal, Her Majesty Princess Anne, reaches a personal landmark on 15 August when she will celebrate her 70th birthday. As the nation applauds her non-stop working for others, the Princess reflects on some of the happiest times of her life – at Windsor | Words: Bernard Bale

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Tue, 16:02

Originally from Reading, funnyman Ricky Gervais talks about the overwhelming reaction to After Life season two, plus what life has been like for him in lockdown

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Meet our columnist, author and social media sensation Windsor-based ‘Honest Mum’ Vicki Psarias

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Our new columnist, Toni Kent, is an author and stand-up comedian who lives in West Berkshire with her husband, two children and two dogs. Here she shares her observations on family life

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Monday, July 20, 2020

When Geraldine James told her family she wanted to become an actress, it was not exactly greeted with delight. But her career has taken her on a fantastic journey from Berkshire to becoming Queen of England – well, at least in Downton Abbey!

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Events

Yesterday, 10:05

If you’ve missed going to the cinema over the past few months, then boy, do we have a treat or two in store for you. Get your popcorn at the ready as we’ve brought you a round-up of the best open-air big screen Berkshire movie nights this summer.

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Homes & Gardens

Kate Pols skillfully transformed her 17th century country cottage in Hungerford, adding picturesque gothic windows and an extension that gave her the space and light she desired.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

If you have a small outdoor space, there’s no reason why it can’t still be beautiful.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Our columnist, Cookham Dean-based interior designer Sandra Rothwell of Sandra Rothwell Interiors offers creative ideas to make the most of your home and garden.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Need some gardening inspiration? Check out these super summer reads, says our green-fingered expert Naomi Slade.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Cookham Dean-based interior designer Sandra Rothwell of Sandra Rothwell Interiors offers creative ideas to make the most of your home and garden

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