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It would be nice to have a window giving us a direct view into history and perhaps our sepia photographs and old film footage give us some kind of an insight into the past. But there is something else that inspires closer inspection – the blue plaque.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Combe Gibbet in Berkshire stands 25ft high on the summit of Inkpen Beacon and is unusual as it’s a double gibbet, reportedly erected for the hanging of a man and woman who were secret lovers – and evidence suggests she was the only woman to have been gibbeted in Britain. Samantha Priestley explores the history behind the gibbet...

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Time is one of the scarcest commodities known to man yet it seems to rule everything. It can cause panic and despair, it goes quickly when you want it to go slow and slow when you want it to go fast. Some people, however, love time, especially people who lived in Newbury.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Glamorous Maidenhead garnered its reputation as the Jewel of the Thames during Edwardian times. It may have changed a lot since then, but it remains an affluent town with many redeeming characteristics.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

It’s been a difficult time for all, but when we come out the other side, there will be plenty of reasons to be cheerful, particularly in Ascot town, says Claire Pitcher

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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

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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Thursday, June 11, 2020

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

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Coworth Park have launched a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea in time for Father’s Day.

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People

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It would be nice to have a window giving us a direct view into history and perhaps our sepia photographs and old film footage give us some kind of an insight into the past. But there is something else that inspires closer inspection – the blue plaque.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

How a simple cup is giving the gift of freedom to women in Africa.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Louise runs a stationery and calligraphy business from her home in Crowthorne

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Monday, July 6, 2020

If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that we need to create a new local supply chain, focussing on quality products on our doorstep.

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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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