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Jon Santry with Daniel Ezra playing Ghana Jones in 'The Village' which starts on BBC One in August  Photo: BBC Pictures

Hayfield - fighting fit for the return of BBC’s The Village

As the second series of BBC’s The Village begins, Andrew Griffiths meets New Mills’ Jon Santry – gym owner, martial arts expert... and actor

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Top Gear Track Experience

Top Gear track driving experiences become Surrey’s latest tourism attraction

From Tom Cruise to Alice Cooper, many of the world’s most famous stars have tested their motoring mettle on a small strip of tarmac near Cranleigh – and now it’s your turn.

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Red Arrows at Wings & Wheels, by Pete Gardner

Win! VIP tickets to Wings & Wheels 2014

Returning to the home of Top Gear this summer, Wings & Wheels roars into Dunsfold Park, near Cranleigh, on Saturday August 23 and Sunday August 24.

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A team of 10 acrobats form the shape of a racehorse crossing the winning post ridden by Stefanie Hofer to celebrate Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse. Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse

Promotional feature

Acrobats form 6ft human racehorse to mark the annual team race at Ascot.

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Dinosaurs come to The Wilson

The dinosaurs are coming to The Wilson in Cheltenham!

From August 2, two floors of The Wilson art gallery and museum in Cheltenham will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods.

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Dinosaurs come to The Wilson

The dinosaurs are coming to The Wilson in Cheltenham!

From August 2, two floors of The Wilson art gallery and museum in Cheltenham will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods.

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GuilFest

*VIDEO* GuilFest 2014 - music and arts festival in Guildford

After a year away, GuilFest is back again this summer, promising more festival fun. Here’s our essential guide to making the most of it...

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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) at Newtownabbey Theatre at the Mill

REVIEW: The Bible - The Complete Word of God (abridged)

As Ellie and I drive to The Theatre, Chipping Norton, the skies begin to darken. And then the rain comes – driving so ferociously against our windscreen, it’s a big hint we should be urgently sourcing gopher wood. Whatever that might be.

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Walks

Village of Arncliffe

Yorkshire Dales Walk - Arncliffe and Kettlewell

Take these moorland tracks and riverside paths for a perfect early summer walk

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Nunnington Hall

North Yorkshire Walk - Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Enjoy a walk that takes you back in time along river paths and farm tracks

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St Catherines, Birtles, a Grade 2 listed building

Cheshire Walk - Alderley Edge to Birtles

Keith Carter explores a landscape rich in legend and myth but finds nothing more mysterious than a great walk around Birtles

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LAN  Apr14 Pub Walks

Five of the best pub walks in the Lake District

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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Porlock Common: Photo David J Rowlatt

Christmas on the Coast Path

The festive season is a great time to step out on the South West Coast Path, blow away the cobwebs and walk off a few mince pies in the process.

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