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New York Times names Cartmel as a must-see destination - we find out why

Just what is it about this Lancashire village that makes the New York Times put it on its worldwide ‘must visit’ list? Roger Borrell investigates

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Royal Ascot Unveils David Mach’s ‘The Great British Drama’ at the Royal Academy of Arts

‘The Great British Drama’ of Royal Ascot brought to life

Royal Academist David Mach unveils collage of the summer’s greatest social event...

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Countryside Raceday - Family Day

Let Ascot Racecourse take care of the family this Mother’s Day

Ascot Racecourse is providing the perfect family day out to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 30th March with their Country Fair Raceday...

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Taking a Boating Holiday

Take a boating holiday

Never been on a canal boat before? Worried that it might be too difficult for you? There’s no need to be concerned: hundreds of first-time hirers do it every year.

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Ascot Chase Raceday

Get your hearts racing this Valentine’s day at Ascot Racecourse

The thunder of hooves, the buzz of the crowd, the glorious scenery – what else could get the heart fluttering like a day at the races!

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Woolly Bike Trail

The Tour de France in Yorkshire - a mini guide to the Yorkshire Festival 2014

Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever arts festival to precede the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual sporting event

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Birdsong on the stage

Faulks’ Birdsong brought to the stage

The acclaimed World War 1 novel Birdsong has been adapted for the stage, and The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham will be performing it this February. Al Senter spoke to playwright Rachel Wagstaff and Birdsong’s author Sebastian Faulks about the process of shifting a story from the page to the stage.

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National Chocolate Cake Day is a good excuse to eat more cake!

Have your cake and eat it: National Chocolate Cake day

Nobody needs an excuse to eat more cake, but National Chocolate Cake day is a new one to add to the list! 
Contemporary Cake Designs owner, Xavier, gives his top tips for the perfect chocolate cake.

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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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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The picturesque village pond in Hedgerley

A walk through the Buckinghamshire villages of Fulmer and Hedgerley

Steve Davison leads the way on a 5¾ mile walk around the picturesque villages of Fulmer and Hedgerley in south Buckinghamshire

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