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The Cornishstore

The Cornish Store was founded in 2004 with the sole aim of promoting Cornwall's unique identity.

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Sandycombe Lodge engraved by WB Cooke c1814

Saving Mr Turner’s country retreat, Sandycombe Lodge

The imminent release of director Mike Leigh’s award-winning biopic, Mr Turner, casts new light on the future of the world renowned landscape artist JMW Turner’s former home on the Surrey border.

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Tarpey Gallery, Derby

Tarpey Gallery

Contemporary Fine Art at Tarpey Gallery

Art Gallery in the East Midlands featuring original contemporary artwork by leading artists in their respective disciplines of Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Mixed Media and Sculpture.

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Holly blue butterfly at the RSPB reserve at Strumpshaw. Photo: Bill Smith for EDP Norfolk

On safari - at Strumpshaw Fen

Want to learn more about some of our amazing birds, animals, insects and plants – book yourself on a wildlife safari, writes Rachel Buller.

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Fiona Bruce

Antiques Roadshow comes to Somerset

As its presenter Fiona Bruce says, the Antiques Roadshow is ‘history, beauty and drama all wrapped up in one.’

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The vibrant autumn foilage of a Japanese maple at Sheffield Park, Sussex. ©National Trust Images/Ian Shaw

Top 5 leafy spots for autumn colour

With the greenery of summer beginning to turn into the fiery hues of autumn, we take a look at just a few of the sites across the country where it is possible to see natures’ finest autumnal displays

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Highclere Castle, film location of Downton Abbey

Discover the history of Highclere Castle ahead of the new series of Downton Abbey

Millions of viewers will be tuning in to watch the latest series of Downton Abbey as the period drama returns to our screens this month (21 September 2014), but it’s Highclere Castle, the stately home where the series is set, that continues to steal the show.

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Augill is a fairytale castle

Historic places to stay in and around the Lake District

Lakeland Life takes a look at some of the most interesting places to stay in and around the Lake District

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The hotel overlooks a beautiful lake

A hidden gem

WORDS: Charlotte Skidmore

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Colchester Castle Museum

Explore Essex’s museums

Promotional feature

From tiny one-room collections to vast centres dedicated to a particular type of history, Essex is rich in museums that will bring the past to life for you.

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Celebrity interviews

Peter Snow -  Photo by Geoffrey Swaine

King of the political swingometer Peter Snow talks history in Harrogate

Journalist headlines Harrogate History Festival at The Old Swan Hotel from October 23rd-26th

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Homecoming queen - Linda Barker back home in Bradford

Linda Barker, the nation’s favourite interior designer on her school days in Bradford

There’s something very likable about Linda Barker. She’s got an open, honest way about her and a ready, borderline-raucous laugh that makes you feel immediately at home in her company.

Presumably she was the life and soul of the party at school; always enthused, always positive and always at the front of the class with her hand up. Well, not always.

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Suranne Jones as DC Rachel Bailey. Photography by  Ben Blackall.

Oldham’s Suranne Jones on creating Scott and Bailey

Oldham-born Suranne Jones talks to Paul Taylor about her idea for Lancashire’s answer to Cagney and Lacey. It proved so popular, it’s back for a fourth series.

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Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton - My greatest goal

One of the greatest footballers of all time, Cheshire’s own Sir Bobby Charlton could rest on his laurels. In an exclusive interview with Cheshire Life he explains why he is raising funds to help rid the world of landmines

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David Fleeshman as Arthur and Manchester's Peter Ash as Billy, in War Horse tour

David Fleeshman - My acting dynasty

David Fleeshman, aged 62, from Woodford, has played such great stage roles as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, and a huge number of TV parts. Married to Sue Jenkins, of Coronation Street and Brookside fame, and with all three of their children following them into the profession, David is the patriarch of a drama dynasty

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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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Great Langdale

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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Surrey Wildlife Trust events diary 2012 - conservation, walks and discovery

Surrey Wildlife Trust events diary 2014 - conservation, walks and discovery

Surrey Wildlife Trust reveal what to keep an eye out for this month and where you can join them for nature related events in Surrey...

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Lot 225 - 1960 Volkswagen Type II 23

Classic vehicles go under the hammer at Ascot

Lots include a rare Volkswagen Camper and a barn-find Austin Mini Mark II

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Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire hosts 7th Annual Terry Fox 5K run for cancer charities

Sunday, October 5, 2014 guarantees to be an afternoon of family fun – and all for a wonderful cause.

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Ladies of the Press

Wirksworth Festival Mini Guide

Held from 5th-21st September, this year’s packed festival promises an eclectic mix of art, music, dance and drama

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Alice and the White Rabbit

Melbourne Festival Mini Guide

This year is the Festival’s 10th anniversary and the organising team are determined to make it the best ever. Concerts and performances run from 6th–27th September, while the renowned Art & Architecture Trail takes place on 13th and 14th September

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8 Salsa Verdi ready to serve

How to make the perfect Salsa Verdi

This is the most brilliant herb relish to add to your repertoire for chicken, fish, beef or venison - serve like chutney, as an accompaniment.

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Lamb Chilli con Carne

Lamb Chilli con Carne Recipe

Wholegrain Basmati is a world apart from Pure Basmati in terms of flavour and texture.

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Gifts for the person who has everything

Gifts for the person who has everything

We all have that one person who already has everything they want or need. So branch out and give them something they didn’t even know they wanted!

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Give your mantlepiece a festive makeover

Advent calendar round up

The annual tradition of advent calendars definitely gets us in the festive spirit so we’re eagerly counting down the days till the first of December. Here are our favourites to celebrate the arrival of Christmas.

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Keep your feet toasty with a Baa Stool

Getting cosy for autumn

The arrival of autumn means it’s time to hunker down and make your home cosy for the season ahead. Here area a few simple updates to ease you into the new season and help you banish the winter chills.

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Christie’s Furniture

Christie’s Furniture

Christies Furniture showroom in Penryn has a huge selection of sofas, beds and living room furniture to choose from. Each piece has been carefully selected to offer the latest in style, quality and where applicable comfort.

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Baa stools

10% OFF Baa Stools: the luxury sheepskin footstool

Grab yourself a British made Baargain over at the Great British Life Shop

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The perfect gift for garden lovers

Christmas gifts for gardeners

Looking for festive gifts for garden enthusiasts? We’ve rounded up our favourite presents for gardeners to help you get started with your Christmas shopping.

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Black Tuscany kale - the perfect winter vegetable

Top tips for growing vegetables in winter

After a fruitful summer the garden and greenhouse can still provide a wealth of vegetables, even in the depths of winter, with a little forward planning and careful storage

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Statues & Sculptures large garden sculpture worth £99

Win a large Statues & Sculptures garden statue worth £99

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Statues & Scultpures to offer one lucky competition winner a garden statue worth £99.

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A Life with a View Fragrances

20% OFF A Life with a View fragrances and candles

Save 20% off all purchases of candles and fragrances by A Life with a View on the Great British Life Shop

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Glamp It Up - Bell tents have a beautifully elegant silhouette, and due to their design for use as military kit in the 19th century are quick and easy to put up and take down
Sandstone Bell Tent £429 to sleep 5/6, or £499 for larger groups.

Get the Glamping look in your own back garden

Camping ain’t what it used to be, at least not for the new generation of festival goers

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Competitions & offers

The Star Fish brooch from Zamsoe

Win four pieces of Zamsoe jewellery

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Zamsoe to offer one competition winner four pieces of jewellery worth £87.

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Statues & Sculptures large garden sculpture worth £99

Win a large Statues & Sculptures garden statue worth £99

The Great British Life Shop has teamed up with Statues & Scultpures to offer one lucky competition winner a garden statue worth £99.

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Josef Seibel

Win a pair of Josef Seibel Footwear worth £120

Win a pair of outlandishly stylish and outrageously comfortable boots worth £120!

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Tamsin Greig makes her musical theatre debut in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Win tickets to see Tamsin Greig starring in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Get ready for the stage adaptation of Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown as it makes its debut in the West End this winter

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be.loved handbags

Save 15% on Be.Loved British made handbags and satchels

Save 15% on Be.Loved handbags this Christmas. All bags and satchels are made by hand in North Wales.

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Photography articles

Some of the houses stand out in the mist on the edge of Curbar, seen from high up on Curbar Edge.

Mist in Derbyshire - stunning photographs and top tips for photographers

Robert Falconer takes his camera out and about in the county to record the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ and offer some useful tips for photographers

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Robert Rhead, Chester After Dark

Robert Rhead - from tree surgeon to photographer

Chester photographer Robert Rhead spent half his life as a tree surgeon, before falling into a career where his talent shines brightly

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Upload an image that makes you feel good about Lancashire

Enter the Lancashire Day photo competition

Upload your images with the #Lancashireday #WhereLifeFeelsGood hashtags for a chance to win some great local prizes

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Stag in Lyme Park - Joe Mullin

Cheshire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

Cheshire Life picture editor John Cocks knows a good picture when he sees one – he’s been taking them for the magazine for more than 30 years after all – but choosing just three from the hundreds sent in for our annual competition is no easy task.

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Hartshead Pike at Sunset, Ashton-Under-Lyne - Howard Murphy

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - November 2014

Judges are busy choosing the winners of the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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