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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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Baka Beyond

Exeter Castle hosts Oktoberfest

Exeter Castle plays host to Oktoberfest, a wonderful weekend of live entertainment in a beautiful setting on 25-27 September.

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John, Grace, Mary and Bert Middleton stroll down Kinder Road past the transformed 'Hankins' Photos: BBC/Company Pictures/Stuart Wood

On set in Hayfield with the new series of BBC’s The Village

As BBC’s The Village returns to our screens Andrew Griffiths, who visited Hayfield during filming, takes a look at what’s in store

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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 Yew Walk at Antony. ©NTPL/Andrew Butler

Discover Cornwall’s stately houses

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families

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Travel

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

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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Martin Lewis

Martin Lewis - Cheshire’s Money Saving Expert

Want to save some cash? Martin Lewis is the ‘go-to’ expert...which is why this Cheshire lad was Britian’s most Googled man last year

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Prof Brian Cox with a display from the Collider exhibition at MOSI

Professor Brian Cox on his northern life and his love of science

TV star talks about life, the universe and everything.

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Amy Garcia

BBC Look North presenter Amy Garcia reflects on her Yorkshire homecoming

Wakefield born presenter on motherhood and her love of the countryside

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Kelly Hoppen

Interview - Dragon’s Den star Kelly Hoppen

Kate Houghton chats to design star Kelly Hoppen

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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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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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Events

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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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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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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Gloucester Cathedral will host Crucible2 sculpture exhibition from 1 September-31 October. Photographs (c) Steve Russell, courtesy  Gallery Pangolin

Sculpture exhibition Crucible2 returns to Gloucester Cathedral from 1 September

After almost two years of planning Crucible2 will be open to the public from 1 September to 31 October 2014. This eagerly anticipated, FREE exhibition of contemporary sculpture will be on show at Gloucester Cathedral featuring 100 works of art by 61 sculptors, many of them internationally acclaimed artists.

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Interiors

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 AGA City60 in rose

The new AGA City60

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Celebrate the arrival of the new 60cm-wide AGA City60 at one of the many events planned across the UK.

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French-style occasional chair

Interiors | French style at home

With a few simple updates you can easily recreate a French look in your home. Here is a selection of our favourite French-inspired interiors picks.

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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.  www.boutiquecamping.com

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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Gardens

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.  www.boutiquecamping.com

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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Sparrowhawks are patient hunters and will sit in hedgerows or bushes waiting for potential prey to venture within striking distance.

Wildlife: Death in the clouds

Beware the killer lurking behind the washing on your line, says Rhian Davies, RSPB volunteer

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Common Farm: Credit Tom Milner

Winterflora

Autumn is flirting with Common Farm’s seven-acres, near Wincanton in Somerset.

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Competitions & offers

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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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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Photography articles

Photo by Steve Barham - flickr.com/photos/stevenbarham

Beautiful Berkshire & Buckinghamshire photography competition

Every year we proudly celebrate the best of our counties. Now we are pleased to launch our readers’ photography competition where your pictures of beautiful Berkshire and Buckinghamshire could feature in our official 2015 calendar. Share your images of the countryside, seasonal sights and traditional scenes to tell the pictorial story of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Hole 5, Bramall Park Golf Club

Cheshire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

The judging has begun. Will your photo be the one to impress and win you a great new camera?

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Sunshine after the Rain, Arnside - Hannah Dove

Lancashire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

Judges are selecting their favourite entries to the Lancashire Life photography competition in association with Wilkinson Cameras

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Halton East - Mrs S Johnson

Yorkshire Life Reader Photos - October 2014

A selection of some of your best shots on the theme of countryside

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Hope Cove by Andreas Byrne

Top tips for taking a great Devon landscape image

Acclaimed landscape photographer David Noton offers advice on how best to take a landscape shot

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