Under Milk Wood Returns

Reading’s Progress Theatre is bringing Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood to the local stage

Time to Shyne

Get ready for ShyneFest, a fun friendly family event in Guildford on May 31st and June 1st for two days of music and merriment

Join Woolsack Charity Golf Day

Godalming Woolsack Rotary’s ever popular charity fund raiser is at West Surrey Golf Club on Thursday, 2nd May

Win tickets to LynchPin production

A pair of tickets up for grabs to a world première in Petersfield with LynchPin Theatre’s The Vegan Tigress

Top 5 Solar Installers in Windsor

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply for your home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Browse the top MCS-certified solar installers in Windsor, UK

Top 5 Solar Installers in Guildford

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Guildford.

Abingdon Air & Country Show returns

The annual Air and Country Show is set to return to the former RAF Abingdon on Saturday, May 18th.

Top 5 Solar Installers in Ascot

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Ascot / Egham

Top 5 Solar Installers in Oxford

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free energy supply at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Oxford, UK: 

Top 5 Solar Installers in Beaconsfield

With solar costs at an all-time low, now is a great time to take advantage of this free supply of energy at home. Are you keen to save on your monthly energy bills and become energy independent? Book one of the top MCS-certified solar installers in Beaconsfield, UK:

Theatre review: The Divine Mrs S

Jonathan Lovett reviews the world premiere of The Divine Mrs S by April De Angelis at Hampstead Theatre

‘Shoellery’ – jewellery for your shoes!

Nadine invites you to lead a charmed life with her 4KIX footwear accessories range

Chipping Norton Rugby Club Junior festival

More than 60 teams from seven counties set to compete on Sunday 28th April in Chipping Norton’s biggest Festival to date

Zone out!

You’ve done all the preparation and your garden is good to be ‘glammed up’ all ready for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer

Zone out!

You’ve done all the preparation and your garden is good to be ‘glammed up’ all ready for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer

Zone out!

Summer beckons, so why not think how you can best enjoy your outside space, come rain or shine? We speaks to some Bucks specialists who can help you

Zone out!

You’ve done all the preparation and your garden is good to be ‘glammed up’ all ready for you to sit back and relax and enjoy the summer

The door to dreams

Stepping into a bookshop is like catching up with an old friend, the familiarity and love come flooding back and yet you just know there will be something new to discover. Karen Neville invites you to step inside these independent havens of literature…

The door to dreams

Stepping into a bookshop is like catching up with an old friend, the familiarity and love come flooding back and yet you just know there will be something new to discover. Karen Neville invites you to step inside these independent havens of literature…

The door to dreams

Stepping into a bookshop is like catching up with an old friend, the familiarity and love come flooding back and yet you just know there will be something new to discover. Karen Neville invites you to step inside these independent havens of literature…

Win! A stay at The Castle

Win a stay for two with dinner at The Castle at Edgehill, site of the famous English Civil War battle

Win! A Luella Grey London handbag

Our lucky winner can win a handbag of their choice from the gorgeous new Luella Grey London collection

The Runnymede is having a makeover…

The Runnymede on Thames Hotel and Spa remains open, with treatments to put a spring in your step, while work is under way to give this much-loved local landmark a boost!

Spring Whites

Feel fresh this year with a crop of palate pleasers – Giles Luckett reviews some seasonally appropriate plonk

Recipes from Gennaro’s new Verdure cookbook

We’re sharing a taste of Gennaro’s Verdure: Big and bold recipes to pack your plate with veg by Gennaro Contaldo (Pavilion Books).

Paloma Faith April music star Q&A

Musician Paloma Faith tells us about her new break-up album The Glorification of Sadness ahead of her UK tour which starts this month

Bucks book shops worth a visit

Our independent bookshops welcome readers young and old as well as connecting authors to loyal audiences. Liz Nicholls chats to some of the people behind the local treasures which deserve your custom, thanks to face-to-face, tangible magic in an increasingly online world

The Money-Saving Gardener Anya Lautenbach

Self-taught Bucks “garden fairy” Anya Lautenbach’s new book can help you create your dream garden on a smaller budget, thanks to her hard-won experience

Volunteering with the Schoolreaders charity

Peter Henry tells us about his rewarding role as a volunteer with Schoolreaders… Perhaps you could sign up to change lives, too?

Media Sales Account Manager

Prospect and sell multi-platform advertising solutions as a Media Sales Manager to new businesses while working in a vibrant, goal-driven team that’s not afraid to reward results.

Guy Deacon: Running On Empty

Guy Deacon CBE will be appearing at Oxford Literary Festival this Friday (22nd March) to talk about his forthcoming book and Channel 4 Documentary – Running on Empty.

Cosy crime

Author and journalist Michael Smith is talking murder this month with the popularity of whodunnits, a good mystery and quirky characters all adding to the killer plots

Fancy a flutter?

The Posh Pundit Racing Club is offering readers the chance to own a part share in Kingston Lisle-trained Thank You Ma’am

Competitive busyness doesn’t feel healthy

Robbie James says “we’re all busy” but don’t use that as an excuse when there’s more to it

The Nature Sketchbook: March

Artist Helen Grimbleby shares her love of the natural world through her work in a monthly series of observations

Marlborough LitFest announces first event

Marlborough LitFest celebrates its 15th year with Sir Simon Russell Beale discussing his memoir.

The magic of Pratchett

Marc Burrows is bringing his celebration of Terry Pratchett to Norden Farm

Marlborough LitFest celebrates its 15th year

The first announcement for the 2024 line-up of Marlborough is LitFest Patron, Sir Simon Russell Beale

My Secret Closet event style saviour

Liz Nicholls visits Jan Parkinson whose new My Secret Closet in Benson offers beautiful dresses & accessories for hire, plus a pep talk!

Meet Crosfields’ Head of Early Years

We are pleased to introduce you to Miss Hannah Saunders, the dedicated Head of Early Years at Crosfields School

Placebo join Southampton Summer Sessions

Rock legends join Tom Jones and Madness for this Summer’s hottest shows

Varvara Neiman Exhibition and Event

A solo exhibition featuring local artist Varvara Neiman began at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham on Saturday

Give something back…volunteer!

Find your perfect volunteering opportunity at OCVA’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair at the Westgate Oxford Shopping Centre on 20th March 2024

Ruby Wax at Oxford Literary Festival

We chat to the bestselling author, comedian, actress and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax OBE who stars at Sheldonian Theatre with Buddhist monk, Gelong Thubten on Monday, 18th March.

Raffle to support Berkshire Music Trust

The Berkshire The Music Trust are running an online fundraising raffle.

A virtual shaggy dog story

Grand Theft Auto and AI help Surrey team turn dog pics into 3D models

The Talbot supports local charities

The Talbot, a premier hotel in Ripley owned by Bespoke Hotels, is partnering with local charities Oakleaf and Eikon in 2024 to support the mental health of young people and adults in Surrey.

Quasimodo comes to Wantage

AmEgos Theatre presents The Hunchback Of Notre Dame between 4th & 6th April.

Who ate all the pies?

Turns out we did...It's British …

The Barn relaunches at Coworth Park

The Barn relaunches at Coworth Park with new menus and a new open kitchen

Women in Music events in Oxford

The University of Oxford Cultural Programme has announced a series of Women in Music events

Calendar Girls returns to the stage

The true story of the Calendar Girls launched a global phenomenon: a million copycat calendars, a record-breaking movie, the fastest-selling stage play in British theatre history, and now a musical written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth.

Doppelginger joy with comedian Ray Bradshaw

We chat to comedian Ray Bradshaw who brings his new show Doppelginger to Maidenhead, Swindon, Aylesbury, Guildford, Dorking, Reading, London & more from 1st March.

kOrky Paul R-ox Oxford

Renowned artist kOrky Paul, based in Oxford, is set to bring his much-anticipated artistic flair to the city’s upcoming summer OxTrail at the Westgate Shopping Centre next month.

Cosmic Cats connects across continents

New book celebrates collaboration between Kennington and Kenya

March recipes: Sweet somethings

We’re sharing a taste of The Sweet Polish Kitchen: A celebration of home baking & nostalgic treats by Ren Behan.

Professor Alice Roberts star Q&A

Academic, TV presenter and author Alice Roberts tells us about her Crypt theatre show, based on her latest book, which visits Guildford’s G Live and Wycombe Swan this month…

How does your garden grow?

Spring, even the sound of the word lifts your spirits. Little shoots of colour start to emerge and with it hope for the warmer months ahead, so get digging and clearing and start getting your garden in shape

How does your garden grow?

Spring, even the sound of the word lifts your spirits. Little shoots of colour start to emerge and with it hope for the warmer months ahead, so get digging and clearing and start getting your garden in shape

How does your garden grow?

Spring, even the sound of the word lifts your spirits. Little shoots of colour start to emerge and with it hope for the warmer months ahead, so get digging and clearing and start getting your garden in shape

How does your garden grow?

Spring, even the sound of the word lifts your spirits. Little shoots of colour start to emerge and with it hope for the warmer months ahead, so get digging and clearing and start getting your garden in shape

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Spring into Easter

Easter comes early this year, March 29th – April 1st, which gives us an opportunity to enjoy the glories of spring as well of course, as eating chocolate!

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Step into your inner queen and win a transformative treat from QueenMee Accessories and the Midlife Mentor

The Henley Players present Pygmalion

Much-loved classic comedy, Pygmalion, comes to the Kenton Theatre, March 20th to 23rd

Want to be in GSC production?

Guildford Shakespeare Company issues a community casting call for its outdoor Romeo & Juliet, application deadline March 1st

Mother Mother – Grief Chapter review

Canada’s biggest alt-rock export Mother Mother have released their highly anticipated album Grief Chapter

How to hire amazing people!

In the first of a series of helpful articles, Oxfordshire business hero Peter Mols offers his words of wisdom to help you employ the best people to help your business grow

Gareth Ennis talks war comics

“Quentin Tarantino of comicbooks”, Gareth Ennis, gives online interview for the Soldiers Of Oxford Museum

Flipping fantastic Launchpad fundraiser

Broader smiles than ever on Broad Street at the annual Pancake Day race

The Six Nations is the best!

Columnist Robbie James reflects on the Six Nations.

Can you support Nai’s House?

Nai’s House is a place of sanctuary, safety and support for young adults

Dig reveals 2,700-year-old secrets

Wittenham Clumps finds on display at Festival of Discovery on February 17th & 18th at Earth Trust

Buy a butterfly to celebrate memories!

To mark Valentine’s Day, a local wildlife charity has opened two new butterfly memory walls to celebrate special occasions

For the love of wine

In this, the month of love, our wine columnist Giles Luckett picks out his current top ten passions.

Spring Loaded

There are activities and fun for all the family with Petworth House’s Spring Festival

Maestro Matthew Taylor of Farnham Sinfonia

There really couldn’t be a better time to write an article on local composer and conductor Matthew Taylor, for the Oscar nominated Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro is due to show at Farnham Maltings in February…Matthew was one of Bernstein’s protégées! 

A celebration of Australian wine

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett brings you sunshine, toasting the best wines from the land Down Under

Local dig reveals ancient secrets

Archaeologists have unearthed an exceptionally rare Iron Age blacksmith’s workshop, dating back nearly 2,700 years to the earliest days of ironworking in Britain.

Support for better sleep from Simba

Tossing and turning? Hot and bothered? We’ve teamed up to offer some tips for a sounder slumber thanks to the team at Simba

What’s new pussycat (doll)?

Festival season isn’t far away, and Henley Festival has just announced its line up for 2024

Ring the changes with your wedding

Celebrate your big day, your way, your wedding day should reflect who you are and with these trends for 2024 it shows you can ‘rip up the rule book’ and surprise your guests

Pop up books

 This year’s Henley Literary Festival kicks off with a trio of exciting pop-up events in February.

Big Balloon Build raises over £10,000

Local charities’ funds inflated by colourful display of more than 125,000 balloons with the help of Surrey’s Peanut Balloons

Worth The Weight

Share some love for preloved clothes on Saturday, 27th January at Oxford Town Hall at Worth The Weight’s Oxford Kilo Sale.

Behind the scenes with Thame Players

On Saturday 27th January Thame …

Ring the changes with your wedding

Celebrate your big day, your way, your wedding day should reflect who you are and with these trends for 2024 it shows you can ‘rip up the rule book’ and surprise your guests

A career in caring

If you or a loved one benefit from care whether on a daily or occasional basis you’ll value the importance of the carer in your life

Your Bucks (and hens!) wedding guide

Buckinghamshire has plenty of experts to help you achieve your dream, green, local wedding

Dom Joly star Q&A

Dom Joly discusses The Conspiracy Tour, based on his book, Farnham, Basingstoke, Winchester & more this month and next…

Hard & Fast

We’re sharing a taste of The Fast 800 Keto recipe book, as seen on Channel 4’s Lose A Stone In 21 days by Dr Clare Bailey who is on tour with her husband Dr Michael Mosely this month

A home from home

At a time when new care homes are opening across the South-East on a weekly basis, Birtley House offers its residents a very different proposition.

Art & soul

John Vardon raises a toast to Arts’ Society Farnham Evening who have been meeting for 20 years this month

Heart felt with author Teri Terry

Teri, whose psychological thriller The Patient will be published by Bookouture on 13th February, tells us about her local life & loves

Moving mountains

Angelina Messenger tells us about her role as a mountain leader and her love for life in the Chilterns

Tastes of the town

Marlow Tastes, the town’s excusive safari supper, is now open for bookings to allow hundreds more diners to sample gourmet food while helping charities that support families in need of help.

Wild life

Brian Clews tells us about Wild Cookham which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and how we can help ahead of Big Cookham Wildlife Weekend

Love your liver

Tiffany Redman of Point9 Acupuncture, Henley, has some tips for how we can all get 2024 off to a healthier start

Woking Young Musician of the Year

Young talent on show on February 3rd as performers compete for awards

Pick up a Penguin!

Penguins surprise residents at Rowan Lodge Care Home.

Two operas come to Oxford

The Ukrainian Opera & Ballet Theatre Kyiv will be presenting stunning classical productions of Bizet’s Carmen on Wednesday 17th January and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on Thursday 18th January.

West Wycombe Snowdrop Walk

Join the Snowdrop Walk on 4th February., support a great cause, and remember somebody special.

New Exhibition: Letters from Liberation

New permanent exhibition tells the story of a small act of kindness with life-changing impact.

New year clothes swap in Abingdon

Bring along items you no longer wear & exchange them for something new to you!

Poirot heads to Wycombe

David Suchet makes his eagerly-awaited return to The Wycombe Swan in Poirot and More: A Retrospective

Grayson Perry at The Lightbox

Grayson’s tapestries visit Surrey for the first time.

Marika Hackman releases Big Sigh

Marika Hackman releases Big Sigh her follow up to 2019’s Any Human Friend this Friday

Make 2024 more sustainable

The New Year is always a great time to consider making positive changes

WalkWithMe 2024

Join WalkWithMe, a charity fundraising 26-mile walk being held on Sunday, 5th May.

Go stargazing with Red Dwarfs

Tony Hersch of Newbury Astronomy Society shares with us what to expect in the skies as we start the new year

Skateboarding: get on board in 2024!

Now’s the time to take up skateboarding, with the sport set to soar at the Olympics later this year & the Design Museum ramping up the excitement…

Sporting success at Crosfields

Students are exceling in a …

Recipes from The Skint Cook

We’re sharing a taste of inspiration from The Skint Cook, by Jamie Oliver’s Cookbook Challenge TV series finalist Ian Bursnall, out on 18th January

Comedian Miles Jupp star Q&A

Miles Jupp talks about how surviving a brain tumour led to his On I Bang UK tour at a theatre near you this month

Education Guide: Winter 2024

Another September beckons and we hope our education special will help you, whether you’re a parent to a SEN child, would like advice about bursaries, want to make maths fun or continue learning whatever your age

Taking an all-round approach

Local charity Inside Out has been celebrating 10 years of improving the wellbeing of children

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Reading made easy

Could you help change lives …

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10 eco-friendly Christmas tips

Dave Lamont of Plastic Free Home has some top tips for making the festive season more sustainable

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Day 19

Share your dinner with the birds

BBOWT Is asking people to do one ‘wild’ act for each of the 12 days of Christmas to connect with nature at the coldest time of year

Festive cheer with local beer!

Hogs Back Brewery gears up for Christmas with new beer and parties at its Tap

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Review – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

It turns out everybody’s talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and it’s easy to see why.

Christmas Like A King

Learn how the Tudors and the Victorians celebrated Christmas and enjoy festive carols beneath magnificent Christmas trees

Icons To Light Up Nocturne Festival

A surefire hit for music fans is Nocturne Festival with runs from 12th – 16th June at Blenheim Palace

Day 13

David Melling Paints Ox In Oxford

Not as strange as it …

New High Flying Birds Release

Noel Gallagher revisits his Oasis B-sides for the latest from The High Flying Birds.

River & Rowing Museum Festivities

The River & Rowing Museum in Henley has just celebrated its 25th anniversary and will be curating a host of events over the next 12 months. For now, it’s time to focus on more festive pursuits and there’s plenty of fun to be had over the next few weeks.

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Festive fortification tipples for all

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett suggests some great fortified wines for the season of goodwill

Win! Tina Turner CDs

Win a Tina Turner ‘Queen of Rock n Roll’ Compilation CD

The Cat’s Whiskers, meet Sir Monty

British shorthair cat Sir Monty Esq is the subject of a new online business in Bagshot. Kristy Goncalves tells us more and invites us to read his blog The Regal Whisker Chronicles

Uplift your spirits with Vayu Yoga

Forget your cares and de-stress in the calm inviting studio space of the new Vayu Yoga in Guildford

Breathe your way through with yoga

Stacey Black, founder of Wandering Wild Yoga, East Meon, has tips for staying relaxed over the festive period and tells us more about her new yoga walks and classes

Win! Yoga Session in East Meon

Win a free taster session for two people with Wandering Wild Yoga 2024

Win! Yoga taster class in Guildford

Win A free taster class at Vayu Yoga

A Shed load of festive fun

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with friends and family this December in Bordon

Surrey Wildlife Trust: The Big Give

All donations to the Trust’s campaign to support conservation grazing will be matched by The Big Give from 28th November to 5th December  

Care is not just for Christmas

Almost 1.5 million people feel more lonely at Christmas than any other time, do what you can to make this one full of love and joy

Bond: the man, the myth

In his first column, author and journalist Michael Smith reveals how much truth there is to 007 James Bond and the inspiration for the legendary secret agent

Christmas fun to enjoy in Bucks

Have you been naughty or nice? Get your skates on to enjoy Christmas highlights coming up, including Father Christmas!

Farmer Kaleb Cooper star Q&A

We chat to Kaleb Cooper whose book Britain According To Kaleb is out now and whose UK theatre tour starts in January

Giles Luckett’s Christmas wine crackers!

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett raises a glass to top tipples for the big day

What does Christmas mean to you?

Churches in Abingdon have a variety of services in Advent and Christmastide for you to attend

Round Table Santa Claus is back

Catch Santa around Twyford and the surrounding area from December 1st to 17th

Spirit of Christmas comes to Fleet

Fleet is preparing to wrap itself up in the magic of the season with heartwarming events that capture the essence of Christmas

Give families a lifeline this Christmas

Taddies, a parent and child group at The Children’s Trust in Surrey , provides a community where families can feel accepted

The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Help protect our countryside by donating from November 28th to December 5th and boost CPRE Oxfordshire campaign with ‘one donation, twice the impact’. Donate during that week at https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002RXpf2AAD and your gift will be doubled

Festive fizz that’s worth a pop

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett raises a glass to the best Champagnes for party season

The Christmas Cactus

Don’t be surprised if the Christmas Cactus flowers again in spring

Guildford Fringe’s adult panto is back

The sell-out professional adult panto Sleeping Beauty Felt A Little Prick is at The Back Room of the Star Inn, Guildford, from November 23rd to January 6th

 The most English Scotsman?

Robbie’s family may have settled down south but they’ve never lost their love for the old homeland

Rick Wakeman hosts charity dog concert

Rick Wakeman and Peter Egan star in concert in aid of dogs at Guildford Cathedral

Can you help local hygiene bank?

The local bank has to vacate its current site in January and is need of a new location to store supplies

QueenMee Accessories supports Aylesbury Women’s Aid

For every £100 spent on QueenMee.com, a sparkling hair accessory or piece of jewellery from the collection will be donated to a woman or child resident of the shelter, to give them a Christmas boost

Shop for vintage and pre-loved fashion

Worth the Weight returns to Oxford Town Hall Saturday, 18th November, from 11am to 5pm

Sustainable wreath workshops in Hyde End

Sustainable local flower grower Natasha Humphries invites you to join her first wreath-making workshops in Hyde End

Some hidden gems in West Wycombe

West Wycombe jewellery designer-maker, Justine Holliday, founder of Artisan Jewellery, shares her love for local life

Could you be a puppy parent?

Local charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People needs volunteers to step up as puppy parents to make a real difference.

Sussex Showcase book by Peter Beckingham

Peter’s beautiful new book, a follow-up to South Downs Showcase is out now, in aid of The Motor Neurone Association

Oxfordshire fen restored to snails’ delight

National Trust restores Pea Pits in West Oxfordshire, potential home to the Newbury bypass snail

Putting the Garden to Bed

Green-fingered Cathie Welch shares her …

Call for Wittenham Clumps artists

The Earth Trust will welcome you on 13th November artists inspired to use nature to ignite passion!

Join Launchpad’s Carols by Candlelight

Homelessness charity’s festive evening at Reading Town Hall on December 5th will mix music, readings and tales of Launchpad’s work

Tom Kerridge’s luxury box is back

The Beef Wellington Box, generously serves four and includes a luxury 30-day aged fillet of British Hereford beef.

Stunning installations at Christmas at Kew

Seven new displays as the UK’s original festive lights trail returns to Kew Gardens, November 15th to January 7th.

Remembrance Day film in Chipping Norton

Producers Douglas Rae and Robert Bernstein will introduce, and speak about, their new film The Great Escaper, starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson on Remembrance Sunday in Chipping Norton.

 Celebrate at The Shed this November

There’s plenty to celebrate at The Shed this November, with a fireworks bonanza, a cosy comedy club and a Remembrance Day afternoon, plus Saturday Markets and Christmas Wreath workshops.

Win! Quentin Blake rare illustration print

Our lucky winner can enjoy a case of Beronia Rioja and a voucher to spend on supermarket goodies

Don’t be afraid to cry

Columnist Robbie James says: ” I have an inability to cry but that doesn’t stop me from feeling sad”

Chile: home of affordable fine wines?

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the best Chilean charms worth trying…

Youngsters’ wild photography project

Exhibition of work by teenagers and children who have discovered a shared talent for wildlife photography on a BBOWT course.

Join The Big Wild Walk

The Wildlife Trusts’ Big Wild Walk is set to be the most exciting yet with its new ambassador Rhiane Fatinikun backing this year’s challenge.

Help train life-changing hearing dogs

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People trains clever dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds, including smoke alarms, intruder alarms, oven timers, alarm clocks and even baby monitors.

Love, laughs & larks

Boo, hiss, you won’t want to miss… It’s time to sprinkle the fairy dust and wave your wand to welcome larger than life characters and slapstick galore – pantos are back!

Lucy Benjamin, Guildford panto star Q&A

We chat to EastEnders star, actor Lucy Benjamin who stars in the Yvonne Arnaud’s upcoming pantomime Cinderella.

Diwali recipes & takeaway competition

Diwali recipes from Atul Kochhar and a chance to win a takeaway from one of his Bucks restaurant.

Ally Pally fireworks festival banger’s back

On 3rd & 4th November Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival is back with a bang, with star DJ sets, fun & epic fireworks.

Psycho Path pub trail in Newbury

The Psycho Path Pub Trail, a unique Halloween experience for adults only is on Friday 27th October, this immersive event will transform five central Newbury pubs into realms of fright delight.

Newbury’s free ghost town shop trail

Newbury Business Improvement District (BID), the organisation behind Visit Newbury, has a thrilling free experience for families

Spooky half term fun at Squire’s

Create & Grow activities to keep your little monsters entertained this October.

M&S Aylesbury colleague celebrates 40th anniversary

Bra fitter Julie Walters joined more than 50 colleagues at an event in London marking her years of service for the high street retailer.

Midsomer On the Misbourne guided walks

Follow in the footsteps of the Midsomer Murders with a team of guided walk including locations in Missenden, Amersham & more.

Graeme Hall, AKA The Dogfather Q&A

Wantage Literary Festival has lots of lovely highlights to enjoy between 21st October & 4th November, including Graeme Hall. Liz Nicholls asked him a few questions…

National Trust restores Oxfordshire fen

Rangers and volunteers have been clearing and restoring an area of alkaline fen to aid endangered species such as a tiny rare snail.

Royal approval for theatre special

Frankie Hadland reviews The King & I which is at Oxford’s New Theatre until this Saturday.

Sale e Pepe’s iconic Italian recipes

We share a taste of la dolce vita from Sale e Pepe which recently had a complete refurb ahead of its 50th anniversary.

Ridgeview’s new autumn menu

Head to Rows & Vine restaurant at Ditchling Common for some sensational seasonal small plates & tapas.

Cube comedy and quiz nights

The Shed has a top selection lined up throughout October with the return of the Cube Comedy Club as well as quiz nights and markets this month.

New Art Surrey fair at Epsom

A contemporary new art fair is coming to Epsom Racecourse, October 6th to 8th.

Theatre: The Making of Mary Shelley

Jonathan Lovett tells us about a fascinating new play about Mary Shelley landing at Norden Farm in Maidenhead on Thursday, 12th October, as part of a UK tour.

Keeping adoptive siblings in care together

Adoption agencies across the UK, including PACT have joined forces to keep brothers and sisters together.

Hogs Back Brewery celebrate hop harvest

Record number of guests enjoy beer and entertainment at Hop Harvest Festival.

Windsor Designs Live a success!

After a successful first event, all eyes are now on the next Windsor Design Live on Saturday 7th October.

Greyhound team are AA gold winners

Congratulations to the Greyhound team in Letcombe Regis who have earned two AA rosettes, a four-star award & more.

The Garden Show at Broadlands

The Garden Show Is set to bloom again this weekend, September 29th to October 1st, with the chance to admire the trees In all their autumn glory.

Cultural Travels from Home: online adventures!

Cultural Travels from Home take happy travellers to far-off destinations virtually, thanks to art historian Siân Walters.

Spooky Bucks – October Halloween special

Bucks is home to many spooky sites including the Hellfire Caves… Liz Nicholls gathers up some local ghost stories

Garden Invaders

There are many plants that can inadvertently take over our gardens, particularly weeds, but there are some beautiful plants on sale that you can wonder why you ever planted. These are my own experiences and everyone will have a different gripe, says R&A gardener Cathie Welch

Full of beans

Remember when the only choice for a coffee was white or black? Times have changed and ordering a coffee is now akin to reciting War and Peace. However you like your caffeine shot (or not) support National Coffee Week this month.

Adam Smith’s Peppered Venison dish recipe

Adam Smith, executive chef at Coworth Park in Ascot, shares his recipe for a seasonal game salad.

Q&A with Fiona Allen on tour

We chat to comedian Fiona Allen who’s on tour with her debut stand-up tour including Guildford on 28th September.

Eight great Rioja wines to enjoy

Wine columnist Giles Luckett recommends 8 Riojas that offer a new perspective on this classic region…

Charlie Dore live on tour!

Charlie Dore will start at Chequers Folk Club in Great Kingshill on 20th September & Abingdon’s Unicorn Theatre on 21st.

Mo & The Red Ribbon Newbury

Breathtaking promenade show presented by Corn Exchange Newbury and 101 Outdoor Arts on September 30th.

Bowls, a sport for everyone

There are many benefits from bowls, have a go at Whiteknights open days.

Shrek The Musical at New Theatre

The award-winning Shrek The Musical lands in Oxford this week, conjured up by a new creative team with a fabulous cast…

Head for Headway Surrey open day

Headway Surrey is offering a special chance to come and see inside, you never know when you might need our services.

Identities, a play about boobs

Close To Home Productions, a female-led group of artists, have created a play about boobs. Exploring womanhood, our breasts and the adventures they go on; good and bad.

Autumn unfolds at Ramster Garden

Whether you are looking for foresting bathing or a seasonal walk visit Ramster Garden. Rosie Glaister from Ramster Hall, shares her top five things not to miss that capture the dazzling beauty of autumn colour.

Frimley goes pink for organ donation

Organ Donation Week runs from September 18th to 24th and Frimley Park and Wexham Park hospitals will be lit up pink, the colour of the donation card.

Mucky Weekender out of this world

All the stars aligned to make Mucky Weekender the best small festival on Planet Earth this summer…

Making small steps

Columnist Robbie James says we can take tentative positives from the recent situation surrounding Luis Rubiales.

Homage to the wines of Yalumba

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the harvest of a magical region of Australia.

Saddle up for National Racehorse Week!

From 9th to 17th September 130+ events will take place across the UK to show what life as a racehorse is really like.

Picture special: Hampshire’s Victorious Festival shines

Independent music photographer Peter Nicholson shares his pictures of Southsea favourite Victorious last weekend.

Matchday Mayhem football game Kickstarter campaign

Dan Doyle of Stokenchurch tells us about his Matchday Mayhem which kicks off soon, thanks to a Kickstarter campaign.

Windsor Lions back in the saddle

Popular cross country horse ride returns at Windsor Great Park.

Donnington Valley raises autumn spirits

Missed summer? You’re sure to feel the glow with a minibreak at Donnington Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa.

New Godalming County Grammar School book

Book tells history of school’s foundation in 1930 to its evolution into a sixth form college in 1978.

Dub Pistols’ Barry Ashworth Q&A

We chat to Barry Ashworth ahead of Mucky Weekender festival in Winchester, 8th & 9th September, & Dub Pistols’ UK tour.

Education Guide: Autumn 2023

Another September beckons and we hope our education special will help you, whether you’re a parent to a SEN child, would like advice about bursaries, want to make maths fun or continue learning whatever your age

Upcycling inspiration close to home

Liz Nicholls finds furniture upcycling inspiration & sources close to home here in Bucks.

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

Emily Roux’s packed lunch recipes

Chef Emily Roux and Lexus have rustled up some posh packed lunches to enjoy in the car or on your next road trip!

Life lessons with Dame Jacqueline Wilson

We chat to author Jacqueline Wilson, 77, one of the stars of Henley Literary Festival, 30th September to 7th October.

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

A new lease of life

Second Hand September, upcycling furniture and repair cafes are all fabulous ways to fall in love again with something you once cherished, not only will it save you money but you’ll be doing your bit to help save the planet too!

Continue learning as an adult

Oxford University offers short and part-time courses for adult learners, in person and online.

Making maths count with Countdown star

Mathematician Junaid Mubeen, who created free game Teach Your Monster Number Skills, shares tips to make numbers fun.

Fees & finance

Many independent schools offer financial assistance to pupils through bursaries and scholarships, but what do they mean and how can they help?

Foodies Festival returns to Oxford

The UK’s biggest touring celebrity food and music festival series returns to Oxford for a huge August Bank Holiday weekend from 26th – 28th August.

Freezecakes frozen cheesecake summer highlight

Surrey-based Pleese invite you to tuck into a taste of summer with the world’s first frozen cheesecake in a tub.

Stellar set of A level results

St Helen and St Katharine celebrates students’ success with this year’s A level results exceeding broadcast predictions.

Just gaga for radio!

There’s nothing like the magic and power of live radio for our new columnist Robbie James who just loves it, mistakes and all!

Sushi masterclass with Tomono Davies

Tomono Davies brings Japanese joy with sushi masterclasses. She’s on a roll – book in for a work party or session.

French connection: Wines Of The Roussillon

Giles Luckett rediscovers the amazing wines of France’s Roussillon, and find value and excellence in equal measure.

Towersey Festival 25th-27th August

Towersey Festival over August bank holiday weekend offers 100+ acts from acclaimed bands to workshops and events.

Planet-friendly Recycle 4 Cash campaign

Scott Andrews from Farnham invites you to sign up to make money from recycling; £25 per household, £1,500 businesses.

Q&A: Judi Love

Judi Love Q&A ahead of her The One Like tour which visits Basingstoke, Wycombe, Aylesbury & many more venues near you.

Wild swimming & watery wonders

We take the plunge into the joy of wild swimming & invite you to do the same, plus our list of local pools & more.

Olly Murs Q&A

Win a VIP day for two at BetVictor Party In The Paddock at Newbury Racecourse on 19th August, with Olly Murs. Q&A here!

2-for-1 pizza at Oakman Inns!

Love brilliant deals and pizza? Visit one of Oakman Inns’ pubs to grab some under their two-for-one deals this summer!

Free lunch at M&S!

M&S are running an instant, Lucky Lunch giveaway, placing 7500 £10 gift vouchers into random sandwiches.

G Live: Acorn Wood family theatre

Families! Catch Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler’s Beloved Tales from Acorn Wood live on stage at G Live on 31st August.

Best New Zealand wines for 2023

Discover more about New Zealand wines as columnist Giles Luckett shows there’s more on offer than Sauvignon Blanc…

Festival of the moon in Newbury

Newbury BID welcomes you to enjoy the festival of the moon for three weeks of moon-related events!

Surrey Hills business award winners

Local Businesses named as 2023 recipients of the Gold Trade Mark Award by Surrey Hills Enterprises.

Jacobs the Jewellers emerging designers competition

Nine emerging designers are competing to win the annual competition Jacobs the Jewellers annual competition and search to boost their future careers.

Dirty Dancing takes to Oxford stage

Get swept up in the holiday romance vibes of Baby and Johnny with Dirty Dancing at Oxford’s New Theatre 25th-29th July.

Delicious grill deal at M&S

Marks & Spencer are here to feed your BBQ obsession with their three for £12 grill deal of bangers, burgers and kebabs.

Best wines for summer barbecues

Best summer barbecue wines? Round & About’s columnist Giles Luckett shares his red, white and rose recommendations.

Create and Grow with Squire’s

Have fun taking part in Create and Grow activities with your young ones at Squires Garden Centres this Summer!

The art of watering

The challenges for getting water to the roots of plants this year and last is off the scale. Do you make sure to harvest the rainwater?

Make a splash

Water, water everywhere or at any rate over 71 per cent of the world’s surface and there’s plenty to enjoy where we are too in pools, lidos, lakes, water and splash parks.

Grill seekers! Tom Kerridge barbecue recipes 

Two summer sizzlers from Tom Kerridge’s Outdoor Cooking, published by Bloomsbury with photographs Cristian Barnett.

Our Q&A with author Alison Weir

Alison Weir, one of the stars of Guildford Book Festival in October, shares a few thoughts with us…

Perfect seaside stay in West Sussex

We take a fresh look at the Sussex seaside with a stay at one of the Beach Hut suites at Beachcroft Hotel.

Monty Panesar at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Monty Panesar will give a live interview at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford at 7.30pm on Thursday, 10th August.

Egham Royal Show weekend in August

The Egham Royal Show takes place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August at the showground in Whitehall Lane.

Teen science talent recognised with awards

Tomorrow’s STEM talent has been honoured at the Oxfordshire High Sheriff Young Engineer Awards.

Fi.Fest ready to rock Maidenhead

The fifth Fi.Fest on Saturday, 8th July at Stroud Farm in Forest Green Road will star Scouting For Girls and The Feeling.

Summer pruning tips

With the better weather, there’s no excuse not to get out in our garden at last.

Marc Almond Q&A ahead of Rochester

We chat to Marc Almond of Soft Cell who will headline at Rochester Castle Concerts as well as Peter Hook, the Sugababes and more, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th July.

Sizzling summer ideas

There are plenty of things to keep you and the little ones entertained this summer.

Star Q&A: Bez mates!

Maracas player, party animal & dad Mark Berry, AKA Bez, 59, shares his thoughts on music & life.

Gordon Ramsay Academy recipes

We’re serving up summer sensations thanks to Sally Codling, a chef at Gordon Ramsay Academy in Woking.

Roni Size at Readipop Q&A

Liz Nicholls chats to DJ & record producer Roni Size, 53, ahead of Readipop Festival in Reading on 14th July.

Sigur Ros to play in Berkshire

Book your tickets to enjoy Sigur Ros at wonderful Wasing Estate in Berkshire on 2nd July.

Best Portuguese wines you can buy

Think you know Portuguese wine? Giles Luckett says it’s time to drink again exploring cool climate Douro Valley wines.

Toad Hall Henley art for sale

Landscapes of Fawley Hall, inspiration for Toad Hall as well as the setting for Henley Royal Regatta under the hammer.

The adventurous pair behind BLACKLION vodka

BLACKLIONS’ Tim & Tam Spittle tell us about the vodka made from sheep’s milk and new summer walks, tours and tastings.

Summer sparkling wines worth your time

From Cava to Champagne, Tasmania to South Africa, Giles Luckett serves up the 10 best sparkling wines on the market.

Alpine skier’s art exhibition in Guildford

Teenager Molly Butler is helping make her alpine skiing dreams come true through her art exhibition at The Hideaway Café.

Eynsham Carnival on Saturday, 1st July

Roll up, roll up for Eynsham Carnival on Saturday, 1st July, with a parade, shirt race, morris dancing & craft fair!

Lowde & proud festival fun!

Lowde Fest offers music from bands big & small and much more fun at Hazeley Bottom on Saturday, 1st July.

Print your own t-shirt

Berkshire Printmakers invite you to an evening of creativity and enjoying food and wine.

Kingham Plough, fit for a queen

We enjoy The Plough in Kingham which has earned rave reviews as one of the best foodie pubs with rooms in the country.

Youth in Mind Berkshire conference

A Mental Health & Wellbeing Conference for anyone who works with children and young people in Berkshire West and beyond.

Favourite Farnham views at New Ashgate

Head to New Ashgate Gallery to enjoy Susie Lidstone’s Lost Alleys of Farnham from 17th June to 29th July…

Clean up pet pongs with Vax

Liz Nicholls reviews the new VAXSpotWash Home Pet-Design which will make your carpets, rugs and upholstery shiny and new.

Thames Valley Food & Drink Festival

Head to Brightwell Vineyard for a splendid array of wine and artisan treats, June 17th & 18th.

Get your GOAT at The Star

The GOAT summer pop-up is coming to The Star, Witley.

Show your support in Carers Week

It’s time to celebrate the UK’s unpaid carers and recognise the huge amount they do!

Q&A with Richard O’Brien

The 50th anniversary tour of The Rocky Horror Show, is on its way to Aylesbury. Richard O’Brien shares a few thoughts…

Neil Gaiman Q&A

Neil Gaiman Q&A ahead of the tour of the National Theatre’s adaptation of The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

What’s on at Avebury

There’s much more than just the stunning stones to enjoy at the National Trust heritage site in Wiltshire.

Beacon Hill Beer Festival’s 19th Year

The Hindhead Royal British Legion Club are hosting its incredible beer festival again.

Wildlife campaign will support the NHS

Families are invited by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) to connect with nature every day in June, backed by the NHS.

Surrey Police Band concert for ABF

Support the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) thanks to a concert by Surrey Police Band on Sunday, 18th June, in Godalming.

Globe Theatre – a great all-rounder

The Globe, London’s iconic open-air wooden ‘O’ shaped theatre has lots of Shakespeare fun to enjoy over the summer…

Build It Live home inspiration

Grab your free tickets to kick-start your dream home with a visit to Build It Live in Bicester on 10th & 11th June.

Family Day at Windsor Racecourse

Enjoy a fantastic family day at Windsor Racecourse this Bank Holiday Monday, with 6 races to keep you on your toes.

Roses galore in our gardens

Tips and advice to help your roses whatever the weather.

St Helen’s new sixth form centre

Students, staff, governors and guests have celebrated the official opening of the Benedict Building.

South African wine treasures to uncork

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett explores the best wines from South Africa worth trying.

BBQ beauties

With the weather getting warmer there can be nothing better than dining al fresco.

A rose by any other name

Rose Awareness Week celebrates the beauty and variety of the world’s most popular flower.

Get on the chain gang

Cycling is environmentally friendly, good exercise and offers the chance to enjoy local countryside.

Star Q&A: Ian Botham

Ian Botham, cricket legend, member of the House of Lords, dad and grandad, 67, chats to us about sport & more.

Haslemere Classic Car Show

Enjoy a great day out for all the family at Lion Green on Sunday 28th May.

Vintage shopping in Oxford this weekend

Buy vintage treasures by the kilo at a pop-up store in Leiden Square on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May.

Sign up for Play2Give tournament

The Didcot-based charity is back with its popular football tournament at Wallingford Sports Park and needs your team.

Tredwell Travel wins customer service award

Rachel Treadwell rewarded for her love of planning honeymoons with Guide for Brides honour.

Surrey Hills Artisan Festival

Celebrate the region’s best food, drink, art and crafts at Denbies Wine Estate, May 20th & 21st.

Mandrill monkeys descend on London Waterloo

Surprise for commuters as station exhibits launch of NEW World of Jumanji at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Mark Harrison at The Phoenix

Acclaimed national touring artist Mark Harrison brings his unique music back to The Phoenix on May 20th with Charles Benfield.

Mysteries & mayhem Winchester Science Centre

Outdoor adventures and curious science this half term with free outdoor orienteering and family activities.

Hampers & tastings are crowning glory

Quob Park Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King & Her Majesty The Queen.

Escape to Serenity

A useful guide to renovating your dream countryside home.

Giles Luckett’s best wines of Rioja

Learn more about the wines of Rioja as Giles Luckett shares his thoughts on the best red and white Riojas in the UK.

Calling all earlybirds for dawn chorus!

Set your alarm for the dawn chorus with International Dawn Chorus Day this year on Sunday, 7th May.

Music at Oxford’s Friday Sheldonian special

This Friday, 28th April, book in for a world premiere from Gregory Rose for his 75th birthday at the Sheldonian Theatre.

Noel Gallagher Q&A ahead of PennFest

Rock music legend & dad Noel Gallagher, 55, shares his thoughts ahead of his star turn at PennFest in Buckinghamshire on 21st & 22nd July.

Q&A with Dr Amir Khan

Our favourite TV (and real-life) doctor Amir Khan shares his thoughts ahead of his talking tour with FANE.

No Mow May to help wildlife!

No Mow May invites us all to sit back & relax to provide a boost for wild plants and wildlife throughout summer.

May flowers are springing up

At last spring is in the air and summer is coming. We should be mindful of climate issues but not let it put us off gardening forever.

Ravishing rhododendrons with royal approval

Well done to the team behind Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens, who have just won three top prizes at RHS Wisley.

Festivals: Live & Direct

Summer is on its way which means festivals season! Here’s our guide to the best festivals near & far and the chance to win tickets.

Green goodness in watercress season

Watercress is abundant at this time of year and it’s packed full of goodness with many health benefits.

Pet art wins Queen Camilla’s approval

Self-taught artist Alison Molan was thrilled to receive a letter from Her Majesty after sending her a quirky pup portrait.

North West Surrey Alliance community day

North West Surrey Health and Care Alliance are working together for better health, care and wellbeing for the benefit of the community.

Celebrate the Coronation with MajesTEA

Raise a glass and mark historic occasion with Hogs Back Brewery.

April events at Blue Collar Corner

Make a date for British Street Food Awards, Mark Bowen of Reading FC & a Sunday acoustic session.

Traeger Fest at Millets Farm

Join in a free weekend of delicious food and fun in Abingdon.

Tunde Baiyewu on playing Blenheim live

The Lighthouse Family’s Tunde chats to us ahead of playing at Blenheim Palace with Gregory Porter & Emile Sande in June.

Study and train with Oxford United

Abingdon & Witney College launch new course offering the chance to gain a sport qualification as you develop your football skills.

Clay, Cloth and Wood in Henley

Clay, Cloth and Wood: WORKS is an exciting exhibition showcasing the varied works of four talented artists covering ceramics, textile pictures and sculptural wood.

Conservationist cows to arrive in Camberley

Public access areas of Barossa nature reserve in Camberley will play host to a special band of black-and-white visitors.

Bring your lawn to life

Surrey Wildlife Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are calling on gardeners to reimagine their lawns this spring and summer and give nature a boost.

BBOWT Nature Photography Competition 2023

New categories and super prizes are on offer for 2023 in competition open to all aged over six.

World Autism Awareness Day

As Autism Liaison Co-Ordinator for Dogs for Autism, Lola Bellarosa-Homer is often the first point of contact for the families the charity helps.

Tom Kerridge’s stars shine bright

The Coach head chef Sarah Hayward wins Young Chef Award and Tom De Keyser retains tow Michelin stars at The Hand and Flowers.

Easter wine recommendations

Round & About’s wine columnist Giles Luckett recommends a clutch of new wines for Easter.

There She Rows oarsome foursome’s mission

Four women will walk the whole South Downs Way carrying a rowing boat to raise awareness for women and girls in sport.

Star Q&A: Tony Blackburn

Radio DJ legend, dad & grandad Tony Blackburn chats to Liz Nicholls ahead of his Sounds Of The 60s live tour at a theatre near you.

To prune or not to prune?

Cathie Welch of Cathie’s Gardening School turns her attention to one of the most pressing issues for gardeners this month – the pruning dilemma.

Italian delights from Gennaro Contaldo’s

We’re sharing a taste of Gennaro’s Cucina: Hearty Money-Saving Meals from an Italian Kitchen by Gennaro Contaldo, out now published by Pavilion Books.

Vintage vroom & verve

Yesterday’s vehicles supporting today’s children’ is the simple message from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs which is holding its charity Drive It Day on April 23rd in aid of Childline.

Have a cracking time

Easter is the perfect occasion for family adventures and spending time together, as well as trails offering the chance to find more eggs than you could possibly eat, there are a variety of other fun activities to entertain you too.

Amaze-ing round trip to the Ashmolean

Enjoy a Greek-inspired menu for the Ashmolean’s LABYRINTH: Knossos, Myth & Reality exhibition until the end of July.

National Trust spring gardens in Sussex

From blossom to bluebells, daffodils to rhododendrons, the signs of spring are sure to raise the spirits at these National Trust sites in Sussex.

Reading Charity Super.Mkt from 24th March

Design legend Wayne Hemmingway MBE chats to us ahead of a charity retail highlight at The Oracle this month.

Oxfordshire High Sheriff Young Engineer Awards

State schools invited to nominate next generation of budding engineers.

National Trust spring gardens in Surrey

From blossom to bluebells, daffodils to rhododendrons, the signs of spring are sure to raise the spirits at these glorious National Trust sites in Surrey.

Good Hotel Guide to R&A counties

Take a road trip around Round & About land and stay at some of the best hotels in the area this summer.

Get Fully Charged LIVE in Farnborough

Fully Charged LIVE is a fun-filled, knowledge packed festival of electrification from April 28th to 30th at Farnborough International.

Hogs Back welcomes Little Ginger Swine

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery is adding to its Little Swine family of low alcohol beers with the launch of flavoured craft ale Little Ginger Swine.

Can you help save the Dormouse?

One of Surrey’s most-loved but rarely-seen residents – the Hazel Dormouse – is the focus of a major new conservation and habitat creation campaign led by Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Gyles Brandreth jumpers at Petersfield Museum

The first-ever exhibition of colourful novelty knitwear as designed and worn by Gyles Brandreth is on show throughout the year.

Dancing dinosaurs at Farnham Maltings

A wildly imaginative retelling of this environmental tale, featuring dancing dinosaurs, rock’n’roll, and a whole lot of riotous fun.

Adopt a grandparent and help out

The independent charity Adopt a Grandparents works to pair elderly care home residents with volunteers worldwide to combat loneliness and isolation.

Join One Planet Abingdon celebrations

Day of activities: talks, toasting and tasting, tree planting, bike repairs, and celebration cupcakes on March 18th.

RHS wildlife show stoppers

A nature-friendly garden will be premiered by The Wildlife Trusts at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Blue Collar Corner’s 1st birthday weekend

Viral festival favourites The Showhawk Duo announced for celebration at Reading’s popular street food and drinks arena.

Good year for the rosés

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett invites us to enjoy all things pink in his guide to rosés.

Sports Marketing In The Digital Age

The digital age has brought about a significant change in the way sports marketing operates.

Perfect roast at The Oarsman Marlow

You are sure of sublime old-school classics & service at this perfect bistropub which hosts a series of star chefs.

Ask Mastermind9, guru Peter Mols

Local business hero & dad Peter Mols, named the nationwide Networker of the Year and champion of small businesses, answers some questions to help locals in his community.

Angela’s a hot mess!

Bruce Dessau chats to comedian Angela Barnes ahead of her tour.

Broad smiles on Broad Street

Launchpad’s annual pancake race raises almost £8,000 as teams batter it out for glory.

James Haskell stand-up tour visits Oxford

The #1 podcaster & author of What A Flanker will deliver his debut comedy show at Oxford’s O2 Academy on 16th March

Cher show dazzles with diva power!

The Cher Show at Oxford’s New Theatre until this Saturday (25th February) is sure to make you feel shiny & new.

The big garden climate challenge!

Cathie Welch from Cathie’s Gardening School looks at how we can grow and maintain happy plants in our ever changing climates.

Arlene & Oti: The Cher Show

The Cher Show, directed by Arlene Phillips & choreographed by Oti Mabuse lands at Oxford’s New Theatre, 21st-25th February.

Find your perfect wedding venue

Choosing where and how you say ‘I do’ and celebrate your marriage is the first big decision for many couples, find the venue that best suits your style and vision for the day will set the tone.

Celebrate with celebrant Colette Ashby

Celebrant-led wedding ceremonies are a growing trend. Make yours as unique as you with Colette Ashby who officiates at ceremonies in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & Buckinghamshire.

C’est La Vegan!

Eat More Vegan by Annie Rigg, out now, published by Pavilion Books

Our Q&A with star Adam Frost

Adam Frost chats to Liz Nicholls about favourite flowers, family & being propositioned ahead of his UK tour.

Shopping and grants help in Runnymede

Hundreds of families to be offered help with cost of living from the council.

Home Hub Academy to boost skills

A new training programme is helping to develop the skills of Bracknell tradespeople.

Help take authentic climate action

Mill House is working to support small businesses and are developing a programme to help improve sustainability.

Karen & Gorka sizzle in Firedance

Strictly’s Karen & Gorka return with Firedance at Guildford’s G Live and Oxford’s New Theatre.

Zero Degrees at Winchester Science Centre

This half term there’s some out of this world fun to enjoy without ever leaving Hampshire

Celebrate Valentine’s in Whitehill & Bordon

Enjoy a funfair, future skills and a Valentine’s film this February at the Parade Square

Show some love for local business!

Driving Miss Daisy Didcot, in collaboration with ShopAppy.com, is encouraging people to support their local businesses for Love Local Day on 14th February

Valentine’s specials at Atul Kochhar’s restaurant

Atul Kochhar and his chefs are cooking up romantic experiences for their locals this February

Half term fun at Squire’s

Keep the little ones entertained this February with a visit to Squire’s to paint a bird flowerpot.

Valentine’s Day wine pairings for lovers

Make the most of Valentine’s Day with these romantic wine recommendations from our wine columnist, Giles Luckett.

Valentine’s tablescapes from AB Event Hire

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to create a tablescape filled with love for your partner, family, best friends or for a Galentines brunch with some ideas from AB Event Hire.

Budgie Smuggler Run for mental health

The Budgie Smuggler Run 2023 in Virginia Water has raised £2,500 (so far) for the Mental Health Foundation.

Show our planet some love

Roses are red, violets are blue, ditch waste this Valentine’s Day, our planet needs you – there are other ways to share your love this February 14th

Book your place in vintage parade

Tickets on sale on February 3rd for Wallingford Vehicle Rally and Parade.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s in town

Here’s your chance to make like a caterpillar in an interactive trail at The Lexicon this half term and be in with the chance to win some great prizes.

On your yolks for pancake race

Launchpad’s annual Pancake Race, Reading’s most egg-citing event is back, on Shrove Tuesday

Chris Kamara to open Ninja Warrior

Have a go at the amazing obstacles of the popular TV show as it opens in Surrey and discover your inner Ninja

Care Supplement: February 2023

Make the right choices to help you or your loved one make the most of their later life

Care for your trees with Brackendale

Brackendale Tree Care has valuable advice to help you care for your trees in winter.

Extinct bat making a comeback?

In 1992 greater mouse-eared bats (Myotis myotis) were declared extinct from the UK but a second has recently been discovered

Star Q&A: Kate Mosse

Best-selling author Kate Mosse OBE shares her thoughts ahead of her Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries tour at a theatre near you

February recipes: Batch of the day!

Here’s a taste of Suzanne Mulholland’s The Batch Lady: Cooking on a Budget, out now, published by HarperCollins

David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny in Woking

David Walliams answers some questions ahead of Gangsta Granny at New Victoria Theatre in Woking 9th to 12th February.

M&S Food launch new breakfast range

Tasty new cereals, granolas, porridge, breakfast toppers and breakfast pots will brighten your morning thanks to an Eat Well breakfast

Kids eat free with Tom Kerridge

Under 12s can enjoy hot dogs, chicken goujons and burgers for free Mondays to Fridays, 3-5pm

Planning for the future

Get your financial affairs in order with a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney

A day in the life…

Nurse turned care home manager Susie Green shares her memories of life as a care home manager in A Most Precious Gift

Hear clearly

Try ear microsuction as a way to help hearing loss

Raising a glass to Australian wine

Our wine columnist Giles Luckett is on a mission Down Under to raise January spirits with these wizard (wines) of Aus!

Electric vehicles – myths and misconceptions

Dave Lamont of Plastic Free Home shares his reasons for finally deciding to go electric, can he persuade you by dispelling some of those myths and misconceptions?

Healthy start to 2023 at Squire’s

Wholesome food and a warm welcome await at Squire’s this January and there’s a comforting 15% off the bill

Recycle your tree and help hospices

Squires Garden Centres have advice about what to do with your tree after Christmas and boost charities, hospices and community organisations

Education Guide: Winter 2023

As the new year starts for many it will mean a change in education or time to think about something new, read on for ideas

Applying to University, The Personal Statement

With the cut off date for university applications for 2023 approaching on January 25th, make yours stand out from the others

Why choose an independent education?

Samantha Greenwood, Senior Deputy Head at Pangbourne College in Berkshire explains why choosing a fee-paying education could be right for your child

New year, new courses

Do something for you with …

2023: The year to learn

Want to increase your happiness …

Learn a new skill with OAL

Make 2023 the year you …

Recipes: Life on the veg

Healthy, satisfying meals, that are quick and easy to prepare and come in on a tight budget are essential as we start 2023

Winter walks in Sussex

Top places to enjoy a refreshing stroll and walk off some of that Christmas indulgence

Star Q&A: Zoe Lyons

Comedian Zoe Lyons shares her thoughts ahead of her Bald Ambition live comedy tour which visits Aldershot, Banbury, Farnham, Salisbury, Maidenhead & more

Dom Joly at New Theatre Oxford

Award-winning comedian takes to the stage with tales of his weird travel adventures.

All That Glitters at Quaglino’s

Fancy spending Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve in style at Quaglino’s? Special menus await you!

Ori lifestyle haircare Q&A

Drip 2 set as the prize. It’s a luxe hair care gift set containing our 2-year bestselling khalila oil, our cold-pressed Leccino olive oil, as well as our super-fluffy antimicrobial organic bamboo hair towel!

Tom Kerridge’s Full Time Meals Christmas

Michelin-starred chef’s festive meal for the same price as the average school lunch in the UK

Shoeboxes of love from Abbeycrest

Sonning Common nursing home shares the gift of giving with donations for charity.

Copper celebration at the Coppa Club

Michelle Miley reviews Coppa Club’s new boutique hotel in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Haslemere

Well done to Yellow Submarine team!

Well done to the Oxfordshire autism & learning disability charity team at Yellow Submarine for their national award

Fantastic festive fizz worth a pop!

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top ten choices for bubbles at this most wonderful time of the year

Festive fun at Blue Collar Corner

Blue Collar Corner have prepared a huge variety of events and extra opening dates for the festive season

The Crown, Church Enstone, December delights

You’re sure of a friendly welcome & fantastic food at The Crown in Church Enstone which has lots of December delights on the menu…

Help the Bucks Radio Toy Appeal

Heritage & Sons funeral homes, owned by C.P.J. Field, are hosting collection points for the Bucks Radio Toy Appeal.

Church in Abingdon: Christmas Services

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at a service in one of Abingdon’s churches.

New look for Nature Discovery Centre

Nature Discovery Centre reopens after £125,000 revamp just in time for Christmas.

Panto family favourite Sleeping Beauty

‘Pay what you can’ tickets to help more families enjoy the magic of panto at Godalming Borough Hall, December 10th to 26th.

Celebrate with glorious chamber music

Distinguished performers prepare to share their talent and love of music with Haslemere concert goers.

Celebrate Christmas with Olive and Bloom

This super tasty, delicious festive wreath Is sure to be a hit with your guests

Leftfield thrill fans with collaborative album

Electronic pioneers Leftfield delivered an early Christmas present with their album This Is What We Do.

The Art of the Album Cover

Henley-based art publisher Hypergallery welcomes browsers and buyers to an exhibition of signed, limited-edition prints by music’s most extraordinary visual artists.

Divine dining with Christmas tablescape ideas

AB Events Hire have fabulous creative ideas to help you wow your guests with a festive table that’ll really make you the host with the most.

The Flying Child earns lottery funding

The Flying Child team have been awarded funding from The National Lottery to support survivors of child sexual abuse.

Forest family fun at Hill End

Celebrate the season in the great outdoors at Hill End centre just outside the city

Wildlife volunteers honoured at awards

Well done to the 13 volunteers recognised by Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) for decades of conservation work.

Women’s walking football fun Fleet fundraiser

Football fever… The Fleet of Foot ladies’ walking team enjoyed a charity match in aid of Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice.

Let us handle your care

CareHandle is an exciting new service supporting those exploring Care Homes for the first time.

Surrey Care Awards for Forest Care

The multi-award winning family owned group has scooped two more honours to add to Its collection at the 2022 awards.

Celebrate Christmas at The Lexicon

Enjoy festive fun activities for the whole family at Bracknell’s leading shopping centre.

Let Birchgrove improve your life

Birchgrove believe the home you live in should be as individual as you, that’s why no two Birchgrove homes are the same.

Celebrate Christmas at Ramster

Christmas trees, a market and children’s theatre can all be enjoyed at Ramster Hall and Gardens this season.

Winter Poverty Fundraising Campaign in Surrey

The Community Foundation for Surrey Is helping to provide positive solutions for the community especially as we battle rising energy costs.

Free magical entertainment in Fleet

Santa’s Post Office and Snow Windows herald the start of the festive season in Fleet with free family fun to enjoy

Swap white for green this Christmas

Tatjana runs teapro.co.uk, a loose-leaf tea startup based in Windsor and is passionate about all things sustainable.

Christmas with The National Trust

Set a date to come together with family and friends for a Christmassy catch-up at a visit to a National Trust site in Sussex.

Christmas with The National Trust

Set a date to come together with family and friends for a Christmassy catch-up at a visit to a National Trust site in Surrey.

Dark wines for long dark nights

Our wine expert Giles Luckett shares his wine recommendations to raise your mojo levels!

Star Q&A: Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood, 57, is excited about bringing Strictly Ballroom The Musical back to the stage on a UK tour, which includes Reading’s Hexagon, 16th-21st January & Guildford’s G Live, 20th-30th December

Keep burglars in the dark

Thames Valley Police has some invaluable advice as the winter nights close in.

Christmas fun with The National Trust

Hampshire’s National trust treasures have lots of festive delights for all the family…

Thanksgiving special at STK Steakhouse

STK Steakhouse is offering a special Thanksgiving menu, available from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November.

Cult show Neighbours returns to TV

Neighbours is returning to TV screens next year… Here’s why this is such good news for us all.

What is solution-focused hypnotherapy

Woodley-based hypnotherapist Sophie Price explains how this approach can help a frazzled mind.

With love from Oxfordshire Toy Bank

Help a family in need with your donations of toys and gifts for children this Christmas.

Join Launchpad for carols and kindness

Reading homelessness prevention charity is holding a fantastically festive evening of Carols by Candlelight.

Celebrate kindness with QueenMee

Give back as you gift at Christmas and through to Easter next year with Bourne-End accessories business.

Al Lloyd releases debut EP

Professional arranger, composer, songwriter and saxophonist Al Lloyd set to release EP – A Moment In Time.

Three Hogs for Three Lions

Hogs Back Brewery backs England’s World Cup bid with free beer (if they reach the final)

Arts Council status for The Phoenix

The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre in Bordon has been awarded National Portfolio status receiving funding for the next three years.

Hampshire Fairy Lights & Fizz Highlight

Showcasing Hampshire’s finest still and sparkling wines, the celebrated Christmas event Fairy Lights & Fizz returns to Guildhall Winchester on Friday, 9th December.

Put some welly into Christmas

Tom Kerridge launches his Beef Wellington Box to help make your Christmas extra special.

Cyclamen confusion

Cathie Welch explains how to distinguish between the types of Cyclamen available.

Sobell House cookbook Matt Allwright Q&A

Matt Allwright whose recipes are featured in The Sobell House Vegetarian Cook Book, shares his thoughts.

A conscious Christmas at Asthall Manor

Shop with independent brands for gorgeous Christmas gifts while enjoying mulled wine and wreath making for an abundance of festive cheer on Saturday, 26th November.

Blue Collar Corner’s November showcase

Music from DJ Huey Morgan and The Amazons headline beside some straight talking from former Reading FC manager Brian McDermott.

Helping mums make the right choices

K White Coaching empowers mums to live their best story through coaching. Helping women gain confidence, plan, and take action.

A holistic approach = glowing skin

Dr Seema Warner, skin expert & founder of Oxford’s YourSkinStory, explains why a holistic approach will add that vital glow to your skin.

Spectacular Festival of Light at Longleat

You’re invited to step into The Wondrous Worlds of Roald Dahl as the lantern festival returns.

Archie loves doggie-friendly luxe ready meals

Archie Tracey the sprocker spaniel tucks into some premium ready meals from HugMyDog.

What’s on at Wallingford Corn Exchange

Films and live screenings including ballet and a theatre classic to enjoy in November.

November recipes: French Kiss

Cathy Gayner’s Recipes from Le Rouzet – An English Cook in France, is out now, in aid of Age Unlimited. Here’s a taster…

Energy saving tips for your home

Plant the equivalent of 136 trees and save up to £1,000 a year with these essential energy saving tips.

Shop at Squire’s exclusive evening

Get ahead and prepare for the festive season with 15 per cent off.

Chobham’s ‘King of Chelsea’ Mark Gregory

Mark Gregory returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 with a “Plot To Plate” haven for Savills.

A fireworks night to remember

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang

A fireworks night to remember!

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang.

A fireworks night to remember!

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang.

A fireworks night to remember!

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang.

A fireworks night to remember!

There are plenty of displays to choose from, big and small, to make your fireworks night go with a bang.