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

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…

Spring Whites

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

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?

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

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).

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

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

Placebo join Southampton Summer Sessions

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

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.

Who ate all the pies?

Turns out we did...It's British …

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!

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

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…

March recipes: Sweet somethings

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

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Step into your inner queen …

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

The Six Nations is the best!

Columnist Robbie James reflects on the Six Nations.

For the love of wine

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

A celebration of Australian wine

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

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

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

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

Dom Joly star Q&A

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

Art & soul

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

Love your liver

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

Pick up a Penguin!

Penguins surprise residents at Rowan Lodge Care Home.

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

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…

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

Reading made easy

Could you help change lives …

10 eco-friendly Christmas tips

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

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

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

New High Flying Birds Release

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

Festive fortification tipples for all

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

A Shed load of festive fun

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

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

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

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

Giles Luckett’s Christmas wine crackers!

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

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

The Christmas Cactus

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

Festive fizz that’s worth a pop

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

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

Putting the Garden to Bed

Green-fingered Cathie Welch shares her …

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.

 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.

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…

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!

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.

Diwali recipes & takeaway competition

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Keeping adoptive siblings in care together

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

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.

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.

Adam Smith’s Peppered Venison dish recipe

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

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.

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

Eight great Rioja wines to enjoy

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

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…

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.

Mucky Weekender out of this world

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

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.

Homage to the wines of Yalumba

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

Picture special: Hampshire’s Victorious Festival shines

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

Donnington Valley raises autumn spirits

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

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Free lunch at M&S!

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

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…

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.

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…

Grill seekers! Tom Kerridge barbecue recipes 

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Gordon Ramsay Academy recipes

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

Star Q&A: Bez mates!

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

Sizzling summer ideas

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

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.

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.

Lowde & proud festival fun!

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

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.

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…

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.

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.

Roses galore in our gardens

Tips and advice to help your roses whatever the weather.

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.

Get on the chain gang

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

A rose by any other name

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

BBQ beauties

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

South African wine treasures to uncork

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Green goodness in watercress season

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Angela’s a hot mess!

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

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.

Our Q&A with star Adam Frost

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

C’est La Vegan!

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

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.

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.

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

Valentine’s specials at Atul Kochhar’s restaurant

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Copper celebration at the Coppa Club

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

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

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Christmas fun with The National Trust

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

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.

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.

Archie loves doggie-friendly luxe ready meals

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

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.

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.

Star Q&A: Hayley Mills

Actress Hayley Mills talks about life & loves ahead of starring in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Which menopause treatment’s best for me?

Dr Marion Gluck explores the different treatment options for anyone experiencing menopause or perimenopause symptoms.

Celebration of Champagne with Giles Luckett

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top picks for the new season – mellow wines for the mellow season!

£2 Million River Wildlife Project Success

A BBOWT project to create a channel of the River Thames and restore long-lost wildlife habitat has been completed.

Autumn leaves and fiendish fun

Half term and Halloween days out to keep the whole family entertained.

Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at Tate Modern

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition at Tate Modern has been extended until April. Liz Nicholls steps inside

Shop smart & save

You can save money on the weekly shop and still be sustainable

Comedy and music at The Phoenix

Laugh with Harry Baker, marvel at the wit of The Noise Next Door and shout a resounding yes to the sounds of YES PLEASE

Wines for autumn with Giles Luckett

Round & About’s resident wine columnist gives his top picks for the new season – mellow wines for the mellow season!

Vegan-friendly trail maps In Newbury

Visit Newbury has launched an updated version of Its Vegan-friendly trail map

Art, design, your garden & you!

Broadlands in Romsey is the setting for The Garden Show from September 30th to October 2nd

Make-up with spectacles

Make-up with spectacles? Yes, you read that right! Feel Good Contacts have come up with a perfect guide for you! Spectacles aren’t a hindrance to highlighting your eyes. In fact, you can make your eyes appear even bigger with glasses.

October recipes: Rice up your life!

We’ve teamed up with The Rice Association to offer you some seasonal inspiration to jazz up a store-cupboard ingredient.

Louis Likes… The Crazy Bear Stadhampton

Louis Savage, 10, samples the hospitality on offer at The Crazy Bear in Stadhampton.

A new lease of life

As The Upholstery Yard celebrates its first birthday owner, Georgina, says starting and opening her own business is one of the best decisions she has ever made.

Star Q&A: Tom Kerridge

Michelin-starred chef & dad Tom Kerridge, 49, chats to Liz about life, loves and his Full Time Meals campaign with Marcus Rashford.

Star Q&A: Ainsley Harriott

We chat to chef, TV presenter & dad Ainsley Harriott MBE, 65, about love, laughs & living well.

September recipes: Good Mood Food

Ainsley Harriott shares two ideas from his newest cookbook.

Makers & shakers!

Libby & Chloe tell us about the RenARTgades Modern Makers Fair.

Applying to University

Sarah Alakija of Charters Education Support helps students in the UK and abroad to make strong applications to British universities and has some excellent tips to help ahead of January’s applications deadline

School ready? Tips for parents

Starting school can be a nervous time for children and their families. Local early years specialist Hayley Fuller offers these words of wisdom to allay some of the most common fears.

Heatwave help for your gardens

With temperatures set to soar again this week, a paucity of rain and impending hose pipe bans, how do you keep your garden going? R&A gardening expert Cathie Welch has some advice

Appeal to save wildlife from fire

Surrey Wildlife Trust is urgently asking for donations to help one of our most precious heathland habitats, and about 200 red deer that help maintain it, recover from a devastating wildfire.

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett

John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett bring their hugely entertaining, funny show to The Crooked Billet, Stoke Row on Wednesday 7th September.

Be water safe as you swim

The Royal Life Saving Society has invaluable advice to help you enjoy the water safely this summer

Why waste water?

Berkshire-based Plastic Free Home’s Dave Lamont looks at ways we can be more water-friendly in the wake of news of impending shortages

Bear Grylls Kids Survival Guide

Bear Grylls’ Survival Academy has created The Go Wild guide – developed with snack brand Nature Valley – with eight free ways to keep active kids satisfied this summer in their own home or the local park.

Peter Rabbit & pals at Blenheim

Looking for something fun and immersive to do with your little bunnies in a gorgeous setting?

Marc Antoni’s hair heroes!

Manager of Fleet salon makes headlines with British Hairdressing Awards nomination

Cheers! Best wines for summer

Columnist Giles Luckett recommends some sensational summer sippers available locally

Respect your elders! Five recipes

August is the zenith of elderflower season, with this floral yet tropical flavoured plant gracing many a hedgerow in this gorgeous part of the world.

It’s come home – at last!

Now it’s over to you… be inspired by our Lionesses and get involved in football where you are, whatever your age and ability

What’s your favourite local park?

Love Parks Week runs from today until Friday 5th August, organised by Keep Britain Tidy.

August recipes: Feast of fun

Ching He Huang & Lizzie Acker are two of the chefs on the sizzling line-up for the Big Feastival in Oxfordshire, 26th-28th August, so they’ve served up these summer tasters…

Star Q&A: Lesley Joseph

Lesley Joseph chats to us about meeting the Pope, Birds Of A Feather, her pal Maureen Lipman and the joy of starring in Sister Act at the Apollo until 28th August

July recipes: Blooming Great Tea Party

Tea parties have been a real feature of the summer so far after June’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations so carry on with a Blooming Great Tea Party in aid of Marie Curie

Star Q&A: Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde chats to Liz Nicholls about performing at Heritage Live, alongside Boy George, Lulu, Gabrielle & more, including Ardingly on Saturday, 16th July and Englefield House on Saturday, 23rd July.

Star Q&A: Katherine Jenkins

Liz Nicholls chats to mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins OBE ahead of her performance at Henley Festival, 6th-10th July.

Toot-Toot Drivers Airport review

Fun manipulative & role play features include spinning radar, wind meter, runway lights, roundabout & boarding ladder that will encourage your child’s imagination. Includes Smartpoint Jet and 2 cute mini jets.

Summer reading challenge

Meet the Gadgeteers and get involved in science at Alton Library this summer

Make a difference with Treloar’s

Recruitment day offers a wealth of opportunities, pop along and find out more.

Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

Singer/songwriter Mick Hucknall chats about being back on the road performing as Simply Red get set to star at Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace on 15th June

David Gray prepares for Nocturne Live

Liz Nicholls chats to musician David Gray amid his UK & European tour to celebrate 20 years since his multi-platinum album White Ladder, which has just been re-released in a deluxe edition on CD, digital and vinyl.

Star Q&A: James Blunt

Musician & dad James Blunt, 48, chats to Liz Nicholls ahead of his performances at Cornbury & more festivals this summer…

June recipes: Heavenly honey

Manuka honey is not only good for your gut and your skin but its soothing properties can also help your overall wellbeing.

Journey into the Magical Forest

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is opening its newest attraction this Saturday, 30th April – step inside and explore.

Festival fun for all

Festivals are back on! Yes, after two fretful years of disrupted fun & frolics, there’s a summer sizzler of festivals ready to rock your world, whatever you’re into… writes Liz Nicholls

May recipes: Green queens

We’re celebrating the green goodness with two brunch recipes to herald Alresford Watercress Festival

Star Q&A: Toyah Willcox

Musician Toyah Willcox, who turns 64 this month, shares her excitement for a summer of festivals, including Let’s Rock where she is set to star…

Lifelong learning and mental fitness

You don’t have to run a four-minute mile to follow in the footsteps of Roger Bannister. On a windy day in May 1954, a 25-year-old medical student… broke track and field’s most famous barrier – the four-minute mile.

April recipes: Feed your family

Say bye-bye to boring dinners with exciting recipes from Chefs In Schools, by Nicole Pisani & Joanna Weinberg

Star Q&A: Steve Backshall

Explorer, naturalist, presenter & dad Steve Backshall MBE, 48, talks to Liz Nicholls ahead of his Ocean show at a venue near you.

Pizzeria Campana: A taste of Italy

A truly authentic pizza restaurant and take away opens on March 19th at The Shed, Bordon.

How to save on energy costs

With the rising costs of energy bills, Dave Lamont from Plastic Free Home, based in Wokingham, has some top tips to help you save

Star Q&A: Kelly Jones

Liz Nicholls chats to musician & dad Kelly Jones as the Stereophonics release their new album Oochya and hit the road for their UK tour

March recipes: Dinners for winners

We’re sharing three hearty recipes from The Hairy Bikers’ Everyday Winners by Si King and Dave Myers, published by Seven Dials, out now £22 hardback

The Year of the Tiger

Henley and Marlow Launches 2022 `The Year of the Tiger`

Star Q&A: Justin Fletcher

TV megastar Justin Fletcher MBE tells us about his influences as he steps out to a venue near you for his all-singing and dancing live show Justin Live – The Big Tour!

February recipes: Sweet dreams

We share a taste of Nadiya’s Fast Flavours by published by Penguin Michael Joseph (£22)

Music brings people together

Haslemere Methodist Church is the venue for a series of stunning lunchtime and evening concerts

January recipes: Gut Reaction

We’re serving up a taster from The Gut-Loving Cookbook by Alana & Lisa MacFarlane which is out this month, published by Pavilion Books

Star Q&A: Ray Mears

Local television star & bushcraft expert Ray Mears, 57, tells us more about his new We Are Nature book & theatre show to help us “tune in and turn on” to nature…

Winnie-the-Pooh 95th anniversary prequel

Once There Was A Bear, a new prequel to mark the 95th anniversary of the classic Winnie-The-Pooh. With so much uncertainty in the world the familiar, beloved characters from our childhood are more welcome than ever.

December recipes: Comfort & joy

We’re offering a taste of Christmas at River Cottage by Lucy Brazier with foreword, essays and seasonal recipes from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, published by Bloomsbury, Priced £22.

Menopause and hair loss

It may not be talked about as much as hot flushes and night sweats, but hair loss is extremely common during menopause.

Jack & Beyond

Send some sweetness & light to loved ones with Jack & Beyond’s Christmas cakes & goodies available for delivery across the UK

November recipes: Passage to India

We’re sharing a taste of From Gujarat With Love – 100 Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes by Vina Patel

October recipes: Sweet spot

Ravneet Gill’s Sugar, I Love You: Knockout Recipes to Celebrate The Sweeter Things in Life, is out this month.

Star Q&A: Martin Jarvis

Actor Martin Jarvis OBE tells us about life, love and turning 80 as he prepares to star as Ted Heath in Michael McManus’ smash hit play Maggie & Ted at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud this month

The Divorce Revolution

New business launched to help separating and divorcing couples save money and stay out of court

Hands free!

Paul Zerdin on his Hands Free show at Camberley Theatre on Tuesday, 21st September

Star Q&A: Ed Byrne

Liz Nicholls talks about life, laughs & lockdown saviours with comedian & dad Ed Byrne, 49, ahead of his live shows in September, including Oxford, Newbury, High Wycombe, Farnham, Camberley & Dorking

September recipes: Coffee & banoffee

This September, Macmillan Cancer Support’s iconic Coffee Morning event is back on Friday 24th September, however you plan it and whatever your baking talents (or lack of) host your coffee morning your way and help raise millions to support the growing number of people living with cancer

Build your dream home

A visit to Build It Live this month will help you create a home as individual as you

Salisbury Cathedral: Threads Through Creation

Creating the world in eight million stitches… On Tuesday 17 August Threads Through Creation, a magnificent embroidery display created by textile artist Jacqui Parkinson will go on show at Salisbury Cathedral.

August recipes: Rays of sunshine

We’re serving up two dishes from Sunshine Kitchen: Delicious Creole recipes from the Heart of the Caribbean by Vanessa Bolosier, published by Pavilion Books.

Star Q&A: Andre Rieu

Liz Nicholls asks international classical music champion & dad Andre Rieu, 71, about life, love & music ahead of Together Again which comes to cinemas on 28th & 29th August.

July recipes: Tutti Fruity

It’s barbecue season! We’ve teamed up with home economics star Jack Monroe & Del Monte to serve this sunny delight

Star Q&A: Paul Stellar

Singer & dad Paul Weller, 63, opens up about his new album Fat Pop (Volume I), collaborations and a hopeful return to live music.

June recipes: Cupcakes & kindness

Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and unite against dementia by signing up for Cupcake Day

Star Q&A: Danny Goffey

Liz Nicholls chats to musician & dad of four Danny Goffey, 47, who will star with his Supergrass bandmates, Feeder & Sports Team at Englefield House in Theale on Friday, 23rd July, as part of the Heritage Live Concert Series.

Star Q&A: James Arthur

Liz Nicholls asks singer James Arthur, about music, mental health and more. His new single September is out on 4th June, via Columbia Records, taken from his as-yet untitled album out in autumn

Support vaccination with V-star badge

Show your support for Covid vaccination programme with a V-star badge thanks to mums’ mission

Flying high with Legoland

Families can book in to enjoy the UK’s first flying theatre ride at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort at the end of this month

Good Cheer Award Winners 2021

Raise your glasses, it’s time to toast our Round & About Good Cheer Award winners!

Gilbertson & Page

Here at Gilbertson & Page our team lives and breathes dogs. Not only do we specialise in the manufacture of life stage, working and sensitive diets like hypoallergenic and grain-free recipes, but dogs run our office, well unfortunately, not quite! but there’s always one or two running about or napping by the desk.

Where’s Brian’s Bottom? asks Abingdon illustrator

Local illustrator Rob Jones always wanted to create a children’s book and, in Where’s Brian’s Bottom? the dream has unfolded!

Gemma Hardy offers mental health advice

Gemma Hardy of Hardy Training Company in Fleet explains what mental health is and how we can manage it during uncertain times

Interview with local artist Catherine Cook

Local artist Catherine Cook explains more about her beautiful pet portraits

Take five….

Top tips for creating your home gym. We’ve teamed up with Morgan Beilby of local design and fit-out specialists Velvaere Studios to help you create the perfect home/work balance.

Star Q&A: Ed Stafford

Liz Nicholls chats to survival expert, dad & TV star Ed Stafford, 45, about life, lockdown & the summer family wilderness camps he has helped devise in the South East.

May recipes: Watercress wonders

Suze Morrison, founder of Gourmet Glow, has teamed up with The Watercress Company to offer some healthy meals

Shakespeare & St George’s Day

“Cry God for Harry, England and St George..!” Pit your wits against our Which William quiz in honour of Shakespeare & St George’s Day

Win! A portrait of your pet

Love your kitty? Adore your doggy? We always knew that we Brits loved our pets passionately, but the last year has deepened our appreciation for our animal companions!

Take our Horrible Histories quiz

Pinch punch first of the month… it’s April’s Fools Day! This is a tradition that some say dates back to Chaucer here in the UK.

What have you missed?

Here we are, a full year after lockdown was announced. Let’s face it, tempers feel a little bit frayed this week, which is natural, really, as we approach the final furlong towards (hopeful) freedom!

Book a plant clinic appointment

Plant or garden dilemma? Grab a free Gardeners’ Question Time Plant Clinic slot with garden guru & Miracle-Gro this week.

Tips to overcome a needle phobia

A needle phobia is quite common – it’s thought to be a problem for about 1 in 10 of us. Phil Day gives some advice to those worried about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Spring has sprung so let’s celebrate!

Bees are buzzing, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining: spring is here!

Get zoom ready with vitamins

Getting the right vitamin supplements to make you Zoom ready! As millions across the world continue to interact online, people are spending a record amount of time video chatting.

Staying safe after COVID-19 vaccination

Comments from Phil Day, Superintendent Pharmacist at Pharmacy2U, the UK’s first and largest online pharmacy

How daylight savings affect your sleep

The clocks go forward on March 28 – the start of daylight savings. This means one less hour in bed, so prepare to feel extra sleepy that day!

Jess Gillam chats about Investec 2021

Jess Gillam tells us about music’s power to connect us and looks ahead to the Investec International Music Festival which will take place in Surrey Hills as soon as safely possible.

April recipes: Baking power

We’ve cooked up a sneaky slice of The National Trust Book of Baking by Sybil Kapoor, which is out on 15th April, with these heart-warming spring recipes.

Star Q&A: David Walliams

Author & dad David Walliams, 49, talks about life & the arts ahead of the adaptation of his novel Billionaire Boy as a Covid-safe Car Park Party

Delicious chocolates for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday so why not show her how much she means by making these sweet treats packed with healthy ingredients and love

Time for wildlife

Time for wildlife – help ensure the survival of beautiful African wild animals by supporting two amazing charities

Liven your home with green walls

Gardarica offers ‘living walls’ tailor-made to the needs of your home, garden or business from design to construction

Star Q&A: Raymond Blanc

Liz Nicholls asks star chef Raymond Blanc about feeding the soul in isolation, finding your calling & his surprising favourite foodstuff…

March recipes: Spice of life

Mandira Sarkar of Mandira’s Kitchen serves up a wonderful suggestion for Mother’s Day: spiced biscuits & masala chai to deliver to your mum’s doorstep if you live close enough to her…

Keep memories alive with Fusions Craft

Discover millions of creative ways to share your life stories for future generations

Pancake recipes: From Bonne Maman

Today is Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday. We’ve teamed up with Bonne Maman UK to offer you some great recipe ideas.

Billy Ocean & the Young Voices

Billy Ocean, along with the Young Voices Choir, wish you a Lovely Day with charity single to help children’s mental health

Build a lockdown family time capsule

Kirsty Prankerd, from photo keepsake retailer Write From The Heart, explains how to build a time capsule with the kids.

Patrick Ebbs: Ciceri e Tria recipe

Try the traditional dish of Ciceri e Tria (Chickpeas and Pasta) as recommended by Godalming author Patrick Ebbs.

February recipes: Blooming lovely

Star chef & hospitality champion Tom Kerridge’s new Hand & Flowers cookbook is helping us find reasons to be cheerful. We’ve teamed up to share recipes for you to cook at home.

Hogs Back Brewery offers vaccination help

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery has stepped up to the national COVID-19 vaccination drive, offering its Hop Hangar as a drive-through facility for people in the area to receive the life-saving jab.

Star Q&A: Andy Triggs Hodge

Three times Olympic rowing gold medallist Andy Triggs Hodge started rowing because he thought it would be fun, now he is sharing that sense of fun through Race The Thames 2021, we chatted to him about his career, the importance of sport and the event taking place in March

January recipes: Right angles

The festive period isn’t normally associated with healthy eating, but Dr Michelle Braude of nutrition practice The Food Effect, says it doesn’t have to be this way and that many of the foods we often associate with Christmas and New Year are actually very healthy if used in the right way.

Unique moment of time

Professor Stephen Hawking had a fascinating relationship with time and this year Bremont are marking that and honouring the eminent scientist with the launch of its Bremont Hawking watch collection.

December recipes: The main event

The festive period isn’t normally associated with healthy eating, but Dr Michelle Braude of nutrition practice The Food Effect, says it doesn’t have to be this way and that many of the foods we often associate with Christmas and New Year are actually very healthy if used in the right way.

Star Q&A: Andrea Bocelli

Liz Nicholls asks Italian opera singer, tenor & record producer, Andrea Bocelli, 62, some questions for our bumper Christmas edition.

LEGOLAND®’s World of Mythical Creatures

The World of Mythical Creatures is coming to The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort in spring 2021

November recipes: food with heart

A new cook book Food & Kindness is raising funds for Oxfordshire’s Sobell House hospice with help from local restaurants

Star Q&A: Chris Difford

Liz Nicholls squeezes Chris Difford, musician & founding member of Squeeze who turns 66 this month, for his thoughts on music, heroes, and reaching out on Zoom…

#YouCanAdopt

We’ve partnered up with (Parents And Children Together) to highlight the #YouCanAdopt campaign and encourage you to consider adopting

October recipes: An apple a day…

Did you know in the UK alone we have more than 2,500 varieties of apple? Enough for you to try a different one every day for more than seven years and what better day to start then on October 21st, Apple Day. Why not try these recipes to start with…

Star Q&A: Katie Melua

Liz Nicholls asks singer Katie Melua a few questions about her musical icons & more ahead of her new album No. 8 being released and a UK tour this month.

The Beatles: Get Back

Get Back is set to celebrate the iconic band’s influence

Star Q&A: Wine wizard Oz

Jonathan Lovett catches up with wine expert and TV celebrity Oz Clarke ahead of the publication of his latest book, Oz Clarke English Wine in which he waxes lyrical about the newest new world wine country

August recipes: Fabulous fish

Sea for Yourself is encouraging us to cook with fresh fish caught in UK seas, so ‘see for yourself’ how healthy and easy it can be

Star Q&A: Christine Walkden

Jonathan Lovett chats to one of the nation’s favourite gardeners, The One Show’s Christine Walkden, who is also a proud life member of The National Allotment Society

Hook, line & sinker

Fishing is a reel-ly big pull for millions of people and what can be better than sitting by the river in the sunshine – you may fin-ish up with a big catch you’ll have something to carp on about to your friends!

Eat better in lockdown

Nutritionist Abi Barclay-Watt has some tips on how to curb those cravings

Explore education

With many of us having more time on our hands, there’s never been a better time to learn something new

Star Q&A: Julia’s outdoor jewels

To say TV presenter Julia Bradbury loves the outdoors would be an understatement, so much so that she set up The Outdoor Guide website packed with wonderful walks, picturesque pubs to stay in and everything you need to get out and enjoy yourself

The GREAT outdoors!

We’ve never appreciated being outside more than we do now and with more gradually opening up to us, let’s get out and enjoy it

July recipes: Love those leaves

Watercress is healthy, delicious and packed full of goodness – one 85g bag provides more than the recommended daily amount of vitamin C to help boost your immune system. It’s in season until October so get creating now!

Salute our Forces

Our Armed Forces are something for us to be proud of at any time as they work to keep us safe and now they are helping to fight coronavirus

Big Wild Weekend

Celebrate the summer solstice and Big Wild Weekend by getting closer to nature with the Wildlife Trusts from today (19th) to Sunday (21st).

Scrubs help

Huge thanks goes out to all those who have been making scrubs in their homes and the schools coming together to make face shields for our NHS and key workers

Online auction

The Hampshire Country & Garden Festival is running an online auction from Thursday 11th to Sunday, 14th June offering virtual entertainment while raising money for the Hampshire Medical Fund.

Wind in the Willows

Join Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger in GSC’s online Wind in the Willows

Chawton House virtual gardens

Chawton House virtual garden festival

Butterfly ID skills via Zoom

We’ve all got closer to nature over the past few weeks as we spend more time in our gardens and take time to appreciate what’s around us.

Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills advises you to stay away – for now!

Rock Choir fundraiser

Join Rock Choir’s 24-hour fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness Week

Wartime spirit

Celebrate VE Day at home – sing, dance and raise a glass to toast Second World War heroes

Citizens Advice debt help

Coronavirus: Get help if you can’t pay household bills

Hypnotherapy sleep tips

Resolve coronavirus-related sleep problems with the help of hypnotherapy

Save music venues campaign

#SAVEOURVENUES campaign launched to help grassroots music

Room for improvement

With the majority of us spending more time at home at the moment how about lavishing some love on your home and considering how you can improve it, Karen Neville looks at some ways to make the most of your home…

2.6 Challenge

Take the 2.6 Challenge and help boost the UK’s charities

April recipes: Close to nature

Qualified natural chef Jo Keyes shares some wholesome recipes devised in her Time To Nourish kitchen for body, mind & soul

Time to love your home

Advice for how you can freshen up your home especially if you’re looking to sell

Wildlife Trusts online

Enjoy the wonderful world of wildlife online

Co-parenting advice

Co-parenting during the Coronavirus lockdown

Turn on the TAP

A new app makes it easy to thank the unsung heroes in your community at a time when we’ve never needed them more

Barking to baking

Your dogs will be barking mad for these home bakes

Home schooling

Home schooling tips to help you learn as your child does

Worship Online

Churches in Newbury are reaching new congregations with online services helping us through these difficult times

Take your seat…

Enjoy the theatre from the comfort of your sofa courtesy of National Theatre at Home via YouTube

Gardening tips 2

Getting some fresh air in the current situation is so important. 

Gardening tips 1

Staying at home is not ideal but there’s lots to get on with in the garden.

Spring clean: De-clutter

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your digital life

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your house

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your kitchen

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Spring clean your bedroom

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Happy bunnies…

You’re never too old to enjoy an Easter egg hunt which is lucky for you as there are some cracking ones to enjoy!

Gorgeous gardens

What better way can there be to mark spring than to get out in the garden? Karen Neville gathers some inspiring gardens worth visiting.

Spring clean your bathroom

The Great British Spring Clean has been postponed so how about giving your home a spring clean instead?

Make your own garden for wildlife 

Make your own secret garden for wildlife 

Mum’s the word

Here are some present ideas ahead of Mothering Sunday on 22nd March

World Book Day

Thursday is the annual worldwide celebration of books and reading that is World Book Day.

British Pie Week

Never has the saying ‘nice as pie’ been so apt – who doesn’t love a tasty pastry pie and what better time to indulge than in British Pie Week.

Food, friends and fun

Host a supper club on 7th March and raise funds for Eva’s Friends

Journey of discovery

Fi Harding tells us more about Chiltern Arts Festival 2020 which takes place at various venues between Friday 28th February and Saturday 7th March

March recipes: Not your average Joe!

Fitness star Joe Wicks –AKA The Body Coach – has teamed up with cancer charity Macmillan to share some veggie recipes for March

Drive time

Whatever your vintage or passion, March is a great month for motoring enthusiasts.

Talking Point: Clare Balding

Liz Nicholls asks Clare Balding about life, sport and our beloved pets as she launches Dogcast With Clare Balding

Golf: Hole lotta love

“Golf is a good walk spoiled” according to some but to others there’s nothing like the challenge of hitting that small round ball to the best of your ability, avoiding hazards and wayward shots along the course and eventually seeing it drop in the hole.

Tuck into Cornish Pasty Week

Yesterday marked the start of Real Bread Week and today it’s the turn of Cornish Pasty Week.

Real Bread Week

Did you know this week is Real Bread Week? It’s the annual celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them.

Movie magic

Anton DuBeke and Erin Boag will bring Dance those Magical Movies to Reading’s Hexagon this March

Love literature

Talented stars from Ascot, Crowthorne and Sandhurst will dazzle you this month at the 49th South East Berks Gang Show. Sandra Sidey tells us more…

Random Acts of Kindness day

Make the world a better place with a random act of kindness 

Forging past the food fads

With so much misinformation out there here are Abi Barclay-Watt’s 25 nutritional truths – no fads!

Warmer winter

Tips on how to keep your home warm & safe in the colder months

Wear Red Day

Go with the Flow at Godalming art gallery’s new exhibition

National Apprenticeship Week

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week and all its benefits

Jane Austen’s House

Jane Austen’s House celebrates re-opening with new ambassadors and new events 

Banff film festival

Scale new heights with this year’s films with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour 

Talking Point: Russell Watson

Liz Nicholls chats to singer Russell Watson about his tour

Adult care: Winter 2020

We’ve put together some articles about planning for later life care as well as staying healthy & stimulated in our February guide.

February’s recipes: Rice & easy!

We’ve teamed up with Tilda to serve up some recipes to make the most of their new flavoured easy-cook sachets

You’re never too old…

Active minds and active bodies are on the curriculum at the University of the Third Age

Snowdrop walk

Join snowdrop walk and support Child Bereavement UK 

2020 trends

The ways of getting in shape are constantly changing as this year’s trends suggest

New year, new job

Want a change of job and need some help writing that perfect CV? Judith Coslett has some great advice

Education guide: Winter 2020

Welcome to the first education extra of 2020, we had an impressive array of entries for our story writing competition and they all prove what a talented bunch you are!

Go green!

If we each make small changes to our lives we can collectively make a huge impact to protect our planet for future generations. Here are some positive ideas…

Talking point: Liz Bonnin

Liz Nicholls asks award-winning presenter and biologist Liz Bonnin about school, the live tour of the BBC’s Planet Earth II this spring and how we can all do our bit.

January’s recipes: Vive la revolution!

We share two exclusive recipes from Ollie Hunter’s brand new sustainable cookbook with two copies up for grabs

Great & good

This festive season, look no further than Windsor Great Park as the setting for your family time together.

Unicorn adventures

Lorrin Chantrey tells us how her four-year-old daughter inspired a unique project, including some festive woodland fun this month & parties galore

A golden example of dining

Liz Nicholls reviews the newly opened Ivy Oxford Brasserie.

Match made in heaven

The story behind a local production of Little Matchstick Girl at Farnham Maltings has an equally moving significance & legacy

Running, for good elf

Take part in the Santa & Elf fun runs in Hindhead, Godalming and Farnborough this month to raise money for a life-changing charity.

Spa & away

Michelle Miley takes some time out to indulge in an afternoon of relaxation and pampering at Donnington Valley near Newbury in Berkshire

A green Christmas

Local dad David Lamont, founder of Plastic Free Home, offers his tips on how we can enjoy a more planet-friendly season

Adult Care

Round & About Magazine is publishing its popular annual eight-page Adult Health & Social Care Supplement in February 2020.

Ghost: The Ultimate Tour Named Death

Steve Warner enjoys Ghost’s performance at SSE Arena Wembley on Friday

Independence day!

Christmas shopping: celebrating our local traders and Small Business Saturday on 7th December

Where to see Santa

The friendly fella in the red suit with the long white beard is building up to his busiest time of the year and over the next few weeks there are plenty of places where you can catch him as he stops off on tour before heading back to get those presents ready for 25th December. Here are some of the venues you can catch him…

Oh yes it is…

Pantomimes are many children’s first experience of the theatre and what a way to start!

Talking point: Brydon time

Television star, singer and father of five Rob Brydon, 54, talks about his life & career ahead of his new Songs & Stories tour

Wrappers delight

Guildford’s Carolyn Ledger explains more about Naturally Wrapt – the planet-friendly business she launched this year, in addition to her job as a SEN teacher

Make no bones about it…

Ella Reeves reviews Lovely Bones at Oxford Playhouse

Half term at National Trust

Things to do this half term in Surrey

Talking point: Jack Savoretti

Liz Nicholls chats to musician & dad Jack Savoretti

Fabulous Fireworks

Remember, remember the 5th of November… Flash, bang, wallop… it’s fireworks time!

SOFO exhibition

WW2 veterans portraits at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum 

Wear it pink day

Wear it pink and support breast cancer research charities 

Plastic problem

Michaela Strachan chats to us about plastic…

First aid in schools

First aid to be part of curriculum in state schools next year

Mental health day

Don’t bottle things up on World Mental Health Day 

Autism hour

For autistic people every day …

Wisley in October

The wonder of Wisley 

Good Beer Guide

Cheers to CAMRA Good Beer Guide 

Thames Valley Tech Awards 2019

Read about the Thames Valley Tech Awards 2019

Bill’s Newbury

New look for Bill’s in Newbury with chance to win dinner for six 

Headlines & Hedgerows

Our countryside & its wildlife is at risk. We encourage you to join the campaign to save our endangered hedgerows and share an exclusive extract from John Craven’s new book.

Think pink!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – support the cause by buying these items & wearing pink on Friday, 18th October

Talking point: Country smile

Liz Nicholls asks broadcaster & dad John Craven, 79, about his life & career ahead of his appearance at Guildford Literary Festival

Guildford town race

Guildford’s first closed-road running race starting from the town’s cobbled high street takes place on 13th October.

A-Wey day at Wharf

Illuminated boat pageant at dusk is the highlight of a day beside the river

Plastic free home…

David Lamont shares his story about his mission to heal the planet

Alzheimer’s memory walk

Join a memory walk against dementia

Windsor Fringe 2019

Theatre, comedy, music, dance, family shows, a pop up record stall and music around a fire pit are among some of the many amazing attractions at this year’s Windsor Fringe. 

Field day!

Five educational benifits of visiting a farm

A radical festival

Michelle Miley reviews Boomtown 2019

Milestone millions

In May we told you about the Community Foundation for Surrey and the work they do to support causes through its family of donors, they are now delighted to have reached a magnificent milestone

Heritage Open Days

Discover history, architecture and culture at Heritage Open Days

Pruning v chopping!

A light hearted look at the subject of pruning or as many people call it ‘chopping’ ‘hacking’ or ‘trimming’.

Perfect ingredients

Surrey’s food and drink hero is back!

Love local at Winkworth

Join the party at arboretum – it’s much more than a walk in the woods!

Spa & away

September is the perfect month to book in for some R&R. Here are a few great places to enjoy some pampering treatments and time out!

Talking point: Fry & mighty!

Actor, comedian & writer Stephen Fry, 62, tells us about his new show Mythos: A Trilogy – Gods. Heroes. Men which is on tour this month, including Oxford & London

Education guide: Autumn 2019

School days are the happiest days of your life, right? Check out our education guide and find out how you can make them really top class.

‘No Reading, no Amazon’s!’

Liz Nicholls asks Matt Thomson, frontman of homegrown heroes The Amazons about local life and music ahead of their hotly anticipated performance at Reading Festival…

Be Nice, Say Hi!

Be Nice, Say Hi to cyclists and horses

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle voted one of the nation’s favourite landmarks

Gardening: August

There’s still plenty to enjoy and get on with in the garden this month.

Kidd pro quo

Model, racing driver, TV presenter & pub landlady Jodie Kidd, 40, tells us about life, local treasures and her foodie favourites

Homegrown heroes

We raise a toast to the many local producers wowing the world with their food & drink offerings worth your attention

The Big Butterfly Count

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the Big Butterfly Count – the world’s largest butterfly survey.

Talking Point: Will Young

Liz Nicholls speaks to local singer-songwriter Will Young

Eat Food Festival

Eat Food Festival in Henley until Saturday

Help save lives

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance needs you!

Children’s Hospice Week

Show you care during Children’s Hospice Week 

Independent Bookshop Week

It’s Independent Bookshop Week – read all about it! 

Talking Point: George Clarke

Liz Nicholls asks architect, dad and TV star George Clarke, 47 about life & loves ahead of hosting Blenheim Flower Show this month

Who cares for the carers? 

Carers Week puts the focus on 6.5million in the UK helping family and friends 

Solent Hotel & Spa

Solent Hotel & Spa in Fareham, Hampshire, has the perfect spa break and dining packages to help you hit the “reset” button and offers a great base to explore the south coast

Gardening: June joys

June is one of the nicest months of the year. The days are long and the garden is now in full swing.

10 top hotels in Devon

Good Hotel Guide shares 10 of their top hotels in Devon with us…

Big lunch: The perfect ingredients

Add a handful of community spirit, a sprinkling of food and a big dose of fun to create The Big Lunch on 1st and 2nd June

Dementia Action Week

Don’t be afraid to talk in Dementia Action Week

Gardening: Abundance of colour

Spring is coming to its glorious end, and summer is nearly upon us.

Foster Care Fortnight

Foster carers are part of what’s called “the team around the child”. As we approach Foster Care Fortnight, between 13th and 26th May, we encourage you to consider it.

Christian Aid Week

Today marks the start of Christian Aid Week, the national week raising money for the worldwide work of Christian Aid.

Marathon in May

Can you take on PACT’s Marathon in May challenge? 

Floral feast

The blooming marvellous Chelsea Flower Show is a true horticultural highlight

April flowers

I absolutely love this time of year. The countryside is awash with daffodils, tulips are starting to flower and glorious summer days in the garden really are just around the corner.

We Love Golf

The We Love Golf campaign is encouraging more women to take part in the game and enjoy the social side too

Wildlife survey

People’s Trust for Endangered Species needs your help to record Britain’s ‘big five’

Male cancer awareness week

The eleventh Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week, from 8th 14th April, encourages all men to check their “bits”

Oar-some day

Enjoy an oar-some day out at the University Boat Race

Big pedal

Don’t be surprised if on your way to work or school this morning you see many more children than usual on their bikes, scooters or just walking. 

Get away!

Fancy a night away? Refresh yourself (and perhaps your plus one) with an overnight break right here in the UK, writes Liz Nicholls.

And they’re off…

The next couple of months are a great time to enjoy a day at the races

Thames Valley: Easter egg-stravaganza

Shell out on some family fun at these cracking Easter egg hunts.

Talking Point: Julia Donaldson

Multi award-winning author Julia Donaldson tells us about seeing her work adapted for the stage as Zog goes on tour across the UK this month

RHS:Dig For Victory

Share photographs of Second World War vegetable plots with the RHS Dig for Victory campaign

Talking Point: Nigel Havers

Liz Nicholls chats to actor, dad, and all-round charming man Nigel Havers, 67, who is set to star in ART at Richmond Theatre.

Chinese Whispers: February recipes

Ahead of Chinese New Year on Tuesday, 5th February (the Year of the Pig), local star Ching He Huang shares her wisdom…

Bowie & beyond

Liz Nicholls chats to Woody Woodmansey ahead of the Holy Holy show this month…

Magic of musicals: Anton & Erin

Strictly Come Dancing’s “Mr Debonair” Anton du Beke tells Peter Anderson about his upcoming show in Guildford, together with dance partner Erin Boag.

Rock solid: megaliths

Andy Burnham offers his guide to some of the best megalithic sites here in South East England which you can visit.

Adult care guide: Winter 2019

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Later life can be full of fun & mental stimulation. In February we focus on adult care and our moving interview with Sir Jackie Stewart as well as initiatives from silverswans

Q&A with Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody

Snow Patrol’s frontman Gary Lightbody chats about his recent move to L.A. and what goes into their shows.

Underwater wonders

Journey deep into the ocean with Blue Planet II – Live in Concert – a feast for your eyes and ears…

Hungerford heroine: historical novelist Iris Lloyd

Iris Lloyd explains more about her “now or never” approach to writing, having written her first novel at the age of 70 and just published her latest.

Concert: Violin virtuoso

Former Young Musician of the Year Jennifer Pike will be playing the piece that won her the title when she appears at Marlborough College.

Education guide: Winter 2019

School days are the happiest days of your life, right? Check out our education guide and find out how you can make them really top class.

Saving Sumatran orangutans

Lucy Radford of Abingdon charity Sumatran Orangutan Society explains more about the plight of and how to help this majestic endangered creature.

High drama: opera screenings

Catch an operatic tale of passion and intrigue at Farnham Maltings and at The Palace Cinema in Alton this month thanks to Met Live in HD.

Dancing: Witness the fitness

Strictly star Ian Waite’s life was changed by the joy of dance and you can channel the same benefits thanks to FitSteps…