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  • Your business, new horizons in 2018

    Friday, 06 April 2018.

    The biggest threat to any business is inertia, if you’re not moving forward then you’re at risk of slipping back and in today’s competitive markets that just isn’t an option. Sometimes you...

    Into Africa

    Tuesday, 16 January 2018.

    I have loved no part of the world like this.- Graham Greene Africa has a multitude of faces, it is a shapeshifter and a contradiction. Few places on earth inspire the same passion or cast quite the ...

    Barbados Holidays - up to 50% reductions

    Wednesday, 02 August 2017.

    Barbados is a hidden jewel of the Caribbean islands. Set 100 miles out from the Grenadines and St Lucia, Barbados secures the trade winds so you are always soothed by a soft sea breeze alongside t...

    Savour a slice of southern Sweden

    Wednesday, 02 August 2017.

    Nordic noir, Medieval towns, architecture, serene rail travel, beaches and superb innovative food. Malmö, Ystad, Kalmar and Stockholm are all very different cities but share the welcoming spirit of...

    The ultimate no fly honeymoon

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017.

    Slow trains, fast cars and timeless romance. For whatever reason do you dream of a honeymoon where your feet never have to leave the ground ? We may have a little something for you.. Star...

    Tasting in Tuscany

    Wednesday, 10 May 2017.

    Since the 11th Century the Borgo di Castelvecchio or ‘village of the old castle’ has been dominated by the structure that bears its name. The Borgo is a collection of ancient farmhouse and hall...

    Sail around the world for free

    Thursday, 16 February 2017.

    On Friday 5th January, 2018, cruise ship Columbus will depart from London's Tilbury Dock for an historic 121 night grand circumnavigation of the globe. This extraordinary voyage from Britain's leadi...

    What, No Snow?!

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017.

    At a time of year when skiers are planning their annual jaunt to the slopes, comes the news that there is not much of the white stuff to be had. Traditional resorts are reporting very poor snowfall a...

    Amazing travel deals - Hot or Cold

    Thursday, 05 January 2017.

    If you're prepared to get out of the blocks quick, there are some extraordinary travels deals to be had in 2017. Whether you're dreaming of sandy beaches or a cruise around the Arctic Circle, there ...

    Yoga retreat Portugal

    Friday, 21 October 2016.

    If winter makes you feel drained, lethargic and below par, then a yoga retreat In Portugal could be just want you need to put body and soul back together. ...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Why live in Hungerford?
    Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside