Modern slavery is thriving in Berkshire, reveals a police speaker at the Together for Woman lunch attended by Theresa May

The ‘Together for Women’ fund and initiative, launched in 2019 by Berkshire Community Foundation, aims to bring together women to support other women and girls in Berkshire that live with disadvantage or who suffer from issues such as domestic abuse and homelessness, exploitation and modern slavery. At the luncheon event … more

The Bell – Aston Clinton – refurbishment heralds the return of fine dining at the famous pub

Circa 40 years ago pubs were mostly about drinking alcohol. It was near impossible to get a decent glass of wine other than Babychamp, a sparking drink made of cider and on the food front the best you could hope for was pate and toast or a Ploughman’s. But even … more

Fine dining is edgy and wonderful at Smith’s Bar & Restaurant in London’s Paddington

by Maryam Zanouzi, Special Correspondent Smith’s Bar and Grill is described as a traditional British and modern-European eatery with a modern edge. Located in Paddington Basin overlooking the Grand Union canal. It has a large light-filled restaurant and an all year terrace with outdoor heaters. We visited in the evening … more

Jaguars at Gaydon celebrates 25th anniversary of the XK8

‘Jaguars at Gaydon’ celebrates two key milestone anniversaries! The British Motor Museum will host ‘Jaguars at Gaydon’ on 4 September which will celebrate two key milestones – Sir William Lyon’s 120th birthday and the 25th anniversary of the XK8. The first ever ‘Jaguars at Gaydon’ took place last September and … more

Famous literary family, the Sitwells, put contents of Weston Hall up for auction

The contents of Weston Hal1, home of the famous Sitwell library family for more than 300 years, are to be offered at auction later this year. The auction, being run by Dreweatts, which will take place on November 16th, 2021 comprises art works, furniture, ceramics, silver, militaria and a huge … more

Amersham’s newest restaurant revealed – Pluma serving Spain’s finest tapas

Amersham’s newest restaurant, Pluma, is co-founded by local Spanish/British couple Charlie and Arantxa. It’s a brand new site on the high street, with a dark wooden bar, high tables for nibbles and beers, an open kitchen to watch the Spanish chefs in action and an outdoor courtyard for al fresco … more

Review: The Greene Oak, Oakley Green, Windsor

The Greene Oak is a gastro pub gem slightly off the beaten-track – even though its right next to the M4 motorway: up a little lane not far from the Oakley Court Hotel beside the Thames in Windsor. Chiltern Traveller visited in the evening after the scorching heat of August … more

Hallmark – 3* & 4* hotels in great places

Hallmark operate 28 hotels across the UK. All of the hotels are 3* or above. Each one is unique and offer excellent facilities including award winning restaurants, event spaces and leisure facilities. Find out more about current special deals at these lovely hotels by clicking here.

Countdown to the Battle of Evesham on 3 & 4 August

It’s only a few weeks until the Battle of Evesham takes place inWorcestershire; the countdown has begun! Taking place on Evesham’s Crown Meadow on the 3 & 4 August, the mediaeval, free to attend popular festival will feature a camp with life-demonstrations of cookery, weapons and medicine plus the battle re-enactment … more