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58% of Local Off-Licences Fail Alcohol Sales ID Test

The Public Protection Partnership (PPP), which delivers Trading Standards, Environmental Health and Licensing services across Bracknell Forest, West Berkshire and Wokingham, has identified that 58% of 86 local off-licences tested in a recent test purchasing operation potentially breached their licence conditions by not asking for identification before selling alcohol to a 20-year-old volunteer. The mystery […]

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Indigo Bay – One of the top Indian restaurants in West Berkshire

Established thirteen years ago in Newbury, the restaurant has a substantial menu of self-styled Indian and Bangladeshi dishes, as genuine as any served this side of the Orient. However, Indigo Bay has …

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Fine Food

Pear
The main British-grown varieties are Doyenne du Comice, Conference and Concorde. Comice has a meltingly soft texture, while Conference is slightly more granular. Concorde, a cross of the two pear …

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WINE

Evidence of grape pips at Palaeolithic sites indicates humans were eating grapes from around 7000BC. The first vineyard dates from 3200 BC when the Egyptians and Phoenicians began planting and tending …

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Mikron Theatre put their Best Foot Forward in Burley

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 Now in their 46th year, Mikron Theatre Company make a welcome stop in Burley on 12th July as their national tour travels throughout the region.
 Appearing for the first time at YHA New Forest th …

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A Royal engagement for Hampshire Charcuterie makers

 
A ROYAL ENGAGEMENT FOR HAMPSHIRE CHARCUTERIE MAKERS
Hampshire Fare members, Parsonage Farm, were recently invited to showcase their range of charcuterie at the summer garden party at Clarence House …

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Winning miss witt wows the academy

WINNING MISS WITT WOWS THE ACADEMY

Lymington based chocolate maker, Miss Witt, has been awarded a silver medal at awards held at the Academy of Chocolate in London.
The judges awarded her a silver fo …

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July’s Hampshire Food Festival is almost here!

The award-winning Hampshire Food Festival will return this July with over 60 food and farming events. Tour vineyards, distilleries and breweries. Pop on the wellies and head for a tractor and trailer …

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“Sayonara Europe Sushi Search”

“Sayonara Europe Sushi Search”
Launches For International Sushi Day From Croque en Bushi to Bratwurst Nigiri
 International Sushi Day takes place on Sunday June 18th 2017. Last year we …

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Food Trends

Green Tea
Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lo …

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Coronation Chicken – A Retro Summer Supper

Preparation time
1-2 hours
Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour
Serves 4-8
Ingredients

1.5kg/4lb free-range chicken
4 spring onions, sliced
6 garlic cloves, peeled, left whole
1 tbsp sea salt
10 whole blac …

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Dads to be. . .

Not being able to conceive could be difficult for a couple, but knowing more about the matter could help you work out the problems.
Such causes could be environmental or even health concerns. At times …

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Taste, Discover and learn your way through July

July brings with it the opportunity to delve into Hampshire’s food and farming. Led by local food group, Hampshire Fare: farmers; producers; pubs; hotels and restaurants will be putting on events to …

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Jane Devonshire Launches Hampshire Food Festival to Press

This year’s Hampshire Food Festival programme of events was launched to press on Thursday 18th May with a picnic in the grounds of Hildon Litd, sponsors of the festival.  Guests were treated to a h …

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Keep in with the in-laws this Father’s Day at Berkshire pub

The team at the Golden Ball in Pinkneys Green, near Maidenhead, is helping to keep fathers, father-in-laws and step dads sweet this Father’s Day.
To help customers with divided loyalties between the …

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The nation comes together on Friday 2 June to celebrate fish and chips

BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION!
Fish and Chip lovers across the UK are coming together on Friday 2 June to once again celebrate the nation’s favourite dish.
Following the phenomenal success of the e …

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4 Food Trends

Food is just like fashion and interior design, trends come and go, but what is ‘hot’ and not in the burn your mouth kind of way this month. . .
1. Tomatoes 
Tomatoes are such a versatile …

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Local Produce

Fielders Farm Shop, a little black barn full of big foodie surprises, can be found on the Pangbourne Road (A340) just off Junction 14 M4.
Fielders Farm Shop is set on bringing you the best that Berksh …

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4 Food Trends

Food is just like fashion and interior design, trends come and go, but what is ‘hot’ and not in the burn your mouth kind of way this Spring
1. Tacos
The taco is a traditional Mexican dish …

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Newby Teas relaunches Tea Bag Collection with craftsmanship-inspired theme

World’s leading luxury tea brand Newby Teas relaunches Classic Tea Bag Collection with craftsmanship-inspired theme

The Classic Tea Bag Collection is served in Blenheim Palace, Radisson Hotels, Ba …

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