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Thames Valley Area Guide: Ascot

Principally known for being the home of the Royal Ascot Racecourse, Ascot is a small town in East Berkshire. It also has a reputation for being one of the most expensive places in the UK, both to rent or buy a property. In this guide, we…
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Cost of Living: Wokingham Compared

Often ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK, Wokingham is a popular commuter town for people working in cities like London, Winchester and Oxford or commercial towns like Reading, Bracknell and Basingstoke. You can find a more…
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Binfield

With a population of around 9000 people, the village of Binfield is a small Berkshire parish occupying land between Warfield, Shurlock Row, Bracknell and Wokingham. A part of the Bracknell Forest District Council, it is classed as an urban town…
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Shopping Local: A Guide to Independent Traders in the Thames Valley

Reading has the Oracle, Bracknell has the Lexicon and Basingstoke has Festival Place. They are all great places to shop and offer the convenience of centralised mall parking with access to popular retail chains like Next, HMV and Waterstones. However,…
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Wokingham: The Happiest Place to Live?

Want to know where the happiest place to live in England is? According to recent results from the Thriving Places Index, Wokingham scores second as the happiest place to live in the country. The assessment is based on three key areas; equality,…
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Education Focus: Wokingham Secondary Schools

Wokingham secondary schools have some of the best reputations in the UK with three performing well above average and ranked in the top 12% of schools nationally. Allocation of placements for secondary schools for the 2018/2019 academic year…
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Earley

Do you want to know more about Earley? A diverse parish which incorporates historical rural settlements with a vast 20th century housing development, Earley bridges the two towns of Reading and Wokingham. Incorporating the 1970s development…
Celebrity Spotting in the Thames Valley
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Celebrity Spotting in the Thames Valley

Celebrity spotting in Berkshire? The Thames Valley might not have the glitter and glamour of Hollywood but the area does have many links to the stars. In this guide, we take a whirlwind tour of the celebrity links to the area in our ‘map’…
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Arborfield: Thames Valley Area Guide

Arborfield is a civil parish of the Wokingham district and is a small village many people simply drive through on their way to work. Well located for local amenities and boasting some hidden gems of its own, this quiet area benefits from lower…
Twyford and Hurst area guide
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Thames Valley Area Guide: Twyford and Hurst

Nestled in a rural idyll between Reading, Maidenhead, Wokingham and Henley-on-Thames, the villages of Twyford and Hurst enjoy excellent commuter links, access to great facilities and community driven country life. These two parishes of the…