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  • Local food: sandwiches

    30th April 2021

    In May we celebrate British Sandwich Week (17–23 May). Debs Pennell discusses the origins of this staple meal and gets some tips from local chefs and delis on how to create the ‘ultimate’ deli-style sandwich

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  • Local Living stylist Sally Stillingfleet supports local independent retailers with a nod to new spring trends, 2021 style – the only rule is to make it colourful!

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  • When Ellie Cameron persuaded her parents to get a puppy, their preference was for a pure-bred, hypo-allergenic, non-moulting breed. Little did they know they would lose their hearts to a Romanian street dog, who ‘moults like crazy and hasn’t even got a tail!’

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  • The daffs are out, the tulips are bursting through and the blossom will soon be reaching its glorious peak… Whether you have pots to fill, a patio to prettify or acres to tame, it’s time to get those gardening gloves on. Here’s a look at some of our favourite local lawncare experts, garden designers, landscapers and garden centres on hand to help you with your horticultural efforts, plus local gardens to inspire you

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  • We are SO delighted to be printing again and we have a fantastic issue of the magazine for you this April. Our Picture of the Month is by Rutland-based artist Angela Harding and called ‘Look Out’. Daffodils, hares, spring weather… all set the mood of the season perfectly!

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  • Stamford author Hannah Gold’s enchanting novel ‘The Last Bear’, featuring beautiful illustrations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Levi Pinfold, was published in February this year and has created quite a buzz. It was selected as a Children’s Book of the Week in The Times and acclaimed in The Bookseller, and it has sparked wonderful reactions in the literary world. Perfect for 8- to 12-year-old adventurers, animal lovers and anyone who loves big-hearted stories, it invites readers to take a magical trip to the Arctic with April and Bear. Clare Rudd-Jones asked Hannah to tell us more…

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  • Local people: The good life

    29th December 2020

    New allotment holders, Rebecca Downey and family, discovered the joys of getting to grips with their plot during a year of lockdown restrictions in 2020

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  • Burghley House

    23rd December 2020

    Burghley Park is a brilliant place to walk in the winter months, with its hard surfaces and tranquil atmosphere. In this picture, Burghley House looks almost oriental through the mist….

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