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Oriental rug-making in Pakistan

Orient expressed

Clare Jennings tells us what to look for in a quality oriental rug, and how to distinguish quality hand-knotted rugs from those that are mass-produced

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Kitchen featuring granite surfaces.

Granite Planet are specialists in granite and marble

Granite Planet are a Market Leader specialising in the supply and installation of granite and marble.

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The exhibit design for Leamington's entry into the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Leamington to Bloom at Chelsea Flower Show

Royal Leamington Spa is taking a piece of the spa town magic to RHS Chelsea Flower Show - and everyone can get involved! Sarah Windrum discusses Leamington’s exhibit.

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DIY chalkboard photo frames

DIY Photo Frame Chalkboards

A thrifty, fun and fabulous way to reuse old picture frames

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Tobacco leaf infected with tobacco mosaic virus © US Government, Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Combating plant viruses

It’s not just humans who can be infected with viruses – plants can too, and they are a major problem for the horticultural industry. Lisa Martin explains how viruses can affect plants, and how local scientists are helping to combat the problem of viruses in our food crops.

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Robin Furlong's bespoke furniture

Enriching your surroundings with handmade furniture

Robin Furlong’s new furniture studios in Moreton in Marsh offer greater accessibility to his broadening collection of fine furniture.

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Memory Jar

A Jar Of The Good Things

“Let the good times roll..... but not out of sight”

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Emma Morris

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations and Candle Holders

Bring out your creative side and make some cheap but lovingly made DIY Christmas decorations.

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Oversley Wood - © John Clift 2012. Reproduced with permission.

Protecting Warwickshire’s Woodlands

Warwickshire’s woodlands are important recreational spaces and sources of biodiversity, but they are threatened by lack of funding, invasive species and disease.

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Advent Pouches

The Best 2013 Advent Calendars

From little LEGO blocks to luxury chocolates, here is our selection of the 10 best advent calendars for 2013.

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Personalised Christmas Stamp

Decorations & Interior Accessories for Christmas

Bring Christmas into your home by decorating with our favourite home accessories and hanging decorations.

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The Top Gifts For Children This Christmas

Our selection of the best toys and gifts for girls and boys this Christmas

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Granite surfaces from Bower Willis

Bower Willis Designs offer a range of work surfaces for your kitchen

If you are struggling to decide which is the most practical work surface for your kitchen, let yourself be guided by experienced kitchen designers, Bower Willis Designs.

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Granite Planet is located in Honeybourne, Evesham

Granite Planet: thirty years providing premium granite and marble

Granite Planet have had a distinctive and successful thirty-year heritage in all things granite and marble. Their extensive showroom provides an outstanding product showcase and they maintain a dedicated customer support and advice team who are on hand to deal with any queries.

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The Cooper's new home in Aberdovey

Hayward Smart are ‘Building the Dream’

A house designed by Shipston architects features in a new television series

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Anne Tuner's uniquely designed kitchen by Bower Willis Designs of Shipston on Stour

A look around Anne Turner’s dream kitchen

Anne Tuner shows us around her uniquely designed kitchen by Bower Willis Designs of Shipston on Stour

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Angela Bowers with Jan

Key trends for designing your dream kitchen

Angela Bower, owner of Bower Willis Designs, gives us her take on the five key trends to look for when designing your dream kitchen.

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