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Vortex, by Guy Stevens

Please DO touch: on form at Asthall Manor

The biennial on form exhibition looks forward to welcoming visitors to the beautiful surroundings of Asthall Manor and some of the finest stone sculptors in the world

Words by Candia McKormack

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Rosedale

Supported Housing scheme soon to open in Shipston

A £1.25 million supported housing scheme for local people with learning disabilities will open its doors in Shipston-on-Stour on June 9. Flats at Rosedale are now available, offering local people with learning disabilities independent living, but in a supported environment.

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The Coach House

Why you should use an architect

Promotional feature: Hayward Smart Architects explain the importance of using a qualified architect for your building project, and recommend ways to pick the right architect for you.

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Kitchen design featuring a Granite Planet worktop

Granite Planet: How we work

Promotional feature

If you’re looking forward to a complete kitchen installation or revamping an existing layout, Granite Planet can help.

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Sarah Horne wearing an Edina Ronay dress

Supporting local talent at Chelsea Flower Show

Leamington Spa florist and garden designer dresses in style for the world-famous flower show

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Coffee and a quick read in the new kitchen / Photo: Charlotte Wright

‘Our Bower Willis kitchen is the perfect blend of style and substance’

Promotional feature: Geoff and Beatrice Norman invite us into their bespoke family kitchen created by Bower Willis Designs of Shipston on Stour.

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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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Konstruktor

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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