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  • 8 Lovely local arboretums

    All change! The trees are turning from green to gorgeous red-brick, crimson and gold - and the best places to see them are these beautiful local arboretums in Bucks, Oxon and beyond.

  • 10 free things to do this summer

    It may be looking distinctly changeable outside and the summer funds might be running low but there is still plenty to squeeze out of summer in Bucks, Oxon and further afield.

  • 6 reasons to go to The Big Festival

    It's the last big local festival this summmer and happening this weekend in the Cotswolds - go fill your boots with Rudimental, celeb chefs, and Mr Tummmmmmble.

  • Secrets of a shopping mall

    There's more to Oxford's Westgate than retail therapy, doncha know. If you're heading down this month, you'll find plenty of unexpected fun stuff to do. Here's our picks.

  • The best bluebell walks

    Blooming 'eck! Bluebells are about to start popping up in their thousands across Bucks and Oxon. Here's where to find the best of them, plus our pick of nearby pubs for a cheeky pitstop.

  • Day trippers

    Half term's nearly here (*smiles through gritted teeth*). Please the little people and save your sanity by checking out these 23 top family day trips.

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