Welcome to the Easter issue! As I write this letter it is snowing hard, but the weather will no doubt improve soon and we will all feel more inspired to get out and about. There is plenty to interest everybody in this issue ; beautiful gardens to visit, pubs to sample and a great competition to enter. You could win a fantastic hamper of pork goodies from Wicks Manor Farm: just go to the competition page on the website to see how to enter.
If you have something we should report about local businesses, life, people or events, then please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria's golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favour with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy.