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The changing world of tackle manufacturers

The changing world of tackle manufacturers

Ron Cousins explores the changing world of tackle manufacturers…

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Fluttering By....local butterflies in south west France

Fluttering By....local butterflies in south west France

Chris Luck meets Neil Wilding, a specialist in lepidopterology, the study of butterflies and moths, to find out about the region’s diversity....

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History Revealed - using the local archives

History Revealed - using the local archives

Helen Millar explores the local archives to find out just what can be learned from the documents and photographs stored so carefully…

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Sea Views - plants for coastal gardens

Sea Views - plants for coastal gardens

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get back into our gardens with Trevor Bridge. Many of Living’s readers tend gardens near the sea so, as well as our regular tips and advice, we asked Trevor to suggest some plants that love coastal conditions…

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Preparing for the start of the fishing season

Preparing for the start of the fishing season

With the arrival of the new fishing season, Ron Cousins gives us an insight into what to expect on the opening day…

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Living Architecture - the roof over our head

Living Architecture - the roof over our head

A sound roof over our head is something we all need, and a traditional-looking one can be a thing of beauty – but how it’s constructed will vary, according to the style of what lies beneath it, and where you happen to live.

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Southern Comfort - visit the Côte d'Azur

Southern Comfort - visit the Côte d'Azur

If you long for a break in the sun, the good news is that you can now fly down to Nice and the Côte d’Azur direct from Limoges Airport.

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The banks of the Charente

The banks of the Charente

Raising a glass on the banks of the Charente is becoming a tradition for Ron Cousins…

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In profile: Angoulême

In profile: Angoulême

Over three thousand years after it was first settled by man, Angoulême still presents a striking outline, rising assertively above its limestone ramparts to survey the vastness of the fertile plains of la Charente and l’Anguienne which surround it. Draw closer, though, and it soon becomes clear that this is in fact not one town but two: the historic ville haute – referred to locally as ‘le plateau’ – and the larger ville basse, home to the sprawl of the industrial and commercial activities which have made this the administrative capital of the Département de la Charente...

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Picture Perfect - wildlife photography at its best

Picture Perfect - wildlife photography at its best

Chris Luck meets Stephen Rennie, a professional nature photographer based in Charente-Maritime, and picks some of his favourite winter subjects from Stephen’s library…

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