Heston Blumenthal goes Christmas crackers at his Bray restaurant (and so could you for 300)

Edible fairy lights, tasty tinsel, pork baubles and a partridge in a pear tree! Chef Heston Blumenthal goes Christmas crackers at his Bray restaurant (and so could you for 300) First ever Christmas tasting menu lunch at his restaurant The Fat Duck, West Berkshire 12 courses for 300, excluding alcohol, over three December Sundays His two Bray pubs, The Hinds Head and The Crown, also hosting festive magic By Martha De Lacey PUBLISHED: 11:37 GMT, 16 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:12 GMT, 16 November 2012 Ah, Christmas dinner, that famous feast of edible fairy lights, red Scotch egg baubles, frankincense and myrrh broth, ice cold mulled wine and nitrogen-poached meringues which look like snowballs but taste like pine trees. Er, hang on.

This flood of porn should terrify us all

This flood of porn should terrify us all | UPDATED: 00:48 GMT, 26 October 2012 Not so charming: Panto star Craig Chalmers has an X-rated past Porn seepage is everywhere, trickling down into all corners of society, an unstoppable lava of lust wherever you look. This week, bride-to-be Pauline Bailey was snubbed by a Berkshire hotel from holding her reception there

Dear Dad, I hope you"re proud of your son, the middle-aged, middle-class spiv (mostly retired): Charlie Mortimer pays tribute to the father who…

Dear Dad, I hope you're proud of your son, the middle-aged, middle-class spiv (mostly retired): Charlie Mortimer pays tribute to the father who never gave up on him | UPDATED: 23:54 GMT, 10 August 2012 Roger Mortimer, right, pictured with Charlie as a child, described writing a letter to his son as 'about as effective as trying to kick a 30-ton block of concrete in bedroom slippers' My father’s car is marooned in a quagmire, miles up a dirt track in remote Berkshire countryside. Dad stands beside it, having abandoned the fruitless task of exhuming it from its boggy grave.

Why WOULD an intelligent, middle aged, middle class woman be happy being the other woman forever?

Why WOULD an intelligent, middle-aged, middle-class woman be happy being the 'other woman' forever | UPDATED: 16:04 GMT, 13 July 2012 Bathed in the candlelit glow of a cosy French bistro, Melanie reflects on another wonderful evening with her partner Alex.

A tormented cat called Moppet and the love that helped me endure my father"s cruelty

A tormented cat called Moppet and the love that helped me endure my father's cruelty | UPDATED: 02:42 GMT, 10 July 2012 Ruled by fear: Celia as a child on her father's Berkshire farm Sitting at the head of the dining-room table, my father often used to fix me with a steely glare. ‘I’ll leave my mark on you, Celia,’ he’d say. ‘You may not like it.

Chris Evans bonds with three-year-old son Noah over his fleet of Ferraris

Now THAT'S a toy car collection! Chris Evans bonds with three-year-old son Noah over his fleet of Ferraris | UPDATED: 21:23 GMT, 28 June 2012 There are certain activities that lend themselves especially well to father-son bonding. And a day spend cooing over a collection of luxury sports cars would certainly fall into that category. Chris Evans and his three-year-old boy Noah looked as though they were having the time of their lives as the radio star exhibited his multi-million pound Ferrari collection in Berkshire yesterday

The biggest prize in TV history: Father-of-three takes home 1.5million on Simon Cowell"s show Red or Black?

The biggest prize in TV history: Father-of-three takes home 1.5million on Simon Cowell's show Red or Black | UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 26 June 2012 A contestant on Simon Cowell’s gameshow Red or Black has won 1.5million, the biggest prize in British TV history.

Royal Ascot 2012: Queen arrives to watch Carlton House run in the Prince of Wales Stakes

Well done, Ma'am! Queen arrives at Royal Ascot to watch her thoroughbred Carlton House take second place in the Prince of Wales stakes | UPDATED: 18:10 GMT, 20 June 2012 The Queen looked delighted as her thoroughbred Carlton House ran an impressive race in the Prince of Wales stakes today. The monarch watched from the Royal balcony as her horse came in second place, narrowly beaten to first place by the race favourite So You Think. The Queen's thoroughbred was certainly the crowd's favourite at this afternoon's Royal Ascot, if not the bookies' – and racegoers had jostled for position at the tote as they clamoured to lay their bets ahead of the Prince of Wales stakes