NN May 16
From the Editor
Our wonderful Spring bulbs are starting to die back and Summer is well and truly on its way. Welcome to May. Bringing a fun, floral frenzy focused on fashion to Milton Keynes, intu installed a flower garden inside its centre last month, and had shoppers stopping by to admire it. Our fashion expert Cindy Hudson spoke to some of the fashionistas who were well and truly dressed on-trend. Take a look at some of the most fashionable that she spotted on page 17.
It dates back to the latter part of the 19th century and today the UK automotive industry enjoys a significant presence in the world of motorsport, but perhaps none more so than the giant that is Maclaren. We were personally invited to visit their factory in Woking to find out what lay at the very heart of this giant. Adam Tudor-Lane tells us more on pages 42 and 43.
John Best usually writes about all things art and creativity in our wonderful county but this month he moves the borders and looks at some of the creative generators from far across the region. Read more on page 38. We check in with the restoration of Delapré Abbey this month and update you on its progress and if you like stately homes and love to read, then on your door step is the fabulous ancestral home of Diana – Althorp, which hosts its annual Literary Festival in June and we’re giving you a chance to win tickets – see more on page 47.
At the start of this month we enjoy a long weekend as we have the early May Bank Holiday and then at the end of May we have the Spring Bank Holiday – make sure you check out our Diary Dates pages for inspiration on where to go and what to do. And if you’re sitting any GCSEs good luck!
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