The Bargain Hunter: Take a look at life in the country with a day down on the farm


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It's a little short notice but tomorrow, Sunday 9 June, is Open Farm Sunday offering people the chance to have a good look round a local farm. Most are offering free activities – although some have an entrance fee – including farm walks, nature trails, tractor rides, pond dipping, as well as the chance to buy produce at mini farmers' markets. Go to and put in your postcode to find your nearest event.

Designs on a saving as future star names are going cheap

Love designer goods but can't afford their prices? Get in before they're famous to snap up a bargain. New Designers 2013 is a London showcase of the work of recent design graduates. From 26 to 29 June it will focus on ceramics, glass, fashion, textiles and accessories. From 3 to 6 July it features furniture, visual communications and spatial design. Tickets and more details at

Keep dad happy with some good deals for Father's Day

It's Father's Day on Sunday 16 June and retailers have several offers to encourage you to splash out on the patriarch in your life. For instance, Superdrug is offering up to 50 per cent off on fragrances, or there's 25 per cent off all designer shirts at Debenhams. Meanwhile, at there's a range of Father's Day deals.

Our Ascot winner will look a favourite at the races

The winner of our exclusive competition to win an Ascot outfit is Peter Hayes of Watlington, Oxfordshire.

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