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24-Hour Room Service: Old Downton Lodge, Shropshire

When Hollywood rolled into the Shropshire Hills to film Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, the cream of the cast (which numbered among them Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai and Vanessa Redgrave) got lucky. They, along with director Joe Wright, could relax after a hard day in front of the camera at Old Downton Lodge. The lodge is set deep in the private Downton Estate, a verdant swathe of countryside that stretches out from Ludlow towards the Welsh border. It is a laid-back yet luxurious bolt hole that happens to serve some of the best food in Britain.

Bank charges for bounced cheques 'are excessive'

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12 held in drug trafficking raids

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EU 'family' needs to forgive rather than punish an impoverished state

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Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
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