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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Season of fruitfulness

It's time to harvest and preserve your garden's crops, as well as gathering seeds for next year. We have all the advice gardeners need.

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20th Sep 2018
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Late summer salads

Although the sunshine might be waning, keep summer alive at your kitchen table with these health-conscious, no-cook recipes that are quick to assemble and easy on the waistline.

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20th Sep 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Autumn colour and style tips

Autumn is almost upon us and it's time to spruce up your wardrobe to cope with the chill. Helen Venables has some tips to keep you cosy and on style.

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10th Sep 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Berry infused gins

Mix up your usual G&T by infusing the gin with berries. Not only will it have a pretty colour, but it will taste delicious too.

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7th Sep 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Aloe-Vera for complete skin care

Aloe Vera has been used as an anti-inflamatory and skin soothing remedy for 1000s of years. Here's a quick guide on how you can make the most of aloe.

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4th Sep 2018
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Walnut, chocolate and plum upside-down cake

What's not to love? It's cake, with chocolate, with succulent plums, with walnuts - and it's upside down. Oh, and it's absolutely delicious!

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31st Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Companion planting

Companion planting to keep harmful insects out of gardens is an old practice gleaned from years of experimentation and folklore passed down through generations.

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29th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Cat-friendly gardens

It's that time of year again when gardeners across the country are exercising their creative and practical energies to design a beautiful garden for the enjoyment of family and friends during the warmer months.

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23rd Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

How to travel in style

Helen Venables reveals some simple packing hacks that will allow you to make maximum use of your limited baggage allowance.

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22nd Aug 2018
Helen Venables
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Eye care tips to avoid bags and dark circles

As skin loses elasticity with ageing the area under your eyes Banish bags, dark circles and lines.

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22nd Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

What rights do grandparents have when a family splits?

Gaining access to grandchildren via legal means can be difficult according to family law solicitor Lisa Mohar from Bray & Bray law firm. Here she explains how the law works and makes a case for change.

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15th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

While the cat's away

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer explains what happens to your garden when you go on holiday.

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15th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Understanding dogs' abilities

Dog behaviourist and obedience trainer, Stan Rawlinson, explains why dogs behave as they do.

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8th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

How to manage the school holidays with grandchildren when their parents are divorced

Summer brings many grandparents welcome time with grandchildren but for some it also means the stress of dealing with a broken relationship too.

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7th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Aubergine bake

This is a delicious Italian recipe which takes about ten minutes to prepare because most of the ingredients can be bought ready-to-go in the supermarket.

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7th Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

How to dry flowers

Dried flowers. There are many ways of drying fresh flowers, they look beautiful and bring your summer flower season indoors all year round.

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2nd Aug 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Purrfect teeth

Good dental care is not just for humans. Spot the tell-tale signs of gum disease and tooth decay before it becomes a health risk to our cat.

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31st Jul 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Chocolate walnut dipped strawberry ice pops

Chocolate walnut dipped strawberry ice pops - super simple fruit lolly recipe that can be done with the grandchildren over the summer hols.

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30th Jul 2018
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World's most expensive steaks return to Aldi - for only £7.99

Aldi's best-selling Wagyu steak cuts return but you better get your skates on - they sell out fast!

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25th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Keep your beauty cool

There's no denying it, we are slaves to the summer sun! And, we continue to make the same mistakes regarding skin and haircare every year. If you want to avoid ageing your skin prematurely, make this summer different.

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23rd Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Hosepipe bans and your garden

Maxine Farmer offers advice on how to manage your garden and plants through drought.

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23rd Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Don’t let your holiday ruin your garden

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer gives her top tips on getting the best out of your garden whilst you’re away on holiday.

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18th Jul 2018
Maxine Farmer
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Picking the perfect foundation

So you want to change foundation? Diffuse the lingo and get back to basics with this guide.

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17th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

5 ways with olives

Olives? So much more than just a nibble or a canape. Here are some ideas for how you can get creative with this super juicy fruit of the Mediterranean and warmer climes.

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13th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Organic gardening tips

Don't throw away or compost banana skins, roses love them! Just put them straight onto the soil around the base of the rose and let them decompose naturally.

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10th Jul 2018
Rachael Hannan
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Use style to blow away negativity during menopause

Helen Venables' tips on how to build your confidence using style and colour during menopause.

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10th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Helping hot dogs

Remember not to leave your pet in the car, or anywhere else that could be too hot. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe and healthy in hot weather.

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9th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

Relationships under strain - Menopause and BPH causing sleepless nights

Menopause symptoms and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are two conditions affecting many older Britons.

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3rd Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Fancy foliage for your garden

Foliage can play an important role in defining the character of your garden. Here are a few pointer to keep your foliage and fillers in tip top condition.

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3rd Jul 2018
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Making your home secure when you're away

Hot nights and holidays present a welcome opportunity for burglars and sneak thieves. Here are some tips to keep your home secure.

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2nd Jul 2018
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