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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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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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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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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

The magic of deep-shaded gardens

Having a large tree casting its shadow across your garden isn’t the end of the world according to expert Maxine Farmer.

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29th Jun 2018
Maxine Farmer
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Chantenay, prosciutto and rocket salad

Super, zero-fuss summer salad recipe that blends the sweetness of Chantenay carrots with rich savoury proscuitto and peppery sharpness of rocket.

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29th Jun 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Choosing a cattery

Summer holidays bring with them the dilemma of finding a good cattery for your pet. Here are some helpful tips.

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29th Jun 2018
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Ticks and what to do about them

A parasite is, as the dictionary describes it, an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host.

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21st Jun 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Don't let him ruin the big day!

We read enough about what women should do to prepare for weddings, but men need to play their part and get a decent haircut for the big day.

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20th Jun 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Natural aphid control

Remove aphids from your plants without using harmful pesticides.

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20th Jun 2018
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Repotting your plant

Summer can prompt an eruption of growth in potted plants, here are some repotting techniques that will ensure your favourites don't wither.

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13th Jun 2018
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Keep unwanted noise outside with Everest Acoustic Glass

If excess noise is disturbing your sleep or your favourite TV show, then Acoustic Glass could be the answer.

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11th Jun 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

8 ways you could be breaking the law in your own garden

Boundary disputes and petty squabbles between neighbours can escalate into stressful legal proceedings. Here are some little known ways you could be breaking the law.

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5th Jun 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Chorizo and shallot galette

This quick and easy galette with shallots and chorizo serves as an impressive starter for six or as a light lunch.

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1st Jun 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Sun Care: Looking after your skin this summer

Skin care and make-up expert Stella Gardner gives her top tips to enjoying the summer sunshine whilst also maintaining a healthy and vibrant skin tone throughout life.

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31st May 2018
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Win £750 for your Community Project

Do you help run a club or charity that benefits older people? Do you have a specific project that you’d like to get off the ground?

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31st May 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Tips for a formal or black-tie summer event

Helen Venables has tips to help you avoid formal dress faux paz this summer wedding season.

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21st May 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Sourdough toastie stuffed with Emmental, salt beef and dill mustard sauce

Perfect weekend wonder that takes the humble toastie and elevates it to the level of superior savoury stomach comforter.

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18th May 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Walnut and rosemary crusted goats' cheese with beetroot carpaccio

Here's the first in a series of inspiring vegetarian recipes for summer. This week, walnut and rosemary crusted goats' cheese with beetroot carpaccio.

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9th May 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

10 golden rules for gardening success

Don't be intimidated by your garden. Plan your plot and look forward to beautiful results come summer. Here are 10 tips to help you along the way.

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3rd May 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Herbs, fruit & veg in baskets

Get creative with hanging baskets this summer and swap out lobelia and clematis for lettuce and cherry tomatoes, writes Norman Winter.

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25th Apr 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Mackerel with herby tomato and shallots salsa on toast

Light, healthy and perfect for quick, no mess breakfast or lunch this mackerel, toast and salsa combo will set your tastebuds singing.

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20th Apr 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Create a pet-friendly garden

Make your garden a safe haven for friends and family, including the furry kind. Here are seven tips for creating the ultimate pet-friendly garden.

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17th Apr 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Prawn and kale paella

Get set for the warmer weather with this delicious and healthy prawn and kale paella

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13th Apr 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Brunch muffins with poached eggs, asparagus tips and smoked bacon

A wonderful weekend treat with deliciously seasonal asparagus tips and crispy smoked bacon. So simple even I can make it!

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6th Apr 2018
Gareth Hargreaves


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