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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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Health > General Health

Body fat confusion

Is the Body Mass Index (BMI) the be all and end all of judging a healthy weight? No, but it is a good indicator of future weight issues. Find out more...

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29th Aug 2018
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My Stroke Guide – supporting recovery 24/7

Stroke can change your life in an instant. Whether it’s happened to you or someone close to you, My Stroke Guide is there to help support recovery.

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28th 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
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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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Travel > Around The UK

Lose yourself in Lincolnshire

Nestling above the bulge of East Anglia, the county of Lincolnshire is an essential destination for foodies, history buffs and wildlife-lovers.

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21st Aug 2018
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Edinburgh International & Fringe Festival 2018

Laurence Green picks through another packed programme of delights to reveal the highlights of this year's EIF and Fringe festivals.

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16th 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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Health > Nutrition

Nation's bone health under threat

A survey commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that faddy diets and poor knowledge of nutrition are putting the nation’s bone health at risk.

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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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Is the 3.4% spending increase enough to 'save' the NHS?

Maria Goddard welcomes the government's commitment to increase spending on critical health services but says 3.4% is not a long-term solution to making the NHS fit for the future.

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15th Aug 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Protecting debts against cancer

How critical illness plans can help repay a mortgage, pay down debts, seek medical treatment or simply allow yourself time off work stress free if you are unfortunate enough to become seriously ill.

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14th Aug 2018
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Travel > Around The UK

New Hall Hotel, Sutton Coldfield

Surrounded by a peaceful lily-covered moat, New Hall Hotel, surprisingly close to Birmingham, is one of Britain’s most romantic hotels. Michael Edwards, living like royalty, investigates

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13th Aug 2018
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What's on > Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

Laurence Green enjoys one of the most immaculately crafted stage comedies of all time as The Importance of Being Earnest concludes a year-long celebration of the work of Oscar Wilde.

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9th 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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Travel > Europe

Malaga reborn

Spain’s sunny southern city on the Med has reinvented itself. Michael Edwards enjoys the chorizo, museums, tapas and wine.

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6th Aug 2018
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A Monster Calls

Packing an enormous emotional punch, A Monster Calls is a tale that confronts the worst of griefs,but leaves its audience with an uplifting and positive message about loss, writes Laurence Green.

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3rd 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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What's on > Theatre

Spamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Spamilton is a clever and entertaining send up of last year's Broadway and West End smash, Hamilton. Laurence Green reviews.

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1st 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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Travel > Around The UK

Belgravia: London’s finest village

Staying at the luxurious Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Michael Edwards surprisingly finds a traditional village at the heart of London.

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30th Jul 2018
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Finance > Property

Better mortgages can give you a day off work!

When was the last time you assessed the value of your mortgage? Remember to shop around, fees are different, as are rates - and the benefits of mortgage efficiency very attractive indeed!

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26th Jul 2018
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Food & Drink > Recipes

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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Finance > Property

There's a gite for every budget

Stewart Andersen considers the French gite market and property opportunities for Brits interested in value for money and rental potential.

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25th Jul 2018
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

What is a cataract?

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that causes blurred vision and even sight loss. However, there is easily accessible cataract treatments in the UK that can remove the cloudy lens and improve your sight.

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23rd 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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