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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

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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Health

Beating the side effects of statins

So, you have high cholesterol and your doctor prescribes you with statins. But what happens if you experience side effects?

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12th Jun 2018
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Travel > Cruising

Why it pays to book a P&O Cruises holiday …

There's so much value and so much in store on a P&O Cruises holiday, you could be enjoying a holiday that just keeps on giving

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11th Jun 2018
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Travel

South Switzerland’s Surprises

Way south of Zurich the Swiss speak Italian, love pasta, drink white Merlot and eat al fresco in December: Michael Edwards reports.

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11th Jun 2018
Michael Edwards
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Home & Lifestyle

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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Health > General Health

A hot bath has benefits similar to exercise

Steve Faulkner examines how activities that increase 'heat shock proteins' may have health benefits for people who are unable to exercise regularly.

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5th 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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What's on > Film

A Cambodian Spring

Chris Kelly's award-winning documentary A Cambodian Spring examines the chaotic and often violent land development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia. Laurence Green reviews.

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5th Jun 2018
Laurence Green
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Health > Dementia care & awareness

Dance away dementia

Laugh, sleep, dance and socialise your way to a happier and healthier brain

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5th Jun 2018
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Travel > Europe

Strap on your helmet and cycle the route of La Tour de France

Diane Priestley discovers cycling, canoeing, horse riding, succulent oysters and delicious French cuisine and asks: "What’s not to love about a summer break in Vendée on the secluded west coast of France?"

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4th Jun 2018
Diane Priestley
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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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Home & Lifestyle

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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Finance > Property

Downsizing? Five questions to ask yourself first

Whether you plan to downsize to a park home or any other kind of property, here are the five necessary steps to consider prior to your move.

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30th May 2018
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Over 1000 times the cost of a mortgage

One in four of us went overdrawn last year and 2.1 million people were overdrawn all year. The cost of this credit is a huge waste of money. So what are the practical steps to take?

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30th May 2018
Peter McGahan
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Health

Eight ways you can help a family member living with dementia

Understanding what a person with dementia is going through is crucial to your relationship with them and the support and help they need to live well.

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30th May 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Red

Alfred Molina is 'stunning' as American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko in Michael Grandage's Red. Laurence Green reviews.

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30th May 2018
Laurence Green
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Travel > Around The UK

See Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula

Swansea Bay, the Mumbles and the Gower Peninsula are ideal locations for spectacular scenery and fresh air.

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24th May 2018
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Travel > Around The UK

Visit the Roman city of Bath

Learn everything about Bath from its historic landmarks like the Roman Baths and Pump Room to its unique blend of traditional and modern culture, like Thermae Bath Spa.

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24th May 2018
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Travel > Europe

Visiting charming Verona

If music is the food of love then Verona during opera season is the perfect romantic getaway.

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24th May 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Don’t be caught out by this important inheritance tax change

Inheritance tax is an issue which affects many of us, yet the vast majority of people are unaware of the impact the tax will have on their estate and – ultimately – what their loved ones will inherit once they are no longer around.

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22nd May 2018
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An Ideal Husband

Laurence Green finds real pleasure watching Oscar Wilde's Rolls-Royce of English comedies, An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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21st May 2018
Laurence Green
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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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Health

How to stop ‘running on empty’

Jane Collins reveals some common sense tips to reinvigorate energy levels for those experiencing a 50-plus dip!

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21st May 2018
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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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What's on > Theatre

Nightfall

A rural farm is the backdrop for Barney Norris's slow burn study in grief, heartbreak and betrayal. Laurence Green reviews.

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18th May 2018
Laurence Green
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Finance > News & Views

A third of people expect to wait 4-6 months for inheritance

With only two people in five having a valid Will, our understanding of how long probate claims take to resolve is sadly lacking.

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17th May 2018
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Finance

Equity release - what could you do with £150,000?

Growing numbers of people are considering equity release as a financial retirement solution. But what are the pros and cons of releasing capital from your home?

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17th May 2018
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Hidden 7% cost for flights

Holiday season is on its way, so where are the cost savings? Peter McGahan takes a look at slippy hidden costs and points out where you can shave off charges and commission on Forex transactions.

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17th May 2018
Peter McGahan
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Travel > World Wide

Oman: Arabian magic

Exploring a magical Arabian Nights land of medieval forts, magnificent mountains and fascinating souks, Michael Edwards receives a warm welcome in Oman

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16th May 2018
Michael Edwards


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