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Health > General Health

Looking after your grandchild's teeth

We may be long in the tooth but our knowledge of oral and tooth care leaves a lot to be desired. Here are some tips for helping your grandchildren.

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9th Jan 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Why are financial markets important

Financial markets can seem complex and confusing, but they are essential to the smooth running of global economies.

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7th Jan 2019
Laura Mills
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Cajun pork fillet with sweet potato mash

Packed full of B Vitamins, zinc and selenium, lean pork is healthy and good for you. Celebrity chef, Phil Vickery shares one of his favourite pork recipes.

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7th Jan 2019
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Finance > News & Views

Think It’s Too Late to Learn About Bitcoin? Think Again

Find out why you are never too old to learn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

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4th Jan 2019
50connect guest
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

Financial resolutions (part 2)

In the second part of our New Year’s resolutions (the first was on debt management), Peter McGahan cover some of the broader financial planning tips.

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3rd Jan 2019
Peter McGahan
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What's on > Theatre

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

Simon Russell Beale effortlessly holds the attention as Shakespeare's flawed monarch, but overall it is a production that lacks both clarity and insight, writes Laurence Green.

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2nd Jan 2019
Laurence Green
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Travel

January travel - holiday health hazards

'Travel broadens the mind and loosens the bowels' - besides being a favourite quip of gastroenterologists, this statement represents the unfortunate truth for substantial numbers of travellers at home and abroad.

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2nd Jan 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

New Year healthy eating - pasta

Christmas can be a time of 'big eating', so give your tummy a breather in January with these simple pasta recipes that will satisfy in minutes.

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2nd Jan 2019
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What's on > Theatre

Sweat

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer prize winning 'Sweat' flits seamlessly between humour, heartbreak and trauma and emerges as a deeply profound and moving piece of work, writes Laurence Green.

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21st Dec 2018
Laurence Green
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Finance > Money Saving Tips

2019 New Year debt resolutions

Tips on how to reduce your personal debt and start 2019 on a sound financial footing.

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21st Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

The price of being a loyal customer

Whether its energy, insurance or your mortgage - sticking with the same provider over time can have hidden expensive consequences.

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20th Dec 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Goats’ cheese and zingy rosemary jelly mini muffins

Here's a festive finger food (canapes to posh folk) to serve 22 with deliciously savoury goats' cheese and rosemary jelly muffins.

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20th Dec 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Further falls in markets and your investments

With talk of trade wars and market instability, Peter McGahan warns that the cordiality of relations (or lack of) between Trump and China will continue to buffet investments.

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19th Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Home & Lifestyle

You’re never too old to become fluent in a foreign language

As 2018 closes, you may be thinking of your resolutions for the new year. Why not put your linguistic skills to the test and learn a foreign language?

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19th Dec 2018
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Travel > Around The UK

Jane Austen’s House Museum

A humble cottage in Chawton, Hampshire draws Janeites from all over the globe. Michael Edwards visits and investigates Jane Austen’s enduring appeal

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19th Dec 2018
Michael Edwards
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What's on > Theatre

The Tell-Tale Heart

Laurence Green reviews a contemporary re-telling of Edgar Allan Poe's gothic chiller starring Tamara Lawrance and Imogen Doel at Dorfman Theatre.

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18th Dec 2018
Laurence Green
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Beating behaviour problems

You can't teach an old dog new tricks but you can certainly limit the impact of some of his/her bad behaviour. Here are some simple cues to follow.

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17th Dec 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Mini Croque Monsieurs with Tracklements green tomato chutney

Deliciously comforting and homely Christmas canapes that are easy to make and devilishly easy to clear a plate.

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13th Dec 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Theatre review of the year 2018

Laurence Green selects his top 10 theatre productions from a year which saw a resurgence of quality musicals and some memorable reworked classics.

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11th Dec 2018
Laurence Green
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Christmas dinner for dogs

Giving your dogs Christmas dinner leftovers is not doing them any favours - and could do them harm. So follow these simple rules and make it a merry xmas for your four-legged friends too.

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10th Dec 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Inheritance Tax to go digital: less admin, better guidance, but no quick solutions

Sarah Coles says 'This will come as no comfort to anyone currently mired in the (IHT) process. You’re likely to hit your deadline for submitting your forms well before we see any material change.'

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10th Dec 2018
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Travel > World Wide

The other Dubai

There’s another side to high-rise digital Dubai. Michael Edwards stays at Al Seef Hotel by Jumeirah, in the heritage area, and learns how the Emirati are rediscovering their precious identity

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10th Dec 2018
Michael Edwards
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Health > The A to Z of Lens Surgery for Over 50s

Protect your eyes on the slopes

Are you hitting the slopes this winter? You may have spent the last few weeks checking out the piste or the cheese fondue, but have you fully considered how you will protect your eyes during your trip?

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5th Dec 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Switzerland

A twisting, chilling tale filled with razor-sharp dialogue as Phyllis Logan plays the esteemed crime novelist Patricia Highsmith in Joanna Murray-Smith's Switzerland at the Ambassadors Theatre. Laurence Green reviews.

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4th Dec 2018
Laurence Green
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

December in the garden

The gardening is virtually done for another year but brave the cold, and save yourself some time in the spring.

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4th Dec 2018
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Health > Nutrition

Six diet swaps to lower cholesterol

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease but by changing the way you eat and adopting healthy lifestyle habits you can reverse the risk and improve your levels. Read our six tips for reducing cholesterol levels.

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4th Dec 2018
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Home & Lifestyle

Serious Lights - sight and posture

Discover life-changing light. Driven by an inventor’s passion and endorsed by over 500 opticians.

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4th Dec 2018
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What's on > Film

The Wild Pear Tree

A sobering, beautifully shot film of dashed hopes and inter-generational relationships (directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan) that implants itself on the mind. Laurence Green reviews.

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3rd Dec 2018
Laurence Green
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Finance > News & Views

How will Brexit affect my investments and finance

A second referendum with a result to remain would undoubtedly have the most immediate positive impact on the market, particularly as investors looking for bargains would return to that cloudy investment market that is the UK.

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3rd Dec 2018
Peter McGahan
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Finance > News & Views

Brexit and my mortgage

With so much uncertainty around Brexit, Peter McGahan looks at what affects house prices and mortgage rates and whether now is the time to buy or the time to sit tight.

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29th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan


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