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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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What's on > Theatre

Nine Night

"Nine Night is a moving and very funny play with a rich emotional depth that gives firm voice to the Windrush generation" writes Laurence Green.

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15th May 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Chess

A musical spectacle but one which is dramatically malnourished, Laurence Green reviews Laurence Conner's production of the 80s musical, Chess.

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15th May 2018
Laurence Green
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What's on > Theatre

Mood Music

"Joe Penhall's play, Mood Music, asks questions of the music industry - specifically how can two people claim credit for one song - but falls short in terms of both tension and depth" writes Laurence Green

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15th May 2018
Laurence Green
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Absolute Hell

"A bold and ambitious work that manages to be both funny and provocative." Rodney Ackland's Absolute Hell is revived at the National Theatre, Laurence Green reviews.

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11th May 2018
Laurence Green
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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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Travel > Around The UK

Days out - summer gardens

Here are our top picks for summer days out at some of the UK's most beautiful gardens and country houses.

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4th 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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Health > General Health

8 flights a day keep the doctor away

Middle age weight gain has a negative impact on your health but something as simple as walking up stairs can help to keep you in trim.

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3rd May 2018
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Motoring

Is the Toyota Prius still the top hybrid available?

It is the UK's biggest selling hybrid but does it still deserve the accolade of the best. Gareth Hargreaves takes the Toyota Prius out on the road.

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2nd May 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Chicago

If you are looking for one of the sexiest, sassiest and sophisticated Broadway musicals in history, look no further than Chicago, writes Laurence Green.

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2nd May 2018
Laurence Green
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Travel > Around The UK

Hotel Felix, Cambridge

Sitting conveniently on the outskirts of historic Cambridge, Hotel Felix is a gem of a getaway delivering fine dining in tres chic surroundings.

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30th Apr 2018
Gareth Hargreaves
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Finance > Equity Release

Is Equity Release right for me?

If you see your property as the safety net for pension shortfall or long-term care costs, there are many things to consider first, writes Peter McGahan.

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26th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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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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What's on > Theatre

Tina

A performance of power and finesse brings this biopic of rock icon Tina Turner to life and is a celebration of the singer's triumph over adversity, writes Laurence Green.

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25th Apr 2018
Laurence Green
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Instructions for Correct Assembly

Laurence Green reviews Thomas Eccleshare's flawed but interesting new play, Instructions for Correct Assembly, which dotes upon the darker side of human nature and morality of, essentially, "designer babies" - something which is all too relevant in the contemporary societies we live in.

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23rd Apr 2018
Laurence Green
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Travel > Europe

Walking and cycling the Algarve

Rupert Parker heads to the Algarve in search of cycling routes and walking trails that are off the well-trodden tourist tracks.

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23rd Apr 2018
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Health > Your gifts in Wills power tomorrow's break throughs

The value of gifts in Wills to charity

Nearly 75%* of people in the UK donate money to charities during their lifetime, but less than 5% leave money as a gift in their Will.

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23rd 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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Finance > Savings & Banking

Parents among biggest lenders in UK

Shock horror! Who would have thought it? 60% of first time buyers find succour at the Bank of Mum and Dad.

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19th Apr 2018
Peter McGahan
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Travel > Europe

Valletta: European Capital of Culture 2018

Malta’s capital has had a makeover for its big year. Even if you can’t visit in 2018, Michael Edwards predicts that there will be future benefits for Europe’s smallest capital.

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18th Apr 2018
Michael Edwards
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Health

Plant-based supplements and lower cholesterol

As the statin debate continues to rage among both medics and our media, the question is, what can we do to take control of our own heart health?

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18th Apr 2018
Kate Goodfellow
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Quiz

Based on the notorious 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' cheat case, Quiz is a sharp funny and stimulating evening in the theatre, that highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today. Laurence Green reviews.

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17th Apr 2018
Laurence Green


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