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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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Health

Understanding how sleep patterns change as we age

Disrupted sleep can not only ruin your day but also your health. Here are our eight top tips for ensuring a restful sleep

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29th Nov 2018
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Travel > Around The UK

Historic Hampshire

Michael Edwards discovers a peaceful country retreat at Audleys Wood Hotel near Basingstoke.

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29th Nov 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Hadestown

Laurence Green finds Anaïs Mitchell's Hadestown to be a tightly choreographed and genuinely inventive show that pitches romanticism against pragmatism and idealism against cold reality.

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27th Nov 2018
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Travel > Europe

Reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago (or the Way of Saint James) is one of the most popular of the ancient pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostella. Here's everything you need to know about why you should try it.

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21st Nov 2018
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Travel > Cruising

Haven a great time on NCL Epic

David Powell finds an exclusive ship within a ship as he samples The Haven, NCL's most luxurious, peaceful and discerning cruise experience.

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21st Nov 2018
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Home & Lifestyle

Are you ready for a life-changing light?

How an inventor’s passion led to the creation of the ultimate reading light – endorsed by opticians.

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20th Nov 2018
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Home & Lifestyle

5 audiobooks to help you wind down this holiday season

BookBeat shares 5 great audiobooks to help you find some “me time” this holiday season.

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20th Nov 2018
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What's on > Theatre

Don Quixote

Andrew Jackson's RSC production of Don Quixote is overlong but achieves genuine poignancy while the clanky-armoured, straggly-haired David Threlfall looks born to play the role of the eccentric knight.

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19th Nov 2018
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Health > NHS repeat prescriptions with free home delivery

World diabetes day

World diabetes day aims to spread awareness about diabetes. The cause, prevention and impact it has on people's lives.

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15th Nov 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Women falling way behind in personal pension planning

Pension Review Service survey finds women lag male counterparts by a staggering 75 per cent

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15th Nov 2018
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Finance > News & Views

Budget or Bodgit

Peter McGahan cast an eye over the Chancellor's budget statement which brough a freeze on fuel, booze and tobacco and the prospect of a no interest loan scheme for the financially stretched.

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15th Nov 2018
Peter McGahan


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