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What is Deprivation of Liberty?

A quick guide to Deprivation of Liberty; What should I do if a family member is objecting to their care arrangements?

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17th Jan 2019
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Keeping garden birds healthy in winter

With a cold snap forecast, spare a thought for your garden visitors and read our ideas for some high calorie treats to help them through winter.

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16th Jan 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christmas stress and arguments

This Christmas is your Christmas. You have the right to enjoy it as much as the ones you love. Jane Barnfield Jukes shares her top tips for beating festive stress.

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11th Dec 2018
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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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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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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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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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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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5 winter skincare tips for a healthier skin

Winter brings with it dry, chapped skin so here are some simple tips to keep you glowing through the colder months.

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14th Nov 2018
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Buckwheat galette with spinach, asparagus & poached egg

Food has a huge impact on your overall health. So why not ditch the comfort food and tcuk into this delicious buckwheat galette with spinach, asparagus and poached egg?

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7th Nov 2018
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Tried & tested: Olverum bath oil

Made from a recipe created more than 80 years ago, Olverum bath oil is a little known treasure that will transform bathtime into a self-indulgent escape that will restore, relax and renew.

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7th Nov 2018
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California walnut and fig cake

Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber goes nutty with this delicious recipe for California walnut and fig cake.

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19th Oct 2018
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Coming through the darkest times

Pam Craige, a 60-year-old project coordinator from Cheshire, lost her husband Bill to heart failure in August 2013. Pam was one of more than 600 people who contributed to research conducted by Compassion in Dying into their experiences of terminal illness.

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17th Oct 2018
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North African egg and butterbean salad

Packed with flavour and vegetables, this dish is not only rich in protein you will also get a large helping of vitamin D and B12 from your boiled eggs; perfect for a filling, healthy, vegetarian lunch.

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17th Oct 2018
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Generational divide revealed as grandparents worry cooking skills are being lost

Kitchen Love campaign launches for National Grandparents’ Day to promote the joy of cooking together and preserve historical recipes

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17th Oct 2018
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Death Cafes serve up a welcome taste of reality

Death Cafés are helping to remove the taboo associated with talking about death. Sharan Watson considers how these local initiatives are providing opportunities for honest conversations and placing talking about dying, death and bereavement firmly on the national agenda.

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8th Oct 2018
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Autumn sowing in the veggie patch

Spring and early summer are not the only times of the year when we should think about sowing our vegetables.

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4th Oct 2018
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You CAN teach an old dog new tricks: The 50+ and their attitudes to learning new skills

Hitting 50 is an opportunity milestone rather than a mill stone. There has never been a better time to learn a new skill.

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1st Oct 2018
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Season of fruitfulness

It's time to harvest and preserve your garden's crops, as well as gathering seeds for next year. We have all the advice gardeners need.

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20th Sep 2018
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Late summer salads

Although the sunshine might be waning, keep summer alive at your kitchen table with these health-conscious, no-cook recipes that are quick to assemble and easy on the waistline.

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20th Sep 2018
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Autumn colour and style tips

Autumn is almost upon us and it's time to spruce up your wardrobe to cope with the chill. Helen Venables has some tips to keep you cosy and on style.

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10th Sep 2018
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Berry infused gins

Mix up your usual G&T by infusing the gin with berries. Not only will it have a pretty colour, but it will taste delicious too.

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7th Sep 2018
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Aloe-Vera for complete skin care

Aloe Vera has been used as an anti-inflamatory and skin soothing remedy for 1000s of years. Here's a quick guide on how you can make the most of aloe.

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4th Sep 2018
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Walnut, chocolate and plum upside-down cake

What's not to love? It's cake, with chocolate, with succulent plums, with walnuts - and it's upside down. Oh, and it's absolutely delicious!

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31st Aug 2018
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