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From retirement to a new lease of life: combating middle-age loneliness

For Angelina Lipscombe retirement started as a rest, but after a while she needed purpose and to keep her brain ticking over and found satisfaction in helping others.

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20th Sep 2019
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Autumn style tips

Helen Venables encourages you to get creative with your wardrobe as autumn arrives with some styling tips for the coming months.

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13th Sep 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

How to manage pet allergies

Living with pets provides an uplift to wellbeing and health - even for those with mild pet allergies. Here are some tips to minimise and control pet allergy symptoms.

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5th Sep 2019
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Greek-style lentils with crumbled feta

A fitting post-summer ode to sunny holidays that is high in fibre and rich in lycopene, folate, potassium and vitamins C and K all folded together with tangy nuggets of crumbled feta.

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4th Sep 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Garden successes and failures

Spend half an hour jotting down what worked and what failed of your gardening year. It makes next year's planting and maintenance so much easier.

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29th Aug 2019
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Baked pesto chicken and asparagus flatbread

Blue-eyed TV kitchen adonis Paul Hollywood gets all bakey with these amazingly simple healthy eaters.

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14th Aug 2019
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Barbecue halloumi skewers

A delicious alternative to red meat for you to try on the barbecue.

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8th Aug 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Simplifying your summer beauty routine

Tricia Cusden reveals her top tips for streamlining your summer beauty routine to ensure you’re making most of the warmer weather while looking after your skin.

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7th Aug 2019
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Dog safety in cars

Getting your pet used to travelling requires patience and understanding. Here is all you need to know to keep your dog safe in your car.

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6th Aug 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Don’t let your holiday ruin your garden

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer gives her top tips on getting the best out of your garden whilst you’re away on holiday.

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31st Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Pimm’s and strawberry lollies

Mix up your Pimm’s consumption by making these fun ice lollies, you can guarantee they will impress guests!

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29th Jul 2019
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Fifteen ways to sleep well in the heat

It’s important you get enough sleep and the hot weather can prove to be a challenge - try these tips so it doesn’t get the better of you

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24th Jul 2019
Rob Hobson
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

How to take care of your clothes

Don't waste money investing in new clothes only for them to lose shape and lustre. Helen Venables shares tips for keeping your clobber in tip top condition.

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18th Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

British asparagus and prawn tacos with a tomato salsa

For a quick 30-minute meal, load these tacos with pan fried garlicky prawns, asparagus, fiery tomato salsa and fresh coriander and radish

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11th Jul 2019
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Vegetarian picnic sandwiches

Cutting meat out of sandwiches can leave them bland and uninspiring but with a bit of creativity these vegetarian options will have your taste buds singing

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4th Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Relationships

Dating over 60 more likely to be a success story

Life experience and strong sense of self-worth help older daters make the right relationship choices.

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3rd Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Flower beds - filling the gaps

High summer can expose some of your planting oversights - so if there are dull spots in your garden, consider filling those spots with colour.

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2nd Jul 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Smoked mackerel and couscous salad

Beat the heat with this spectacularly simple smoked fish dish with flavours that will dance on your palate.

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28th Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Tips to stop your cat scratching around the house

Don't fight your cat's instinct to scratch. Here are some tips for buying cat furniture and scratch posts.

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27th Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Eating out: Fancy Crab

An evening with delicious seafood royalty, without the pretentious setting – a night at the Fancy Crab is one for every occasion.

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20th Jun 2019
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Summer skin saviours

Eloise Craven Todd shares the best summer skin care products and skin care tips to help you care for oily, sun-exposed skin.

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20th Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Make the most of fresh herbs this summer

The sun is shining, the barbecue is cranked up. All you need now for perfect summer dining is a selection of fresh herbs to add freshness, flavour and the most wonderful aroma to your cuisine.

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10th Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Be Bright, Be Bold!

The collection at Hotter is bursting with colour this season, with a multitude of shades to choose from to get you summer-ready.

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3rd Jun 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Scent for all gardening seasons

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer offers her best recommendations to help you design a scented garden.

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3rd Jun 2019
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Goat's cheese and red onion quiche

Sweet red onion coupled with tangy creaminess of goats cheese make this easily customisable quiche a lunch, dinner and supper winner.

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30th May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Black suits only 1 in 4 of us

Black is effortlessly stylish but we can't all pull off an Audrey Hepburn or Helen Mirren-look. Indeed, that go-to black number suits only a quarter of sizes and shapes. Here are some ideas to keep you on-point.

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28th May 2019
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Beef fillet marinated in tea and horseradish

Warm weather and a bank holiday weekend what better way enjoy spring bank than with this delicious marinated beef fillet on the barbecue.

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23rd May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Marjoram and oregano

You don't need extensive knowledge or a garden to grow your own herbs. Here we look at how to grow two herbs synonymous with 1001 Mediterranean recipes; marjoram and oregano.

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15th May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Sage advice

Sage is a fragrant and versatile herb - it's also suited to most UK gardens. Put your plot to work this summer and supplement your kitchen with this fresh favourite.

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15th May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

How to dress and accessorise for your figure

The age old problem of how to match clothes that suit your shape plagues us all. Thankfully, Helen Venables has some tips on the dos and don'ts of staying stylish and true to your figure.

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14th May 2019
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