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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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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
Helen Venables
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Asparagus & crab salad

It's high season for British asparagus and this simple, elegant crab and asparagus salad is a real tasty treat.

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13th May 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Spinach & ricotta pie with Tracklements fresh mint jelly

GBBO might be off our screens but that is no excuse to down tools in the kitchen. It's time to stand by your benches and ... Bake!

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8th May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Luscious lavender

Lavender is so evocative of summer; it's a plant with a beautiful scent and intensity of colour - and it is so easy to grow.

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2nd May 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Beef and super greens stir-fry

Iron deficiency can leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Try this super quick and healthy, iron-rich stir fry and boost your red blood cells and oxygen absorption.

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1st May 2019
Rob Hobson
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Dog travel tips

The May Day bank holiday means many of us will be heading for days out, so be prepared and take everything you need if you are travelling with your pet.

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1st May 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Stopping the environmental cost of fast fashion

Helen Venables warns we need to make our wardrobes sustainable and eco-friendly. Even making small changes could make a difference. Here are some of the best ways of how to do just that.

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23rd Apr 2019
Helen Venables
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

The best colours for spring & summer garden planning

In the style of the best fashion reviewer, gardening expert Maxine Farmer shares her favourite colours from this year’s gardening catalogues.

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23rd Apr 2019
Maxine Farmer
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Superfood truffles

These little chocolate nuggets are supercharged with chlorella to energise the body. Recipe by Christine Bailey.

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15th Apr 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Organic and natural beauty product tips

Avoid toxins and live a greener lifestyle in the simplest way possible.

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15th Apr 2019
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Repotting houseplants

Spring is the time to think about repotting houseplants that have reached the stage where their roots have filled their present pots.

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15th Apr 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Home & Lifestyle > Outdoor leisure

Cycle in safety

With the return of longer daylight hours and warmer, dryer weather many recreational cyclists will be heading out on the roads again. Here are our top 10 things you need to know for a safe ride.

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12th Apr 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Pulled Persian lamb with Tracklements zingy rosemary jelly

Easter wouldn’t be the same without lamb and this slow-cooked show-stopper is quick and easy to prepare and has flavours to die for.

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12th Apr 2019
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Camera traps are revealing the secret lives of Britain's mammals

Camera traps offer fascinating insights into the secret lives of Britain’s mammals, writes Sian Green. With the help of ordinary people, we can all learn more about them, and how to look after them well into the future.

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8th Apr 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Roasted cherry tomato and mozzarella pasta

A rich and creamy pasta dish that is a satisfying, meat-free, lunchtime or midweek dinner winner.

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29th Mar 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Spring gardening

Organic gardening growing advice for March and April - and how to manage your planting and pets.

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25th Mar 2019
Gareth Hargreaves
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Spring skin care

The seasons change and so do the needs of our skin. Here are a few tips to help you transition fron winter to spring.

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25th Mar 2019
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What does home mean to you?

By supporting St Mungo’s with a gift in your Will, you can help people experiencing homelessness in the future and give them the skills and confidence to build a new beginning for themselves.

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20th Mar 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Spring beauty

Stick your winter coats back in the cupboard and turn your attention to a spring skincare clean and bringing back your natural glow.

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13th Mar 2019
Eloise Craven-Todd
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Pancake day palate pleasers

Three delicious alternatives that will ensure pancake day doesn't blow a hole in your healthy eating plans.

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1st Mar 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Fashion

Redefining how older women are viewed

Gabriela Rickli-Gerster, a 63 year old model, left the audience at the Vivienne Westwood show in London speechless after walking down the runway twice.

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27th Feb 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Making & using organic compost

Alan and Joan Gould garden two acres at Woodrising in North Lincolnshire. Here they explain the how to create the perfect organic compost.

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26th Feb 2019
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Lamb harira - a Moroccan lamb, chickpea and lentil stew

A dinner party meal to impress. This tasty and heart-warming Moroccan-style stew will be a family favourite in no time, and provide the whole family with a decent helping of fibre, too.

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25th Feb 2019
Rob Hobson
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Rejuvenate your skin

Is your skin feeling tired? Wake it up with some refreshing treatments you can try at home.

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18th Feb 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Garden bird facts

Fascinating facts about some of the feathered friends in your garden.

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12th Feb 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Food & Drink

Phaanu dal - a spicy, high fibre treat

Put your culinary skills to the test with this rich and creamy phaanu dish, cooked from scratch.

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7th Feb 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Five tips for helping your lawn survive winter

Simple tips to ensure your lawn is in perfect shape when spring finally arrives.

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6th Feb 2019
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Food & Drink > Recipes

Low-fat chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is delicious but can be high saturated fats and can wreck a new year, new eating regime. Fear not, here's a low-fat take on CTM that will have your taste buds purring.

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1st Feb 2019
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