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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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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
Eloise Craven-Todd
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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
Maxine Farmer
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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
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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Food & Drink > Recipes

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
Editor at Large
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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
Editor at Large
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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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