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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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Companion planting

Companion planting to keep harmful insects out of gardens is an old practice gleaned from years of experimentation and folklore passed down through generations.

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29th Aug 2018
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Cat-friendly gardens

It's that time of year again when gardeners across the country are exercising their creative and practical energies to design a beautiful garden for the enjoyment of family and friends during the warmer months.

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23rd Aug 2018
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How to travel in style

Helen Venables reveals some simple packing hacks that will allow you to make maximum use of your limited baggage allowance.

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22nd Aug 2018
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Eye care tips to avoid bags and dark circles

As skin loses elasticity with ageing the area under your eyes Banish bags, dark circles and lines.

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22nd Aug 2018
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What rights do grandparents have when a family splits?

Gaining access to grandchildren via legal means can be difficult according to family law solicitor Lisa Mohar from Bray & Bray law firm. Here she explains how the law works and makes a case for change.

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15th Aug 2018
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While the cat's away

Gardening expert Maxine Farmer explains what happens to your garden when you go on holiday.

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15th Aug 2018
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Understanding dogs' abilities

Dog behaviourist and obedience trainer, Stan Rawlinson, explains why dogs behave as they do.

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8th Aug 2018
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How to manage the school holidays with grandchildren when their parents are divorced

Summer brings many grandparents welcome time with grandchildren but for some it also means the stress of dealing with a broken relationship too.

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7th Aug 2018
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Aubergine bake

This is a delicious Italian recipe which takes about ten minutes to prepare because most of the ingredients can be bought ready-to-go in the supermarket.

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7th Aug 2018
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How to dry flowers

Dried flowers. There are many ways of drying fresh flowers, they look beautiful and bring your summer flower season indoors all year round.

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2nd Aug 2018
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Purrfect teeth

Good dental care is not just for humans. Spot the tell-tale signs of gum disease and tooth decay before it becomes a health risk to our cat.

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31st Jul 2018
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Chocolate walnut dipped strawberry ice pops

Chocolate walnut dipped strawberry ice pops - super simple fruit lolly recipe that can be done with the grandchildren over the summer hols.

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30th Jul 2018
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World's most expensive steaks return to Aldi - for only £7.99

Aldi's best-selling Wagyu steak cuts return but you better get your skates on - they sell out fast!

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25th Jul 2018
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Keep your beauty cool

There's no denying it, we are slaves to the summer sun! And, we continue to make the same mistakes regarding skin and haircare every year. If you want to avoid ageing your skin prematurely, make this summer different.

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23rd Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Hosepipe bans and your garden

Maxine Farmer offers advice on how to manage your garden and plants through drought.

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23rd Jul 2018
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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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18th Jul 2018
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Home & Lifestyle > Beauty

Picking the perfect foundation

So you want to change foundation? Diffuse the lingo and get back to basics with this guide.

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17th Jul 2018
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