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Delicious squash recipes

Woefully underrated, and you don't need to wait for autumn to bring a splash of colour to your dinner table. Whether you go for butternut squash, pumpkin or any other of the Cucurbita family you'll enjoy these warming, vitamin -rich treats.

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30th Mar 2020
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How to improve your home whilst in self-isolation

Social distancing could be a blessing in disguise if you take the opportunity to follow these tips for improving your living space and the value of your home too.

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30th Mar 2020
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Mint choc CDB sleepy hot chocolate

An intriguing twist on a classic night cap including mint and CBD oil which is thought to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

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17th Mar 2020
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Hard to kill houseplants

If you think you can't look after houseplants, or if your houseplants die on you, don't despair.

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9th Mar 2020
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How to embrace change in 2020

Change can be stressful and unsettling but Dr Lynda Shaw has tips on how to embrace new situations and rediscover the positives in your life.

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9th Mar 2020
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How to give your wardrobe a makeover and spring clean

Learn how to make the most of old and new with tips to organise your wardrobe and outfit matiching from Helen Venables.

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24th Feb 2020
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Debunking fashion myths and using colour tricks

The power of colour is clear across marketing, advertising, sport, in many areas of business and of course is vital in fashion, but there are many colour myths that need debunking. Helen Venables explains.

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17th Feb 2020
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First-rate fish chowder

Fish is rich in Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) and this delicious chowder cooked up by nutritionist Rob Hobson,packs in pollock, hake and salmon, as well mussels and kale to give you a welcome boost during the sunless winter months.

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31st Jan 2020
Rob Hobson
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Walnut and Wild Mushroom Gnocchi

Dr Rupy Aujla takes the humble walnut and transforms it from unappreciated and unloved kernel into the tasty co-star of this delicious gnocchi supper.

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13th Jan 2020
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How to effortlessly wear classic blue

2020 is the year of Classic Blue. Here, Helen Venables, of House of Colour, explains how to mix and match and wear Classic Blue with style

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13th Jan 2020
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Falafel with tomato and cavolo nero sauce

Deliciously spicy and rich in iron, here's a simple vegetarian supper that is a reassuringly heart alternative to the new year, new you fad diets.

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8th Jan 2020
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Roasted pepper, tomato & basil spaghetti

Get your new year diet plan off to a good start with this delicious roasted pepper sauce that is brimming with natural sweetness.

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7th Jan 2020
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Chickpea, squash & tomato curry with beetroot pickle, brown rice and coconut yoghurt

Our bodies naturally crave carbs during the winter months which may be a way of helping to promote serotonin production (the feel-good hormone). He's a super satisfying high fibre filler to spice up any winter evening.

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17th Dec 2019
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Christmas Chocolate, California Walnut & Apricot Panforte

Richer than a very rich thing and more chocolatey than a Cadbury's production line, this sublime panforte by GBBO finalist Ruby Bhogal is an absolute must for keen bakers ... and cake eaters!

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11th Dec 2019
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Together we can rebuild lives

There are 50,000 blind veterans across the UK that still need support - Leaving a gift in your Will is a deeply personal and special decision. This is why we promise that if you choose to leave a legacy to Blind Veterans UK, your gift will be used where it can have the most impact on blind or vision-impaired veterans’ lives.

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9th Dec 2019
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The 12 days of Christmas - in plants

Ditch the gaudy, tatty old tinsel and introduce these 12 plants of Christmas into your festive decorations.

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4th Dec 2019
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How to play your old favourites online

You don't need an expensive games console to enjoy playing online. Here, we choose our favourite classic games to play on the web.

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27th Nov 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Winter wellness for pets

Tips for keeping your pet fit and healthy during the winter months.

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25th Nov 2019
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Seven ways to regain the joy of reading this Christmas

How a passion for perfection led to the creation of the ultimate reading light, endorsed by over 500 opticians. Exclusive light offer to 50connect readers.

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22nd Nov 2019
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Brussels sprout, chestnut and sage risotto

Sprouts are divisive let's be honest, but this delightful risotto medley will win over even the most ardent Brussels dodgers.

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14th Nov 2019
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Vegan sweet potato and coconut soup with sweet potato chips

Get inspired for World Vegan Month (1-30 November) with this deliciously warming, moreish spiced soup, beautifully garnished with crisp sweet potato chips and freshly grated coconut.

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4th Nov 2019
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Famous voices speak up for working animals overseas in new film for charity SPANA

New film aims to raise awareness of the lives of working animals overseas by showing the solidarity of our own sniffer dogs, police horses and sheepdogs on strike.

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1st Nov 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Home Improvements

Homeowners get set for winter

Homeowners should prepare their properties for the wilds of winter and sort out any outstanding maintenance jobs ahead of wetter, colder weather.

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21st Oct 2019
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Reconnect with old schoolmates

A new website is helping log lost school friends reconnect and share memories.

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16th Oct 2019
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Falafel

Falafel is perfect for a light lunch or supper. Don't worry that they are deep fried, heart-healthy rape seed or avocado oil will help keep the fat content down.

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16th Oct 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Gardening

Why organic gardening?

If you're thinking of adopting an organic gardening method, now is the time of year to be doing your prep. Here, Gavin and Paula Atkinson make a case for why you dig in.

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15th Oct 2019
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Future-proof your home now and live with peace of mind

More people are turning to the new-generation of domestic lift as a solution to future-proof their homes and maintain their independence in later life.

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14th Oct 2019
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How to combat loneliness as you get older

Loneliness and social isolation is a growing problem as more of the baby boomer generation get older, but as Jamie Turnbull explains there are many ways to beat it.

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10th Oct 2019
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Home & Lifestyle > Pets

Dog breath

Smelly breath from your dog or cat can be unpleasant but rather than wafting the whiff consider what is causing it and take steps to look after their teeth.

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10th Oct 2019
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Special fried rice with radish, celery and spring onions

Ditch the cost of a midweek takeaway in favour of this quick and easy homemade recipe for special fried rice.

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2nd Oct 2019
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