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Kirsty McMorron1. Follow a theme or concept throughout your home. When we work with clients, we spend time creating a concept and mood for the spaces we are designing. This...

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'Alan Turing? He was like...

What makes manof- the-moment Benedict Cumberbatch so good at playing slightly peculiar characters? ‘I look slightly… No, I’m not going to call Alan Turing slightly odd!’...

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Butler's guide to candles

To stop candles dripping, keep them in the freezer. I’m always asked how to prevent this and this is my tried and tested method. I put them in a few hours before a dinner...

First Impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: ALED JONES

ALED JONES

What are you working on at the moment? A tour and an album. But most of the work is on White Christmas, Irving Berlin’s musical on at the Dominion Theatre, which I’m...

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Torvill and Dean

Torvill and Dean

When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean threw themselves onto the ice at the climax of their Boléro routine at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, the judges could find...

Travel

Christmas markets

A short holiday away somewhere magical in the run-up to Christmas will not only enable you to pick up some presents, but also get you in a festive frame of mind ready for...

Film Review

MR. TURNER

THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are two national treasures of British cinema. They’ll both hate me for saying so but it’s true and Leigh simply underlines the fact with Mr....

Television

Dancing Cheek To Cheek

A DANCE THROUGH TIME

Pair up child of the 1970s Lucy Worsley with Strictly’s resident septuagenarian Len Goodman on the dance fl oor and it’s no surprise to find one graceful, supple and fluid...

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Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East

Royal Snapshots

It is well documented that Prince Harry undertook months of training, including a night in a giant freezer, to prepare himself for last year’s gruelling race across the...

Gift Guide

Gift Guide: For Animal Lovers

Animal Lovers

Is there an animal lover or a lovely animal in your life? These gifts are full of animal magic.{igallery...

Gift Guide

Gift Guide: For Him

For Him

Looking for ideas for Christmas gifts for a partner, brother or father? From Men's grooming kits to DVD boxsets, we've got it covered. {igallery...

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The Daily: November 19

News Round Up: 19 November

New space mission enables public to send DNA to the moonYou can now send your DNA to the moon at the hand of Lunar Mision One, the private mission masterminded by British...

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  • Florist / Staffordshire

    Florist in Oakamoor, StaffordshireThe Florist position, is to learn from our exciting team. Working in the house completing all flower arrangements and plant ups as the season dictates. Working on commercial projects for our sister business, and some visits to[…]

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  • Gardener/ Handyperson / Staffordshire

    Gardener / Handyperson in Oakamoor, StaffordshireThe Gardener / Handyperson position is to work in a team of three, General gardening for Ornamental, Vegetable and Cut flower Gardens.Some minor machine care and of course lawn and grounds work. About 4.5 acres[…]

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  • Nanny/ Governess / London (Central)

    Nanny/Governess is needed in Central LondonWe are looking for an experienced, fun, creative and full of energy Nanny/Governess to take care of a 4 year old boy on weekday afternoons (he is at school in the mornings). The family is[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Cook / London (Central)

    Live-in Spanish Housekeeper/Cook, Central LondonA lovely family of three is looking for a live-in Spanish speaking Housekeeper/Cook. You will be responsible for a smooth run of this busy household based in Central London. The property is spread over three floors[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Cook/Carer / Dorset

    Part-Time Carer / Housekeeper required for a Mature lady with Vascular Dementia based in Poole, Dorset.The role involves caring for the lady, assisting her with daily needs and also that of a companion.You must be clearly spoken and a driver[…]

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  • Live-In Cleaners required / Gloucestershire

    We are looking for 2 Live-In cleaners to work on the large family estate in Gloucestershire.You will be required to perform all usual cleaning duties and must have a good level of standards in Laundry.We are looking for someone with[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Cook / Cheshire

    We are looking for a Housekeeper/Cook for a lovely 8 Bedroomed home near Chester.The housekeeper should be well groomed with a professional and polished manner.You will need to be discreet and highly confidential, taking charge of running the house in[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Cook / London (Central)

    JOB DESCRIPTIONHands on Housekeeper/Cook In Hampstead, North London A busy household based in North London is looking for a well presented, discreet, trustworthy and highly experienced Housekeeper/Cook.The successful candidate will be required to run the house to the highest standards[…]

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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12
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