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The pet loves...

From handbags to headcollars to gourmet treats, here's a selection of goods to keep your furry friend happy...{igallery...


Eat healthily, eat well

The ill effects of a high-sugar, high-gluten, overly processed and chemical-laden diet have become so much a part of mainstream eating that we can be forgiven for being...


Travel tips

The best part of booking a holiday is choosing which sunny resort or interesting city you are going to visit. It’s too easy to forget about the less glamorous...


Timeline for tea

1662 Catherine of Braganza, married to King Charles II , is one of the first people to make drinking tea fashionable in Britain. Catherine was from Portugal, where tea...

First Impressions


God gave me lots of hair

What are you working on? A large project called NEAT [a range of storage products]. We have various pieces for most of the rooms in the house. When were you at your...


'There is no PhD in widowhood'

Finding just the right roles throughout her career has been something of a challenge for actress Maureen Lipman. By turns funny yet moving, she nevertheless knows her...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 1 August

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE LAST VICTORIANS: A Daring Reassessment Of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics by W Sydney Robinson (The Robson Press, £20; offer price, £16) Fascinated by his...

Film Review



It seems there are some tales that you just have to keep telling. And the one about a topsy-turvy world in which apes rule and mankind has been demoted to a more beastly...


Win It Cook It

A tasty quiz show

In theory it may be the acme of leisured decadence, but too often daytime television is a wasteland of disappointment at just the moment when you’re in the mood for...




Director Carrie Cracknell, who brought to brilliant dramatic life Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, a play about a woman who has to leave her husband and children in order to...

Battle of Hastings

Seagull chick or cunning fox

Seagull or Fox

Polly, one of my neighbours, started feeding a small fox cub after finding him apparently lost and bewildered in her back garden. His deep brown eyes, almost as large as...


The Daily: August 1

News Round Up: 1 August

Siegfried Sassoon war diaries to be digitalizedThe war diaries of Siegfried Sassoon are to be published online for the first time. Cambridge University Library bought the...

Latest jobs

  • Professional Live-Out Housekeeper required / Gloucestershire

    Live-Out Housekeeper required for a Formal Family Home based near Cheltenham.Experienced Housekeeper with occasional cooking- to perform all usual Housekeepeing duties i.e. polishing, tidying, change/make beds, help in organising and maintaining the home, washing and ironing and carrying out daily[…]

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  • Weekend Cook/Housekeeper Required / Berkshire

    Part-time, Weekend Cook/Housekeeperrole is from either a Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday role, based in Newbury Berkshire, in A Large 5 bedroomed Private Family HomeTo cook healthy fresh meals for the family(of two) and occasional guests, to clean[…]

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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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  • Carer with Experience of working with Alzheimer's / Cheshire

    Delightful lady age 67 with medium stage Alzheimers requires experienced carer to work with existing carer on a 2 week on, 2 week off rota.This is a permanent position only open to someone very experienced in long term private care[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Mothers Help September Start / Hampshire

    Housekeeper / Mothers Help required for a lovely family on a large estate in Hampshire.You will be asked to run the house and also to take charge of the usual cleaning, to include Laundry.On occasion you will be asked to[…]

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  • Couple / Suffolk

    We are looking for a well presented Hands-on, Housekeeping Couple for a large (Weekend) family estate in Suffolk.Our client is looking for a flexible, well organised and dedicated couple to assist in the upkeep of their 19 bedroom home.Duties include[…]

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  • Cook / Scotland

    A professional cook for a large house in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.role will be to provide excellent family cooking for a household with 2 children, and high standard dinner party for private and corporate guests, e.g. shooting lunches and dinner[…]

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  • Housekeeper/Cook / London (Central)

    JOB DESCRIPTIONHands on Housekeeper/Cook In Hampstead, North LondonA 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 of[…]

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  • Live-Out Housekeeper 20-25 hours per week / Oxfordshire

    Live-Out Part Time Housekeeper (20-25 hours per week)Looking for adedicated and hardworking, conscientious and non intrusive, hands on Part Time Housekeeper to perform all housekeeping duties including cleaning, laundry and ironing and have the ability to cook a light lunch[…]

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Daily tip from the lady archive

"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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Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw




What the stars have in store for you this week.August 1 - 7

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

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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