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Indian made easy

Indian food is loved by millions of people who have never visited the sub-continent but have been enticed by the smells and tastes of its wonderful cuisine. Being born and...


The gentleman guitar hero

Miloš Karadaglic has an extraordinarily mellifl uous voice. It’s the kind of timbre that dissolves all other sounds in the room. In fact, as I sit down in a Chelsea...


Summer breaks

BERMUDA RETREAT Prestige Holidays is offering a seven-night B&B luxury holiday at Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda, departing 11 August, from £2,363 per person, a saving of...


12 summer wines

Writing about winter wines is straightforward in Britain because you know it’s going to be cold so you need lots of alcohol and richness to keep you toasty. Summer wines...

Best of British



What springs to mind when you think of willow? Mole, Ratty and Toad playing by the riverbank? Almost certainly, but there’s much more to willow than Kenneth Grahame’s...


Sunday best

So how do you dress up without looking overdressed? Wendy Wilson has some elegant solutions for you{igallery...


The Seven Wonders Of The Commonwealth

Uncommon Beauty

Just as Christmas trees come out every year however few of us now do religion, so the notion of the Commonwealth lives on intermittently, even if the British Empire has...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 18 July

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE GIRL WITH THE WIDOW’S PEAK: The Memoirs by Lady Ursula d’Abo (d’Abo Publications, £12.50; offer price, £11.25) At only 192 pages, this elegant little hardback...

Film Review

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (3D)


With Disney’s last two releases, Maleficent and Muppets Most Wanted, playing largely in the chord of ‘dismal’, the vacancy for an adorable children’s film that adults love...




In July 1914, before the outbreak of war, 3.2 million women were in employment. By January 1918 this had risen to 5 million. Some 22 per cent of women who were unemployed...


WWI Facts

WWI Facts

A British soldier had to be 19 years old to fight overseas, but 250,000 underage boys fought on the front line. The youngest was Sidney Lewis, aged 12. Jack Cornwell, 16,...


News round-up: July 23

Duchess of Cambridge related to Beatrix PotterIt had been revealed that Kate Middleton is distantly related to Beatrix Potter. Kate’s great-great-great Uncle was Dr Arthur...

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What the stars have in store for you this week.July 18 - 31

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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