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In a lifetime of celebrations it's the weddings that Brits remember, a new study has revealed.A third of over-50s believe that their wedding day was the best celebration of...


Mother's Day

Every mother deserves a little bit of 'me' time once in a while. There's nowhere better to get away from the stress and noise of modern life than by escaping to a wood....

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Older Brits missing out due...

New research released today shows two thirds of older British people are missing out on new experiences which could benefit them as they age.And what's more, a fifth of...


Vegetarian dinners

Mushroom, potato & thyme pie Total time: Ready in 1 hourServes: 6Ingredients500g Jersey Royals or baby new potatoes15g Cooks' Ingredients Dried Porcini Mushrooms1 tbsp...

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Fera at Claridge's

Claridge’s Brook St, London W1K 4HR Food and wine are a classic combination. Fine dining restaurants around the world employ sommeliers to match their menus with a wine...


Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Tesco is launching Inspiration Stations across its network of stores for stressed sons and daughters hoping to find the perfect gift for their mums. Tesco Head Florist,...

Dish of the week

Blackberry crisp

Ingredients2 tbsp. butter2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup200g Oats1/4 tsp. fennel seeds650g blackberries4 tbsp. sugar½ trp. cinnamonClotted cream to serveMethod:• Heat the...

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Real life cancer stories

1. When were you diagnosed with cancer?I was diagnosed with lymphoma in June 2014 when my doctors told me my condition was critical and I'd need to start treatment straight...


The birds and the bees

Spring is here – time to let some wildlife into your wardrobe. By Juanita Coulson

Style spotlight

1970s inspired wedding...

Bohemian or "Boho" weddings are set to continue to be huge this year, with more couples choosing to get married outside in a festival style wedding embracing a look that...


Fun prohibited

Andrew Lloyd Webber has acquired the St James Theatre in Victoria and rebranded it the other Palace (HM the Queen is just up the road) with the declared intention of making...


Shame, honour and secrets

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar for this fine exploration of middle-class hypocrisy, an area of cinema in which he excels. Farhadi also tried to make...


Out with the young

My children are (thank heavens) beyond the terrible teens, but I’ve met enough young people to know that every sentence contains as least a dozen wholly redundant ‘likes’,...

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