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Battle of Hastings



What propels someone to risk their life for another? Last month, Eroni Kumana died, aged 93, having done just that and changed the course of history. In 1943, this...


Visit Malta

The spotlight will be thrown on the Mediterranean islands of Malta this month when the Duchess of Cambridge arrives on her first solo foreign tour. She will be...


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Most of my favourite memories are of times spent getting away – whether it was a road trip, a weekend away at a friend’s beach house, a night in a fancy hotel, hanging out...


Sauce Tomate

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Sauce Tomate Ingredients2 fl oz 60 mL Vegetable oil2 ½ oz / 75 g Smoke pork belly, cut into lardons and blacked (reserve rind)3 ½ oz / 100 g Carrot, cut into mirepoix2 ½...


REVIEW: Brew Café

Old York Road in Wandsworth must be one of the prettiest streets in London. With cobbles, tiny terraces and an eclectic range of eateries, it has an air of a quaint...


Mussels with cider

Serves 4Tom AikensIngredientsFor the parsley shallot mix: 350g finely diced shallots 2 bay leaves 8g chopped thyme 8 cloves garlic finely chopped 300ml cider For...


Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine Serves 4Ingredients125 g / 4 oz Butter, cold, diced 250 g / 8 oz Flour5 g / 1 tsp Salt2 pcs Egg yolks10 mL / 2 tsp Waterareil à Quiche 150 g / 5 oz Smoked...


John Lewis

John Lewis

Visit Peter Jones on London’s Sloane Square, which became part of the John Lewis empire in 1906, and as well as the much-loved fabric department (a nod to the giant’s roots...


Luxury getaways

The best new luxury hotels offer so much more than a bed for the night. Sumptuously stylish, they are fabulous destinations in their own right, and provide plenty of...


Chicken Tikka


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Battle of Hastings

A Dark Past

A Dark Past

How squeamish are you? Would you, like my friends Antonia and Martin, buy a house where someone had blown himself up in the bedroom – the poor man had been smoking while...

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Wines from the Rhône

The French aren’t terribly good at branded wine. Most of the bestselling brands in this country are Australian or Chilean. I’d argue that the appellation contrôlée system,...

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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."

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What the stars have in store for you this week.September 12 - 18

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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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