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1 Bell’s Castle, Overbury, Gloucestershire: £2,500,000 This Grade II listed property was built in the neo-Gothic style by Captain Edmund Bell (legend has it he was a...

Battle of Hastings



Public statues fall into two camps: those we make a fuss about – the fourth plinth at Trafalgar Square being a classic case. And those that we just walk on by. A prime...


Festive fun

THE CARY ARMS, BABBACOMBE BAY How about Christmas on the Devon coast? The Cary Arms offers a three-night Christmas House Party, from £1,450 per room (all packages based on...

And to drink?

Catalan wines

The wines of Catalonia have much more in common with their cousins over the border in France, and indeed the wines of Sardinia, than those of the rest of Spain. Catalonia...


Classic winter cocktails

The French 75 A classic gin cocktail mixed with Hayman’s London Dry, was first recorded in The Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930 and continues to be a favourite of bartenders...


Review: Lanes of London

Concept menus are an interesting approach to dining. From slim selections (burger or lobster) to intriguing combinations (hotdogs and champagne, why not?), they add a...


Creative canapés

Curried Lamb Skewers with Yogurt and Mint Dip Makes 10-12Ingredients 450g/1lb lean lamb mince 10ml/2tsp ground cumin 10ml/2tsp ground turmeric Pinch caster...


Simple & hearty

Tomato & parmesan pasta soup A simple, easy and quick to prepare hearty meal in a bowl - delicious any time of the year! Serves 5-6Ingredients 2 carrots, diced 1...


Sherlock Holmes exhibition

Travelling Detectives

Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die, London 17 October 2014 - 12 April 2015Visitors to the Museum of London will be transported to...


Blow the budget

Ten years ago, when a savings scheme matured, I should have spent the money on double glazing or something equally useful. Instead, I blew the whole lot on going to see...


My best ever dishes

I consider myself a very lucky man. I spend my life with people I love, making great food for customers who really seem to appreciate it. There’s not a day I drive to work...

Battle of Hastings

Leave it to the professionals

At the rear of Rock House is an old, disused ‘twitten’. These narrow stone pathways through the town were built for service access and easier winter routes down the steep...


Mushroom and chicken stir-fry

Stir fry is one of the quickest family meals you can make, just make sure you do all your chopping first before heating up the wok and you can go from hob to table in less...

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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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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


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What the stars have in store for you this week.October 17 - 23

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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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