Serves 4Ingredients 2 x cinnamon stick 2 x star anise 3 whole dried red chillies 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 tsp fennel seeds 100ml of water 3 tsp coriander...

Battle of Hastings

cultural trail

Art and Fish'n'Chips

People used to visit traditional seaside resorts for fish and chips and a chance to screech as they dipped their toes in the freezing-cold waves. For day-trippers and...


Altruistic adventures

HELP FOR BEARS Naturetrek donates 10 per cent of income to a number of charities with whom it organises tours. For example, since 2005 it has been working with...


Dynamic design

The world had been plunged into chaos. But after the devastation and pandemonium of the Second World War, a new optimism and energy emerged. And nowhere was this vitality...



Eddie O’Mahony and Max Hentschel fought on opposite sides during the Second World War but you could say that they share something precious – a house. Eddie, a 94-year-old...


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Winter Sun

A recent YouGov survey commissioned by travel money expert, Moneycorp, showed that 64% of British people prioritised sun more than anything else when heading abroad. So...


Autumn/Winter Warmers

Delicious Dishes

Butternut Squash & Sage Arancini Balls with a Gooey Boursin Black Pepper Centre (pictured above) Ingredients: 40g unsalted butter Half an onion, finely chopped 1...

On The Market



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...


Sweet & unique

Lola’s is a business with a simple aim: to handcraft the most delicious cupcakes you have ever tasted, using only the finest fresh ingredients. Lola’s is run with passion...


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...

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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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What the stars have in store for you this week.Oct 31 - Nov 6

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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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