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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: GINO D’ACAMPO

I have bags under my eyes

What are you working on? A show called Let’s Do Lunch With Gino & Mel, and I’m working on opening my third restaurant, My Pasta Bar. I am also finishing my book, Gino’s...

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The turnip changed history

The turnip may be the butt of jokes in countries where it is grown, many suggesting that it is only eaten by peasants or alluding to the eff ects it can have on the...

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My neighbour's missing

6.58am: Tommy Thomson, elder statesman of my feline world, sits in the bedroom doorway and fixes me with his one good eye. ‘Come on slowcoach! Breakfast time.’ I don my...

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Deckchairs: the next dodo?

They are an emblem of summer, and as British as orderly queues and fish and chips. From the manicured emerald lawns of Wimbledon to the blustery beaches of Cornwall,...

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Horsing Around

Horsing around

The first ancestor of today’s horse was Hyracotherium, or ‘dawn horse’. Originating from the forests of North America, with its small neck, arched back and short legs, the...

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Become more attractive

The strangest finding of modern science isn’t to do with sub-atomic particles, far-flung planets or the laws of motion. It’s to do with us. We’ve long split the atom, flown...

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Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

Think of child stars and Daniel Radcliffe will undoubtedly spring to mind. Before he had even finished filming the eighth and final film in author JK Rowling’s epic Harry...

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Will Hodgkinson

What does it feel like, just as you are congratulating yourself on having been a perfect mother, to have your own beloved son write an embarrassing family memoir that makes...

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WELCOME TO BAKE BRITAIN

Bake Off

It comes around like summer, sparking raised spirits, a change of diet and a new outfi t – in this case, aprons all round. Yes, The Great British Bake Off has returned to...

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Punch

Punch

Well, here is a treat – two of my favourite things combined in one: cartoons and war. Not the ‘Donner und Blitzen, Achtung Tommy’ I preferred when I was 10, but an equally...

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AS LOVE IS THE SEA

Timothy Spall

One of the last sentences in my new book The Princess Matilda Comes Home is: ‘We had travelled over 2,000 miles and visited over 90 ports and harbours…’ With my husband,...

First Impressions

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: CAROL SMILLIE

As a child I had an opinion...

What are you working on at the moment? The British Heart Foundation asked me to get involved with their campaign to highlight their shops. I love a mooch around those kind...

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Family Tree

Family Tree

The most difficult step in family history is the initial one. The flow of accessible information from archives to internet offers all kinds of information. So much so that...



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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.Aug 29 - Sep 4

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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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