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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...

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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Kate Bush

The Bush is Back!

Kate Bush was born in 1958 in southeast London and grew up in a family surrounded by music, art and literature. She learnt to play the violin at the age of 11 but didn’t...

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Mabel the goshawk & me

I’m walking up a farm track with my goshawk, Mabel, on a frosty winter morning. Her black talons grip my glove, her crest is raised, barred tail fanned, pale eyes glaring...

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: ANTHEA TURNER

God gave me lots of hair

What are you working on? A large project called NEAT [a range of storage products]. We have various pieces for most of the rooms in the house. When were you at your...

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Timeline for tea

1662 Catherine of Braganza, married to King Charles II , is one of the first people to make drinking tea fashionable in Britain. Catherine was from Portugal, where tea...

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Timeline for tea

1662 Catherine of Braganza, married to King Charles II , is one of the first people to make drinking tea fashionable in Britain. Catherine was from Portugal, where tea...

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A WAAF's wartime memories

Shropshire, September 1941: as I stood in the cold grey light of dawn in an enormous hangar with my kitbag at my feet, waiting to find out where the RAF was going to send...

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'I'd have given up every...

Half a century ago, Lynda La Plante was working as a waitress in a cafe in Regent’s Park. ‘It was a beautiful sunny day and I suddenly saw a navy blue Bentley with white...

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Gorgeous George & a right...

And so he turned one. Captured in a charming offi cial photograph, little Prince George celebrated his fi rst birthday alongside his parents – and among fl otillas of...

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Debbie vs Dolly

Dolly Parton Born 19 January 1946 (age 68) Home town Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, US Genres Country, pop, bluegrass, gospel Years active 1955 to present Labels...

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The prince & the pottery

He came on a canal boat named The Lindsay, with a broad smile and the promise of new beginnings. For as Prince Charles disembarked on to the quayside at Middleport Pottery...



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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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