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Echinacea for Respiratory Tract Infections

Alternative Health, Health

Immunologist Dr Ross Walton and Nutritional Therapist Alison Cullen explain how echinacea can help protect you in cold and flu season....

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Decadent double chocolate chip and blackberry muffins

Food & Drink

This recipe for double chocolate chip and blackberry muffins is provided by Food For Thought, a Fair Trade baking brand that has added new...

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Stressed-out skin – expert tips to combat eczema and psoriasis

Fashion & Beauty

Dr Toni Phillips shares her expert advice on recognising the tell-tale signs of stressed-out skin and how to help keep stress-related skin issues at bay.

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Tell tale signs that your dog is in pain

Pets

Changes in behaviour and temperament could be signs that your dog is in discomfort. Here is how to spot the tell tale signs....

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Mouth-watering organic soup recipes

Food & Drink

Here's our pick of the best organic soup recipes on 50connect including hearty lentil soup, a rich minestrone, black bean and chilli...

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Super foods – Mediterranean soup with cavolo nero

Food & Drink

A rich, warming soup from table to tummy in just 25 minutes. The perfect comfort food to follow an afternoon gardening or a winter walk.

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Giving a pet as a gift – important considerations

Pets

Thinking about giving a pet as a gift in the run up to Christmas? Don't ignore the many responsibilities that come with animal care....

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Survey finds shattered Brits struggling to wake-up

Health

Is your mood lower in winter? Dr Kat Lederle and Rob Hobson explain why we take time to readjust our sleep pattern through the winter...

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First UK multisite oncology trial in prostate cancer

Men's Health

Panthera Biopartners and Rutherford Health clinical trial partnership has commenced the first UK multicentre oncology trial in prostate...

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Vegetable patch excellence – Essential maintenance for November

Gardening

It's cold and wet in the veggie patch but there's still work to be done!...

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Kale mac and cheese – exquisite winter warmer recipe

Food & Drink

There are few things more welcoming than coming home to macaroni cheese on a cold autumn night.

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Rose colours: The hidden meaning of roses

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle

Have you ever considered the meaning or symbolism of why we use different rose colours for different occasions? Read on and find out ......

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Win 1 Year’s Annual Plus subscription to Your Pilates Physio (worth £170)!

Competitions & quizzes

1 lucky reader can win a year’s access to the brilliant online site, YourPilatesPhysio.com for free! The winners will get access to their...

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Why do we all have super colds ? Beating the worst cold ever.

Health

Dr Jenna Macchiochi tackles the question why our immune systems are struggling with the common cold.

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Best ways to manage pet allergies

Health

Tips for living with pet allergies and how some simple steps can help reduce the chances of inflaming your symptoms....

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Divine Drambuie soaked apple tarte tatin

Food & Drink

TV chef James Martin shares this luxurious autumnal dessert treat - apple tarte tatin....

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10 tips for pet wellbeing and happy dogs

Pets

Use these 10 tips to keep a wellness routine for your dog and safeguard future health.

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Win a copy of ‘IL Volo Sings Morricone’ album

Competitions & quizzes

Award winning Italian singingsensations, IL Volo – Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Inoble announce their anticipated new...

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Scotland’s top 10 winter walks for foodies

Outdoor leisure

Work up an appetite with our pick of the best 10 winter walks for foodies in Scotland. ...

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Autumn walks and dazzling displays of colour

Home & Lifestyle, Outdoor leisure

National Trust parks and properties boast some of Britain's most beautiful scenery, enjoy them in their autumn splendour with our pick of...

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The Booth Is Back! Win a pair of tickets to a West End show of your choice with TKTS

Competitions & quizzes

After an incredibly tricky 18 months for the theatre industry, OfficialLondonTheatre.com is so excited to announce that their famous TKTS...

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Leek and feta roulade – an irresistible treat

Food & Drink

Creamy leeks and tangy feta marry together with light, crispy filo in this surprisingly simple dinner time treat.

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A new study reveals the increase of retirement age over the next 3 decades

News & Views

As life expectancy continues to rise across the world, naturally, the age of retirement tends to follow....

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Minds Behind The Music – do we care enough to save the planet?

Books, What's on

Over eighty music stars, past and present, are quizzed on their opinions about religion, aliens, politics and of course, the issues of...

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Arthritis: revealing answers to the most-Googled questions

Health

To mark World Arthritis Day, Kerry John answers some of the most-searched arthritis queries from the past 12 months.

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10 natural ways to boost wellbeing

Health

Don't succumb to winter blues as the nights close in, follow these 10 steps to boost your wellbeing....

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Common cat parasites: Easy ways to keep puss happy

Pets

How to rid your pet of common cat parasites such as fleas, ear mites and walking dandruff....

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Roast chicken with pomegranate – no guilt all pleasure

Food & Drink

Discover this irresistible sticky roast chicken marinated in pomegranate molasses, sumac and lemon juice.

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Clearing garden clutter – painless maintenance tips

Gardening

Don't put off your autumn gardening jobs. Do them now, before winter sets in and makes them a real chore. ...

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Angela Langford’s dream a little dream – indulgent bespoke skincare

Fashion & Beauty

Dream a little dream with this indulgent offering from bespoke skincare specialists, Angela Langford...

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Top tips: cooking for a healthy gut

Nutrition, Health

Dr Joan Ransley shares her top tips on cooking for a healthy gut and digestive system for Love Your Gut Week....

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Happy pets: understanding your dog

Pets

Do you know what your dog is thinking? Here's an insight into the world of canine communication....

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Harvesting apples

Gardening

September is when your apples become ripe for harvest, Carol Ann Burtness share her tips for how to store them.

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Win a pair of tickets to see The Last 5 Years at the Garrick Theatre, London

Competitions & quizzes

The Last 5 Years is an award-winning musical by Jason Robert Brown, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. The Last Five Years is...

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Prize Draw for DREAM HORSE DVD

Competitions & quizzes

Dream Horse tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender Jan Vokes, played by Toni...

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Introducing Princess Cruises: a holiday like no other

Cruising, Sponsored, Travel

Enjoy a cruise like never before with Princess' unique and exclusive MedallionClass holidays powered by the award-winning Medallion. From...

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Woof&Brew Healthy Pet Hamper is up for grab!

Competitions & quizzes

WOOF&BREW, the award-winning Pet Drinks Company, and producers of unique, healthy tonics and treats for your loved pets have teamed...

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Win a copy of Jameson Rodgers’ new album ‘Bet You’re From a Small Town’

Competitions & quizzes

Columbia Nashville/River House Artists breakthrough singer/songwriter Jameson Rodgers will release his debut album “Bet You’re From a...

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Controversial thriller – Deceit DVDs up for grab

Competitions & quizzes

In 1992 a young-woman, Rachel Nickell, was tragically murdered on Wimbledon Common, while out walking with her two-year old son and many...

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Overcome empty nest blues

Relationships and dating, Relationships

Your little angel has flown the nest and left for a new life at university. After years of looking out for someone else, you're free to...

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Efficient, affordable September gardening tips

Gardening

There's bargains at garden centres, plum trees to prune and plant flowering bulbs for next year. Check out our September gardening tips....

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Your chance to win the Extra Bright Star Gift Set from Star Name Registry (worth £49.99)

Competitions & quizzes

Have you ever sat under the stars with your kid and grandkids, looked up and told them that’s your special star? Well we’re giving you...

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Win a copy of The Father on DVD

Competitions & quizzes

Double Academy Award® and double BAFTA winning film The Father stars Anthony Hopkins in the eponymous role of a mischievous...

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Heavenly hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe

Food & Drink

Hazelnut chocolate truffles recipe that is easy to follow and quick to create. Leaving you plenty of time to put your feet up and relax.

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Wired Shut DVD up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Jaw dropping slasher Wired Shut from director Alexander Sharp in his feature film debut will have you open-mouthed with fear when it...

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The Last Job DVD up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Screen icon Richard Dreyfuss takes on The Last Job in a brand new, all-action thriller, that stars Modern Family’s Mira Sorvino as his...

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Grow your own mushrooms

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle

Mushrooms are easy to grow at home and they provide a delicious, nutritious source of protein.

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Win an ARRAN Sense of Scotland After the Rain bundle (worth £100)!

Competitions & quizzes

ARRAN Sense of Scotland is a Scottish home and body care brand whose fragrances are inspired by and proudly made on the Isle of Arran.For...

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Proactive pet health

Pets

Pet expert Charlotte Reed makes recommendations on how to take great care of your pet and get the most out of having a pet....

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Fool proof August garden checklist

Gardening

Paul Ward reviews our August garden checklist and provides a nudge on the jobs we ignored last month.

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Baptiste Series Two DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

One of TV’s best loved French detectives Julien Baptiste, played by the inimitable Tchéky Karyo, recently returned for the highly...

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Win Helena Debono’s New Album ‘Right Here’

Competitions & quizzes

‘Right Here’, the debut album from up and coming jazz/soul artist Helena Debono, is an eclectic mix of covers and original songs,...

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Indulgent walnut, aubergine and mushroom keema

Food & Drink

Nutritionist Sian Porter dishes up a delicious meat-free walnut, aubergine and mushroom keema.

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80% of Brits lack financial security in later life

News & Views

Study finds up to 80% of UK adults have insufficient equity to enjoy financial security in retirement. ...

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Win a quality Home Icon Non-Stick Induction Compatible Cookware (worth over £100)!

Competitions & quizzes

Save time and cook healthier using less oil, without having to compromise on flavour! Home Icon create high-quality non-stick cookware at...

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Healthy homemade treats for older dogs

Pets

Homemade treats for older dogs: Canine Nutritionist Kristina Johansen shares her recipe for chewy, easy-to-digest dog treats, rich in vitamin D, lycopene, fibre and protein.

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Win a copy of To Be Someone on DVD

Competitions & quizzes

As the co-owner of a popular mods nightclub and with a successful scooter shop business on the side, life couldn’t be better for young...

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Tigers Are Not Afraid DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Lauded by horror royalty Guillermo del Toro and Stephen King, Issa López’s critically acclaimed Tigers Are Not Afraid is a harrowing and...

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My Life is Murder Series One DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Award-winning actor Lucy Lawless takes the lead in one of Australia’s most popular crime dramas: My Life is Murder. Now the first series...

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Expert tips: Good for eyes in summer

Eye health in later life

50connect talks to Cheshire-based Optometrist Ian White about caring for your eyes in periods of heat and humidity....

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Win Dean Friedman’s New Album: ‘American Lullaby’

Competitions & quizzes

Dean Friedman, one of the pre-eminent songwriters of his generation, announces the release of his ninth studio album, ‘American...

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Delicious stuffed courgettes

Food & Drink

Lightweight, low maintenance vegetarian option for any occasion. ...

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Create simple water vole habitats in your garden

Gardening

It’s easy for gardeners to create a refuge for the UK’s declining water vole population and other wildlife.

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Win a luxury Salter Kitchen Bundle (worth £100)!

Competitions & quizzes

We’re giving you the chance to bag a luxury Salter Kitchen bundle worth more than £100. With a long and trusted history in product...

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Win a pair of tickets to see The Mousetrap at St Martin’s Lane Theatre, London

Competitions & quizzes

Don’t just see it. Solve it. Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End...

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Win 1 of 5 bundles of Lotil product

Competitions & quizzes

Our skin needs to be moisturised throughout the year; from chilly winter when our skin can get chapped and abused by the elements, right...

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Create a stunning wildflower haven in your garden

Gardening

Wildflowers in your garden offer a low maintenance pop of colour throughout summer and help nature too. Here are four tips to help you...

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Win a Duvet Cover Set from Ethical Bedding (worth £139!)

Competitions & quizzes

Ethical Bedding 100% Eucalyptus sheets are cool-to-the-touch, breathable, and designed to get softer with every wash. They don’t...

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Win a bundle of Geezer Butler’s ‘Manipulation Of The Mind – The Complete Collection’ & ‘The Very Best Of Geezer Butler’ CDs

Competitions & quizzes

Collected together for the first time, ‘Manipulations Of The Mind – The Complete Collection’, assembles the entire solo works of...

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Win tickets to see André Rieu’s Together Again in cinemas

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

We are giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch André Rieu’s Together Again in a cinema of your choice. For summer 2021,...

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The garden in July

Gardening

Your garden is probably looking pretty good right now. July is a month of colour and a chance to put one's feet up but as Paul Ward points...

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Active over 50s embraced technology during pandemic

Home & Lifestyle • One Comment

The pandemic has accelerated the use of online learning for the over 50s whether to pursue an interest, broaden horizons, unlock creativity...

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Win 1 Year’s Subscription to Your Pilates Physio!

Competitions & quizzes

1 lucky reader can win a year’s free access to Your Pilates Physio. The winners will get access to their highest subscription package...

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The Krays Limited Edition Blu-ray Box set up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Two of Britain’s most notorious brothers, the Kray twins, were taken on by another famous pair of siblings The Kemps in Peter Medak’s...

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Challenge impotence – rediscovering a sexual relationship

Sex & intimacy • One Comment

Coming to terms with impotence and loss of libido are challenges common to many older couples. So what can you do?...

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Northern Ballet’s Dangerous Liaisons hits cinemas

What's on

Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Dangerous Liaisons captured for film in October 2020 at Leeds Playhouse gets big screen release for cinemas.

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5 expert tips for a happy, dementia-friendly day out

Dementia care & awareness

Everyone needs a change of scenery from time-to-time, and it’s no different for those living with dementia. There are many...

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Comfy campsites – enjoy the great outdoors this summer

Travel

Make the most of the warmer weather and sleep under the stars in style with this guide to the National Trust's best camping and glamping...

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Caring for larch bonsai trees

Home & Lifestyle, Gardening

The very beautiful Larch or larix varieties are the staple diet of bonsai growers around the world over.

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Walking Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail

Outdoor leisure

Walker and author, David Bathurst, scales Cromer Ridge - the highest point in Norfolk...

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Amazing Arnside – scenic seafront walk

Outdoor leisure

Enjoy this fabulous seaside walk in Arnside in the Lake District this summer....

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Diabetes-friendly recipes

Food & Drink, Nutrition

To help raise awareness for Diabetes Week (14-20 June), California Walnuts have shared five delicious diabetes-friendly recipes.

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Allotment etiquette expert tips

Gardening

Planting and growing your own vegetables can be a hugely rewarding experience, here's our guide to allotment etiquette...

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Ultimate top 10 literary destinations

Travel

Travel to the places that inspired your favourite authors....

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Retirement village pioneers ‘Dutch household care model’ for dementia

Dementia care & awareness

Richmond Villages launches new retirement village pioneering a new model of dementia care in the UK.

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