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Paintings in Hospitals brings art to Better Libraries

Health

New arts project seeks to counter the isolation brought about by the pandemic and help communities reconnect with each other....

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Exquisite Italian dessert treats – Zabaglione and Tiramisu

Food & Drink

Zabaglione and Tiramisu are two Italian dessert classics. Rich, creamy and utterly delicious here are two recipes for you to try....

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The Terror Series 2: Infamy DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Lauded Series The Terror garnered international acclaim from critics and viewers alike and now with a brand-new premise and setting but...

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Prostate cancer explained – Warning signs for older men

Men's Health, Health

The fastest growing cancer among men today is prostate cancer, but what it is and what are the symptoms?...

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Tempting Cajun pork fillet with sweet potato mash

Food & Drink

Celebrity chef, Phil Vickery shares one of his favourite recipes. Cajun pork fillet with sweet potato mash.

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Taking up a hobby – creative ideas for mature minds

Hobbies, Home & Lifestyle

Turn your ideas into reality with our guide to kick-start taking up a hobby....

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Win a pair of Pullman Style Dining tickets for The Royal Windsor Lunch Tour with Steam Dreams (worth £218)!

Competitions & quizzes

Travel like royalty on board a unique lunchtime steam train journey from London Victoria station with The Steam Dreams Rail Co. We’ve...

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Stretching and flexibility – effective wellness techniques for older people

Fitness

Stretching before exercise is one of the most important ways to to maintain physical dexterity, prevent risk of falls and enjoy a happier,...

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Rising energy bills – no help for pensioners in the Queen’s Speech

News & Views, Finance

Sarah Coles, host for Hargreaves Lansdown’s Switch Your Money On, reflects on the Queen's Speech and more importantly what was missing. ...

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Fresh herbs – tempting your taste buds this summer

Food & Drink, Gardening

Make the most of fresh herbs throughout summer with these ideas which you’ll be able to use across a range of meals throughout the week

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Bags under eyes – simple tips to achieve healthy skin around eyes

Fashion & Beauty, Beauty

Having bags under eyes is something that affects everyone as we age. Here are some simple tips to keep the skin around your eye area...

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Worry and anxiety – What sort of worrier are you?

Health

Develop better ways of coping with worry and anxiety by making small and very  simple lifestyle changes. ...

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Win the OCLEAN Flow electric toothbrush (RRP £30.99)

Competitions & quizzes

With all the trademark quality of OCLEAN’s premium products, the Flow electric toothbrush is tailored to help users improve their oral...

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Win an amazing Aquaphor Provence Premium Counter-top Filter Jug

Competitions & quizzes

We’re giving you the opportunity to take home a fabulous Aquaphor Provence Premium Counter-top Filter Jug (worth £21.99) – the...

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Gardening for health – tips to stay fit and healthy

Health, Gardening

Will Donnelly shares 7 surprising ways gardening can boost your health and wellbeing this summer.

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Healthy heart recipes – great taste without the salt

Health, Nutrition

To champion Stroke Awareness month here are four divine salt-free mealtime treats. ...

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May gardening tips – planning for a perfect summer

Gardening

Protect young shoots from pests and start dead heading flowers - there's plenty to do in the garden in May....

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5 essential tips to maintaining a healthy heart

Health

Cheryl Lythgoe, Matron at Benenden Health offers tips on how to maintain a healthy heart.

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Easy pork medallions with crème fraîche and tangy wholegrain mustard sauce

Food & Drink, Nutrition

Eat your way to a healthy heart. Healthy blood glucose or cholestrol level can be achieved by eating one heaped teaspoon of wholegrain...

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Pension poverty – 1000s face income worry as divorce rate soars

News & Views

New research shows a growing number of couples are divorcing in later life and separation can deal a critical blow to the financial...

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The Boy Behind The Door DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

The Boy Behind The Door is the dramatic and evocative feature film debut from writing-directing duo David...

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May Bank Holiday ideas – brilliant days out for all the family

What's on, Around The UK

Look forward to the May Day bank holiday? Here's a round up of days out and about for all the family....

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How to spot scams – Impersonation text scam

News & Views, Finance

Louise Baxter-Scott of the National Trading Standards Scams Team and James Walker of data security experts Rightly, reveal how to spot and avoid common digital scams.

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Walk the Hadrian’s Wall trail – outdoor beauty and heritage

Outdoor leisure

The coast to coast National Trail that takes in city and country as well as Roman ruins....

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Pollen and hay fever – win the battle this spring

Health

Find relief from spring's pollen blooms and the characteristic symptoms of hay fever. ...

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Win a magical mini-break at Parkdean Resorts

Competitions & quizzes, Sponsored • 4 Comments

Parkdean Resorts are offering a 3 night weekend break (Friday – Monday) or a 4 night midweek break (Monday – Friday) at one of Parkdean Resorts’ Holiday Parks, up to the value of £500.

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Get a handle on hay fever – expert advice to see you through spring

Health

Don't let hay fever rule your summer, try these top tips to reduce symptoms and head outdoors....

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Win a £50 Marketing Materials Gift Card from VistaPrint

Competitions & quizzes

Want to promote your business, service or event? We’ve teamed up with VistaPrint to offer you the chance to win a £50 Marketing...

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Win a pair of camping tickets to the last ever Cornbury Music Festival (8 – 10 July 2022)

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

Festival season is just around the corner, and as always one making the headlines for all the right reasons is Cornbury!With some of the...

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Win Running Together – 50s teen sensation Marty Wilde’s new album

Competitions & quizzes

To celebrate Marty Wilde’s first UK tour in over 2 years – where he’ll be joined by pop pals Mark Wynter, Eden Kane and Nancy Ann...

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Win a radiant Healthspan Vitamin C skincare bundle worth over £55

Competitions & quizzes

Win the newly launched Healthspan range of three vitamin C skincare products, Vitamin C Face Cream, Vitamin C Eye Cream and Vitamin C Serum, available on Healthspan.co.uk, worth over £55

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Moving house with pets – 12 expert tips to reduce pet stress

Pets

Nick Jones Expert advice and top tips for moving with pets...

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Win a pair of tickets to ‘A Perfect Day’ at the Powderham Castle, Exeter (Sunday, 3 July 2022)

Competitions & quizzes

After almost 2 years of staying in, Summertime 2022 looks set to be the season we can return to our friends, to festivals and dancing in...

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Win the Nightmare Horror Adventures Board Game

Competitions & quizzes

Welcome to Crafton Manor… Experience the haunted house story come to life in Nightmare Horror Adventures, the scariest experiential board...

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Easter egg trails at National Trust venues offer memorable nature adventure for all

Outdoor leisure, What's on

There is plenty do to this Easter weekend at National Trust venues around the country. ...

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Taking an allotment – 5 simple steps success

Gardening

Taking an allotment is a creative and rewarding pastime. Here are five helpful tips to get you started.

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The Good Karma Hospital Series 4 DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Good news it’s time for a spoonful of sun-soaked TV medicine as we head back to The Good Karma Hospital and the stunning shores of...

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Key features of new no fault divorce law explained 

Relationships and dating, News & Views

Solicitor Megan Bennie explains why she believes new no fault divorce laws are sensible reforms that will bring a range of new options for...

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The condom leads entertaining collection of irreverent tales

Books

Anyone who loves a good laugh, and the occasional heartfelt cry, will be riveted by this collection of lively tales and colourful...

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Top 5 coastal walks – stunning views and tranquility

Outdoor leisure

Explore the natural beauty of good old Blighty this summer on one of these coastal walks...

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Bone health at risk for a third of adults in shocking vitamin D findings

Health

Report finds bone health at risk in one third of UK adults and lack of understanding of recommended daily intake for vitamin D year round.

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Energy crisis: Rising cost of energy prices sparks concern among elderly

News & Views, Finance

With the rising energy costs set to soar this Friday (1st April), Will Donnelly - Care Expert and Co-Founder of Lottie - has warned about...

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Passion fruit meringue pie – an irresistible homemade dessert

Food & Drink

Sarah Helmsley shares a wonderfully fresh twist on a classic recipe to create an amazing passion fruit meringue pie...

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Exercise for dogs – a happy dog is a good dog

Pets

It wasn’t just people who were isolated and under exercised during the pandemic.

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Win the STM Goods Myth Backpack 18/28L

Competitions & quizzes

The STM Goods Myth Backpack is a sturdy and innovative way of keeping your tech safe and sound. With a durable and water...

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Super meals to improve your health with food synergy

Nutrition, Food & Drink

Rob Hobson shares his recipe for salmon, prawn and almond curry and demonstrates that adding food synergy to your meal-making can...

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Companion planting – create a harmonious garden

Gardening

Companion planting is a method of getting the best results in your garden by placing beneficial vegetables and flowers side by side. ...

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Repotting cacti – best care for succulents

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle

Pain-free tips for repotting cacti to keep your plants healthy all year round....

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Soaring inflation could push over 55s onto the breadline

News & Views

36% of over 55s are worried that the financial pinch will hit them shortly as prices continue to rise.

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Win a six-month subscription to the new Britannica Magazine, plus a copy of the Britannica Encyclopedia (worth £54.99)

Competitions & quizzes

Enter for your chance to win 1 of 4 amazing prize bundles.  The six-month subscription gives 6 print issues through your door and...

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Debt advice – Driving forward change to support those in need

News & Views

Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) Chief Executive Caroline Siarkiewicz highlights MaPS work to transform debt advice to help those in need....

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3 perfect dog-friendly canal holidays for 2022

Around The UK, Travel

Spring has sprung and travel restrictions vanquished. Find out how dogs go free on these three UK narrowboat holidays....

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Purchasing power of pensioners pummelled as inflation soars

News & Views, Finance

Helen Morrissey, senior pensions and retirement analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, looks at how inflation is putting pressure on pensioner...

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How health boost food combinations can supercharge your life

Health

Study finds 54 per cent of adults are unaware that combining different foods can benefit their health.

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Plan your garden – expert ways to deliver what you want in 2022

Gardening

Here are steps to help determine what you want from your garden before the planting season is underway....

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Women battling to recover from long COVID say their problems are not taken seriously

Women's Health, Health

The devastating toll long COVID is taking on UK women’s physical and mental health is revealed in a new survey....

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Win a 5-day Vegetarian Meal Plan from Love Yourself

Competitions & quizzes

Love Yourself - a premium healthy meal delivery service that combines well rounded nutrition and diverse flavours, to make eating...

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Struggling with hair loss? Simple guide to androgenetic alopecia

Men's Health

When you realise that you’re losing your hair it can give your confidence a massive knock. If you’re going through this right now,...

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5 expert top tips to spruce up your home for spring

Home & Lifestyle

Refresh your home for spring with five top tips on colours, fabrics and pattern.

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Seasonal vegetables: Delicious and inexpensive way to eat local

Food & Drink

Virginia Webb champions the delicious spring vegetables that should be on your table in March....

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Win a John Adams Science Kit Bundle!

Competitions & quizzes • 3 Comments

To celebrate British Science Week taking place this month, we’ve got an amazing bundle from John Adams to give away to three...

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Walking: Highlights of the South Downs Way – pt 3

Outdoor leisure

We complete our trail along the South Downs Way, taking in the A286 via Crown Tegleaze and Littleton Farm....

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Mouth-watering roast lamb with mint sauce – a kitchen classic

Food & Drink

Serve up the perfect spring Sunday roast with our fool proof recipe for roast lamb....

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Mouth-watering chocolate and peanut butter tart

Food & Drink

A dreamy dessert dedicated to chocaholics and anyone with a sweet tooth. ...

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What is a cataract? Keep your eyes healthy

Eye health in later life

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye that causes blurred vision and even sight loss. However, there is easily accessible...

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Health benefits of echinacea – new study shows as effective as flu medication

Alternative Health, Health

Dr Ross Walton and Dr Richard Middleton explain how traditional treatments can help, both in the prevention and treatment of a cold or flu.

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Win a Pukka Herbs Relax Tea Selection Box!

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

Pukka Herbs are now offering readers the opportunity to win a ‘Pukka Relax Tea Selection Box’ (worth £15.99). This tea...

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Hidden Assets DVDs up for grab

Competitions & quizzes

Discover exhilarating international crime-thriller Hidden Assets currently keeping viewers gripped with its BBC Four transmission. This...

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Rules of the Game DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Renowned Britishactor Maxine Peake gives a powerhouse performance in Rules of the Game, a brand-new, four-part thriller which is set for...

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Win Tickets to Grand Designs LIVE at London’s ExCeL

Competitions & quizzes

We have teamed up with Grand Designs Live to give you the chance to win a pair of tickets (worth up to £34) to the UK’s leading...

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Divine lemon and passion fruit drizzle cake – a perfect treat.

Food & Drink

This lemon and passion fruit drizzle cake is a classy little showstopper that won’t tax your baking skills.

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5 health reasons to eat chocolate – guilt free!

Health

Who would have thought that eating a piece of chocolate a day can be good for us! Nutritionist Cassandra Barns, explains the benefits of...

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Home and pet sitter – perfect way boost your retirement income?

Pets

Find out how to supplement your income as a home and pet sitter....

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Acceptable Risk DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

With brand-new dramaHidden Assets,starring Angeline Ball (Shameless, Keeping Faith) as Detective Emer Berry, currently making waves on the...

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Caveat DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Amnesiac drifter Isaac (Jonathan French – A Soldier’s Voice, The Anniversary) struggles to recall his recent past after a traumatic...

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Stir fry chicken with broccoli – quick, healthy meals

Food & Drink

With a bit of forward thinking you can build a list of simple, speedy recipes to help you get your 5-a-day. Try this one for stir fry chicken with broccoli.

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Your chance to win 1 of 2 Cranes Liqueur Bundle

Competitions & quizzes • 2 Comments

Cranes are giving you the chance to win a bundle of their liqueurs which includes: Cranberry & Blood Orange, Lemon & Lychee and...

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Stir fry beef and broccoli – quick, healthy meals

Food & Drink, Nutrition

One-pot cooking at its best. Quick, simple and very, very tasty....

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February vegetable patch jobs – positive tips for a bountiful harvest

Gardening, Home & Lifestyle • One Comment

It’s time to harvest the last of the winter vegetables and prepare the veggie patch for the first sowing of spring

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Delicious lasagne with chestnuts and peppers

Food & Drink

Rejuvenate your love of pasta dishes with this vegetarian lasagne with chestnuts and peppers....

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Win 12-months of Premium membership to The Joy Club!

Competitions & quizzes

Enter for your chance to win a year of Premium membership to The Joy Club (worth £60) – the online activity club for people who want...

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Win Organic Works heavenly hydrating bath and body bundle

Competitions & quizzes, Beauty • 9 Comments

Win a heavenly hydrating organic bath and body bundle (value £87) from the multi award winning Organic Works … just in time for...

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Keto diet myths – expert tips for safe weight loss

Nutrition, Health

Suzannah Robin busts the top keto diet myths, to make sure that anyone giving keto a go is armed with the information for success....

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