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Your chance to win a Strategy Call with Health Coach and Personal Trainer, Coached by Rhoda (worth £300)

Competitions & quizzes

Rhoda Cameron is a certified Personal Trainer, Pilates teacher and Behaviour Change Coach for Coached by Rhoda. She specialises in helping...

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Your Chance to Win A ‘Satisfrying’ SPAM® Breakfast Pack!

Competitions & quizzes

It’s time to put some Sizzle Pork And Mmm into breakfast, with a chance to win 1 of 2 ‘Satisfrying’ SPAM® Breakfast Packs (worth...

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National Allotments Week celebrating 20th years of growth

Gardening

This year's National Allotments Week theme is bugs, bees and broccoli and acknowledges the importance of gardening with nature in mind....

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Top 5 picnic accessories for perfect al-fresco eating

Outdoor leisure, What's on

Invest in some picnic accessories for a summer of al fresco dining!...

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Win Healthspan’s Love Your Brain, 28-day supply of brain health supplements

Competitions & quizzes

We have five packs of Helathspan's Love your Brain supplements to win. Log in and enter below. ...

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Over 50s money worries keep 41% awake at night

News & Views, Finance

Money worries are the number one cause of sleep loss among over 50s, new research finds....

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Coca de Requena – a delectable meat focaccia indulgence

Food & Drink

Award-winning Spanish Chef, Omar Allibhoy, shares his recipe for indulgent Coca de Requena, a delicious meat-laden focaccia.

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Beware of these health conditions that sneak up on over 50s

Health

Getting older can be a tricky thing to come to terms with and poor health doesn't help that. Here are a number of common problems for older...

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Win a pair of tickets for the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair at Audley End House and Gardens on Sunday, 4th September 2022

Competitions & quizzes

Stunning Audley End House and Gardens in Essex is the backdrop for an exciting new seasonal event for keen gardeners – the BBC...

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Bloated stomach – successful steps to remedy discomfort

Health, Nutrition

Study finds more than 25% of respondents are living with gut health problems. Find out how you can manage bloating and other uncomfortable conditions.

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Spotlight on cultural Cyprus – beautiful hidden gems

Europe

Far removed from the blistering heat of the beach resorts, Jill Fordham reveals how a journey through the cooler central region of this...

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Choosing a cattery – stress free holidays for you and your cat

Pets

Summer holidays bring with them the dilemma of finding a good cattery for your pet. Here are some helpful tips. ...

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Perfect ice cream sauces – elevate to a divine dessert

Food & Drink

Make dessert easy by adding your own touch to a good tub of vanilla ice cream.

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Shade-loving plants – top 6 ready-flowering plants

Gardening

How do you make the most of a shaded garden. Check out our pick of the top 6 garden-ready plants. ...

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5 natural ways for older people to reduce body heat in hot weather

Health

Hot weather can leave older people at greater risk of heat stroke and exhaustion. Here, Jo Webber shares with us the best methods for...

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Exquisite blueberry cheesecake ice cream!

Food & Drink

Decadent, gooey, comforting and velvety; these ice creams taste good whatever the weather.

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Women’s health – cost of living crisis hitting UK women hard

Women's Health, Health

Women hit by the cost of living crisis are having to make difficult spending choices – at the expense of their health – a new survey...

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Prettiest UK villages and towns – 12 perfect days out

Around The UK, Travel • One Comment

Think you have to go abroad to find villages free of chain stores and tourist tat? Not so. We uncover rustic corners of the UK that not...

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Win a pair of tickets for The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London (6th – 9th October 2022)

Competitions & quizzes

The iconic North London venue fills with colour, creativity and inspiration each autumn when tens of thousands of crafters gather...

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Win tickets to see The Drifters Girl in the West End

Competitions & quizzes

Featuring an unbelievable soundtrack packed full of show-stopping Drifters hits, including Save The Last Dance For Me, Under The...

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Expert reveals how to stay cool and look stylish in your workwear this summer 

Fashion & Beauty

Get inspired with these expert tips on how to stay cool and look stylish in your workwear this summer.

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Ice cold raspberry and pomegranate mocktail – a perfect summer sipper

Food & Drink

A great pomegranate and raspberry mocktail for all to enjoy, looks fab too!...

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Win FRIEDA on DVD

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

FULLY RESTORED AND RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY, DVD and DIGITAL from 4TH JULY 2022 The latest addition to Studiocanal’s...

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DI Ray DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Discover DI Ray, a refreshing and necessary addition to the detective drama genre,that sees the talented and acclaimed Parminder Nagra (13...

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Classic Pennine Way route based on talks with Wainwright

Around The UK, Books

Ron Scholes reveals the inspiration behind his new book outlining a route along the length of the Pennines range, based on conversations...

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WIN VIP Tickets for You & 3 Friends to the Reminisce Festival

Competitions & quizzes • One Comment

Reminisce Festival returns to Sherdley Park in St Helens on Saturday 10th September and it’s set...

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Martyrs Lane DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

For a night of haunting dread and claustrophobic terror visit Martyrs Lane if you dare. Acclaimed writer and director Ruth Platt (The Black...

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Fuel duty – UK falls behind Europe in supporting motorists through cost of living crisis

News & Views

Finance expert Holly Andrews says more is needed from government to help consumer cope with spiralling fuel and energy costs....

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5 cost of living scams to watch out for right now

Finance

Holly Andrews reveals five cost of living scams that consumers need to be aware of right now....

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Divine strawberry cheesecake with pink peppercorn sauce – perfect for summer

Food & Drink

Stunning no-bake strawberry cheesecake with a zingy peppercorn sauce.

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Struggling with Urinary Tract Infections – expert tips to beat cystitis

Health

Why are we susceptible to Urinary Tract Infections and how can we minimise the discomfort when they strike? Rob Hobson has the answers....

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Simple tapas – spectacular flavours for any fiesta

Food & Drink

Tapas are firmly established culinary favourites of many of us and with these simple recipes they are the perfect food for sharing with...

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Older people ‘unretiring’ – data reveals pension crisis prompting return to work

News & Views, Pensions

Nick Jones, head of retirement living at Lottie, warns of the impact the pensions crisis will have on older workers approaching retirement.

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Caring for dogs in hot weather – 10 expert tips

Pets

Help you dog to stay cool when temperatures rise. Here are 10 top tips to help them through the heat....

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WIN! Support your immunity all year round with Efamol®’s NEW Active Immunity – 3 months’ supply!

Competitions & quizzes

There has never been a more important time to look after our health, wellbeing and immunity. For year-round immunity, the essential fatty...

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Quintessential English drinks and their best pairings

Food & Drink

Marry these drinks with your dining to fully enjoy the summer sun and al fresco evenings. ...

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Sticky BBQ pork ribs and amazing aubergine with smoky chilli sauce

Food & Drink

Super sticky BBQ pork ribs with Tracklements habanero hot ketchup and slaw and a smashing veggie BBQ aubergine with Tracklements smoky...

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Dogs with personality – that suit you best

Pets

It's long been said that man's best friend is his dog but just how much do we know about them and their personality traits?...

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Win 1 of 3 Orchard Toys activity bundles

Competitions & quizzes • 2 Comments

The Orchard Toys activity bundle (worth £37.75) contains their award-winning, fun educational games, jigsaw puzzles and sticker...

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Win tickets to see DSL Dire Straits Legacy in London on 1 July

Competitions & quizzes

Legends of British rock, Dire Straits have sold over 120 million albums worldwide. Today supergroup DSL Dire Straits Legacy bring...

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Sweet potato sorbet – the unconventional dessert

Food & Drink

Summer fruit sorbets, raspberry sorbet, you'll probably have tried them all - but what about this intriguing recipe using sweet potato. ...

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Italy’s Majella National Park – walking wonderful landscapes

Europe, Travel

Laura Whinney explores the glorious landscapes of Italy's Majella National Park....

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Skin care – simple tips to help you through summer

Fashion & Beauty

Skin care and make-up expert Stella Gardner gives her top tips to enjoying the summer sunshine whilst also maintaining a healthy and...

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4 steps to prevent osteoporosis – healthy bones in later life

Women's Health, Health

Your bones have an important job to do. They work with your muscles to make sure you can move and be active but you need to work too to help them to remain healthy and strong as you age.

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Agatha Raisin Complete Series Four DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Internationally acclaimed actor Ashley Jensen (Ugly Betty, After Life) returns as the titular, adored amateur detective Agatha Raisin, in...

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Starting over at 50 – essential ideas for life after divorce

Relationships and dating

Finding yourself alone after being married for the majority of your adult life isn't easy, so how do you cope?...

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Parkinson’s disease – top 5 myths exposed

Health

Joanna Wild helps debunk the top five common myths and misconceptions about Parkinson’s disease....

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The Cane Field Killings DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

Spanning the tropical coastlines and vast sugarcane plantations of South Africa, The Cane Field Killings, a brand-new, gritty, and...

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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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Win a ticket to a live stream of An Afternoon in Conversation with Judi Dench

Competitions & quizzes

On Sunday 29 May, seven-time Olivier Award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench will be at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, where she is a Life...

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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 • 3 Comments

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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Win the Steel Mesh Gardener’s Cart & essential Draper Tools Pruning Set (worth £225.85)

Competitions & quizzes • 13 Comments

Make jobs in the garden easier with this robust Steel Mesh Gardener’s Cart from Draper Tools. It’s the garden essential you never...

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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, healthier later life, writes Bob Calabritto.

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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 healthier for longer.

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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 Henry Bell Wild Bird Care Bundle

Competitions & quizzes • 4 Comments

We have 2 Prize Bundles to give away from Henry Bell Wild Bird Care (www.henrybell.co.uk), the leading quality wild bird care producer....

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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 mustard a day.

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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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My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay DVDs up for grabs

Competitions & quizzes

The award-wiinning Neapolitan novels by renowned author Elena Ferrante tell an epic tale of love, loss, hardships, and the enduring power...

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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...

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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 • 7 Comments

Parkdean Resorts are offering a 3 night weekend break (Friday – Monday) or a 4 night midweek break (Monday – Friday) at one of Parkdean...

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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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Divine apricot and lemon drizzle cake – a superb home-bake for all

Food & Drink

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 40-45 minutesServes 8-10 Ingredients 175g Crazy Jack Traditional Dried Apricots, roughly chopped 100g butter,...

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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...

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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 a pair of tickets to The Great Estate Festival at The Scorrier Estate, Cornwall (2 – 5 June 2022)

Competitions & quizzes

The summer is made for festival season and The Great Estate is the perfect rambunctious garden fête to celebrate it in style. Bursting at...

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