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Director Sir Alan Parker, whose work included Bugsy Malone and Midnight Express, has died...

Bugsy Malone director Sir Alan Parker dies aged 76

In recent times, many of us have spent far too long amidst the landscapes...

These breathtaking photos capture some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes

It appears we’ve come full circle – nostalgic foods and kitchen classics like quiches...

From frozen fish fingers to vegan cuisine: Food trends through the decades

Wish you were fitter but can’t stand the thought of joining a gym? Here...

4 simple forms of exercise you can easily fit into your day
International Tiger Day: How much do you really know about nature’s most famous feline?

In 2004, Animal Planet polled 50,000 viewers from around the globe to try and...

Peter Green: One of the greatest guitarists of a generation

Fleetwood Mac founding member Peter Green may have never really understood his status as...

5 uplifting conservation success stories from the UK and Ireland

From raptors to rodents, these rewilding initiatives offer real hope. For the world’s conservationists,...

5 health benefits of swimming – for body and mind

Often described as an ultimate full-body workout and brilliantly accessible, swimming has a lot...

In Pictures: Prince George’s best moments as he turns seven

The prince, who is third in line to the throne, was snapped by his...

10 of the best gardens to visit this summer

Short of things to do during summer holidays? Why not visit some of our...

Prince George is growing up fast in photos to mark birthday

Prince George looks every inch the happy royal in two new photographs released to...

Empty space on your veg patch? Boost soil with green manure crops

If you’ve spare room on your allotment, or in your garden, for crops that...

Captain Sir Tom Moore knighted by the Queen

The 100-year-old former Army officer, who raised almost £33 million for the NHS, was...

Milestones and events of the Queen’s long reign

As the Queen reaches 25,000 days on the throne, here are some of the...

Weird and wonderful butterflies and moths to spot the Big Butterfly Count

The Big Butterfly Count is upon us when we’re asked to note down the...

Captain Sir Tom Moore says personal investiture will be ‘most special of days’

Fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore has said being knighted by the Queen in...

TV’s Carol Klein shares her top picks for longer lasting summer plants

If your summer annuals are already looking tired, gardening expert Carol Klein suggests some...

These heartwarming photos showcase family bonds from around the world

When the time comes to crack out the family photo album, these snappers will...

Means testing of TV licences to begin: What you need to know

The universal, free TV licence for pensioners is coming to an end. The means-testing...

Free TV licence for over-75s to be means-tested from August 1

The free TV licence for over-75s will be means-tested from August 1, the BBC...

6 amazing health benefits of eating strawberries and their tops

It’s difficult to resist a perfectly ripe strawberry, isn’t it? In fact, they’re one...

My mother’s in a care home and isolating has made her so miserable

The problem… “My 86-year-old mother was diagnosed with dementia and went into a nursing...

Diana: The style moments that made her a fashion icon

It’s 23 years ago this August since Princess Diana’s untimely death, but her status...

How to keep your crops fruiting throughout summer

Veg growing can be endlessly rewarding, but this spring, there was a huge increase...

7 retro iced desserts to cool down with now

Puddings today just don’t compare to the puddings you likely had as a child....

What are the key points in the latest easing of lockdown?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a raft of new measures from July 4....

National Insect Week: How to attract bees and butterflies to your garden

Wild pollinating insects like bees, butterflies and hoverflies have suffered drastic declines in recent...

Dame Vera Lynn dies aged 103

Forces’ Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has died aged 103. The singer entertained troops with morale-boosting...

7 ways to help people who may be suffering with loneliness

To mark Loneliness Awareness Week (June 15-19), here’s what you can do to help...

How the Queen has embraced technology over the years

The Queen’s life has been steeped in tradition, but she has kept up with...

‘Support bubbles’ for single households – how the system will work

Boris Johnson has announced that from Saturday single adult households in England will be...

Video: This is what hair salons could look like as lockdown restrictions lift

If there’s one thing we can probably all agree on, it’s that just about...

In Pictures: Duke of Edinburgh through the decades

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh is celebrating his 99th birthday tomorrow. He has...

World Environment Day: 5 of the most biodiverse regions – and the animals you’ll find there

Biodiversity can be a tricky beast to pin down. Depending on which source you...

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