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Ditching your autumn leaves? Why not make them into leafmould to enrich your borders?...

4 tips for recycling your autumn leaves into a rich leafmould mulch

A new study found humble mushroom is a nutritious and filling breakfast choice. According...

Mushrooms could be the best way to start your day: Here are 3 recipes to try for breakfast

People are being urged not to ask their doctor for antibiotics as part of...

Don’t ask your GP for antibiotics, campaigners urge

If you’re well travelled (or watch a lot of sport), you might recognise quite...

Quiz: Can you match the flag to the country?
Whether you’re tall or small, a pear or plus-size – these coats will perfectly suit your body type

Coat season is here, so what styles should you look out for? Unlike many...

10 advantages and disadvantages of grandparents looking after their grandchildren

Millions of grandparents help care for their grandchildren, but there are both pros and...

Queen inspects King’s Troop Royal Artillery formed at request of George VI

The Queen has taken to an open-top vehicle to inspect a ceremonial military unit...

Everything you need to know about the Orionid meteor shower

Astronomers are expecting to see about a dozen meteors as Earth passes through an...

Clare Balding’s top 5 rambles around Britain

What do you take with you on a ramble through the British countryside? A...

It’s International Gin and Tonic Day!

Just in case you’re a johnny-come-lately to the gin scene, we’re in the midst...

George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize for ‘extraordinary’ Lincoln In The Bardo

American author George Saunders has been handed this year’s Man Booker Prize for his...

Suffer with winter blues or SAD? These simple steps could make a real difference

While a touch of winter blues is quite common, full-blown seasonal affective disorder (SAD...

Varicose veins: 6 things you need to know

And as one in three people develop the unsightly blue or purple bulging veins...

How much attention should we really be paying to BMI measurements?

BMI (which stands for body mass index) charts have been used as an indicator of...

9 of the most beautiful autumn garden walks around the UK

Blow away the cobwebs and take inspiration from a wealth of autumn walks where...

The Booker Prize shortlist: Here’s what we make of the 6 novels

The year’s best works of literary fiction will be celebrated tonight as the winner of...

What is oil pulling and does it actually work?

If you’ve picked up a lifestyle magazine or stumbled across a beauty blog recently,...

Every single one of us has responsibility for oceans, says David Attenborough

Immediate action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the world’s seas, Sir David...

Queen and Prince Albert clash in Victoria’s Sunday night finale

The Queen and Prince Albert will clash in the series finale of ITV’s Victoria...

I’d love to have a storm named after me, says weatherman Michael Fish

Weatherman Michael Fish, who in 1987 failed to predict one of the UK’s most...

Guns to sound over Passchendaele in 100th anniversary memorial tribute

A century after the First World War guns fell silent over the bloodied fields...

Diana returns to magazine covers as she is remembered with legacy award

The late Diana, Princess of Wales will feature on the front of Attitude magazine...

7 events which will make you less suspicious of Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is upon us, causing those who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia (fear of...

Wildlife lovers encouraged to check garden ivy for rare moth species

Wildlife lovers are being encouraged to take a “torchlight safari” to patches of late-flowering...

Quiz: Which film is this holiday destination from?

When you watch a film, how much attention do you pay to where it’s been...

4 reasons to get your eye health checked by a specialist

We all know regular eye tests are important – but changes in your eyesight...

This is what you need to do to keep your bones healthy, whatever your age

Healthy bones underpin – quite literally – so much of our overall health and...

Dawn French on turning 60: ‘Bring it on! I feel comfortable in my skin and grateful to be here’

Actress, comedian and writer Dawn French celebrates her 60th birthday today and is showing...

New advice on soft boiled eggs, 30 years since salmonella crisis

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the...

World Porridge Day: 3 porridge recipes – one for every occasion

From Ready Brek to fancy grains and rainbow toppings, is it even possible to...

Need a new front door? Here’s how to revamp your old one and save money

Thanks to the property programmes on telly, we know all about kerb appeal these...

7 of the UK’s top country house hotels, according to the Good Hotel Guide 2018

Still going strong after four decades of reviewing and rating, the Good Hotel Guide...

World’s first smart crossing unveiled in London

A pedestrian crossing which alerts drivers to people stepping out unexpectedly and widens when...

National Curry Week: 11 things you probably didn’t know about curry

Who doesn’t love a curry?! Whether you’re all about bhaji,  love the spice of...

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