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Warmer winter weather may have boosted the survival chances for smaller birds such as...

Big Garden Birdwatch: Warmer weather could boost tiny birds’ survival chances

The Eurozone celebrated it’s 21st birthday this January, but it still feels only yesterday...

Quiz: Do remember the currencies these European countries had before the Euro?

As we age, increasingly, barriers can stand in the way of us being able...

Ask an expert: How much exercise should you be doing over the age of 50?

It may have been a relatively mild winter, but the rain has been incessant...

Worried about waterlogging? How to look after your garden when wet weather strikes
Sugar Awareness Week: 7 expert tips for giving it up

After all the fizzy drinks, mince pies and chocolates of the festive season, it’s...

Penguin Awareness Day: Test your knowledge with our penguin-themed quiz

20th January is Penguin Awareness Day! Can there possibly be a more popular animal...

10 places to see dazzling drifts of snowdrops this February

They are often the first optimistic signs to emerge from the winter gloom –...

Will you join in the biggest garden wildlife survey?

The Big Garden Birdwatch is marking its 41st year next weekend, with around half...

Pam Ayres: ‘Writing is a great way of offloading troublesome feelings’

Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse...

Every question you’ve ever wanted to ask about the flu

We’re currently in the depths of winter, which means that cold and flu season...

6 ways to treat menopause symptoms – without taking HRT

Lots of women experience symptoms due to menopause, many of which can be very...

These are the best garden shows and festivals to visit in 2020

If you’re looking for inspiration, colour, or just a lovely day out, there are...

7 meal prep tips that will make January so much easier

Check out the hashtag #mealprep on Instagram and one thing is obvious, being organised...

How you can help the Australian wildfires relief effort

Feeling helpless? Here’s what you can do. Thunderstorms and showers might have brought a...

How David Bowie paved the way for modern menswear

Few figures have influenced the worlds of music, fashion and beyond like David Bowie,...

5 common barriers to exercise – and how to overcome them

While many people are hoping to get fit as part of a New Year...

Nigella turns 60: 9 things she has taught us

Nigella Lawson is just spectacular. The food writer and telly presenter began her career...

The Queen celebrates new decade with portrait alongside heirs

The photograph of Her Majesty alongside the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and...

Here’s why drinking enough water might be even more important for older people

We all know – hopefully – that drinking water is important. The human body...

Veganuary quiz: Is this food vegan or not?

This January, many of us are tackling the challenge of Veganuary – going vegan...

New Year, new books: What will you be reading in 2020?

As we turn over a new page for 2020, what will you be reading?...

New Year’s Eve: The confusing history behind the holiday

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more universal, and yet more unique holiday than...

From ube to black garlic – 9 food trends to watch out for in 2020

In 2019 we’ve scoffed cauliflower and fried chicken in extremes, bought sourdough to mash...

Want to redesign your garden for 2020? Here’s how to give it a go yourself

The New Year is a great time for turning over a new leaf and...

What the Queen’s great-grandchildren got up to in 2019

Royal youngsters explored a woodland wilderness garden, caused mischief at a regatta and welcomed...

The best cities in the world for expats, according to 20,000 of them

Living in a foreign city is a bucket list item for many of us,...

Why you should start your diet before January – and how to do it

If, like most people, you’ve overindulged at Christmas, you may well be thinking about...

What will 2020 bring for your finances?

The start of the New Year is traditionally a time for many people take...

Kate shares black and white snap of family on Christmas Day

The photo was taken by keen photographer the duchess earlier this year in Norfolk....

The history of the Queen’s Christmas speech

The Queen’s Christmas broadcast is a traditional feature of the festive season where the...

The Queen joins future generations and bakes festive treats at Buckingham Palace

Four generations of the royal family have joined together to bake festive treats in...

Care home resident tries skiing – a couple of months before his 93rd birthday

A nonagenarian care home resident has fulfilled his wish to go skiing for the...

8 European cities that might actually be better in winter

It’s around this time of year that holidaymakers tend to pack their ski gear...

8 things to do today to reduce your risk of dementia in the future

As scientists link midlife obesity to higher dementia risk for women later in life,...

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