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Hot weather might have you screaming, ‘Summer’s actually here!’ but it also comes with...

7 common mistakes you might be making in the hot weather

We all know the advantages of ponds – they attract wildlife, providing nutrients for...

5 tips for perking up your pond

Everyone loves the sunshine, especially the kids when blue skies, playgrounds, sandpits, trips to...

6 ways to keep the kids cool during the coming heatwave

If you’re stuck for summer holiday activity inspiration, it might be time to get...

7 fun and easy snacks to make with the grandchildren during the summer holidays
Prince George beams in England football shirt in photos to mark birthday

Kensington Palace has released three pictures of the future king to mark his sixth...

Prince George set to celebrate his sixth birthday

Prince George of Cambridge is about to turn six. The third in line to...

10 blooming good ways to make savings in the garden this summer

Now summer’s here, many people will be rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck...

As the Grand Canyon turns 100 – a brief history of the world’s most famous rock formation

First of all – confession – the Grand Canyon is not actually 100 years...

Dame Helen Mirren: End of universal TV licence for over-75s is heartbreaking

Dame Helen Mirren has urged the next prime minister to restore free TV licences...

Step away from the hosepipe: 6 tips to help your garden thrive through a dry summer

With summers seemingly getting hotter, we need to garden with a new perspective. One way...

Holiday page-turners: 10 of the best scorching summer reads

There’s a cracking collection of page-turners to take on your summer holidays this year...

As her clothes are set to go to auction, here’s what made Elizabeth Taylor such a style icon

From tumultuous marriages to a vast collection of diamonds, it’s no wonder the world...

4 ways to get some much-needed relief from joint pain – without resorting to painkillers

Joint pain can be irritating at best and crippling at worse, and it’s certainly...

5 tips to ensure a holiday with your dog runs smoothly

As all dog owners know, it can be heartbreaking leaving pets at home or...

Mind the gap: How to fill your garden borders when spaces appear in summer

As early lupins, cranesbill geraniums and other early-summer-flowering perennials fade, how are you going...

The son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been christened at Windsor Castle.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby baptised Harry and Meghan’s child using water from...

8 American dishes to celebrate the Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! The Fourth of July is one of the biggest holidays on...

7 healthcare essentials you should always pack in your holiday suitcase

Now that summer has finally arrived, many of us are clocking off from work...

Aperol at 100: How an Italian apéritif became the unofficial taste of summer

Typically consumed in the glow of a long summer evening, preferably at a garden...

Why Africa’s wild inhabitants in a new BBC series could be bigger than The Spice Girls

Billed as a wildlife drama, BBC One’s Serengeti proves animals are like people. Sarah...

From aphids to earwigs: How to tackle summer’s worst garden-munching creepy-crawlies

So, summer so far has been a mixture of thundery showers and clammy heatwaves...

The Eiffel Tower at 130 – the symbol of France that was initially scorned by high society

It’s quite remarkable how many of the world’s most iconic monuments were originally designed...

Judi Dench is bowled over by Borneo – here’s why…

The British actress shares her fascination with trees, orangutans and dung beetles, in new...

Go pro in the garden: When should you call in the experts?

Trees, bushes and other plants grow rapidly in the spring, and it’s not long...

Want to stock up before Brexit? 10 top tips for clever bulk-buying

Nine in 10 shoppers claim to be committed bulk-buyers, new research has found. And...

Clean Air Day: What exactly is air pollution and how is it damaging our health?

You can’t see toxic air, but it’s all around us in the UK. From...

How to out-smart hay fever this summer

If summertime means continual itching, watery eyes and sneezing into the crook of your...

Liz Earle’s top tips for managing menopause symptoms during summer

Dealing with sticky temperatures on a hot summer’s day can be challenging enough at...

National Geographic Travel Photo Contest: As the winners are announced, here are our favourite shots

Renowned for their fine photography, it’s no surprise National Geographic managed to attract a...

6 ways you can personally contribute to hitting the UK’s new 2050 climate target

Our collective carbon footprint is a worry that concerns many of us, and it’s...

As she turns 100, The Archers star June Spencer reveals the secret to living a long and happy life

The Archers’ star June Spencer is celebrating her 100th birthday and while other centenarians might...

In Pictures: Duke of Edinburgh through the decades

Prince Philip has been a devoted partner to the Queen through the years. Wishing...

Men’s Health Week: 5 ways to lower your blood pressure

Men’s Health Week (June 10-16) is hoping to raise men’s awareness of numbers like...

Sherlock Holmes: Combing through the catalogue of the world’s most celebrated crime-stopper

As common on 21st century screens as he was in Victorian bookstores, Sherlock Holmes...

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