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Staying healthy doesn’t have to cost the earth. Sophie Medlin tells Liz Connor about...

 5 healthy and affordable breakfast swaps worth making

Hanging baskets are being put to the test this summer as the RHS experiments...

Will your hanging basket survive on a glass of water a day?

Flamboyant and fancy, dahlias are among the darlings of late summer, in shades ranging...

7 ways to make sure your dahlias dazzle this summer

Summer school holidays can be a busy time for grandparents, with two-fifths (42%) saying...

10 ways grandparents can help give their grandchildren the best start financially
4 summer berries and their amazing health benefits

Stir them into yogurt, dust them with cinnamon or eat them straight from the...

7 unexpected wine facts to make you thirsty to learn more

Like anything in life, having a basic understanding and knowledge of something can help...

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...

Grandparents looking after the kids this summer? 7 things to consider to stop family rows

Most parents don’t like the idea of sending their babies or young children to...

Three portions of fish a week ‘cuts bowel cancer risk’ – 9 interesting ways to eat more of it

The health benefits of oily fish have been well storied – salmon, sardines, trout...

‘Sheddies’ vying for Shed of the Year title

A Shakespeare-themed haven, a playhouse that needed planning permission and a garden-based space station...

7 common mistakes you might be making in the hot weather

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

5 tips for perking up your pond

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

6 ways to keep the kids cool during the coming heatwave

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

7 fun and easy snacks to make with the grandchildren during the summer holidays

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

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...

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