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Tests show wet wipes are even worse for plumbing than first thought. But they’re...

Wet wipes, and 6 other things you really shouldn’t be flushing down the toilet

It might sound more like a process you learned about in Chemistry GCSE, but...

As salsify makes a comeback, here’s how you can cook with it

13th November is World Kindness Day, a reminder that it is important to celebrate...

World Kindness Day: 6 reasons why being kind is actually good for you

Single-use plastic and its environmental and social impact is inescapable right now. This week...

7 fruit and veg often wrapped in single-use plastic, that really don’t need it
Soldier’s photos show life on First World War front line

A remarkable set of photographs taken by a First World War hero have been...

First World War centenary: 6 poignant sites to visit in remembrance

With Remembrance Sunday almost upon us, here are some of the most moving places...

Power dressing: How women have styled suits over the decades

Fashion can be a hugely political force, and few things are as charged with...

7 traditional sweets to celebrate Diwali with

For millions of hindus, sikhs and jains across the world, today is the main...

6 amazing health benefits of seasonal Brussels sprouts

They’re the divisive festive vegetable that often split opinion at the dinner table more...

No berries on your plants this year? It may be down to the birds and the bees

Look in any garden centre or nursery at the moment and you will see...

Meet the A-listers of David Attenborough’s Dynasties

Nature documentary-makers fuel our desire to see animals in the wild, and no-one does...

Early risers may have lower risk of breast cancer: 3 other reasons to wake up early and how to do so

A new study by UK researchers at the University of Bristol, which looks into female...

Plant identification and advice at your fingertips: 4 of the best free gardening apps

Thanks to the advent of mobile phones and other digital devices, we need never...

Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Are you aware of these 5 subtle symptoms?

November the 1st marks the beginning of the Lung Cancer Awareness Month. With around...

I went vegan for a weekend – here’s what I learned

Today is World Vegan Day, which also marks World Vegan Month. Veganism is certainly...

6 simple but essential exercises for older people

As we grow older, niggling aches and pains can be seen as a sign...

From the works of Julia Child to Nigel Slater – the cookbooks that defined decades

Cookbooks don’t just teach us how to make a certain dish, they tell stories,...

Thinking about building a granny flat? 9 important points to keep in mind

Thanks to rising property prices and expensive care home fees, a growing number of...

What to do with your leftover halloween pumpkin

It’s spooky season which can only mean one thing… pumpkins! So, get your tools...

5 last-minute garden jobs to do before winter arrives

You may have been enjoying the balmy autumn, but as the sweaters and woolly...

The 4 types of wrinkles and what you can do about them

There’s been a shift in the beauty industry in recent years, away from the...

6 surprising health benefits of pumpkins

Aside from the chance to dress up like the cast of Stranger Things, the...

In Pictures: Stonehenge through the decades

Friday marks 100 years since Stonehenge was donated to the nation, and English Heritage...

Restless souls or natural wonder? Unravelling the world’s greatest butterfly migration

Fluttering above the terracotta roofs of Angangueo, a former mining town in central Mexican...

World Tripe Day: Why did we stop eating it?

Today is the day we have all been waiting for: World Tripe Day. Yep, a...

Quiz: Can you name all these types of pasta?

It’s World Pasta Day tomorrow!  Pasta, glorious pasta. For many of us, a bowl...

7 design hacks to enhance your garden as the nights draw in

As the days become shorter and the autumn light dims, gardens can start to...

National Honey Week: How to taste the sweet stuff properly

You might be a peanut butter fiend, a raspberry jam connoisseur, a lemon curd...

Ask a doctor: Are night sweats anything to worry about?

Do you ever wake up drenched or clammy, when it’s not particularly hot –...

5 ways houseplants can boost your wellbeing

As the urban footprint becomes larger, more people are destined to be living in...

5 reasons why you should be eating more manuka honey

Honey has long been praised for its healing properties, but health experts believe that...

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...

Celebrate International Gin & Tonic Day!

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

On World Menopause Day: 5 myths you really need to stop believing

When you think about the menopause, you probably think the first tell-tale signs of...

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