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

Varicose veins: 6 things you need to know

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

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

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

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

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

What is oil pulling and does it actually work?
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...

13 marvellous images from the Royal Society of Biology’s amateur photography competition

The shortlists for the Royal Society of Biology’s (RSB) amateur photography competition have been...

Quiz: Which iconic European tourist attraction have we blacked out?

Europe is home to some of the most recognisable buildings and tourist attractions in...

Now they’re telling us we can’t have biscuits with our coffee…

Always fancy a couple of Hobnobs with your morning coffee? Or a stack of...

Hunt for family of First World War hero honoured 100 years after Passchendaele

A search has been launched to find relatives of a soldier awarded the Victoria...

Can’t say no to salty crisps? Scientists just got a step closer to explaining salt-cravings

If you’ve ever uttered the words, “I could eat crisps forever!”, or happily say...

It’s James Bond Day, but who is the greatest ever 007?

As we celebrate Global James Bond Day and wait with anticipation for Daniel Craig’s...

Gloria Hunniford’s 5 top tips for ageing gracefully

“I have never put myself in the beauty stakes,” she says, “I’ve just tried...

Mary Berry: My recipe for a happy home

Mary Berry – renowned as the Queen of British Baking – has whipped up...

Gambling study a ‘loud wake-up call’ for industry, charity says

The gambling industry must do “much more” to protect players from harm and train...

Struggle with portion control? 7 top tips to help you stop eating when you’re full

Ever had to adjust your waistband because you’ve eaten too much – but somehow,...

Care homes may run out of places by 2022, according to analysis

The care home market may not have enough places to help elderly people in...

Portugal named Europe’s ‘leading tourism destination’: Here’s what to eat and drink there

For the first time, Portugal has won the award for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination...

The late Tom Petty’s top 10 greatest hits

US rock legend Tom Petty amassed a long list of musical creations during a...

Choose the right tools for the great autumn tidy-up

So, are you ready for the great garden tidy-up, when you empty pots of...

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