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Dame Judi Dench has said she could empathise with the struggles of ageing faced...

Dame Judi Dench explains her ‘ageing’ empathy with Queen Victoria

Are you a natural-born Yorkshire hero? Take our quirky personality quiz and find out if you’re...

Quiz: Are you a natural-born Yorkshire hero?

If you’re thinking of getting a pet, you’ll probably be weighing up the pros...

6 ways owning a pet can benefit your health

When you think of the world’s most beautiful countries, New Zealand, Canada or South...

Scotland tops poll of world’s most beautiful countries by Rough Guides – here’s why
Fourth series of Poldark starts filming in Cornwall

Poldark heartthrob Aidan Turner has returned to Cornwall to start filming the eagerly anticipated...

9 signs something might be up with your gut

It’s Love Your Gut Week (September 4-10), so what better time to talk about...

Predictions proved correct as William and Kate announce third pregnancy

It was always thought that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would go on...

Heart age for 11% of men aged 50 is 10 years older

One in 10 middle-aged English men are at least a decade younger than their...

Why Angela Rippon thinks more over-55s should take up ballet

Ballet has inspired numerous new fitness classes in recent years – and it’s not...

10 reasons we love bacon – to mark International Bacon Day

There’s nothing more comforting than grilling a packet of bacon and sliding the frazzled...

6 ways grandparents can help their grandchildren reach the top of the class

If you want your grandchild to get to the top of the class, it’s...

7 top tips for mushroom season

Autumn is coming, and that means the start of the mushroom season. ‘Autumn is...

20 things we’d tell our 20-year-old selves

It’s been 20 years since journalist Mary Schmich, then aged 43, wrote a mock...

New research shows that low-fat diets might increase the risk of early death: Should we be worried?

Until now, if you wanted to eat a bit more healthily, it’s likely that...

Tributes to ‘truly extraordinary’ Diana 20 years after her death

Tributes have been paid to the “truly extraordinary” Diana, Princess of Wales, 20 years...

5 steps to creating a colourful autumn barrel

With autumn almost upon us, it’s time to think about what you can plant...

Jamie Oliver now wants us to cook with just 5 ingredients – he tells us why

I had been forewarned that Jamie Oliver is as hyperactive in person as on...

Online prescription services: An expert shares their dos and don’ts for buying drugs online

With more online GP services cropping up and new apps launching to help monitor...

Quiz: How far would you get on the Great British Bake Off?

After the huge revelation that it would move from its BBC home to Channel...

Record-breaking Bank Holiday heat to be followed by rain and possible frost

Sun worshippers returning to work after a record-breaking Bank Holiday weekend are unlikely to...

Bake Off’s Flo says show helped her out of ‘black hole’ after husband’s death

The Great British Bake Off’s Flo has credited the show with giving her a...

Sugar could be as addictive as cocaine: 13 tips to break the habit

We might joke that we’re addicted to sugar as we reach for yet another...

11 pics of man’s best friends sticking their tongues out for National Dog Day

To join in the fun here’s a collection of daft dogs seemingly sticking their...

A look at Lewis Hamilton’s first 199 Formula One races in numbers

Lewis Hamilton will reach the landmark figure of 200 races in Sunday’s Belgian Grand...

Millions of British adults classed as problem or at-risk gamblers, figures show

More than two million people in the UK are classed as problem or at-risk...

Six million adults fail to walk briskly for 10 minutes each month

Shocking levels of inactivity among middle-aged people have been exposed in new research which...

Shape-shifting frogs and cannibalistic salamanders – meet the stars of a new BBC wildlife series

Sarah Marshall examines the lure of the Rockies, the Himalayas and the Andes. Extending...

Mr Benn turns 50: 8 things you didn’t know about the man in the bowler hat

Children of the Seventies and Eighties will remember the plinky plonky music and turning...

Meet this year’s Great British Bake Off contestants

A Health and Safety inspector, a software developer who has survived cancer and a...

Stamps celebrate 10 classic British children’s toys

Royal Mail has launched a series of stamps commemorating famous British children’s toys from...

Big Ben has fallen silent: 7 other iconic sounds which sum up cities around the world

It’s as much a London icon as Beefeaters and double-decker buses, but from today...

Over 50? These are the 7 things you must do to look after your skin, according to Liz Earle

After three decades in the world of beauty and wellbeing, there are few people...

Prince of Wales has had negative impact on royals, 27% of people say in poll

A YouGov poll found that 36% of the British public think Charles has been...

From Generation Game to Strictly, Sir Bruce Forsyth made his mark on British TV

Sir Bruce Forsyth was one of the most talented, versatile and popular TV entertainers...

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