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Potatoes – one of the nation’s favourite staples – are in the spotlight at...

3 pests and diseases that could threaten your potato crop – and how to stop them

Albert Finney has died at the age of 82 with his wife and son...

Actor Albert Finney dies at 82 after short illness

With the spring house-selling season around the corner, many home owners eyeing a move...

Hoping to sell your home? 11 value-slashing pitfalls to avoid

More than two million over-75s would have to go without television or cut back...

Charity calls for free TV licences to remain for over-75s
How to reduce your risk of dementia

It’s estimated that one in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia in the...

Our pick of the best travel shots from the Sony World Photography Awards

Move over David Attenborough – this year’s Sony World Photography Awards features some of...

Heinz at 150: Ketchup, the industrial revolution, and Joey from Friends

First up, a childhood-ruining revelation: There never were 57 varieties of Heinz. Up there with...

Queen privately marks 67th anniversary on the throne

The Queen is marking the anniversary of her accession privately as she reaches 67 years...

5 ways gardeners can help with the war on plastic

As the war on plastic continues, there’s much you can do in your garden...

11 ways to eat Yorkshire Puddings

Each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day. But...

In Pictures: Snowy scenes after coldest night in UK since 2012

Large parts of the UK woke to snowy scenes after temperatures plummeted as low...

Top 10 tips for driving in the snow

The blast of cold weather has caused treacherous conditions on many UK roads. Here...

The Mini at 60 – British motoring’s accidental icon

In 1956, Egyptian premier Gamal Abdel Nasser seized control of the Suez Canal, cutting...

5 foods that could help keep joints healthy during colder months

Joint pain can occur at any time of the year, but some people find...

As William and Kate open the V&A Dundee, 6 more reasons to visit the Scottish city

It’s a good time to be a Dundonian. Caught between the metropolises of the...

Everything you need to know about kefir – the fermented drink causing a stir in the health world

Forget kale and nut butters: fermented foods are the one big health trend we’ll...

These are the 3 supplements most worth considering – according to a doctor

Practically everything comes in pill form these days, but which ones are actually important?...

Public urged to join world’s biggest garden wildlife survey in 40th year

Sparrows and starlings have suffered “alarming” declines in the last 40 years while other...

Still failing to give up single-use plastic?

We all know we should use less plastic – especially single-use plastic. But it...

3 common smear test myths dispelled

Dr Kristy Lau offers some reassuring advice on why you shouldn’t delay getting tested....

From faster recovery times to new materials: 7 ways hip replacement surgery has advanced

At the age of just 31, Andy Murray is considering more surgery on the...

The dos and don’ts of being a vegan gardener

If you care about what you eat, you probably care about how food is...

4 of the best Chinese herbal remedies for restoring your health

Christmas may be over for another year, but the most important date in the...

Why the humble tea towel is your best new workout accessory

The tea towel is an ordinary kitchen cloth, used mostly for the washing and...

5 of the most amazing health benefits of eating pears

Pears are sweet, juicy and the perfect way to satiate an after-dinner sweet tooth...

What to do if someone you’re with is having an asthma attack

Only people who have asthma can fully understand how scary it is to have...

Duke of Edinburgh crash: What are the rules for older drivers?

The Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash at the age of 97 has prompted debate...

You could save the world with the ‘planetary health diet’ – but what can you actually eat?

A diet that can avoid premature death and safeguard the Earth at the same...

Phillip Schofield has been doing Pilates for the past 6 years – here’s why it’s good for older men

With a self-proclaimed “core of steel”, Phillip Schofield is proof that you can be...

Feeling blue? These books on happiness can help to lift your spirits

Keep these mood-boosting reads on your bedside table during the dark and dreary winter...

How to prevent joint pain flare-ups from cold weather

We’re a nation that knows a thing or two about joint pain. With around...

This is how experts think you should portion your food – and it might surprise you

Even if you’re not the kind of person who resolved to overhaul their diet...

How to have your wisteria dripping with beautiful blooms

Spring may seem a long way off, but if you prune your wisteria now,...

Get ready for Season 8 of Call the Midwife

The most-watched programme on Christmas Day was Call The Midwife on BBC1, with a TV...

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