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Oh the irony, the cruel, cruel irony, that a game invented to warn of...

Making Monopoly: The fascinating history of the world’s most capitalist game

Fancy some healthy baked scampi? “Scampi is traditionally made with langoustines, but today they...

Healthy baked scampi

We’ve seen the rise of succulents as indoor houseplants, but you can also make...

How to create a gorgeous succulent display in a pot

For some workers, 2020 will be a milestone year – not just as it...

Retirement finances: 10 top tips if you’re retiring in 2020
What is BPA and should you actually be worried about it?

Making use of an old plastic water bottle at the gym or carrying your...

6 sustainable items to buy once and use for years

There’s nothing worse than spending your hard-earned cash on items that break or end...

Showbusiness veteran Nicholas Parsons most famous for quiz and panel game roles

Just a Minute host Nicholas Parsons has died aged 96 after a short illness,...

Prue Leith: ‘I’m bold for an oldie’

There are certain things that are sure to happen during every episode of The...

Should I be worried about palm oil?

Even if you’re not entirely sure what palm oil is, chances are you’ve probably...

Travel Photographer of the Year 2019 – our favourite shots

Following more than 20,000 entries from amateurs, professionals and semi-professionals from more than 140...

Big Garden Birdwatch: Warmer weather could boost tiny birds’ survival chances

Warmer winter weather may have boosted the survival chances for smaller birds such as...

Quiz: Do remember the currencies these European countries had before the Euro?

The Eurozone celebrated it’s 21st birthday this January, but it still feels only yesterday...

Ask an expert: How much exercise should you be doing over the age of 50?

As we age, increasingly, barriers can stand in the way of us being able...

Worried about waterlogging? How to look after your garden when wet weather strikes

It may have been a relatively mild winter, but the rain has been incessant...

Sugar Awareness Week: 7 expert tips for giving it up

After all the fizzy drinks, mince pies and chocolates of the festive season, it’s...

Penguin Awareness Day: Test your knowledge with our penguin-themed quiz

20th January is Penguin Awareness Day! Can there possibly be a more popular animal...

10 places to see dazzling drifts of snowdrops this February

They are often the first optimistic signs to emerge from the winter gloom –...

Will you join in the biggest garden wildlife survey?

The Big Garden Birdwatch is marking its 41st year next weekend, with around half...

Pam Ayres: ‘Writing is a great way of offloading troublesome feelings’

Affectionately known as ‘the people’s poet’, Pam Ayres is famous for her comic verse...

Every question you’ve ever wanted to ask about the flu

We’re currently in the depths of winter, which means that cold and flu season...

6 ways to treat menopause symptoms – without taking HRT

Lots of women experience symptoms due to menopause, many of which can be very...

These are the best garden shows and festivals to visit in 2020

If you’re looking for inspiration, colour, or just a lovely day out, there are...

7 meal prep tips that will make January so much easier

Check out the hashtag #mealprep on Instagram and one thing is obvious, being organised...

How you can help the Australian wildfires relief effort

Feeling helpless? Here’s what you can do. Thunderstorms and showers might have brought a...

How David Bowie paved the way for modern menswear

Few figures have influenced the worlds of music, fashion and beyond like David Bowie,...

5 common barriers to exercise – and how to overcome them

While many people are hoping to get fit as part of a New Year...

Nigella turns 60: 9 things she has taught us

Nigella Lawson is just spectacular. The food writer and telly presenter began her career...

The Queen celebrates new decade with portrait alongside heirs

The photograph of Her Majesty alongside the Prince of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and...

Here’s why drinking enough water might be even more important for older people

We all know – hopefully – that drinking water is important. The human body...

Veganuary quiz: Is this food vegan or not?

This January, many of us are tackling the challenge of Veganuary – going vegan...

New Year, new books: What will you be reading in 2020?

As we turn over a new page for 2020, what will you be reading?...

New Year’s Eve: The confusing history behind the holiday

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more universal, and yet more unique holiday than...

From ube to black garlic – 9 food trends to watch out for in 2020

In 2019 we’ve scoffed cauliflower and fried chicken in extremes, bought sourdough to mash...

Want to redesign your garden for 2020? Here’s how to give it a go yourself

The New Year is a great time for turning over a new leaf and...

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