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It’s hard to believe the king of the jungle could be knocked from his...

A world without lions is unimaginable. These beautiful photographs explain why…

Most people know chest pain can be a sign of heart disease – but...

8 subtle signs of heart disease you might not know about

When a 16-year-old Lenny Henry won the talent show New Faces in 1975 with...

Sir Lenny Henry: ‘I do wish I had stood up to racism more’

So, you’re harvesting your autumn apples to find that the crispy crunch has been...

Are your apples looking mouldy or diseased? Here’s how to prevent more damage
How to recognise the 7 signs of breast cancer

Experts say that women should begin to regularly check their breasts for signs of...

Quiz: Can you guess the country from its outline on a map?

You have to feel sorry for the humble atlas. So long a staple of...

As Grand Designs turns 20, Kevin McCloud shares his favourite simple builds

Television isn’t famous for job security, unless, that is, your name is Kevin McCloud....

5 things not to do before bedtime, according to a sleep expert

Sleeping badly is a waking nightmare for a staggering amount of people – and...

Strictly Come Dancing 2019: The full list of couples

The full list of couples competing in Strictly Come Dancing’s 17th series are preparing...

What is biochar and why should we all be using it in our gardens?

Biochar is thousands of years old (first discovered by ancient Amazonian tribes). It’s loved...

Figs are in season – here’s what to do with them

Dusky purple and rarely seen off the cheeseboard, figs have a certain regalness to...

In Pictures: 35 photos to mark Harry’s 35th birthday

The Duke of Sussex is celebrating his birthday, so here’s 35 photos to mark Harry’s...

What are false widow spiders, and should we be worried about them?

If the headlines are to be believed, a biblical plague of false widow spiders...

Quiz: Can you guess the country from its national cuisine?

There are few things more embedded in national pride than food. Foreign cultures tend...

Alzheimer’s disease – the myths and facts everybody needs to know about

Alzheimer’s affects thousands of people in the UK and almost everybody’s heard of it,...

How to keep moths at bay

Find out how to keep your prized clothing, carpets and soft furnishings free from...

Downton Abbey review: A crowd-pleasing frippery of froth

Fans of TV mainstay Downton Abbey have been waiting with bated-breath for the big...

World Suicide Prevention Day: 8 apps and podcasts to help us all look after our mental health better

It’s World Suicide Prevention Day – a good time to discuss one of the...

Handshake from headteacher as Princess Charlotte starts school

Princess Charlotte began her first day at school with a welcome handshake from staff....

Preparing to plant your new spring bulbs? 7 colourful options to consider

Summer’s on its way out, which means it’s time to start planting your new...

Quiz: Can you recognise these world cities from one iconic building?

Aesthetically, cities get rather a bum rap. For screensaver scenery they’re overshadowed by the...

Spotting blood in your urine? It could be a sign of bladder cancer

Around 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the UK. While...

Inspired by Bake Off? How to nail the perfect fruit cake – according to royal baker Fiona Cairns

The Great British Bake Off has finally returned to our screens. Kicking things off,...

What you need to know about box blight and box tree caterpillars – and how they affect your hedges

If your box hedges and topiary have been decimated by box blight and box...

12 things that will definitely happen on this year’s Great British Bake Off

Time to cancel all Tuesday night plans for the foreseeable future: The Great British...

The Great British Bake Off: Meet this year’s amateur bakers

The new series of The Great British Bake Off kicks off next week, with...

Quiz: How many of these iconic city nicknames do you know?

You probably know that New York is often called the Big Apple, but were...

4 types of headaches and what they’re trying to tell you

We’ve all experienced a headache at some time or other (they’re among the most...

5 ways to tackle insomnia by improving your sleep ‘stimulus control’

Dr Shelby Harris is on a mission to help women get better quality sleep....

5 unexpected benefits of regularly having meat-free days

A new UN report has warned we have a responsibility to “look after the...

 5 healthy and affordable breakfast swaps worth making

Staying healthy doesn’t have to cost the earth. Sophie Medlin tells Liz Connor about...

Will your hanging basket survive on a glass of water a day?

Hanging baskets are being put to the test this summer as the RHS experiments...

7 ways to make sure your dahlias dazzle this summer

Flamboyant and fancy, dahlias are among the darlings of late summer, in shades ranging...

10 ways grandparents can help give their grandchildren the best start financially

Summer school holidays can be a busy time for grandparents, with two-fifths (42%) saying...

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