Nigel Colborn shares advice for thriving clivias as house or conservatory plants. British gardening expert says they are plants that last a lifetime and can be moved outside, between May and Octo...
For this special paranormal issue, we've seen your fashion future and it's looking ultra-sleek. Here are the wardrobe heroes that will change your life
Want your space to really reflect your personality? Then take inspiration from your horoscope…
…upping the mystique with Joanne Toolan's celestial gems
…Stephanie Sofokleous's supernaturally stylish treats
Can a beauty product bring you luck? Absolutely, say these style insiders
If you're wearing headphones, what do you do when you have to politely inform someone at the checkout that no, you don't have a reward card, and nor are you interested in acquiring one?
Animal products in wine? Do some wines really contain fish bladders or bull's blood?
Ah, the Golden Age of Travel! This is not a book to be read while you are standing cooped-up on a crowded staircase for ten minutes as part of Ryanair's 'Priority Boarding'
Journalist Deborah Orr completed a memoir before she died last year, aged 57. And what a remarkable book it is - impassioned, angry, tender, pathetic, honest to a fault.
A new novel by Keyes is always cause for celebration, and this latest is a corker. It centres on the Casey clan: Johnny Casey, his two younger brothers, and their wives and various offspring.
For many classical music lovers, myself included, Beethoven is the greatest. Even for those who don't rate him the best, it's hard to imagine any but the cloth-eared failing to rank him with Bach...
A Health article on January 19 said doctors recommend taking a daily 10 milligram Vitamin D supplement in winter. In fact Public Health England suggests an average daily intake of 10 micrograms.
Discover the joys of this smoked mozzarella-style cheese toasted in a frying pan: It turns divinely golden on the outside and melts to a river within
These little toasts are great for handing round at a gathering, or to accompany a bowl of soup
Who you gonna call for cheese on toast with a twist? Annie Bell, of course. Her takes on the humble supper dish are out of this world
Bake the cheese in the oven then dollop it on to crisp slices of toast. Goat's cheese works especially well here
The sweetness of the onions is the perfect match for the salty cheese and the little boost of sherry
This classic Spanish trio of scented membrillo, manchego cheese and toasted mini peppers takes in sweet, sour, hot and salty flavours
In these uncertain times, more and more of us are turning to these ancient cards for guidance. One deck devotee describes how her words and predictions have shaped people's decisions
She reveals why she's convinced Caron is watching over the family
Red leicester makes for an especially appetising deep ombre rarebit that spars well with cucumber and apple
The Gallery may be warm, but this one spot is glacial, lightbulbs flickering. Bright lights appear on the photographs we take, then her phone plunges from 60 per cent charged to nil...
The old faithful destination that is Spain, lured to Esteponia (situated 40 minutes from Malaga airport) with the promise of modern luxury from the newly renovated Kempinski Hotel Bahia.
Picture a medium at work and chances are you'll imagine a woman hunched over a crystal ball at the end of a pier. But now they range from gym-honed Insta stars to modern witches with spells
Dipping the gooey little pockets of quesadilla into a slushy guacamole is one of the great cheese on toast combinations, and it's made for sharing
Has your toddler ever pointed to the empty space next to you and told you that someone is there?
We haven't had sex for 25 years
I now have two engagement rings. Let me explain. The gold ring David gave me on Christmas Day wouldn't go over my knuckle so he insisted we go to a local jeweller to get it resized
Aquarius 21 JAN-19 FEB You are not easy to hoodwink, and if your instincts tell you to avoid an 'investment opportunity'
I grew up surrounded by ghosts. Not real ones, you understand, but the on-screen versions
In the annals of British pop, Woody Woodmansey is far from the most famous name. But when he performs in Hull, he achieves a rare distinction: arriving fans pass a blue plaque in his honour.
In the mid-Nineties I struck up a friendly relationship with Roger's PA, Doris Spriggs, while working at Pinewood Studios. When Doris retired in 2002, she recommended me for her job
When her family is killed in a plane crash, Stephanie (Blake Lively) assumes the identity of an assassin in order to uncover the truth.
This show's USP appeared promising as it was a Willy Wonka-ish 'completely edible set', from which the three competitors must 'forage' their ingredient
As nomination season for the big film awards comes to a close, it is clear there are both winners - basically Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - and losers.
Born into Victorian poverty and working as a chorus girl by her early teens, Lucy Houston's rise up the social ladder led her to become Britain's richest woman - and one of its most colourful cha...
Craig Revel Horwood didn't want to be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, the show that has made him a star. He didn't even want to go to the audition
Britain gets more mealy-mouthed, censorious and po-faced by the day. Which is why French playwright Yasmina Reza's comedy still feels so on the money more than a decade after it premiered.
Frankly, I can think of few more pleasing things to do than batter Alastair Campbell to a pulp for the delectation of the British public. But my sons weren't so keen
Marriage, divorce, death and Klingons… it's fair to say that Star Trek actor William Shatner has seen it all in a career straddling almost seven decades
There is, apparently, much to loathe about Westfield, west London's gleaming monolithic temple to Mammon. The arrival of Pastaio is something to celebrate, however
The average price paid by a first-time buyer in Britain last year was £231,455, up 9% - or £18,252 - on a year earlier, according to research by Halifax.
If anyone ever tells you that modern music is dumb, you can shoot them down with three syllables: Pet Shop Boys.
As thousands of country pubs, shops and post offices have shut down over the past few decades, loneliness has become an increasingly serious problem for village folk.
Monty Don shares his advice for thriving dogwood. The British gardening expert says the plant will grow almost anywhere but likes moist, rich soil in full sun best.
A selection of illustrations by Beatrix Potter are set to feature in the exhibition, Mushrooms: The Art, Design And Future Of Fungi, opening this week at Somerset House in London.
It's 1945, London, and beguiling Tonia, whose husband works abroad, rents grand rooms at the elegant home of Elinor, 50, a genteel spinster academic.
In the titular tale, retired serial killer Kim Byeongsu is forgetting everything - words, days, events, the last person he murdered.
A second sweeping and ambitious novel from the talented Australian Hammer, whose debut, Scrublands, last year won a string of literary prize nominations.
Superstition and Catholicism sit in uneasy alliance on the weather-battered Irish island where Oona is growing up
Vince Houghton examines a series of historic schemes that almost happened in a new book. He recalls Operation Acoustic Kitty, a mission to use cats to eavesdrop on foreign nationals.
Annie Gray recalls the life of Georgina Landemare who was the full-time cook for Winston and Clementine Churchill in a fascinating new book.
For many years, Jackson Brodie has dreamed of returning to his Yorkshire roots
Edgar Degas, lover of ballet and famed as the 'painter of dancers', had an association with the Opéra de Paris which formed a focal point for his art over four decades.
Deborah Orr who died last October of breast cancer aged 57, left behind a fascinating memoir of her childhood in Lanarkshire. She recalls her mother hating her for being 'a career girl'.
Wilbur Smith is currently reading The Egyptian by Mika Waltari. The writer revealed that he would take My African Journey by Winston Churchill to a desert island.
If you're considering buying your freehold, there are some initial questions that you'll need to ask to get the process started.
The average cost of a letting in Britain rose by an inflation-busting rate of 2.6 per cent during in 2019, property website Zoopla says.
It was an audacious hoax that delivered a deeper truth. In 1973, the journal Science carried an article revealing that eight people had approached US psychiatric institutions with the same sympto...
The redemptive tale of The Windermere Children will be broadcast later this month to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Hitler's Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp
Aquarius 21 JAN-19 FEB A suggestion may sound attractive but you'll sense there's more to it than meets the eye
David brought me a pot of coffee in bed on Christmas morning. When I came downstairs, three small parcels were on my desk
Nigel Colborn shares his advice for thriving wisteria this summer. The British gardening expert recommends shortening stumps this month to prevent emerging leaves from hiding flowers.
These clever calmers never fail to help me drift off
From the comfiest mattresses to the colours that guarantee your best sleep ever, here's all you need to know about slumbering in style
...Fashion Director Shelly Vella's hint-of-spring hits
...a stylish getaway with Joanne Toolan's winter sun essentials
Who says wearing specs can't be glam? Here's our guide to the season's best frames for your face, style and make-up.
The most frequently quoted observation about Hollywood is the simplest, and possibly also the truest. 'In Hollywood,' said screenwriter William Goldman, 'no one knows anything.'
My husband Michael Mosley and I are addicted to sauerkraut with its salty, sweet and tangy flavour, and love the hit of good bacteria it gives your gut.
Getting back into a routine after the festive season is a struggle for us all - but if you're thinking of booking a weekend getaway to get you through, we've found the perfect place
Get to love fibre-packed chickpeas (I like to slip them into salads and stews) to help you feel fuller for longer and to be kind to your gut microbes, so they in turn can help your brain
A fabulously easy and flavourful baked fish combined with fennel to provide that extra gut-friendly soluble fibre
Ugly and knobbly it may be, but this delicious vegetable is one of the best sources of much needed gut-friendly non-soluble and soluble fibre
My girlfriend wants us to settle down… but I'm not sure
Snuggled on my daughter Nina's bed, we had finished one story when she reminded me that good dads always read more than one. I sighed inwardly. I had a deadline the following day...
YOU's GP Dr Clare Bailey has created these exclusive mood-boosting recipes that'll banish the January blues
This goes well served with the lemon and red cabbage slaw or top with mashed avocado, a squeeze of lime and a large salad
We love a good curry. Spices are great antioxidants and turmeric's anti-inflammatory effect is enhanced when served with natural fat and added black pepper
These days it feels as though everyone is turning vegan - but while this can be a good way to eat ethically and boost your health, you have to be careful to get all the essential nutrients
Dream experts tell us about their client's experiences, what goes on when we dream - and what our dreams may really mean
Unlike most highly processed wrapped snacks, this is microbiome-friendly
It's a great way to link friends and swap information… until you find yourself stuck in a pre-dawn thread about the school cake sale
In my early 20s, I was the kind of person who would walk down the street and have strangers say things like 'Cheer up, love'
Provided by Professor Jacka from her excellent book Brain Changer, demonstrating how eating good-quality food like this will 'optimise mental and brain health across your lifespan'
Ageing? Fine apart from the chin hairs. Friendship? Hours of nonstop yak. Marriage? It's all about compromise. Jennifer Saunders talks to Elizabeth Day...
From the slow walker, the distracted sales assistant and the chugger to the brolly basher, cashpoint ponderer and pushchair best...are you one of the culprits?
These delicious chicken goujons are coated with ground almonds, which are packed with healthy nutrients and may also help weight loss
Lentils, like chickpeas, are your best friends when it comes to meeting your daily 30g fibre goal and lifting your mood.
I first saw Bombshell a few weeks ago, and when I told people what a treat they had heading their way, they naturally wanted to know what it was about.
Whether you agree or disagree with Alexei Sayle's politics, he does stick to what he believes, often to his own disadvantage
Deepa Anappara's richly textured and delightfully observed debut evokes the sights and sounds of a sprawling Indian city.
There were two obvious downsides to being one of Picasso's lovers. One, he treated you as a plaything, to be used, abused and swiftly discarded.
John Copley's classic 1974 production of La Bohème was finally laid to rest in 2015 after 25 revivals.
I'm mature enough to admit that, sometimes, the whole point of a gadget is the attention you get from using it in public.
'Yes, I am a workaholic,' says the writer, actor and comedian David Walliams, trying to explain why he never seems to stop
Britt Ekland has led an extraordinary life with an array of husbands and lovers who include Peter Sellers, Rod Stewart, Warren Beatty and the Queen's cousin, Lord Lichfield
Giggles will be heard from Bexhill-on-Sea to Nottingham this week as the QI host takes her sublimely entertaining show, National Trevor, back on the road.
Let us talk our way though the first episode of COBRA , Sky's new political drama about Britain during a time of national emergency.
My grandparents lived in Falkirk and adored dipping into the deliciousness of Scottish whisky. As we toast Burns Night on Saturday, I reckon these whiskies are worthy of year-round celebration.
'It was September 2016. My hand felt numb. I didn't know what was going to happen, if I would play again,' says guitarist Milos
Gavin & Stacey made a stunning TV comeback after ten years, with 17m viewers tuning in on to watch my old mate James Corden team up again with writing and on-screen partner Ruth Jones.
Sushi Masa is a small Japanese restaurant just off Willesden Green in north London. There's a neat sushi bar on the left as you walk in.
Heard the one about the hammy socialist actor who told his friends on Election night: 'Luvs, Labour's lost'?
Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Ed Sheeran: they've all got them. A home yoga or contemplative space, that is.
The headline to an article yesterday about Dominic Hamlyn, the 24-year-old graduate who died of a sudden cardiac arrest, said he was 'killed by his party trick' whilst swimming. This was incorrec...
British gardening expert Monty Don says Janaury is a great time for coppicing - and offers advice on the best way to care for lavender.
There is a cool directness about Savage's writing that is making her name in a very competitive field
Tessa Keswick who has travelled widely to China for the past 40 years, reflects on her experiences in a fascinating memoir.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's gripping adventure to become the first person to sail around the world has been reprinted. The must-read recalls the 30,000 miles he sailed without stopping.
Jane Robinson reflects on the first professional women in a fascinating new history book. Thousands of women took on traditionally male roles during World War I.
Meet Vern, a trash-talking dragon; Squib, a swamp-dwelling Cajun of scant resources and good intentions
Back in 1970s Sheffield, teenage pop obsessives Dan and Alison were madly in love. But then Alison disappeared.
Before graduating from the UEA's prestigious creative writing programme, Deepa Anappara worked as a journalist in India
On a stifling summer's day the residents of Nightingale Point, a London tower block, are going about their lives.
For those who believe dreary winters of rainy days and long nights mean many of us want to buy homes overseas, think again.
You may not agree with all the author's choices in this lively record of the world's most stylish and individual dressers
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The unusual property with a huge Japanese influence is a single-storey home with four bedrooms, and it is on the market with a price tag of £1,295,000.
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Moving house can be stressful, but the more knowledge you can accumulate the more you can alleviate the pressure along the way.
As Britain's favourite comedy-drama returns with a romance that some fans hate, the cast reveal why this series might be the last
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La Sultana is humbly announced by a narrow alleyway, a brick walk way that opens up enticingly, with the flickering light of lanterns to guide you to its entrance.
Capricorn 22 DEC-20 JAN What you achieve in the days ahead will be due to meticulous planning, attention to detail and total faith in your abilities.
This is a hearty soup that will keep you feeling full for hours
This dish is a perfect example of simple ingredients, executed well. If you are strapped for time, slice the courgettes into 2cm chunks.
There are few ingredients required for this dish but each of them has impact. The colours, too, are bright and beautiful
You know I said last week that I wouldn't get angry? Want to know how that's going?
Any root vegetable would work in this meatless pie
As anyone who has ever shopped for a specific occasion knows, it's a fact that you won't find the thing you're after first time - or maybe ever. So what if we took matters into our own hands?
You can return to a normal pattern of eating now with three nutritious meals a day relatively low in carbs.
Feel free to substitute any of the vegetables in this recipe
It's the hidden side effect no one wants to talk about - but here's why we must
Always use a nonstick frying pan when cooking an omelette and cook it on quite a high heat
Celeriac is substituted for the more traditional potato topping. This is the kind of meal that warms any cold winter evening
This pâté massively delivers on flavour - it contains just enough yogurt to blend the mackerel, and the lemon cuts through the oily fish perfectly.
Sweet roasted veg wrapped in tart, crispy lettuce - you won't notice the lack of bread…
A warming soup with a lovely texture to it, and the roasted cauliflower garnish really brings this to life
Keep what is left over for the following day
1) Cyberstalk your exes just out of nosiness. Hang on, they can't see who clicked on their profile, can they? 2) Look at cute animal videos Everyone does it, just not openly at work...
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It's as easy as 1, 2, 3 - the groundbreaking new plan from the scientist who created the world-famous 5:2 diet. Who knew that healthy eating could be so tasty?
You can use any non-starchy vegetables in this simple stir-fry - broccoli, courgette and asparagus all work well
Although described as a breakfast dish, this would be just as good for brunch, lunch or supper
A simple curry that is brilliant for all the family - kids and grown-ups alike