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Four super easy baking recipes for kids

It’s National Baking Week so if you’re prepared to let the kids loose in the kitchen here are four very easy recipes from Pyrex that’ll turn them into little star bakers.

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Make sure to check your change for any old pound coins

Last chance to spend your old pound coins

Today is your last chance to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless at midnight (Sunday, October 15).

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NATIONAL CURRY WEEK RECIPE: Vegans, say Aloo to this dish

Parveen Ashraf looks at how curry lends itself to vegetarianism and veganism and shares one of her recipes.

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Getting rice right with Parveen Ashraf

RECIPE: Getting rice right

As it is National Curry Week we ask ‘The Spice Queen’ Parveen Ashraf for her tips on how to cook rice perfectly and whether reheated rice is a no no.

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Sussex chocolatier creates edible floral dress

Paxton Chocolate, a bespoke chocolatier based in Brighton, has designed and created a flower-inspired dress using chocolate for London’s Chocolate Show in October.

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Sussex success in the Michelin Guide and Bib Gourmand

Two Sussex restaurants have once again been awarded Michelin stars while another three have been awarded Bib Gourmands.

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Video: easyJet unveils plans for electric planes

Electric planes, drones checking the runway for problems and apps that will sort out all aspects of your flight.

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Waitrose peach and almond tray cake. For thousands of recipes visit www.waitrose.com/recipes

Cakes to bake for Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place this Friday so here are some scrumptious cake recipes from Waitrose for you to try.

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Robin, Erithacus rubecula, perched on bowl of windfall apples in garden.

Less is more for wildlife in your garden this autumn

The autumn may encourage many gardeners to do a major tidy up to make eveything look neat and tidy for the next few months.

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Perfect time to sort out autumn colour in the garden

With the soil warm from summer and moist from autumn rain, now is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant for brilliant autumn colour.

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Tips for growing your own

Mention growing your own fruit and veg and almost everyone will tell you how much better home-grown produce is than stuff you can buy in your local supermarket.

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Gardening tips for gardens in August

Gardening tips for gardens in August

Garry Winwood of Stone Cross Garden Centre looks at how to help your garden through August.

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Gin a firm favourite after a chequered history

Gin a firm favourite after a chequered history

Sally Pavey speaks to a local couple about the renaissance of gin.

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Unusual and quirky places to stay in the UK

Staycations have recently stepped up a gear. Instead of booking into a luxurious hotel people are starting to become a little more adventurous in their accommodation choices.

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Viva La Isla Fuerteventura! - Island of the Eternal Spring

Fuerteventura, located only one hundred kilometres from the coast of North Africa, covers 640 square miles and is the second largest of the ‘Islas Canarias’.

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Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Whether you are a thrillseeker yearning for the great outdoors,or just fancy a more sedate break in calming surroundings, Britain’s 15 National Parks offer the chance to spend some time with nature.

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Chinese whispers

Jeannine Williamson discovers culture and good fortune in China

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Purrfect interior design

Top 10 tips for purrfect interior design

With about half of UK households owning a pet (according to latest RSPCA figures) how can you live in interior design harmony with your furry friends?

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