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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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Kudhva. Picture by Karl Mackie

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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Images courtesy of Patronato de Turismo de Fuerteventura

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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Beautiful yuyuan garden at night,traditional shopping area in shanghai, China. SUS-170806-161017001

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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etc Columnist: Louise Margaret

etc Columnist: Louise Margaret

Louise Margaret wonders whether her approach to dieting will take off.

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Quinta Do Lago South golf course

Stunning setting in the heart of the Algarve

Sol Buckner tests his game at one of the most impressive golfing venues in Europe.

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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The Fish Finger sandwich

VIDEO: Revamp the Fish Finger sandwich at home with Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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Would you like to take part in the next MasterChef?

Contestants wanted for BBC’s amateur MasterChef

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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Taste of the chippy at home

VIDEO: Recreate the authentic taste of The Chippy at Home With Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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Offering support to teenagers

Offering support to teenagers

Being a teenager can be a tricky time Charlotte Harding finds out more about a service offering support.

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It’s time to Swoove it

It’s time to Swoove it

Charlotte Harding finds out the fitness benefits of combining singing and dancing.

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The National Allotment Society. Picture: Hester Blewit

Jobs to tackle on your allotment in July

The National Allotment Society shares its tips on what jobs you should prioritise this month.

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