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Five foods to reduce your risk of stroke

As a new study is published, we reveal the diet changes that could help slash your stroke risk. We already know our lifestyles play an important role in our risk of suffering a stroke – and now a major new study suggests eating certain foods could play a significant part. The study – one of…

John Challis: ‘You only really regret what you don’t do in life’

As his one-man show hits the road, John Challis talks to Gabrielle Fagan about Boycie’s legacy, finding happiness, and the joy of making people laugh. John Challis is happy to accept he’ll always be best known for playing Only Fools And Horses’ cigar–chomping wide boy Boycie. The iconic BBC sitcom, which ran from 1981-1999, with…

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

Put a date in your diary to visit these inspiring and informative plant-filled shows and events. If you’re looking for inspiration, colour, or just a lovely day out, there are plenty of flower shows and other horticultural events to mark on your calendar this year. Here’s a look at some of the best and brightest…

Stamps to celebrate James Bond films ahead of new movie

The 10 stamps feature actors who have played 007 and some of their vehicles. A new set of stamps is being released by the Royal Mail to celebrate James Bond films and mark the 25th Bond movie, No Time To Die. The 10 stamps feature the six actors who have played 007, as well as…

Bake Off judge Prue Leith reflects on turning 80

The celebrity cook joined the show when it moved to Channel 4 in 2017. The Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith had admitted to a “slight feeling of panic” at turning 80. The broadcaster and restaurateur marks the milestone on Tuesday and will celebrate with a cake made by chefs at her self-titled culinary…

Dame Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis

The veteran actress was given the all-clear following chemotherapy. Dame Julie Walters has revealed that she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. The Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot star’s condition was discovered 18 months ago, after doctors found two primary tumours in her large intestine. The 69-year-old told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that, following chemotherapy,…

What’s in season for February?

Each month we focus on a few ingredients, which are currently in season, and share enlightening facts, useful tips and an enticing recipe for you to try at home or eat at one of our Bistro’s. …

Storm Dennis: six emotional stages of getting caught in bad weather

Get ready for strong winds. It’s happened to the best of us. Either by luck or lack of judgement, we’ve been in the wrong place at the wrong time, and mother nature has punished us with rain, wind and hail. There’s a few feelings we all experience when the clouds decide to open. As Storm…

Who were the winners and losers at the Oscars?

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern and Brad Pitt scooped the big acting prizes at the Oscars. Here is a look at the other winners and losers from the night. Good night for: Parasite The Korean film was the first from the country to be nominated for an Oscar, and ended up leaving with four…

Five symptoms of kidney cancer everyone should be aware of

With kidney cancer rates rising, an oncologist outlines the warning signs never to ignore. Kidney cancer is on the rise globally and in the UK, yet many people are unaware of the warning signs. To mark Kidney Cancer Awareness Week (February 3-7), the Kidney Cancer UK charity is seeking to help tackle this, by highlighting potential symptoms…