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The backstage rebels

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Spring/summer season at Fashion Week is notorious for its no-make-up looks. The fresh-faced glows, the oh-so slightly dewy cheeks and rosebud mouths.

Bare-faced cheek

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As the season changes and skin loses its post-summer glow, it might not be the best time to let you know that barely-there make-up is the go-to look for autumn. But don't worry, it might look like you've climbed out of bed, gulped down a healthy juice and simply swept a slick of mascara over your lashes, but there's more to this look than meets the eye.

All eyes on autumn

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Brights, neons and pastels might take a back seat for autumn, but there's certainly no skimping on dramatics this season.

Holidays

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Fashion

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Get the London look

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When it comes to the Fashion Week calendar, London is undoubtedly the most experimental of the capitals, while New York is commercial, Milan is all about glamour and Paris showcases high-end chic.

Dress up for snuggle season

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Autumn has arrived - and with it comes an abundance of fabulous fashions. But before you blow all of your spare money on boots, coats and dresses, spare a thought for your little ones, as their wardrobes will likely need replenishing, too.

Style to fall for

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A high summer wardrobe is like a holiday romance. It's fleeting and only really works in blazing sunshine.

Gardening

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Diarmuid's autumn advice

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After a glorious summer at home pottering around his garden in Ireland, green-fingered TV presenter Diarmuid Gavin is now preparing his beds for the cooler months.

Protect Our Pollinators

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We know bees, hoverflies and other beneficial insects provide a welcome sight for gardeners in spring and summer, pollinating our flowers and helping us to reap rich harvests, but these valued species also need plenty of protection in the winter to ensure they return in years to come.

Boost your spring garden with new bulbs

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There's a nip in the air which, to me, signals the end of summer and provides a wake-up call to start planting some spring bulbs to brighten up borders and patios next year.

Dining Out

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Showbiz News

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Competitions

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WIN a £100 voucher to spend at Argos

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To celebrate the news that the iconic brand Heinz Beanz has added a new flavour to its range, we’ve teamed up with the Heinz bakers, Peter’s Food to give you the chance to win £100 worth of Argos vouchers in today’s tasty competition.

WIN tickets to see Lee Mack live

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The multi-award winning star of ‘Not Going Out’ and ‘Would I Lie To You?’, Lee Mack, is going back on the road with his first live tour in four years.

WIN VIP family tickets to Disney on Ice

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Disney on Ice is returning to Birmingham’s NIA from October 22 to November 2, and you can win the chance for your little ones to be part of the show, in today’s competition.

Food

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DIY

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Extending nightmares

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If you're buying a property you want to alter or extend and this is dependent on getting permission, you could be in for a nasty surprise

Renovation rescue

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Whether you're renovating a run-down property because you love a challenge, you love DIY, or simple because it's all you could afford, one thing remains the same: it will be enormously disruptive.