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Beauty

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City smart skincare

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Skincare isn't just becoming high-tech, it's virtually tapping into our postcodes.

The ultimate holiday hit list

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Bikinis, sun hats and beach bags... You wouldn't pack a winter coat for your summer holiday, so why not make the same distinction with your beauty products?

Time to chill out

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Home or abroad, a dramatic rise in the barometer can mean chaos for your beauty regime.

Holidays

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Fashion

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Back to cool

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A sticky, heatwave can melt away the foundations of your working wardrobe in an instant.

Club Tropicana

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If you don't have a plane ticket booked for the tropics, get some exotic escapism via your closet.

It's all white

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If you've overdosed on bright colour, zingy neons and bold prints so far this summer, make a clean break with white. The coolest shade of the season is the ideal tonic for the heatwave months.

Gardening

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The best summer gardens

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There's no shortage of inspiration when it comes to UK gardens - so if you're staying at home this summer, take a notepad, pen and camera to some of the best in the country.

Don't lose the plot

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This summer, during National Allotments Week, many gardeners will be flying the flag for all those who love their allotments with commemorative events and grow-your-own celebrations.

Don't give your garden a holiday

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There's no reason your garden has to end up looking like a sea of straggly, wilted plants while you're on holiday, even if you don't have neighbours or friends who'll water it while you are away.

Dining Out

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Showbiz News

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Competitions

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Win a 12-month family pass for Warwick Castle

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Celebrating its 1,100th birthday this year, Warwick Castle is home to live-actor attractions, birds of prey shows, trebuchet fireball spectaculars and heaps of horrible history brought to life. And we have got five annual family passes to give away in today’s gruesome competition.

Food

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DIY

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The best home environment

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When renovating a property, it's tempting to rip everything out and start from scratch - but it's a temptation you should resist, not just for your wallet, but for the environment too.

Get on board

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If you're looking to transform or liven up your home's floorboards, staining or varnishing them might be the most obvious options, but painting them is the most hassle-free - and the most on-trend.