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Beauty

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Turbo-speed your touch-ups

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Time is a precious commodity in the mornings. When you're running out of the door, sipping black coffee, experimenting with make-up can fall way down the list of priorities.

Super slick oils

a woman using oil for beauty treatments

There's a new recruit on the beauty shelves that's rapidly ousting other products. You'll find it in the hair section, on face counters, and glowing among the body moisturisers...

Cracking beauty finds

a woman with egg nest in her head, illustrating the concept  Easter beauty

Sugar and spice and all things nice. This is pretty much the recipe for Easter, with a non-stop feast of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and candy.

Holidays

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Fashion

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Stomp into summer

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Study the shoe shelves closely and you'll notice a curious footwear evolution. Slim stilettos and skinny soles are being ousted for clumpy platforms and chunky frames.

Watch the (pink) birdy

Tu at Sainsbury's flamingo motif jumper, £20 (available in stores)

Fashion is taking flight this season, with bird prints aplenty. But there's one species that's winging its way to the top of every wish list - flamingos.

Gardening

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Sett up your defences

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Walking up my garden a few weeks ago, I discovered great clumps missing from my lawn, and that the resulting holes had been used as some sort of animal toilet.

Emilia's Elegant Escape

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At the end of a hard day's filming, Silent Witness star Emilia Fox likes nothing better than to venture into her oasis of calm, with its walls of lavender, pretty clematis and fragrant roses.

Jim joins the judging panel

from The Big Allotment Challenge

Just as Simon Cowell knows his music, AND Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood knows his cakes, so award-winning gardening legend Jim Buttress knows his onions.

Dining Out

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Showbiz News

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Competitions

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Win a bridal ring set from T H Baker

T H Baker bridal ring

T H Baker is hosting an exclusive wedding and engagement showcase this spring and to celebrate, we are giving you the chance to win this beautiful bridal wedding and engagement ring set.

Food

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DIY

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Up front

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If you are thinking of selling and want to make a good first impression, or you simply want to improve 'kerb appeal' for your own pride, then making the front of your house more attractive is an obvious step to take.

Ready, steady, garden

men doing DIY work in the garden

After a wet and windy winter, the lovely spring most of us are enjoying is a very welcome sight - one that'd be even more welcome, if you could enjoy it by sitting outside in a bright, light and newly transformed outdoor space.

Help is at hand

an electrician

Going online to find reliable builders, plumbers and other tradespeople may sound unlikely, but there are plenty of websites and schemes designed to help.