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Here comes the sunscreen

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Whichever cosmetics you're taking away with you on holiday, make sure you save space for sunscreen.

Want candy?

a model wearing B Sweet Lipstick in Orange Boom and Whipped Blush in Peach, all available from B Sweet

Spring has seen a whole sweet shop's worth of sugary products hit the shelves, from syrupy scents and tasty shades to candy-coloured cosmetics. And best of all, there's no tooth-rotting or calories involved - hurrah!

Unmask your potential

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Wouldn't it be dreamy to have a weekly appointment at the spa for a long, relaxing facial?

Holidays

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Fashion

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Welcome to the dollhouse

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While the sexy Seventies and haute-boho looks ruled on many a spring/summer catwalk, elsewhere, an altogether softer trend was gathering pace.

Keeping up with khaki

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While Marc Jacobs led the military charge for spring, elsewhere, designers were clearly in more of a pacifist mood, as the army's favourite shade was thoroughly reworked for Civvy Street.

Gardening

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Cost-cutting exercise

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Living in a frost pocket, as I do, it's inevitable that each year I lose plants which are on the tender side, leaving gaps in my beds and borders which need to be filled.

Plants which stand the test of time

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As a man who has lovingly cared for, cosseted and cajoled a plethora of plants into looking their best for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, you might think that gardening guru Andy McIndoe might be a little dismissive of some of our old garden stalwarts.

Made in Chelsea

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The buzz has, until recently, been about the royal baby, but when Chelsea kicks off all eyes will be on Prince Harry, whose charity Sentebale is returning to Chelsea with a garden.

Dining Out

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Showbiz News

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Competitions

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WIN top tickets for Elton John

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Up for grabs in today’s competition are two pairs of top price tickets to see music legend Elton John at Banks’s Stadium, on Saturday, June 13.

WIN Cosford Air Show tickets

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In today’s competition we’re giving you the chance to win a great family day out, to the 2015 RAF Cosford Air Show on Sunday, June 14.

Win Paul McCartney tickets

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In today’s competition, we’re giving you the chance to see music legend Paul McCartney, when he brings his incredible ‘Out There’ tour to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, on May 27.

Food

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DIY

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5 tips for: painting interior woodwork

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1. If white solvent-based paint was used on your home's woodwork (usually the case in the past) it will have discoloured over time - sometimes in only a matter of months. Solvent-based wood paints have other disadvantages too, including smelling, drying slowly (especially when it's cold), being prone to runs and drops (although non-drip versions are available) and being hard to clean up and clean off things.

Five tips for roof maintainence

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1. Your home's roof should be inspected at least twice a year, both from the outside (preferably using binoculars) and inside the loft. If you can see daylight in the loft, there's probably something missing on the outside. Roof tiles or slates that have broken, slipped out of place, or been blown off are a common occurrence. If they're not replaced, rainwater will get into the loft and cause damage there and then the rooms below. Water staining in the loft is an early warning sign of a problem with the roof covering, so get it looked at by a reputable roofer straightaway.