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Skin deep


Just when you thought supermodel beauty was all genetics, they go and admit they get a little help - from their kitchen cupboards.

Post-summer SOS

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Souvenirs and postcards may not be the only reminder of your summer holidays. All that sun, sea and sand can wreak havoc on your appearance once you're home.

Shady business

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You may have heard of the word contouring, you may even have seen Kim Kardashian's contoured selfies, but many women don't have a clue how to do it themselves.


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The seasonal shift


When it comes to the seasons, fashion is always one giant leap ahead. We might be just packing away our holiday bikinis but the high street is fully immersed in winter coat mode.

Magpie mode


Once you reach the end of a fashion season, your wardrobe can start to feel over-familiar. But there's a quick and easy way to give tired high summer pieces an instant boost - with statement jewellery.

Join the fashion packs


Forget spotting the Big Five; simply go on the prowl for this season's safari trend instead.


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How to store your surplus


If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don't leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.

Perk up your patio pots for autumn


As summer draws to a close and plants in pots start looking tired, it's time to give your containers a fresh new look for autumn and winter.

Ditch the holiday blues


Gardeners who went on holiday confident that friends and family would water, deadhead and harvest their crops in their absence must be feeling pretty smug.

Dining Out

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WIN a Raleigh Revenio 2


To celebrate the Newport Nocturne Floodlit Cycle Race we are giving you the chance to win a road bike courtesy of Nova Cycles, Newport and Raleigh UK.


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A splash of colour


If you want to make kitchen or bathroom look a bit slicker, without too much disruption or cost, fit a splashback behind the hob, sink or basin.

Keeping it in the family


Fans of The Archers will know that multi-generational living is working well for David and Ruth Archer and their kids, busy farmers whose lives have much improved since domestic goddess Jill, David's mum, moved in with them.

Lighten up for bathtime


The bright light required for shaving or applying make-up is not the soft, relaxing light you need to enjoy a soak in the tub, and as such, t he key to good bathroom lighting is flexibility.