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Column: Why I got my knitting needles out and joined the A listers

There was a time when the only person you ever saw knitting was your nan. Fast forward to 2017 and you are just as likely to see a Hollywood A lister clicking away with the needles as a grey-haired old lady.

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Lancaster House Hotel

TRAVEL: Rolling out the red carpet for a warm welcome at Lancaster House

The red carpet may have been intended for the arrival of the wedding party, but it had nothing on the real warm welcome that greeted us at our weekend retreat.

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Chirk Aqueduct and railway viaduct.

Travel: Peace and quiet reigns in border country where battles once raged

The first clue that we were going to enjoy our stay in the borderlands of rural Shropshire was the discovery of a farm’s cheese vending machine en-route to our self-catering cottage near Ellesmere.
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EPSON EB-X31 Long Throw Office Projector

Gadgets: 5 of the best projectors

We look at 5 of the best projectors

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Country Lane deckchair

Gardening: 5 of the best deckchairs

We look at 5 of the best garden deckchairs

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Morecambe Sailing Club.

Travel: Morecambe on comeback trail to reclaim title as ‘Naples of North’

There was a time when Morecambe was known as the Naples of the North.

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Win race tickets for Festive Jumpers

Win race tickets for Festive Jumpers

‘Tis the season to be jolly and Doncaster Racecourse is certainly encouraging some festive fun this December. The top class sporting venue is re-capturing the essence of Christmas with its Festive Jumpers race meetings.

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The modern extension at the rear of the castle

Travel review: Stepping back in time at a Northumbrian castle

THERE’S nothing quite like curling up in front of a roaring log fire to make you feel regal - especially in the surroundings of a 14th century castle, as Lindsay Pantry discovered.

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An alarm that replicates sunrise could be the answer to the winter blues. Filey Brigg by Tony Johnson.

Column: Shedding light on the winter blues

It’s that time of year again...

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Ragdale Hall first opened as a health hydro in 1973

Travel: Science, nature and luxury in Leicestershire

It’s now the last resting place of Richard III, but Leicestershire offers visitors science and nature as well as history, says Steve Bambridge.

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Picturesque views of Boston.

Travel: Boston – home of ball games, seafood and lots of boiled treats!

There are three things that I love about Boston and Massachusetts – the sport, the history and the food.

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Madness are playing CarFest North.

Madness, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Jools Holland and The Proclaimers all set for CarFest as tickets go on sale

A string of top acts have been unveiled as tickets for next year's CarFest go on sale.

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RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

RECIPE: Celery, chorizo and bean stew

Feast on this hearty stew which gets a background flavour from crunchy celery.

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Darren Burke's son enjoyed a break of a different kind.

Family column: A break that's been far from relaxing for all!

Well, it has been a lively few weeks in our house.

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Chris Evans is the brainchild behind CarFest.

Tickets for Chris Evans' CarFest 2018 to go on sale this week

CarFest is back - and tickets for Chris Evans' Carfest will go on sale this Thursday.

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Isle of Eriska Hotel frontage.

Travel: Tasty cuisine amid glorious scenery served up on the little Isle of Eriska

Natalie Walker and her family enjoy five-star Michelin dining in picturesque surroundings at this Scottish Baronial style mansion

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Alyssia on board new pony Mara.

In The Saddle column: Exciting times ahead as we welcome new arrival

Well, as some of you may remember, we've sold my daughter's first pony Jazz and have bought her a bigger second pony called Mara.

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Lamb Henry & creamy potatoes

Lamb Henry & creamy potatoes

I think we can all agree the nights have drawn in, the weather has not been kind and it’s getting colder by the day.

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Pregnant pause ends with hurrah for Harry

​​Lip balm. Check! Water spray. Check! Fan. Check! Snacks. Check! Drinks. Check! Drugs. Check!
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RECIPE: Pennoni regati with roast shallots and pumpkin

RECIPE: Pennoni regati with roast shallots and pumpkin

Put together this tasty pasta dish for a quick midweek dinner.

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