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lifeandstyle 'He lifts spirits': Limpy the limping turkey becomes Thanksgiving star

No one can quite remember when Limpy first arrived in Reading. But it quickly became apparent that l...

travel London tops list of world's most vegan-friendly cities

London has been named the most vegan-friendly city in the world for the second year running by onlin...

food Gary Rhodes obituary

Gary Rhodes, distinctive for his spiky hair and passion for British cuisine, was one of a new breed ...

lifeandstyle A liturgical update in time for Christmas?

Former students were also able to experience Sir Stephen Cleobury’s superb musicianship and conducti...

lifeandstyle Culture wars: what the row over vegan nursery meals is really all about

I was idly trying to put myself in the shoes of the angry parents, whose children have been forced t...

food How to make a pumpkin pie – recipe

If you’re about to swipe away from the page in annoyance, thinking this recipe might have been usefu...

food Kim Joy’s recipe for autumnal arctic roll

This isn’t as tricky as it looks. Ideally your chocolate swiss roll won’t crack, but if it does, the...

food Gary Rhodes, TV chef and presenter, dies aged 59

The TV chef Gary Rhodes, famous for shows such as MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, has died suddenly a...

lifeandstyle Why do politicians pardon turkeys – but not people?

On Tuesday morning, North Dakota’s Republican governor Doug Burgum used the authority invested in hi...

fashion Many Spanx: how did shapewear become a political battleground?

A couple of weekends ago, I was waiting on a sofa in a communal changing room, while my teenage daug...

lifeandstyle Should we postpone our fun to give our son a sibling?

My husband and I both come from large, loving families. We enjoyed a bohemian lifestyle together bef...

travel Send us a tip about your favourite travel book for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Travel books not only broaden the mind and provide inspiration for your own dream journey, they can ...

food Help! My baby food is a hot mess

I’ve been trying to make vegetarian finger food – fritters, arancini, that kind of thing – for my on...

travel Black Friday's holiday deals: rail, coach and ferry offers

National Rail with Interrail National Rail is offering a 10% discount on the Interrail Global Pass, ...

fashion Billie Jean King: ‘There was a lot riding on that match – 90m people were watching’

I knew how important it was that I beat Bobby [Riggs in the “battle of the sexes” match in 1973], an...

lifeandstyle Why doesn’t tuna come in bigger tins?

Why doesn’t tuna come in bigger tins? For a family meal I always need to open multiple cans of tuna....

lifeandstyle What is the most boring city in the world?

We often read lists of the most interesting/exciting cities in the world. How about the most boring?...

lifeandstyle How was it for everyone? The rules for sex in a flatshare

A few years ago, Clare shared a flat with two Frenchmen who shared a room. One worked nights, the ot...

lifeandstyle I have never had satisfying sex with my husband. Should I just give up?

I am 55 and have given up on having satisfying sex with my husband. We met 13 years ago when my life...

lifeandstyle My girlfriend makes a lot of noise during sex and it is a problem

My girlfriend makes a lot of noise during sex. She moans very loudly, says all kinds of interesting ...

lifeandstyle Stress-relief bamboo – please stop selling me sticks and calling it a lifestyle

Thanks to touchscreens, we’re all tapping, all of the time. It’s literally my job. Tapping. You’ve p...

travel Aurora adventure: Norway’s northern lights, on a budget

Beyond the cottage windows the world is white and still. Snow-covered mountains tumble to the sea. A...

lifeandstyle Grand aioli: the dinner to cook when you can't be bothered cooking

Sometimes cooking dinner is just never going to happen: too busy, too hot, too hard, too much. Let p...

food Thomasina Miers' recipe for Thai curry with partridge and squash

My local market has been exquisitely decorated with squashes and pumpkins this autumn. I marvel at t...

lifeandstyle Everyone’s talking about fleabagging – but no one can agree what it is

The complicated world of dating neologisms continues apace. First there was ghosting, then benching ...

lifeandstyle Purists v partiers: the battle between two popular nudist resorts

Mike Kush punches the gas on a golf cart, the wind tousling his grizzled ponytail. “You look hot,” h...

food Christmas sandwich taste test: '2019 is a vintage year'

Until recently, I was firm in my Scrooge-like belief that the only good Christmas sandwich was the k...

food Rachel Roddy’s recipe for porcini mushrooms with mashed potato

After another early-morning deluge followed by sunshine, Testaccio, Rome, is warm and soupy. On my w...

lifeandstyle Vegan runners: can a plant-based diet provide what you need to compete – and win?

“In 2004, I was the only vegan in the village,” says Fiona Oakes, a multi-world-record-breaking mara...

food Honey & Co’s butternut squash and spice cheesecake recipe

Makes a 23cm cake For the base whole hazelnuts 100g unsalted butter 25g light brown soft sugar 25g s...

food Mince pies from Blanche Vaughan

Homemade mincemeat is simple to make and easy to store, so I always make a few jars before Christmas...

food Anna Jones’s membrillo, buttermilk and poppy seed cake

This is quite a decadent cake. It uses membrillo, the quince paste that we eat with cheese at Christ...

food The 20 best Christmas baking recipes

It’s holiday season soon, a time for winter feasting, for baking Christmas treats. If you want simpl...

food Jeremy Lee’s beremeal treacle soda bread

Nowt quickens the senses over the Christmas holidays like the scent of baking. This is an inspired r...

food La pompe à huile bread from Caroline Craig

This sweet, orange blossom-flavoured bread is akin to a brioche in texture, though it is prepared wi...

food Pear, persimmon and ricotta crostata from Joe Trivelli

Persimmons are overlooked, particularly as there are fewer varieties of winter fruit. This crostata ...

food Jeremy Lee's walnut and pineapple meringue cake

We infants were never likely to get a visitation from three kings. However, things from afar were of...