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  • A Nation of Tree Lovers 18 Oct 19

    In 2010, when the government of the day was looking for ways to raise some quick money as part of its austerity drive, it mooted selling off the public forest estate. The strength of feeling against... Read More

  • A Right Royal Adventure 18 Oct 19

    From comedy to drama, and from stage to tv to big screen, Olivia Colman has nailed every single role of her eclectic career with aplomb. She began at the much-renowned Footlights Dramatic Club... Read More

  • Featured Restaurant: K2 Balti 18 Oct 19

    Prominently situated on the road into Hemel Hempstead, within easy striking distance of the A41, K2 Balti House is unmissable both architecturally (a bright white building, illuminated with blue... Read More

  • Smitten with Stockholm 18 Oct 19

    This trip with my daughter was long-planned, but we left it late to book accommodation… so we are staying further out from the centre than originally intended – at a suburban hotel that turns... Read More

  • Just Add Sunshine! 18 Oct 19

    Vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping our bodies healthy, but since sunlight is our primary source – and hey, this is England – many people struggle to create enough during the winter months. In... Read More

  • What's Your School of Thought? 18 Oct 19

    If homework battles with your child every might are wearing you down, you’re not alone. Earlier this year, Kirstie Allsopp sparked debate on Twitter after dismissing homework as ‘a waste of... Read More

  • Look at Life: Procrastination 18 Oct 19

    My (Irish) husband terms the habit ‘putting it on the long finger’, while I’m more likely to accuse someone of ‘dragging their heels’. Either way, it’s clear that many of us struggle to... Read More

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