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    Weekly trivia: what inspired Orwell to create Room 101?

    Six geopolitical thrillers to watch this weekend

    We bring you our go-to movies for globe-hopping politics.

    Why Covid-free Montenegro should be your first post-lockdown trip

    Montenegro was one of the first countries to open its borders to tourists on June 1st, having declared itself enviably...

    Focaccia recipe

    You should be able to squish a good focaccia with your hand and watch it slowly rise back up to its former glory.

    How to draw a virus: spare a thought for the Covid-19 cartoonists

    It's hard work being a cartoonist in a pandemic - everyone's pencil is circling around the same ideas.
    4 Jun 2020

    10 beach houses to stay in this summer

    From beach huts to coastguard cottages, here's how to get your share of sea air.
    4 Jun 2020

    The best short novels to read in lockdown

    Ignore the weighty tomes and opt for something you know you'll finish.
    4 Jun 2020

    Focaccia recipe

    You should be able to squish a good focaccia with your hand and watch it slowly rise back up to its former glory.

    Life's a picnic: luxury treats to elevate your hamper

    The British are rightly known for their picnics so, from scotch eggs to Victoria sponge, here's how to make yours extra special in lockdown.
    3 Jun 2020

    Podcast: Table Talk with Rhik Samadder (plus a blueberry pancakes recipe)

    Food writer Rhik Samadder shares how he grew up on frozen pancakes and we show you how to cook your own from scratch.
    2 Jun 2020

    Five wines that take you abroad

    Since we're not going anywhere fast, why not rely on these vintages to transport you?
    1 Jun 2020

    Weekly trivia: what inspired Orwell to create Room 101?

    And what unusual sound effect was used in Raiders of the Lost Ark? We bring you a fact for each day of lockdown.
    6 Jun 2020

    Six geopolitical thrillers to watch this weekend

    We bring you our go-to movies for globe-hopping politics.

    Why Covid-free Montenegro should be your first post-lockdown trip

    Montenegro was one of the first countries to open its borders to tourists on June 1st, having declared itself enviably...

    10 beach houses to stay in this summer

    From beach huts to coastguard cottages, here's how to get your share of sea air.
    4 Jun 2020

    8 secret holiday spots in France and Spain

    Air bridges offer a glimmer of hope for foreign holidays this summer and here's where to beat the crowds.

    10 yurts to stay in this summer

    Nothing beats a socially distant staycation like a weekend under canvass.
    27 May 2020

    Bring the gym to you: the best equipment for exercising at home

    With gyms still closed during lockdown, we look at the kit that will best enhance your home workouts.
    4 Jun 2020

    How to prevent back pain when working from home

    Changes to our desks and work routines during lockdown can take a toll on the spine.
    1 Jun 2020

    Can Covid-19 affect your vision?

    Dominic Cummings cited potential visual impairment as a side effect of the virus whilst defending his decision to drive to Barnard Castle. However, it is yet to be listed as an official symptom.

    How to lose weight and cut your Covid risk

    Obesity is one of the major modifiable risk factors for admission to hospital in the event of a SARS-Cov 2 infection but it's never too late to tackle it.
    20 May 2020