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    A gin drinker's guide to London

    Scotch eggs recipe

    Scotch eggs are simple to make when you know how. Make in advance and pack for a lunch or picnic.

    Watch a floating movie and swing into the 1920s this weekend

    Check out this week's London Fix for a bitesize roundup of what to see and do in the capital
    13 Jun 2019

    6 reasons why women aren’t funny

    Women can't possibly be funnier than men and here's why.
    12 Jun 2019

    London's secret gardens

    Avoid the crowded parks this summer and discover the city's hidden gardens
    12 Jun 2019

    A potted history of political drug use

    From Winston Churchill to William Wilberforce, drug use has always been rife in British politics
    11 Jun 2019

    The Tory Leadership Contest: which candidate is the best dressed?

    From Boris's bulk to Rory Stewart's scruffy schoolboy look, we ask which of the men can pull off a suit and tie with the panache of a PM.
    10 Jun 2019

    A gin drinker's guide to London

    From distilleries to gin bars, navigate London's burgeoning gin scene with our guide to where to drink
    14 Jun 2019

    Scotch eggs recipe

    Scotch eggs are simple to make when you know how. Make in advance and pack for a lunch or picnic.

    Hasselback Potatoes recipe

    Guests are always disproportionately impressed by this easy and adaptable side dish

    London's most outrageous cocktails

    A guide to the capital's most photogenic drinks

    Watch a floating movie and swing into the 1920s this weekend

    Check out this week's London Fix for a bitesize roundup of what to see and do in the capital
    13 Jun 2019

    6 reasons why women aren’t funny

    Women can't possibly be funnier than men and here's why.
    12 Jun 2019

    Stay in Dallas: the Texas city where JFK was assassinated

    Aptly known as 'Big D', this Texas juggernaut doesn't do anything by halves
    10 Jun 2019

    Naples Food Map: where and how to eat in Italy's culinary capital

    From pizza to fritti, Naples is a gastronomical paradise for those who love Italy

    A heady tour of Vermont

    I’ve expanded my American vernacular substantially this weekend. The first new word I’ve learnt in Vermont is ‘crunchy.’ If someone...
    3 Jun 2019

    Britain's best picnic spots

    As the days lengthen and the sun warms the earth, cow parsley fills the hedgerows and bees cloud above fragrant...
    30 May 2019

    Linguistic analysis can accurately predict psychosis

    A machine-learning method discovered a hidden clue in people's language predictive of the later emergence of psychosis – the frequent...
    14 Jun 2019

    Smartphone 'addiction' claims are based on flawed evidence

    Most studies into the impact of technology use on psychological wellbeing rely on flawed measures, according to research by Dr David...
    12 Jun 2019

    Do fasting diets really help with weight loss?

    The Fast 800 diet is one step on from the 5:2 diet and uses intermittent fasting to aid rapid weight loss but does it work?
    10 Jun 2019

    The best ways to try CBD

    From chocolates to shaving cream, the new cannabis-derivative comes in all kinds of guises
    7 Jun 2019