A voice on the end of the telephone can be a life saver – the elderly are the latest group requiring a dedicated helpline. But funding problems threaten cuts at a time of great need
The relationship between love and money is a little bit more complicated than that
Michelle, the mother of a disabled son, was at her wits' end before the Rainbow Trust stepped in
Fifteen miles of conveyor belts, 3.7 million packets of stuffing and thousands of 'pickers'...more and more of us do the biggest shop of the year online.
We have all lied about our age at some time or other. Some do it to get a job, others to protect their status. But, there is one thing worse than lying about how old you are – and that's being found out
Even many happily married couples still carry a torch for an earlier – and perhaps unsuitable – love. Is it ever a good idea to rekindle the romance?
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There are certain foods that even top chefs refuse to have on their plates, from coriander to ketchup, cauliflower and kidneys.
As British pumpkin sales enjoy their annual purple patch, Alice-Azania Jarvis and Gillian Orr present their guide to souping up your squash
Making your own Christmas cake? The sooner you get going, the better it will be, says Alice-Azania Jarvis
The 2011 Dream Toys list reveals retailers' hopes for what will be the big sellers this festive season
It was 1989 in Santa Monica. Duran Duran, Roxette and Bon Jovi blasted from the radio, while Madonna implored fans to express themselves. The fashion-conscious wore leopard print, shoulder pads and plaid. The body-conscious headed to Johnny G's Spin centre to burn off 600 calories an hour. Born in South Africa, Johnny Goldberg had moved to the US a decade earlier, working as a personal trainer and taking part in a host of endurance cycle races. One night, while out training on his bike, a passing car narrowly missed him. It was then he had the idea of taking cycling indoors. Spinning was born.
Forget MasterChef, now we're all in love with The Great British Bake Off. As the show reaches its final tonight, Alice-Azania Jarvis discovers why comfort food wins
But what makes the difference between a decent grill and a connoisseur's cut? Alice-Azania Jarvis finds out
You see them in bookstores, flicking straight to the index.
Harris Tweed has been the backbone of beautiful suits for more than a century. As a new book celebrates the craftspeople behind it, Alice-Azania Jarvis charts the fabric's journey from sheep to Savile Row