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Grouse with blaeberries

Grouse with blaeberries

Serves 4

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Omega-3 supplements do not appear to prevent mental decline in old age, a study review has shown.

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Davines cleansing nectar oil shampoo for hair and body, £9.81, tel: 020 3301 5449

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The way we do our hair or make-up alters regularly, but it's unlikely that the stuff in our make-up bag mutates so conspicuously. Cosmetic colours vary, formulas improve, but – generically speaking – the products themselves remain the same.

Brandy snaps are perfect with ice-cream

Brandy snaps

Makes about 10-15

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High saturated fat intake 'damages' sperm

Men who eat a lot of saturated fat could be damaging their sperm, new research suggests.

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