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Last of the Summer Wine's Jean Fergusson dies at 74

Last of the Summer Wine's Jean Fergusson dies at 74

Jean Fergusson, who played Marina in Last of the Summer Wine for more than two decades, has died aged 74. She died at home in the early hours of Thursday. She played Marina in the long-running sitcom from 1985 until it ended in 2010. She also appeared...

yesterday, 08:47 in Showbiz
 
This week’s best home entertainment: from The Crown to I'm a Celebrity

This week’s best home entertainment: from The Crown to I'm a Celebrity

The Crown With Olivia Colman as the now “settled monarch”, this third series of The Crown follows the 13 years from 1964 to the Silver Jubilee – and there is much ground to cover. Helena Bonham Carter is on excellent form as Princess Margaret, while...

yesterday, 08:47 in Showbiz
 
I love my son more than my daughter, but don’t know why

I love my son more than my daughter, but don’t know why

The dilemma I’m a mother to a girl (four) and a boy (two) and I love my son more than my daughter. I know it’s common to love one child more than another, but what bothers me is that my daughter isn’t loved as much as she deserves, and not nearly as...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Sunday with Gemma Collins: ‘I probably haven’t made my own bed for 10 years’

Sunday with Gemma Collins: ‘I probably haven’t made my own bed for 10 years’

What’s for breakfast? There’s nothing better than cornflakes with hot milk. It’s my Sunday treat. They taste so much better when the cornflakes have gone all squidgy. The hot milk relaxes me, so I normally have a little snooze after. What were Sundays...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Our roof terrace garden is a calm, healing space

Our roof terrace garden is a calm, healing space

The plot is close to hibernation, hunkered like a hedgehog, though not yet as sleepy. I am about to sow broad beans. I have moved the kales from their nursery beds. I stand and watch the amaranth fall. I pick kale and chard for midweek suppers, a...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Blind date: ‘He asked if I’d want to go to a swingers’ party’

Blind date: ‘He asked if I’d want to go to a swingers’ party’

Claire on Luke What were you hoping for? Someone fun, friendly and easy to talk to. I try not to have high expectations to avoid being disappointed. First impressions? From a 5ft distance: cute, well-groomed and a good sense of style. Then I sat down...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
A letter to… our neighbours with a baby

A letter to… our neighbours with a baby

It’s been three years, and your child is now a lively and boisterous toddler. I hear her shouting with glee and running around until there is a crash, and then I hear your voices through our shared walls, scolding or soothing depending on the mishap....

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Crowning glory: the easy way to party hair

Crowning glory: the easy way to party hair

The problem with buying into the arguably archaic concept of “party hair” is you’re left with hair too done, too ageing and too far removed from how you actually wear it when normal service resumes. Still, if you are sold on party hair at least make...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Make it a vintage night: eco partywear

Make it a vintage night: eco partywear

Newness is overrated. The most sustainable thing to wear to a party is the thing you already own. So, shop your wardrobe. “Party wear is usually not worn very often, so do you really have to buy something new?” asks personal stylist Anna Berkeley...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 

Naomi Campbell: ‘I will not be held hostage to my past’

It’s no secret that Naomi Campbell doesn’t like interviews. After 33 years in the business, and a string of tabloid-baiting moments, the model has acquired a reputation for being surly, formidable, downright difficult. Our original meeting is...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Why mushroom-picking is the best form of mindfulness

Why mushroom-picking is the best form of mindfulness

In her new book, The Way Through the Woods, the Norwegian-Malaysian writer Long Litt Woon describes the various sensory pleasures that are involved in the gathering of mushrooms: the beguiling way they yield to the human hand; their different...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
James Acaster: ‘If there was no health consequence, I’d eat ice-cream all the time’

James Acaster: ‘If there was no health consequence, I’d eat ice-cream all the time’

My mum loves baking and would make loads of biscuits and cakes, but the rule was that when a batch was gone, they were gone. Until she baked more the following month. I’d have to pace myself. I got worse at pacing myself as I got older. I was obsessed...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s mushroom recipes

Mushrooms are little flavour sponges that will soak up just about anything you throw at them. Given the opportunity, they will also eagerly release their own extraordinary, savoury assets and meaty textures. It takes a bit of know-how to unleash that...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Liam Charles’ recipe for toffee-apple buns

Liam Charles’ recipe for toffee-apple buns

You know the November vibe: hearty, comforting, autumnal flavours. Apple, toffee, warming spices… They’re all here in these cinnamon-style buns, which are pretty simple to make, so get the whole family involved. They’re banging served warm from the...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 
Pickle juice and Marmite: the 11 best hangover cures – by pub landlords

Pickle juice and Marmite: the 11 best hangover cures – by pub landlords

As party season approaches, so does the likelihood of waking up with a hangover – unless you don’t drink, or you are one of those elegant types who can decline an offer of more wine without yelping: “Oh, go on then!” a millisecond later. Obviously,...

yesterday, 08:47 in Lifestyle
 


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