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Steve Bell on Ed Miliband 'sick and tired of being a weed' at Labour party conference - video

Steve Bell explains how he took inspiration from an old Charles Atlas ad in comic books for his Guardian cartoon of Ed Miliband's conference speech in Brighton, in which he was transformed from weed to muscle-man. He describes Miliband's performance during his 'make or break speech' in which he …

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Gardens: five ways with ground cover

Crowd out weeds and hide unsightly bare patches<p>Fill a cottage garden border<p>Leave bare soil in your borders and you may as well put up a sign saying, "Weeds welcome." The best ground cover plants are the ones that never overreach their boundaries (or, if they do, are easily tamed). <i>Geranium</i> 'Rozanne' …

What’s behind the rise in c-sections?

The author argues that fear of malpractice lawsuits is leading to a dangerous rise in the procedure<p><b>Document Everything: The Best Solution in the Case of a Bad Outcome</b><p>A common response to liability anxiety of maternity providers—nurses, midwives, and physicians—is a heightened focus on …

Grasses for autumn gardens

Shoulder-high miscanthus grasses waving in the autumn light are a sure sign that the seasons are changing<p>The garden is taller than it will ever be, before the nights get too cool and the days too short to sustain the growth. I like the feeling that everything has exerted itself as much as it can …

Disaster texts: what would the government's warnings be like?

We imagine what the National Security Council might use its emergency text-message system for if disaster strikes in your area<p>Ever worried no one will tell you about the zombie apocalypse until it's too late? Well snap out of it, because zombies don't exist. And anyway, if they did, Britain's …

Sow now for sweet pea success

There's no time like the present to get next year's sweet peas in, says Graham Rice.<p>The advantages accruing from sowing <b>sweet peas</b> in the autumn are so real and substantial that there should be no need for argument," wrote the renowned <i>Amateur Gardening</i> editor A J Macself back in 1933. Sweet pea …

Bulgur Wheat Pilaf Recipe

<b>Serves 4-5</b><p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup onions, chopped finely<br>• 2 Tbsp. butter or oil<br>• 1 cup organic bulgur<br>• 1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)<br>• 2 cups water<br>• 1/8 tsp. …

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Richard the Lionheart: battle addict not English

The 12th century English king whose coat of arms adorns the national football side's shirts was not in fact English at all<p>Let me own up right away: I knew very little about Richard the Lionheart when I decided to write a novel about him. I can't now remember what inspired me, but in my head was the …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How to make the perfect bean burgers

Can bean burgers ever compete with their meaty equivalents, and if not, which vegetarian option would you rather have at a barbecue?<p>Bean burgers are one of those meat-free dishes, like Glamorgan sausages or nut roasts, which suffer unfairly from comparison with what us omnivores like to term "the …

Football manager in coma responds to news of his team's victory

• Larkhall Athletic's Wayne Thorne injured in head-on crash • Thorne opened his eyes when wife told him Larkhall result<p>A football manager in an induced coma following a car crash opened his eyes when he heard his team had won their opening game.<p>Wayne Thorne, 33, had just started his second season …

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Alys Fowler: time to grow those winter greens

'Those bare patches in the veg garden will house your winter salads, your stir-fries and greens. The main bulk needs to be sown in the next four weeks'<p>There is a moment in any food garden when you have to destroy the picture. All spring and early summer you work to create something abundant and …

The 10 best yoghurt recipes

Ten different ways to cook with yoghurt: from marinated lamb to spicy labneh, you'll be surprised how versatile this fridge staple can be<p>Sesame yoghurt pasta salad (above)<p>This simple recipe works with fresh stuffed or dried pasta – but try to stick with flavours that will go along with the spices …

Make your own iced coconut chai

Coconut chai: an authentic, sweet and spicy south-Asian draught that recalls balmy Indian evenings<p>I first tried chai at a rave in Goa many years ago. My memory of the evening is disjointed, but vivid. I get flashbacks.<p>The first thing to do was to find a party. In the strip leading down to Calangute …

The best Scottish gardens to visit - Telegraph

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Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Daft Punk Stands Up Colbert, Hilarity Ensues

Daft Punk was supposed to be the guest on <i>The Colbert Report</i> last night, but pulled out of the engagement.<p>Instead Stephen found out a few days before …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

Top 10 all-weather perennial plants

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The 10 best picnic recipes

Honey lemonade with grapefruit and fresh mint<p>This is the perfect balance of sharp and sweet. If you're not serving the lemonade straight away, leave …

Paris with kids: a family-friendly city break

My six-year-old and I wandered the steep back streets of Montmartre for an hour before reaching Place du Tertre. We stopped on Place Emile Goudeau to …

A to Z of Wagner: H is for Hitler

<b>H</b> has, unfortunately, to be for <b>Hitler</b>. No programme note about a Wagner performance is complete without an analysis of the question of whether he was …

Nigel Slater's herb recipes

Monty Don was insistent. The herb bed must be near the kitchen. He explained, calmly, that you don't only cook when the sun is shining. Sometimes you …