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Beautiful bird baths that will send your heart all of a flutter

Many birds, from wrens to pigeons and even gulls, will come to the bird bath, either to wash down dusty feathers or to take a quick drink. Here are …


At last, fund giant M&G cuts fees for direct investors

M&G has finally launched its delayed online investment service, cutting fees for 90pc of savers who deal directly with the asset manager.<p>The firm first announced that it was launching a lower cost service last May, saying it would become active later in summer 2016. But customers are only being …


Ridiculously Charming, Even for the Cotswolds: The Nursery at Miserden

When Julie Dolphin and her husband decided to “downsize” to a house with a view in the Cotswolds, they ended up with a plant nursery. Idyllically …


Pat Albeck obituary

Designer whose exquisite patterns adorned bestselling products for John Lewis and the National Trust<p>Pat Albeck, who has died aged 87, was a prolific, gifted designer of printed textiles whose genius for flat pattern also took her into design for ceramics, wallpapers and a whole range of merchandise …

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Menorcan Muse: Lessons from the Labyrinth in an Ancient Quarry

Menorca is an island of stone; viewed from the Mediterranean it rises up on a shelf of rock, interrupted here and there by not-always-accessible …


Seven of the UK's healing hospital gardens – in pictures

Hospital gardens can have an impact on the health and wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Junior doctor, Nima Ghadiri, picks some of his favourites


A house with an extraordinary artistic past is on the market for £1.3 million

Renowned British painter Lucien Freud lived in Benton End House in 1940.<p>This stunning 16th century farmhouse would still be impressive and worth a …


10 Ideas to Steal from London Roof Gardens

In the past decade London gardeners have radically transformed the way they use their rooftops, which in the past were largely ignored spaces. …


Window walk London - September 2017

Latest windows<p>Window walk London - September 2017 +<p>Furrer Jacot - Paper Snake +<p>Bergdorf Goodman x Sean Slaney +<p>Prada x Galeries Lafayette +<p>Jigsaw - …

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Why I will sorely miss advice from my favourite snob

Editorialists are ghost writers, but columnists are allowed, even encouraged, to have personalities. If so, then David Tang, who has died from liver …

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Jeremy Lee’s recipe for melon sorbet

Blitzed with a dash of citrus and frozen into a glittering sorbet, this makes a perfect finale to an end-of-summer feast<p>There is a scene in the film The Day of The Jackal when Edward Fox, as the Jackal, an assassin deluxe, corrects the sights on his bespoke rifle to shoot a watermelon. It is his …

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What's new at the 2017 Berlin IGA? Top British garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith reports

Three years ago I was asked to design a garden as part of the Garten der Welt (Gardens of the World) category at the 2017 Berlin IGA, an international garden festival which runs until October 15. The budget was less than 20 per cent of what a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show now costs and …


HASA Architects converts derelict glasshouses into events space in London's Highgate

Birch plywood panels form partitions, platforms and furniture inside these greenhouses at a former garden centre in north London, converted into an …


Kate Middleton Isn't Allowed To Sign Autographs For A Very Important Reason

The 35-year-old royal must decline all asks for autographs, and we can kind of see why.<p>Traveling to the likes of Canada, Australia and, most …

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The Duchess of Cambridge isn't allowed to sign autographs for a very important reason

This makes a lot of sense<p>Travelling to the likes of Canada, Australia and, most recently, Poland and Germany, the Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger …

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When did gardening get so cool?

While flowers have always enjoyed a love affair with fashion, growing them has rarely been considered a cool pursuit. The associations with grubby fingernails, foam kneelers and, let’s face it, retirement, have long seen gardening relegated to being one of life’s less chic hobbies.<p>However in recent …


British Publications Post Uneven Performance

The British women's fashion magazine sector saw a decline in the first half.<p><b>LONDON —</b> It’s the never-ending story: The print magazine business is …

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A visitor's guide to London's famous parks and gardens

324 Shares<p>16<p>1<p>307<p>A trip to London is usually full of visits to monuments, galleries and museums, but take some time out to enjoy the city’s green …


Princess Diana was as important as she was famous, special argues

Twenty years ago this month, Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. She was, at 36, the most famous woman in the world.

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What does Prince Philip's retirement mean for the Queen and the royal family?

It will have a 'significant' impact...<p>Buckingham Palace recently confirmed that Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will step down from royal …

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9 Whimsical Restaurants & Eateries you must try in London

After booking our trip to London I quickly realised that we were going to be in for some amazing food. Everyone we spoke to about it mentioned how …


The landlord of London’s prettiest pub is stepping down after 32 years

For Kensington locals, Gerry O’Brien is up there with the likes of Al Murray, Bet Lynch, Moe Szyslak and Peggy Mitchell. The Irish landlord has been …


Diarmuid Gavin goes to pot with concept of city gardens


Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist: Meet Marvel’s newest legends The Defenders

It’s almost time – Marvel’s The Defenders launches on Netflix next month.<p>Starring iconic comic book superheroes such as Daredevil and Iron Fist, it …


‘I’d rather be on a tank than a horse!’: when a Chelsea Pensioner met Scott Brash

With less than a month to go until the <b>Longines Global Champions Tour</b> (GCT) of London, <i>H&H</i> headed to the venue, the <b>Royal Hospital Chelsea</b>, this week …


Cocktail of the week: the Elystan Botanist

A fresh, fruity gin cocktail to see you through the summer months<p>We came up with this fresh, summery snifter to coincide with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, but we liked it so much, we’ve kept it on the menu ever since. Serves one.<p><b>40ml gin (we use</b> <b>The Botanist</b><b>)</b><b><br>20ml gomme syrup</b><b><br>5ml lemon</b> <b><br>5ml lime</b> …


Supermodel Jerry Hall, 61, looks fit and fabulous while hitting the beaches of St. Tropez!

What a bombshell!<p>Jerry Hall, 61, was recently spotted in St. Tropez, and her ageless appearance definitely dropped some jaws. The former supermodel stole the show the moment arrived at the ultra-trendy Club 55 in a super chic beach look -- a baby blue mini dress that she paired with chic sunnies …


Grenfell Tower council chiefs in furious row over new leader, days after former chief quit

Embattled Kensington and Chelsea council chiefs were today embroiled in a furious row over who should lead the borough in the aftermath of the …


As Jerry Hall turns 61, look back at her most glamorous fashion moments

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What is literal dressing? And why are the Middleton sisters so into it?

Much to the dismay of the tabloids, the loveheart bag that Pippa Middleton carried as she arrived at Covent Garden’s Bunga Bunga club last night was likely not a declaration of post-honeymoon bliss. Instead, the newlywed sister of the Duchess of Cambridge was giving a nod to the cause of the day, …

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