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Blind date: ‘We had to abandon our main courses and seek shelter’

Chris on GregWhat were you hoping for?Nice food and good conversation. It was my first meal out in 2021, so I was quite excited. First impressions?Stylish – I really liked

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Tim Dowling: ‘In 100 yards, go the wrong way to the vaccination centre’

It is Wednesday morning and I am looking through my phone for a confirmation email proving I’m meant to be here: at this distant community centre, at this precise time,

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The best home french manicures

A fortnight ago, I broke my own rule and got a french manicure. The last time I wore pastel nails with white tips, Donald Trump was on wife one and

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Philippa Perry: ‘Love of my life? Grayson’s nice, but have you met my cat, Kevin?’

Born in Cheshire, Philippa Perry, 63, trained as a psychotherapist. In 2012, she published How To Stay Sane; her 2019 bestseller, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (And

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How to grow climbing plants

I’d planned to write about something entirely different for this week’s column, but on the way up to my study, I saw out of the window a robin with a

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Anna Friel: ‘I thought acting would be a hobby never a job’

I don’t know which memory came first: falling down the stairs and knocking down our Christmas tree, being bought my first nail varnish and getting it on my Wonder Woman

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Education for girls and vaccines can save Africa from disaster

There are so many good causes in the world it is often difficult to know where aid money should go. As leaders line up to attend the G7 summit in

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