Bob Lowe and Esther Rantzen for The Silver Line

Dame Esther Rantzen joins Editor Diane Kenwood for a cup of tea and talks about Queen Elizabeth I, Benedict Cumberbatch and her new charity helpline for older people    …

A cup of tea with Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan has been a familiar face on our TV screens since her first apprearance on The Hit Man and Her in 1988 through to her latest wildlife wanderings on…

Roast vegetables

Enjoy the freshness and flavours of summer vegetables

Salted caramel chocolate pots

These luxurious chocolate desserts make a real treat at the end of the meal, with a rich chocolate layer over the creamy smooth salted caramel Makes: 4-5 Prep time: 10…

Mauritius beach

Located in the Indian Ocean, and just 40 miles long by 28 miles wide, Mauritius has more than 90 miles of white beaches, which are sheltered from the choppy waves…

Painkiller

1 Go to the dentist You may not know if you’re grinding your teeth at night, but it’s a common cause of headaches and around 10% of us do it…

Healthy tongue

Our tongues contain flexible muscles that allow us to speak, chew, suck and swallow, and are covered in touch and taste receptors that act as guardians to our bodies, and…

Farm animals knitting pattern

When it comes to quiet afternoons, there’s nothing we enjoy more than settling down to a craft project. If you’re looking for a something new to get stuck into in…

Sunlight

Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, but it’s becoming clear that it does many other jobs, too, and that deficiency may be linked to breast and other…

Star cushion

Finished size of star cushion: 40cm You will need: ✤ Access to a photocopier ✤ Three pieces of cotton fabric, each measuring 35 x 50cm ✤ Polyester toy filling ✤…

Tips for healthy feet

During the winter months, our feet need extra care and protection whether we’re indoors or out. In particular, easing them into restrictive footwear can cause friction on toes, heels and…

Greenland

Exploring Greenland, the biggest island on Earth, should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s among those ‘once in a lifetime’ adventures that will remain etched in your memory forever. The…

Women's Fair Isle Top Knitting Pattern

Fair Isle has been a favourite knitwear style for almost a century. Something that gained popularity among the royals back in the 1920s, it’s still loved just as much today.…

The Hague

Holland is synonymous with bikes. In fact, the Dutch are so crazy about pedal power that there are an estimated 18 million cycles in the country – that’s more than…

Heart disease

Heart disease is often seen as a male problem, but in reality we’re not far behind the men. And although coronary heart/artery disease (CHD) doesn’t usually affect us until after…

How to maintain a garden pond

Over the last century, nearly 70% of garden ponds have been lost from the UK countryside, meaning that man-made garden ponds have an increased importance for wildlife. A well-planted garden…