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Go wild in the country for National Parks Week

Whether you are a thrillseeker yearning for the great outdoors,or just fancy a more sedate break in calming surroundings, Britain’s 15 National Parks offer the chance to spend some time with nature.

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Purrfect interior design

Top 10 tips for purrfect interior design

With about half of UK households owning a pet (according to latest RSPCA figures) how can you live in interior design harmony with your furry friends?

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Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Kids get bored after just ten days of the summer holidays

Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays.

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The Fish Finger sandwich

VIDEO: Revamp the Fish Finger sandwich at home with Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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Vineyards in Emilia Romagna

RICHARD ESLING: Could this be the new wave Italian wine for the UK?

There is a relatively new wine in Italy that is starting to make a bit of a name for itself.

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A trio of cocktails  Last Word, San Remo and  Le Ciel

DAVID WOODS: These attractive cocktails are sure to cause a stir

Whether you like them shaken or stirred, cocktails are on the menu this summer, says executive head chef David Woods, of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel.

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Would you like to take part in the next MasterChef?

Contestants wanted for BBC’s amateur MasterChef

The BBC is on the lookout for the next amateur MasterChef champion.

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Taste of the chippy at home

VIDEO: Recreate the authentic taste of The Chippy at Home With Ruth Langsford

Television presenter, Ruth Langsford is a busy working mum and knows how much pressure there is to put something tasty on the table that will be enjoyed by everyone.

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The National Allotment Society. Picture: Hester Blewit

Jobs to tackle on your allotment in July

The National Allotment Society shares its tips on what jobs you should prioritise this month.

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The official handover to Southwold Railway Trust. Picture: Peter Edgeler

New home found for rare locomotive

Rare but rusting steam locomotive Scaldwell is to be restored to its former glory.

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The Garden Weekend at Parham House

Thousands flock to Parham House for Garden Weekend

Parham House and Gardens welcomed more than 4,000 visitors to its 24th annual Garden Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9.

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Justin Knock MW (centre) leading the California Masterclass

RICHARD ESLING: ‘Unexpected’ wines from California

What do you normally think of when you hear the words ‘Californian Wines’?

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Cuckfield resident Peter Lovett spotted the wolf spider yesterday morning (July 10)

PICTURES: Venomous wolf spider spotted by resident

This venomous wolf spider was spotted by a Sussex resident.

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Over the Sussex coast

Taking a helicopter ride with the greats

Steve Payne flies alongside some amazing warbirds.

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Hugh Cornwell wows the Priory Park crowd / Picture by Steve Bone

REVIEW: The Christians, Hugh Cornwell, Dodgy at Priory Park, Chichester

It's not often you can enjoy a trip back to the 70s, 80s and 90s all in one evening, but it was possible at Chichester's Priory Park Festival on Saturday.

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A camel train

Head on an Arabian adventure

Rebecca Underwood sets off on an Arabian adventure.

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TRAFFIC: Railway trespassers and road traffic collisions impacting Sussex

TRAFFIC: Railway trespassers and road traffic collisions impacting Sussex

Train users are advised today (Saturday) that ongoing industrial action may affect Southern and Gatwick Express services.

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How to cook the perfect barbecue food

How to cook the perfect barbecue

Knowing the temperature difference between rare and well-done steak, the exact amount of time to cook your chicken and making sure you oil your food instead of the grill are some of the handy tips to help cook the perfect barbecue.

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Lamb Curry with spiced potato croquetts and shallot bhajis

TONY STAPLES: Curry can be great for dinner parties

It’s the nation’s favourite food but have you ever seen it looking this posh? Executive head chef Tony Staples, of the Arora Hotel in Crawley, gives curry its best bib and tucker...

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Chateau Saint Michel, Rully

RICHARD ESLING: Discover a different part of Burgundy

Summer’s here and holidays are around the corner.

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