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Liz Brewer

Making a mobility scooter a fashion accessory

Etiquette expert Liz Brewer is never one to miss a party – even when she has broken her leg reports JANE SLADE Liz Brewer, who starred as the fearsome teacher in the TV series Ladette to Lady, decided to make The Chelsea Flower Show, her first outing after fracturing her tibia two weeks ago – arriving on a mobility scooter. “I fell over while wearing my six-inch …

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GARDENING

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March gardening highlights

LOUISE MIDGLEY enjoys spring colour and the promise of things to come in her garden In March, no two days …

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Preparing your garden for spring

Gardening editor LOUISE MIDGLEY soaks up some February sunshine while preparing her garden for spring There’s a sense of urgency in …

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Gardening highlights

Our gardening editor LOUISE MIDGLEY recounts some of her gardening highlights from the first few weeks of 2017 Despite the chilly …

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TECHNOLOGY

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Keeping safe online

BILL CAREY offers some essential tips to ensuring your online experience is risk free With a recent string of high-profile hacking …

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Top five apps for older people

The number of people aged 65 and over accessing the internet has risen by more than a quarter in the past …

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Home Security System

In the last year I have been considering installing some sort of video camera in the house which will add …

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TRAVEL

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Walk in Wordsworth’s footsteps – among the bluebells

THERE is very little written about Dorothy Wordsworth but one boutique hotel in Somerset is doing its celebrating the sister …

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Holidays designed for solo travellers

Make 2017 the year you plan to travel more, take a leap of faith and discover exciting new destinations. We select …

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Experience Catalonia on two-wheels

LOUISE MIDGLEY explores one of Spain’s best kept secrets by bicycle There’s a memorable scene in the award-winning film ‘A Room with a …

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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How a workshop can prevent loneliness and keep you active

JANE SLADE visits kitchen designer Mark Wilkinson’s ‘super’ workshop and discovers a haven of treasures destined to keep him active …

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How you can benefit from the Green Deal

  Thanks to the Government’s Green Deal scheme an Oxfordshire couple has transformed the energy efficiency and appearance of their …

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Home extensions that add value

 As the housing market continues to recover, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) today reveals the home extensions …

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