Archive for: January 2016

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The Sunday Quiz

Author AA Milne died today in 1956. How much do you know about his most famous creations?
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Life in plastic now more fantastic?

The toy company Mattel is now making its Barbie doll in three different body types. It’s a welcome step, but there’s still further to go, says ...
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7 Wonders: The Beatles

The Beatles have arrived on music streaming services. So the first job of the year for our music supremo Liz Buckley was to make us a playlist.
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Potty about Potter

Beatrix Potter’s long-lost story, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, is already on the bestseller list eight months ahead of publication and will be...
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Great British mannerisms

Conservative MP Philip Hollobone is arguing that donning a veil prevents the wearer from engaging in great British traditions such as smiling and sayi...
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Bird flying high

British tennis No 1 Johanna Konta has enjoyed an irresistible rise over the past year. She may have been knocked out of the Australian Open, but there...
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Will you, won’t you? You really should

No one wants to make a will, but everyone should find the willpower, and do it. Shelley Silas, who has had too much experience in this area, sh...
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National Breakfast Week: Vegan brekkies to make you raw

Lifelong vegan Ami Tadaa decided 2016 was going to be the year she started using her oven for storage, and her creative culinary juices have be...
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I’m not your Muslim ‘go-to’ girl!

There’s more to Sameena Hussain than the colour of her skin or what she does at Eid and she’d like you to ask her about something else, onc...
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No sleep till retirement

Sue Elliott-Nicholls’ children have had one too many sleepovers and, she says, it’s time to make them stop.