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Less is more for wildlife in your garden this autumn

The autumn may encourage many gardeners to do a major tidy up to make eveything look neat and tidy for the next few months.

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Perfect time to sort out autumn colour in the garden

With the soil warm from summer and moist from autumn rain, now is the perfect time to get out in the garden and plant for brilliant autumn colour.

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Patrick Schmitt MW Editor of The Drinks Business

RICHARD ESLING: Restaurant wine lists should be both affordable and interesting

Last week, I was invited to a fascinating evening at the Institute of Masters of Wine in London.

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Slow-Cooked Jamaican Chuck Beef and Sweet Potato Pepper Pot

DAVID WOODS: This hug in a bowl has a sweet and spicy kick

Kick back and relax with this bowlful of spicy flavours, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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RICHARD ESLING: Labels aren’t just about looking pretty

Choosing a bottle of wine from the shelves of your local wine store or supermarket is not always an easy task.

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Sampling wines at Stopham Vineyard

RICHARD ESLING: English wine in the ascendancy

Another very successful Arundel Festival has just come to a close, when thousands of visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the many events and exhibitions which took place over the ten-day event.

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Tomato gazpacho with torn olive bread

DAVID SMITH: A stylish starter for those with too many tomatoes

Surrounded by a glut of tomatoes and not sure what to do with them? Then try this delicious starter from senior sous chef David Smith at the Arora Hotel, Crawley...

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Some red wines for your burgers

RICHARD ESLING: Pick a wine for National Burger Day

Are you ready for one of the year’s great culinary events, which takes place this week?

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Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

Variety is the spice for younger tea drinkers

While builder’s tea - milk, two sugars - may be the stereotypical cuppa for most Brits, it seems that younger consumers are more adventurous in their leaf of choice.

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Blackberry pear and chocolate torte

DAVID WOODS: A delicious excuse to go blackberry picking

David Woods, executive head chef of Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, raids the hedgerows to create a stunning seasonal dessert.

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Lobster and Taittinger

RICHARD ESLING: This elegant champagne is perfect with lobster

When it comes to food and wine, there are certain things that just seem right together.

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One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

One in ten UK holidaymakers stopped at airports due to misplaced tech

More than one in ten UK holidaymakers have misplaced an electronic device in their luggage, resulting in them being stopped by airport security, according to a new report.

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Tips for growing your own

Mention growing your own fruit and veg and almost everyone will tell you how much better home-grown produce is than stuff you can buy in your local supermarket.

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Wine: enjoy responsibly

RICHARD ESLING: The pros and cons of a glass of wine

A report in the International drinks trade magazine, The Drinks Business, reads: “A 29-year study into the effects of alcohol and dementia has found that older adults who consume alcohol on a regular basis are more likely to live to the age of 85 without dementia compared with non-drinkers.”

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Tales from battlefield as WW1 website reaches three years

The tale of one of World War One’s bloodiest battles is the 150th story to be published as a website tracing East Sussex’s role in the conflict marks its third anniversary.

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Two pink wines for an English summer

RICHARD ESLING: Wines for a typically English summer

August is here and our Mediterranean style summer has transformed itself into the normal English Summer.

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Smoked ham hock terrine with pea puree

TONY STAPLES: This tasty terrine is flexible food for the summer

Bring on the picnics with this easy terrine that also makes an elegant starter. Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel Gatwick Crawley, explains how.

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Gardening tips for gardens in August

Gardening tips for gardens in August

Garry Winwood of Stone Cross Garden Centre looks at how to help your garden through August.

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Gin a firm favourite after a chequered history

Gin a firm favourite after a chequered history

Sally Pavey speaks to a local couple about the renaissance of gin.

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Unusual and quirky places to stay in the UK

Staycations have recently stepped up a gear. Instead of booking into a luxurious hotel people are starting to become a little more adventurous in their accommodation choices.

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