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TONY STAPLES: A luxurious meal to help you beat the January blues

Give yourself a plate of luxury to blast away the winter blues says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora hotel in Crawley.

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RICHARD ESLING: Care needed in choosing wines with similar names

It’s one of those debates that will probably carry on forever.

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British Airways research shows most people don't take two-week breaks

Workers fear two-week holidays are ‘frowned on’ by employers

More than a third of people living in the South East do not take a two-week holiday because they believe it’s frowned on and discouraged at their workplace, a study has shown.

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The 13th hole of the stunning Stadium Course at PGA Catalunya

Fairway to heaven

As distractions go, the 13th fairway of the Stadium course at the PGA Catalunya golf course must be among the best in the world.
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Herb crusted cassoulet

DAVID WOODS: A colourful herbal remedy for a gloomy winter

For instant colour and flavour just add fresh herbs says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick.

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Manhattan: An isle of joy

Reflecting on the words and music of two of New York’s most famous sons; lyricist Lorenz Milton Hart and composer, Richard Charles Rodgers ‘the great big city’s a wondrous toy, just made for a girl and boy, we’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy’....

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A selection of vinous treats

RICHARD ESLING: Wine treats for those on two legs or four

At the risk of being accused of ‘shutting the stable door’, I’m going to write about presents – wine related of course.

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A British retreat bringing a touch of understated style to Dubai

I wonder what the original owner of Dukes Hotel London would have made of their hotel’s new sister property, the sparkling, fresh out of the wrapper Dukes Dubai?

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REVIEW: Italian festive food is the perfect recipe for bringing families together

REVIEW: Italian festive food is the perfect recipe for bringing families together

There are certain words which instantly define the characteristics of a nation and a people.

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Festive fizz

RICHARD ESLING: It’s time to choose the festive fizz

Red wines, white wines, pink wines, fortified wines, they all come out at this time of year, but the wines that are the supreme leaders when it comes to celebrations are the sparklers.

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Triple chocolate mousse

TONY STAPLES: Festive chocolate puddings always go down well

Feeding the whole family this festive season? Then Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel in Crawley, has a gift of a recipe.

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Family’s fresh hope for man missing for 14 years

The Herstmonceux family of a man who has been missing for 14 years say they are convinced he is still alive.

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The Royal Oak in East Lavant. Picture by Jake Eastham

REVIEW: East Lavant stay is a right royal treat

On the neighbouring table you would have thought they had just won the Lotto rollover jackpot judging by the excited noises.

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Confit of pork belly with crushed potatoes and wild mushrooms

DAVID WOODS: Crackling good dish makes festive entertaining easy

If turkey just doesn’t tickle your fancy this Christmas then try pork belly, says David Woods, executive head chef at the Sofitel London Gatwick...

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Video: How to make brandy sauce

A Christmas pudding is a staple of any Christmas meal, but with such a rich and boozy pudding you need a great sauce.

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Video: How to make eggnog

For a drink that will help you get in the Christmas spirit, here is a quick and easy homemade recipe for eggnog from Iceland.

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A selection of red wines for Christmas

RICHARD ESLING: Christmas reds for body and soul

Firm body, good legs, succulent and full flavoured. I’m not talking turkey, but the wines to go with it. Last week was all about a White Christmas, and after last weekend, the prospect is looking more and more likely.

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Peter Kay has cancelled his forthcoming tour

Comic Peter Kay cancels tour - here’s how to get a refund...

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’, the comedian has said.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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