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Taking the biscuit

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Your astrological sign influences many aspects of your personality including your likes and dislikes – even your taste in biscuits! Astrologer, Marion Williamson, prises the lid off the biscuit tin of the zodiac to see what delights lie inside… Aries Aries people are ruled by hot-headed, competitive planet Mars. These bold, impatient characters barely have time to chew their food ...

Put down your phone for Valentine’s Day at The Savoy

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Digital devices can ruin a date if you’re glued to your screen instead of gazing lovingly into your partner’s eyes; this Valentine’s day The Savoy is addressing the problem Having teamed up with photography service, The Collective You, the luxury hotel is encouraging guests to hand in their phones and record their night in style with a professional portrait instead. ...

Advice on Christmas dinner from the farm

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Farm shops are a hive of activity at this time of year, with orders being fulfilled for the festive rush; however, as Tania O’Donnell discovers, your online farm shop is not just for Christmas… Jimmy Doherty came to prominence several years ago as the star of the ground-breaking documentary Jimmy’s Farm, but since then he’s been on our screens explaining ...

Gifts for foodies this Christmas

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Have you left your Christmas shopping till the last week? Me too. Luckily we have a list of things that the foodie in your life would love to receive this year… still time to get these – just! Greek Larder Christmas Hampers Available nationwide through its website, these delicious hampers highlight the best of Greek food and wine. They come ...

Editorial panel review: Sparkling wines

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Each month we review what’s on the market for a particular category of food and drink product. This month we looked at sparkling wines ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations… Our monthly editorial review panel began with research trips to retailers, calling in some samples, and drawing on our own experiences of sparkling wines we have enjoyed in the past. ...

Olley’s Fish Experience champions English wines

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On fish Friday, we were heartened to hear of Olley’s Fish Experience making a bold commitment to English wines… The most extensive English wine list of any fish and chip shop in Britain has been launched by Olley’s Fish Experience of Herne Hill, South East London. Drawn from five counties, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Devon, the nine-strong wine list ...

Porridge lovers of the world rejoice!

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VisitScotland is celebrating St. Andrew’s Day by releasing details of a porridge grand tour of Scotland that allows visitors to eat porridge for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert… Have you ever tried porridge benedict with seared Scottish pigeon breast or cannelloni porridge or porridge with whisky jelly, oatmeal cream and raspberry? Those are a few of the dishes on offer ...

Iceland offers 10% discount to emergency services

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As a festive thank you, Iceland is offering an exclusive 10% discount to all those working for the Police, Fire Service, NHS, HM Coastguard and RNLI Shop at one of its 900 stores between now and Sunday 17 December 2017 and emergency personnel will enjoy the handy saving. Iceland Founder, Sir Malcolm Walker said:  “Like everyone else, I’m in awe of the ...

Editorial Panel Reviews: Christmas Entertaining

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Each month we review what’s on the market for a particular category of food and drink product. This month we looked at what’s on shelves for Christmas Entertaining products… One of the best (and one of the most stressful) parts of Christmas is the entertaining; friends and family arrive and expect to be fed, watered and entertained… what’s an elf to do? ...

Skulls and boozes at Halloween

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Have you done your Halloween shopping yet? After Christmas, this is the most full-on spending we do from costumes to sweets for Trick-or-Treaters and party food and drink. You may have most bases covered, but have you got your devilishly good drink in yet? Most supermarkets are running heavy promotions on spirits for Halloween parties this weekend and you can ...