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Absolutely Fabulous

Last month, for my best friend’s birthday, I sent myself some flowers, writes Ellen Widdup.

Brexit has brought out the worst in us

For all the criticism of “the media” – a term that lumps us all under one phone-hacking, politician-bashing, scare-story-spreading stereotype – I have always felt that journalists have a responsibility to shine a light on society, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's son is learning baby sign language

Although my son and I have known each other for almost eight months now, we have yet to have a proper conversation, writes mother-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's youngest son

My husband says I am “achingly middle-class”, says Ellen Widdup, as she admits she has a cleaner, a coffee machine and childcare.

Ellen and her children

Should I have a third child? Lots of mums of two ask me this like I can give a simple “yes” or “no” answer, writes Ellen Widdup

health & fitness

placenta capsules

Coleen Rooney’s done it. So has Alicia Silverstone and Kim Kardashian.

Sharon Morrison and family

I turned 60 this year and, apart from the occasional “How did THAT happen?” I feel good, says Sharon Morrison. 
Now, just in case you think I’m smug, out-of-touch or plain clueless about what it’s like to “feel bad”, I need to turn the clock back to 2004 when I was fat, frumpy and nearly 50.

Is it time we took a long, hard look at our relationship with alcohol?

Something to celebrate? Pop open some bubbles. Bad news? Take comfort in the bottle.

lynne mortimer

Lynne Mortimer looks at gentlemen's pursuits

Carpe diem – seize the day! writes Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne Mortimer's husband has semi-retired

Nothing will ever be the same again... and before you hurl me aside or draw on a moustache (I already have a little one), I am not talking about that recent vote, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne Mortimer

If the wind changes, you’ll stay like that, Lynne Mortimer recalls the words of her Norfolk nanna.

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Superdad Will Lodge

Superdad Will Lodge imagines what it is like inside a child’s mind.

The Lodge family, Mitchell, Gemma, Mila, Seth, Will and Finley.

Superdad Will Lodge laments the Fathers’ Race at school sports day.

Superdad's Fathers' Day haul

Superdad Will Lodge reflects on Fathers’ Day.

thrifty living

Have you noticed how much plastic packaging there is around supermarket fruit and veg?

Thrift comes in many forms, as I’ve discovered since I began trying to embrace a less costly way of living, writes Sheena Grant.

It’s week one of my Plastic Bottle Challenge, writes Sheena Grant as she continues her attempt to live a thriftier life. Or it would be, if I was able to follow simple instructions with any degree of accuracy.

Sheena Grant is attempting to cut her use of plastic bottles with a SodaStream to turn tap water into fizzy water

As someone who did a lot of her growing up in the 1980s, I was always envious of anyone with a SodaStream, which, for reasons that now escape me, our household never had, writes Sheena Grant.

The human race likes to give names to virtually everything, including eras, writes Sheena Grant, who is attempting to live a thriftier existence.

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