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Who debuted in 1920 as the Little Lost Bear? The Weekend quiz

The questions1 What informal US title is held by Doug Emhoff?2 Which art collector is buried in her own Venetian museum?3 What is the world’s busiest shipping lane?4 What were

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Fit in my 40s: phew, a group bike ride that stops often enough for me to catch up

I’ve done enough group cycling in my life to say this with authority: it’s impossible for someone at my level, which is to say competent but not a grafter. Cycling

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The best microdosing skincare serums

The downside to skincare’s explosion in popularity over the past decade is skin inflammation from too many products containing too high a concentration of active ingredients. When we know some

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Tom Ellis: ‘The worst thing anyone’s said to me? “You are a disgrace of a man”’

Born in Cardiff, Tom Ellis, 42, studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). He appeared in the sitcom Miranda from 2009

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This is what I tell friends who are torn about having children

I am of an age when most of my social group is in their late 30s and early 40s, and, as has always been the case, the majority of my

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How to sow fast-growing greens

As early autumn starts to twirl around the garden, there are still pockets of space to be found for fast and furious greens that will pepper salads; with care and

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Meera Syal: ‘I was a Midlands wench outside the house and a good Indian girl at home’

My childhood was unusual, an Indian family plonked in the middle of the Black Country. I was a Midlands wench outside the house – climbing trees, running wild – and

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