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  • 7 of the best local gins – delivered

    In times of need - yep, like right now! - we turn to gin. These delicious local tipples should take the edge off your night in.

  • Hurley village near Maidenhead Berkshire read brick period hoouses and traditional white wooden signpost

    Where’s the best place to live in Berkshire?

    The Sunday Times has revealed its top spots to live in 2020 – but did your hometown make the cut?

  • Asparagus-ham-and-quail-egg-tart-recipe

    Super speedy supper

    Looking for a quick, tasty lunch? Try this beautiful asparagus and prosciutto tart, courtesy of Cotswolds chef and organic foodie Kathy Slack.

  • Jessie-ware-turkey_Meatballs in tomato sauce served in cast iron shallow pan

    Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block. Yum!

  • Stella-Armchair-Arlo-and-Jacob pink and red zigzag chairs and dark blue walls

    5 of the best… soft furnishings for spring

    Major interiors updates on the horizon? Feast your eyes on these five gorgeous pieces from Arlo & Jacob's new collection.

  • Start your engines!

    Looking for a new runaround to get you from A to B? We've rounded up 6 of the best new cars to buy in 2020 - go on, treat yourself to new wheels.

  • Fried-Chermoula-Cauliflower-Eat-Green-Melissa-Hemsley

    Recipe: spiced cauliflower steaks

    Dinner dilemma? You need Melissa Hemsley's easy-peasy, super-healthy fried chermoula cauliflower on herby bean dip with slaw. I'll be around at 7, OK?

  • love-handles-vase

    5 of the best vases

    Bottom's up! We love this cheeky Anissa Kermiche voluptuous vase that's cropping up on every fashion editors' Instagram.

  • the-roasting-tin-sticky-salmon

    Speedy supper – cook this tonight!

    Sticky soy and honey roasted salmon with asparagus and sugar snap peas? Yours in just 30 minutes, madame!

  • Speedy turkey teriyaki stir-fry

    The UK's most successful gymnast Max Whitlock has a recipe just for you. If you ask nicely he might just come round and cook it too.

  • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

    Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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