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Phil Collins – take a look at him now

Phil Collins

He may have just announced he’s coming out of retirement for a series of live shows next year, but decades of drumming have taken their toll on Eighties pop master Phil Collins. Meeting the 65-year-old Genesis frontman, one of only three musicians to sell more than 100 million records both …

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Benedict Cumberbatch is loving every minute of fatherhood

Benedict Cumberbatch

He’s just announced that his wife Sophie Hunter is expecting their second child, but Benedict Cumberbatch is giving little else away when it comes to his private life – except to say fatherhood has changed it for the better.

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Gut reaction – keep yourself healthy

Gut reaction - keep yourself healthy

Whether it’s warming up with stodgy comfort food, or carb-loading for some extra winter fuel and padding, it’s not unusual for appetites to increase at this time of year. But this can be troublesome for sensitive digestive systems. Even healthy-seeming foods, like broccoli and lentils, can cause havoc if you’re …

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Viva Italia – Antonio Carluccio's personal touches

Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio’s home is brimming with personal touches, and as he shows me around, it isn’t long before even the most innocuous item prompts a trickle of anecdotes. “Those grapes out there are from a cutting I brought to London 41 years ago,” the 79-year-old declares proudly, gesturing towards a …

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Six of the best: gadgets for adding cosiness

Bubble bath machine

Lap happy – Lifemax FAR Infrared Heated Blanket If you feel the cold, but live with people who resent the central heating being on, this lap blanket could be the answer to those winter chills. Coming in a cosy fake fur material, you plug the blanket into the mains, or …

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Baby blues and beyond – new mums support

Baby blues and beyond - new mums support

After nine months of expectation, finally having a new bundle of joy is far from plain sailing for many new mums. Exhausted and not at their best physically, new research shows more than two in three (68%) mothers have experienced some form of negative feeling in the first month after …

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A glass of red – mellow merlot

A glass of red - mellow merlot

One of the most popular, widely grown grapes, not only does merlot taste delicious on its own, but this juicy, fruity red is blended into some of the world’s greatest wines. Soft, sensuous and richly scented, its spiritual home is Bordeaux where it’s mixed with cabernet sauvignon to refine its …

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Top picks for fitness lovers

Adidas Men's Running Ultra Boost Shoes

Kerstin Florian Mineral Wellness Soak Soothing those tired muscles doesn’t have to be a clinical affair. Encourage some luxurious post-workout pampering with this gorgeous magnesium-rich mineral bath soak.

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Six of the best: light up gadgets

Simple Human Mini Sensor Mirror

Mirror, mirror – Simplehuman Mini Sensor Mirror Unless your home is flooded by natural daylight or benefits from plenty of electrical help, putting on make-up, plucking or shaving on dark mornings can easily mean nicks and clown-like rosy cheeks. This is where a light-up mirror comes into its own. Fitted …

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