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Experience: I found a human bone in the Thames
I didn’t know if it belonged to a murder victim. I had to report it

Simon Hunt

30, Sep, 2022 @10:39 AM

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Houseplant of the week: African spear plant
Happy in any light and capable of surviving weeks of neglect, this is the closest real plant you can get to a fake one

Gynelle Leon

30, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Get your secateurs out now and prepare to fill next year’s garden with freebies | Alys Fowler
The time is perfect to take semi-ripe cuttings of your favourites – saving you effort, time and money

Alys Fowler

30, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Tim Dowling: bills are rising, and everyone’s leaving the fridge door open
Finally, a crisis has arrived, and I am belatedly stepping into the role I’ve prepared for all my life. So why is the heating on already?

Tim Dowling

30, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Does using powder before foundation make makeup last longer?
It’s always been the final step in makeup application, but this hack says using powder first creates a flawless, long-lasting base

Anita Bhagwandas

30, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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You be the judge: should my husband stop removing the sink strainer?
She says it prevents clogging up the pipes. He thinks it attracts unwanted pests. You decide who’s responsible for this domestic blockage

Interviews by Georgina Lawton

30, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My partner snores and won’t do anything about it. Help! | Leading questions
It will be hard to change his behaviour alone, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. But stand your ground – even if sleep-deprived

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

29, Sep, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Peppa Pig and Buzz Lightyear make Hamleys list for top Christmas toys
Soaring living costs means shoppers likely to seek out established brands, says retailer as it reveals top expected bestsellers

Zoe Wood

29, Sep, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Dining across the divide: ‘I’d love to see her again. I’ve got her in my phone as Lefty Lucy’
She’s a Labour supporter; he’s politically aligned with Boris Johnson. Can they find common ground on trans rights and tax?

Sam Wollaston

29, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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A nurse, a rogue, a Pharoah and a space mission – take the Thursday quiz
Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes every Thursday – how will you fare?

Martin Belam

29, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘People underestimate me’: Stacey Solomon on snobbery, The X Factor and her plan to sort Britain out
She seemed a typical here-today-gone-tomorrow reality star but won the nation over on I’m a Celebrity. Now a TV presenter, she reflects on being a teenage mum, politics and why we shouldn’t bankroll the royals

Simon Hattenstone

29, Sep, 2022 @9:00 AM

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’Tis the season to be spooky: have you decorated your Halloween tree yet?
With just a month left till trick-or-treat time, artificial Christmas trees are being dragged out of lofts and given a hellish makeover. Forget tinsel and candy canes – think bats, cobwebs and crime-scene tape

28, Sep, 2022 @2:31 PM

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