From bored goldfish to sexist dogs: 13 common pet problems – solved! | Pets

Remember last summer, when it emerged that a scruffy blond resident of No 10 couldn’t get a grip on his amorous urges? Well, here’s hoping Dilyn, the…

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A local’s guide to Jaén, Spain: sunsets and sundowners in Andalucía | Spain holidays

Food Jaén is one of the few cities in Spain where your tapa is included in the price of your drink – and if you want to…

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Sudoku 5,655 easy

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue…

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Outside the box: creative solutions in a London flat | Interiors

When Alex Holloway first watched the Verve’s music video for their 1997 Lucky Man single, he found his attention wandering from the guitar-strumming, Mod-mopped lead singer to…

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Nigel Slater’s recipes for broad bean, spinach and filo pie, and broad bean and tahini cream | Food

The first broad beans in the shops are usually from Italy, their small pods as lumpy as a Christmas stocking, their contents needing only the briefest of…

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Observer sudoku

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid using the numbers 1 to 9. Each number must appear just once in every row, column and…

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Tamal Ray’s recipe for grilled aubergine salad | Food

It took me a while to love aubergines. As a child, my palate couldn’t appreciate my mum’s begun bhaja, a simple Bengali preparation of fried aubergines with…

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Shopping in Eataly is like duty free: there’s nothing I need but it’s hard to resist | Shops and shopping

When the first British outpost of the Italian megastore, Eataly, opened its doors a year ago I was predictably sceptical, and not only because the timing was…

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s summer salad recipes | Food

I feel like a kid in a sweetshop at this time of year, rubbing my hands (or my tummy, more honestly) in anticipation of all the combinations…

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Sudoku 5,652 easy

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue…

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