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Love Island: Are there any fashion lessons we can learn?

We're three weeks into the third season of Love Island and thus far it hasn't disappointed, offering up a welcome - and addictive - dose of scandal, gossip and nudity on a daily basis. But what about the clothes? (Or lack there of). Are there any sartorial tips that we might be able to pick up from this bronzed buxom
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BMW 4-series Coupé review: can it beat rivals from Audi and Mercedes?

If you’re thinking the BMW 4-series looks rather like the 3-seriessaloon from certain angles, you’re right. That’s because the two cars are closely related; in fact, the 4-series’ predecessor was known as the 3-series Coupé. So the 4-series shares many of the 3-series’ good points, such as its efficient engines and classy interior, but with a
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Sweat it out: The rise of family fitness

The lights are flashing, music is pounding and kids are going wild, hitting flashing screens on the wall and jumping on fluorescent floor panels, their sweat-drenched parents in tow. It may sound like a chaotic amusement arcade, but this scene isn’t unfolding at the end of a pier – it’s an exercise class at a Somerset
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Vegans, vegetarians and now… reducetarians

nlike drinking, exercise and home cooking, being vegetarian is seen as a black-and-white deal. You either are or you aren’t. Go meat free all year and you’re a vegetarian; eat one chicken burger on New Year’s Eve and you’ve failed. According to the Vegan Society, there were three and a half times as many vegans in
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Serene summer in Finland’s centenary national park

n a hide two miles from the Russian border in Finland’s Suomussalmi region, we watch and wait. For centuries, the European brown bear has been pushed by deforestation into increasingly remote areas, to do what a bear proverbially does in woods. Luckily, in Finland, where 76% of the land mass is dense forest, a bear
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Katy Perry performs at Glastonbury in a crystal catsuit

Any fan of Katy Perry’s will tell you she's not known for understated style. And while artists like Madonna and Rihanna might go all out for an on stage costume -think flamenco capes and thigh high denim boots -well, nobody does it quite like Katy.  This year’s Glastonbury festival, it seems, is no exception. As the
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Father’s Day 2017: How did it start and which countries celebrate it?

Many believe that Sonora Dodd, from Washington, came up with the idea after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon in 1910 and wondering, not unreasonably, why fathers did not have their own day too. Dodd and her siblings had been raised by their father as a single parent after their mother died in childbirth. With the local YMCA
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Tricks from a trichologist: how to have healthier hair

When Anabel Kingsley and her older sister, Katherine, were growing up, their father was – unusually, perhaps – the children’s designated hair-washer. “He used to play blind man’s bluff with us,” she says, “encouraging us to cover our eyes with a flannel to protect them from the suds. “As we got older and styled it ourselves,