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  • Pet-nups: 4 things to know

    If you consider your dog, cat or, err... tarantula, part of the family, have you ever stopped to think what would happen to them if you separated from your partner? It can't hurt to make a plan should you ever need it. Here's how...

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    10 ways to take the drama out of divorce

    We know the 'D' word isn't a pleasant one but it doesn't have to become a drama-fuelled slanging match if you follow this expert advice.

  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital - and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • How to save Christmas 2020

    Christmas cancelled? Not on our watch! It might look a little different this year, but here's how to make the most of the festive season in 2020.

  • Willow Crossley: My favourite places

    The north Oxon-based florist and interiors stylist (and mother of three boys) has got a great eye for beautiful things – and that also extends to cool places to hang out. Wherefore are thou, Willow? Worton Organic Garden, nr Cassington This could be my favourite place on earth. The tiny farm shop has freshly baked […]

  • Worried about the elderly?

    I’m sure I’m not the only one feeling a little bit jittery as the government announces more groups will need to self isolate. The supermarkets and streets are already looking apocalyptic and an enforced four month Coronavirus lockdown is terrifying for both those affected and their families. If, like me, you’re not in a vulnerable […]

  • What would you ask a top lawyer?

    There aren't enough hours in the day, are there? So we asked a top legal firm to answer all your queries about family law, self-employment, wills and all that stuff you never get round to sorting out.

  • Introducing the midweek skive (hell, yeah!)

    Carve some time out for yourself. You deserve it!

  • Your winter wellbeing, sorted

    Health and fitness slumping now it’s cold and dark outside? We asked a GP, a PT and a nutritionist how best to bounce back. Here are their expert top tips.

  • Be a safety-net parent, not a helicopter

    Feeling stressed? What’s your solution? Mindfulness or double espresso? You can’t stop worrying? Do you bring wine o’clock forward or dip into downward dog? All of us experience stress, and it can be overwhelming. But if you’re a parent of a teenager, well, that’s a whole other barrel of bananas. Nicola Morgan is an expert […]

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