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Note to Self: Reactions to plight of disabled man Alan Barnes showed decency is still alive and well
In her latest column Rachel Agnew discusses the mugging of disabled man Alan Barnes and the inspiring response this provoked online.
Animal Column: Russian Dwarf hamsters Didi and Billie and their friends are auditioning for owners
In this week's column Marion Garnett has details of a quartet of hamsters who are looking for loving homes.
BM@il: So much more to children's centres than people realise
A warm musical welcome awaited Barbara Fisher on her visit to one of Hillingdon's popular children's centres this week.
City Gardener: Six plant suggestions for the great indoors!
This month's City Gardener column Sarah Heaton shares her suggestions on six 'fat plants' that you can use to brighten your home in the winter months.
Simply Healthy: Is your Smartphone stopping you from sleeping?
Using your phone or an iPad an hour before bed could be having a bad effect on your sleep patterns, warns health guru Aaron Grewal in his latest column.
Food and Drink
Cook Italian: Dumpling dish Canederli is a children's favourite
Set off on a journey through the flavours of Italy with our cookery columnist Silvana Lanzetta - this week's recipe is Canederli with speck.
BMail: Hair today gone tomorrow - some of my styles from over the years
A study claims women don't find their perfect hairstyle until into their 30s, so this week Barbara Fisher has been reflecting on some of her old styles.
Animal Column: Can anyone bring these cool cats in from the cold?
This week Marion Garnett has details of two stray cats who have been looking out for each other and details of the animal fostering programme.
Food Review: Smuggle your date to Sixtyone for an evening of sumptuous food this Valentine's Day
Food reviewer Adrian Seal discovers what's on offer for Valentine's visitors at Sixtyone in Marylebone.
BM@il Barbara Fisher
Bm@il: Line is blurring between real news and reality TV
Barbara Fisher ponders whether live TV news is becoming an extension to reality TV and is in danger of de-sensitising viewers.
Note to Self
NOTE TO SELF: Fergie and Andrew: is it that unusual for ex spouses to be the best of friends?
As Sarah Ferguson leaps to the defence of her scandal-embroiled ex-husband Prince Andrew, Rachel Agnew asks why its unusual for former spouses to stay friends.
Animal Column: 'Hunky chap' Ronnie is the RSPCA's angel
In this week's column Marion Garnett talks about the re-homing process and ppeals on behalf of Ronnie the 'angelic' cat.
Get fit with Roy: Don't Make a New Year’s Resolution!
Why shouldn’t you make a New Year’s resolution? Because, generally, they don’t work! Try this instead, writes personal trainer Roy Summers .
Food and Drink
Food Review: Kensington Japanese eatery Tombo provides a healthy dining out option for the new year
Adrian Seal eats at Tombo, 29 Thurloe Place, South Kensington SW7 2HQ Telephone 020 7589 0018. www.tombodeliandcafe.com
Looking Back: Stone in a Feltham churchyard has a life story behind it
Eddie Menday uncovers the life of Susan Chick, who was buried with her son in St Dunstan’s, Feltham in 1839 and whose story features in a new book.
Animal Column: Dogs Trust is giving hope to homeless people with dogs
In this week's animal column Marion Garnett looks at efforts being made to encourage more hostels to take in homeless people with four-legged friends.
Simply Healthy: Take the first step to a better you in 2015
In his first column of 2015 weight loss guru Aaron Grewal has advice for readers on making realistic new year resolutions and sticking to them.
Urban Fox: All's quiet on the allotment save for the wildlife
Elspeth Scott continues her allotment diary. Foxes and wildlife are the main visitors at this time of year but some shoots are beginning to show.
NOTE TO SELF: New Year's honours list should celebrate inspiration not celebrity
Should charity or community workers be prioritised for new year's honours rather than celebrities? Rachel Agnew ponders the question in her latest column.
Animal Column: Will new year bring a new start for kittens Doc and Molly?
In her first column of 2015 Marion Garnett appeals on behalf of two kittens and has an update for readers about pregnant cat Holly.
Returning a Christmas gift? Know your rights
Consumer rights champion Dean Dunham tells you where you stand if you're planning to return an unwanted or faulty Christmas gift.
Cook Italian: Try a Mediterranean alternative to your traditional turkey this Christmas
Italian cook Silvana Lanzetta continues to bring readers more recipe ideas from her homeland - this week a classic of the Italian Christmas table.
Get Fit with Roy: My five tips for a healthy and happy Christmas
Personal trainer Roy Summers from Bodyline Gym in Ealing returns with more expert advice on how you can look after yourself during the festive season.
Note to Self
NOTE TO SELF: At long last I've learned my lesson about Christmas
The festive season is upon us and Rachel Agnew is hoping to avoid the present buying hell of Toys R Us on Christmas Eve.
In the News
New study reveals the 50 things that will make your heart beat faster and faster
From seeing your crush to getting lost, there are a bunch of different things that can cause a spike in your heart rate - and it's worth knowing them
A Facebook stalker myth is causing users to panic, but here is why you shouldn't worry
According to the myth people can see that you're stalking them
How much do you love your pet? Tell us your stories, plus send your video and pictures
Cats and dogs, rabbits and hamsters, parrots and goldfish... maybe even snakes and tarantulas! Whatever your beloved pet, we're celebrating all creatures great and small
Fly from Gatwick to Santa's Lapland for the day with this holiday offer
Book your dream trip now for Christmas 2017
Things To Do
Montana Brown, Jordyn Woods and Jack Maynard confirmed for London BeautyCon Festival
The up and coming fashionistas will make appearances alongside DJs and make up artists
Owner of filthy Southall restaurant slapped with huge fine after cooked food left next to used mop bucket
Take a look inside the Southall-based restaurant, which currently has a hygiene rating of one
London knife crime: 13 stabbings in west London in first 18 days of October, with three people dead
See a timeline of the incidents reported so far in October 2017
Heathrow bag handlers convicted after helping smuggle three kilos of cocaine through airport
The pair were convicted after helping three kilos of cocaine be transported through the airport
'Truly vile' abuser sentenced to 20 years in jail for filming and raping girls younger than 13
The judge ordered that the man should not be considered for release until two thirds of his sentence is served
Storm Brian: London to be hit by 'weather bomb' as 80mph winds and downpours head towards UK shores
Storm Brian follows Storm Aileen, which tore down trees and disrupted the UK's road and rail network in September
Take a peek inside Neasden Temple as 'tens of thousands' gather to celebrate Hindu New Year
Hindu New Year falls on the day after Diwali and people from all communities are invited to Neasden Temple for feasting, prayers, and to enjoy the rich culture of the Hindu faith
Aston Villa FC
Aston Villa face injury crisis with six men missing for Fulham clash
Aston Villa are set to be without six first team players as Fulham head to Villa Park
Brentford boss not shocked by Sunderland plight but backs Black Cats to improve under Simon Grayson
Dean Smith reckons Sunderland will get better despite poor start after relegation
Food and Drink
Historic pub that blamed Brexit for sudden closure welcomes back customers
The Princess Victoria, popular with locals and foodies such as chef Nigella Lawson and writer Anthony Bourdain, reopened on Friday (October 20)
Traffic and Travel
Storm Brian triggers Network Rail 'weather contingency plans' and could disrupt trains at weekend
Some trains could operate at reduced speed following a yellow weather warning