Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sudoku 4,972 medium

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Cryptic crossword No 28,251

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Quick crossword No 15,724

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If you don’t like abortions, don’t have one

I feel fortunate to live in a country where accessing an abortion is relatively easy, because reaching the decision to have one was...

Don't panic! Why stockpiling is a waste of money

Name: Stockpiling Part 2. Age: Just getting under way now. Appearance: Like a month of Christmas Eves. If you’re talking about panic buying, I got that...

Does talking to your house plants actually help them grow?

Or will you just look like a mug? (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)It’s safe to say that lockdown (and the subsequent norm of staying at home...

'I'm 44 and pregnant again – but husband’s reaction took wind out of my...

Dear Coleen I’m a married woman aged 44 and have two children aged 10 and 13. I’ve recently discovered I’m pregnant...

Young mum’s beautiful children’s book discovered after she died at 37

Poppy tragically died of cancer last year (Picture: BPM Media)A children’s book written by a woman when she was just 12 is due...

Woman shares £1 tip to rid your kettle of limescale and leave it spotless

If you're fed up of seeing limescale floating around in your kettle when you make a brew, it's time to do...

How to stay warm when you’re working from home without putting the heating on...

Layer up (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)It looks like we’re all going to be working from home through the winter. It was a...

Dr. Martens and Marc Jacobs team up to create vegan boots

Check out these badboys (Picture: Marc Jacobs)Veganism isn’t just about eating meat and dairy-free meals, it’s also a lifestyle. That means ethically sourced clothes,...

'I'm 27 and I've never had sex so guys think there's something wrong with...

When it comes to sex, everyone has their own preferences, some people are really keen and others just aren't that bothered....

Majority of pet owners cancel plans to hang out with four-legged friends, says study

They know how to tug at our heartstrings (Picture: Getty)We’re a nation obsessed with our pets. But a new study has proved just how...

Princess Charlotte wears £23 Zara dress to meet David Attenborough

Charlotte in the dress and the image from Zara (Picture: PA/Zara)The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and their three children met Sir David...

Thomasina Miers' recipe for goat's cheese crostini with roast grapes and walnuts | The...

Thanks to our new neighbours, we have grapes dangling over our wall in their hundreds. They are deliciously sweet, occasionally mouth-puckering and have...

Asos is selling a men’s T-shirt with a hole in the middle and naturally,...

Fancy this T-shirt? (Picture: Asos)We love an ASOS blunder – whether it’s an Ivy Park outfit that makes you look like a baseball...

Crossword roundup: nautical metaphors

In the sample clues below, the links take you to explainers from our beginners’ series. The setter’s name often links to an interview...

Morrisons launches SOS food delivery service for students

There are five food boxes to choose from – including a vegetarian option (Picture: PA)Morrisons is today announcing an SOS ‘Serve our Students’...

Baby with bones so brittle a sneeze can break her back stands up for...

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Little Mya Honca was born with a rare incurable...

Bride has seizure as she meets her groom at the top of the aisle...

Hayley having a seizure on her wedding day (Picture: Glenn Dene/Triangle News)As Hayley Smith stopped at the top of the aisle to marry...

UK’s ‘only Black farmer’ calls for food industry to take Black Lives Matter seriously

Wilfred’s campaign will last for the whole of Black History Month (Picture: The Black Farmer)One of the UK’s only Black farmers is calling...

Rachel Roddy's recipe for pasta with sausage, leek and mascarpone | A kitchen in...

Having unintentionally defrosted the freezer by leaving the door open, we have been eating the consequences, most of which were the consequences of...

How we met: ‘I was trying to rent a flat from him – but...

Alyah Al-Jasser moved to Barcelona in 2010 to teach English after completing her degree in London. “I ended up staying for a while,”...

Lonely guy who hasn’t had a date in a decade puts himself up for...

Alan hasn’t had much success on dating apps, but he says he’s ready for marriage and kids (Picture: Alan Clayton/SWNS)A lonely single man...

Glass mansion described as ‘Mayfair’s most expensive new home’ goes on sale for £50m

Caption: glass mansion (Picture: Beauchamp Estates/Central Estates)Mayfair is one of London’s most expensive areas, so it’s no surprise when property goes on the...

Fish and chips and minted mushy peas by Tim Hughes

Serves 4haddock fillets 4 x 170gsalt and freshly ground black pepperplain flour 50g For the batterlager 330mlself-raising flour 160gcayenne a pinchsoy sauce a dashsalt...