Monday, January 20, 2020

Should we buy a home in London or save for one in the north?

Q My fiance and I are looking to buy our first home. We are in our early to mid-30s and currently live in...

Few frills but great value: a yoga and hiking holiday in the French Alps

We walk along the river in single file, paying attention to the sight of the mountains and the trees, the sound of the...

The Gag Vault – 20th January 2020

LifestyleGet your daily dose of 'The Gag Vault'Share  CommentsBycharlene bougourd00:02, 20 JAN 2020LifestyleSign up to FREE daily email alerts from Mirror - daily newsSubscribeWe...

Garth – 20th January 2020

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Perishers – 20th January 2020

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Andy Capp – 20th January 2020

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Service dog goes on his first trip to Build-A-Bear and it’s adorable

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Meet Mushu – he’s a very good doggo. He’s currently...

How to maintain healthy cholesterol levels

The first challenge is pursuading people to get their cholesterol tested. The second is making sure they get it done by a healthcare...

Couple early to Ed Sheeran concert kill time by visiting animal shelter and end...

If only every concert ended with a cat (Picture: Tiffany McClure)It’s not uncommon to go to a concert and end up buying knockoff...

Placebo effect drives the benefits in alternative medicine – but it's not real

I’ve often wondered, if alternative medicines, including homeopathic remedies, only work at placebo level – they do you good if you...

Remote Irish island is recruiting for two friends to run a coffee shop

Great Blasket Island looks beautiful (Picture: Getty)Are you a bit fed up of the daily grind? How does taking yourself off to a...

Dear Coleen: Should I go back to the man who broke my heart 10...

Dear Coleen I was madly in love with a great guy 10 years ago. It ended because he was having lots...

What young women think in 2020 about public safety, body image, social media and...

These are some of the girls, from Liverpool, who shared their views (Picture: Plan International UK/Joyce Nicholls)Slogans like ‘girl power’ and ‘the future...

400 dogs turn out to support dying Cocker Spaniel Marley on one of his...

Marley’s big walk (Picture: Ashleigh Murray)Ashleigh Murray and Marley are best friends. The pair have been together since he was a puppy and he...

Can a yoga and sleep retreat cure my 20-year battle with insomnia?

I stepped into the glass-walled yoga shala and stared at the impressive rugged valley outside. It took me a second to realise I...

Stay in bed or struggle in? How to know when to go back to...

We have all known colleagues who struggle into work when they are unwell, leaving a trail of germs that threaten the health of...

Taste test: kimchi, kefir and kombucha – the best fermented foods

Kimchi Cultured Collective classic kimchi, 250g, £5.50, ocado.com It’s got the shrimpy-vibe going - in a good way. The spice is lovely, the texture is...

Low alcohol wines don't have to taste awful. Try these…

Can a wine be a wine without alcohol? Not according to the European Union it can’t. Who knows what will happen to legal...

Try a novella and ditch your snobbery: five ways to read more books

1. Plump for page-turners Struggling to find the time to read could suggest you are reading the wrong books. Sian Cain, the Guardian’s books...

Woman sells nude pictures to fund treatment for Lyme disease to ‘get her life...

One of Michelle’s underwear shots and Michelle in hospital (Picture: MEN; GoFundMe)Michelle De Feo, 28, grew up in the countryside, surrounded by horses,...

I got into houseplants because they looked good on Instagram, but now I’m hooked...

I’d always seen gardening as a hobby for old people (Picture: Getty)My name is Stephanie, I’m 30 years old, and I’m a little...

Dumpling the blind, overweight Labrador has finally found a forever home

Dumpling the labrador has found a forever home (Picture: @labrescueACT/Facebook)Remember Dumpling? The overweight, blind labrador? Of course you do. The adorable ten-year-old dog was...

20 of the UK's best restaurants – as chosen by Britain’s top chefs

Silk Road, London SE5Chosen by James Cochran, chef-owner, Restaurant 1251 I’ve lived in south London for 15 years and the neighbourhood restaurant that stands...

Comme des Garçons in row over ‘white models in cornrow wigs’

The fashion house Comme des Garçons has been accused of cultural appropriation after white models wore wigs of what appeared to be traditional...

Transgender soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan starts modelling

Andi served in the military for 30 years before revealing her true identity (Picture: SWNS)Transgender woman Andrea Halliley, 52, served in the military...

Neverland forever: the tiny Scottish island that gave us Peter Pan

As we skim across Loch Moidart in our speedboat to reach Eilean Shona, it’s easy to see why this remote island was the...