Berlin Wall pills: a cure for emotional trauma – or royal-endorsed quackery? | Life and style

Berlin Wall pills: a cure for emotional trauma – or royal-endorsed quackery? | Life and style

Name: Berlin Wall pills. Age: 30 years old, at a guess. Appearance: Pale, unassuming. What on earth are they? Literally pills made from ground-up pieces of concrete from the Berlin Wall, which are mixed with lactose and diluted in water, and available from the royal family’s chemist of choice, Ainsworths. I see. And why would […]

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Send us a tip on great markets worldwide for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher | Travel

Send us a tip on great markets worldwide for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher | Travel

For an insight into local lives there’s nothing like rubbing shoulders with shoppers at a noisy market. This week we want to hear about your best experiences (and bargains) at weird and/or wonderful street and covered markets across the world – not UK ones this time. Maybe you’ve haggled in a north African souk, marvelled […]

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10 of the UK’s best open-top bus rides | Travel

10 of the UK’s best open-top bus rides | Travel

Purbeck Breezer 50 Poole to Swanage, Dorset Operator: MorebusThe Purbeck Breezers have great year-round open-top routes. Breezer 50 came third last year in a UK poll of scenic bus routes (beaten only by routes through the North York Moors and Scottish Highlands). Usually, the 50’s USP is crossing over to sandy Studland Bay on the […]

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Jokes about Tourette syndrome can be funny. It’s just that most aren’t | Stage

Jokes about Tourette syndrome can be funny. It’s just that most aren’t | Stage

‘I keep randomly shouting out ‘broccoli’ and ‘cauliflower’ – I think I might have Florets.” This one-liner from the Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel was voted the funniest joke of the Edinburgh fringe. It is also the only joke about Tourette syndrome that has ever made me laugh. I’ve had Tourette’s since I was eight. I’m […]

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Why carbon offsetting is not the panacea Harry and Meghan might think it is | Environment

Why carbon offsetting is not the panacea Harry and Meghan might think it is | Environment

Elton John has attacked the criticism of the use of private jets by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – reportedly four journeys in 11 days – by saying he not only paid for the plane, but also paid to offset its giant carbon emissions. “We ensured their flight was carbon neutral,” he tweeted. The […]

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Nigel Slater’s carrots, rice and crisp summer vegetables recipe | Food

Nigel Slater’s carrots, rice and crisp summer vegetables recipe | Food

The recipe Peel and roughly chop 400g of carrots. Bring 500ml of water to the boil, add the carrots and cook until the carrots are completely tender. Tip the carrots and their liquid into a blender, add 30g of butter and process to a thick cream. Peel and finely chop 1 large shallot and 2 […]

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