Ed Sheeran’s battle to build his own pub, pond and private beach | Music

Name: Sheeranville. Location: Suffolk, England. Appearance: Not quite as opulent as intended. Ed Sheeran lives in Suffolk, doesn’t he? Might this have something to do with him? Indeed it might. Sheeranville is the unofficial name of his home. He must really love the area. He does, as evidenced by his song Castle on the Hill […]

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Why you should turn your lawn into a meadow | Life and style

My garden sings its own song. It starts after the dawn chorus with the honeybees, followed by the heavier buzz of the bumbles, punctuated by the hoverflies’ higher pitch. You can even sometimes hear the rustle and creak of beetles as evening comes. To lie among it, eyes closed, is to hear something exquisite. My […]

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How to cook moussaka – recipe | Felicity Cloake’s Masterclass | Food

Moussaka is, I think, the perfect dish for April, a rare combination of southern sunshine and warming comfort. It’s also the ideal way to use up leftover lamb from the Easter roast. Most widely associated with Greece, it pops up in various forms from North Africa to the Balkans – sweetly spiced, rich and wobbly, […]

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All white now: the great white jeans revival | Fashion

The synthetic chime of the ice-cream van, the rollercoaster rush of cool air through rolled-down car windows, the sudden urgent need to book a pedicure. There are many signs that summer is here, but none is more definitive than the appearance of white jeans. For a garment that can be ruined by one unguarded sit-down, […]

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Forget the greige age: the case for painting your house any colour you like | Life and style

Future archaeologists may come to know the early 21st century as the “greige age”, when they start digging up the remnants of buildings painted in knockoff muted Farrow & Ball shades and wonder how we could all be so dull. But there are the brave outliers – those who paint their houses in eye-catching shades […]

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Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa: ‘You could feel the love that had gone into making this suit’ | Fashion

I wore this suit for my first time at the Olivier awards earlier this year. My style is usually very bright – I go for either a bit of drama or sex appeal – but for the Oliviers I wanted to look classy. It was designed by Ozwald Boateng and it fitted like a glove. […]

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