What is spicy rosé, social media’s hottest new drinks trend?

Spicy rosé is the unexpected “It” drink of summer 2022, trending on TikTok and coming to a garden gathering near you. The viral trend is easy to make – it simply involves sticking ice cubes and a few sliced green jalapeños into a glass of ice cold rosé before sipping. It might sound wrong, but many insist that it’s right. I have to admit I enjoyed the addition of distinctive jalapeño spice to my glass when I plopped a few into a bottle of previously a-bit-too-sweet-for-me Champteloup rosé d'Anjo

Why the calorie count debate is dividing diners

Would you be more likely to order jamon croquettes with saffron aioli or a small plate of steamed edamame beans if you knew the calorie count (774 vs 79, respectively)? This is the sort of decision facing diners at all food businesses in England which employ over 250 people, since the rule came into force in April, including Caravan, a small London chain where these examples are served. From Wagamama to Côte Brasserie, calorie counts for each dish must be visible on the menu. The rules were intr

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: ‘I would have been cancelled if social media was around when I was a teenager’

Singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor has been married to The Feeling bassist Richard Jones since 2005. The couple have five sons, Sonny, 17, Kit, 13, Ray, nine, Jesse, six, and Mickey, three. The daughter of Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, Sophie rose to fame in 2000 with Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love), followed by pop hits ­Murder on the Dancefloor and Take Me Home. In November her 24-hour danceathon, inspired by her lockdown “kitchen discos”, raised £1 million for Children in Need.

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How outdoor bathrooms became the new must-have

Hot tubs, which used to be a bit of a rarity, have become commonplace of late, with more than 100,000 households in the UK now in possession of one, according to recent research. However, there is a new trend in town, with increasing numbers of people opting instead for a more traditional bath and shower set-up outdoors. This move is partly inspired, like many interiors trends before it, by the Soho Farmhouse members’ club in Oxfordshire, which has normalised the idea of alfresco bathing, with t

Natasha Kaplinsky: ‘I had no idea if Strictly would go down well – or destroy my career’

Natasha Kaplinsky OBE, 49, is best known for her long-standing career as a news anchor for Sky News, BBC News, Channel 5 and ITV News. She was the first ever winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2004, and now lives on a farm in East Sussex with her husband, Justin Bower, and their two children.

Kaplinsky has been an active ambassador for Save the Children for over a decade, and became the President of Barnardo’s in 2019, a role previously held by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall. She launched eco-frie

The secret supplement that can fix brain fog

If you’re battling brain fog and struggling to concentrate at work, or simply feel flat-out exhausted, the chances are you’ll reach for a caffeine fix or sugary snack. But before you do, consider this: it could be time to reach for a lesser known, healthier pick-me-up.

Vitamin B12 is an often overlooked vitamin which is essential to keep our brains sharp and our nervous system firing on all cylinders. It is also key to healthy blood cell formation.

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Revealed: The UK's best restaurant (and it's not in England)

It’s an area better known for remote scenery than for a high density of Michelin-starred places to eat – but at this year’s Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards, a boldly original fine-dining place on the west coast of Wales was named best in the UK. While in the past it may have been easy to dismiss the UK’s food scene as London-centric, this year’s winner, Ynyshir (on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and the Ynys-Hir Nature Reserve, ten miles from Aberystwyth) proves that is not ent

'I had a surprise baby at 44 after eight years of trying'

At the beginning of 2019, we decided to draw a line under our attempts to conceive. Stuart booked in for a vasectomy, and I had counselling to help me come to terms with not having a second child. We were exhausted, and we didn’t want to risk being dragged under by it all.

It had been so gruelling that we hadn’t looked up and taken the opportunity to enjoy life. We tried to think about all the other things we could do, like going travelling, and to imagine a different future for our family that

Eamonn Holmes: 'I'm edgier than most presenters'

Eamonn Holmes OBE, 62, hosts the GB News breakfast show with Isabel Webster. The Belfast-born television anchor made his first on-screen appearance in 1979 on Farming Ulster. He has since presented on GMTV and Sky News Sunrise, and co-hosted This Morning with his wife Ruth Langsford until he was axed by the programme last year. The couple live in Surrey with their son Jack. Eamonn also has three children with his first wife Gabrielle – Declan, Rebecca and Niall.

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'My husband was diagnosed with dementia at 51 – our lives changed overnight'

At the beginning, you wouldn’t have known that Neil had dementia unless you spent time working or living with him. If you met him in the street, you might think he was just a bit eccentric.

Alarm bells started ringing seven years ago when we were thinking of moving to the south coast. Neil would forget conversations we’d had around the dining table about big life decisions. I ended up taking minutes of our conversations and emailing them to him to prove it. His behaviour seemed strange and irra