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Video: How to make brandy sauce

A Christmas pudding is a staple of any Christmas meal, but with such a rich and boozy pudding you need a great sauce.

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Video: How to make eggnog

For a drink that will help you get in the Christmas spirit, here is a quick and easy homemade recipe for eggnog from Iceland.

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A selection of red wines for Christmas

RICHARD ESLING: Christmas reds for body and soul

Firm body, good legs, succulent and full flavoured. I’m not talking turkey, but the wines to go with it. Last week was all about a White Christmas, and after last weekend, the prospect is looking more and more likely.

Opinion
Peter Kay has cancelled his forthcoming tour

Comic Peter Kay cancels tour - here’s how to get a refund...

Peter Kay’s first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’, the comedian has said.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

Health

Video: How to make brandy butter

If you cannot imagine Christmas without a dollop of brandy butter on your mince pies then check out this short and simple homemade recipe from Iceland.

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Frosted Fairground at Dreamland in Margate

Frosty fun at the fairground

The run-up to Christmas can be hectic. There’s so much to plan for - presents, cards, visits to family and friends, not to mention getting to that carol service, nativity play and let’s not even talk about work…

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Munich - where the past and the future sit comfortably side by side

Mention the word Munich and reaction can be varied - some will think of the world-famous Oktoberfest drinking festival, football fans may well talk about Bayern Munich and others will recall the 1972 Olympics.

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Jimi Hendrix performed at the Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, on October 15 1967

Remember when Jimi Hendrix played Crawley?

Every once in a while, the archives offer up a truly amazing picture - and this one's a cracker.

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Dublin Docklands. Dublin Castle. Photo: F�ilte Ireland

Delightful Dublin, the captivating capital of the ‘emerald isle’

Dublin, located at the mouth of the River Liffey, which flows into Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea, is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and a truly enchanting city where the locals enthral visitors with an infectious sense of humour and an exuberant zest for life.

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White Christmas

RICHARD ESLING: A white Christmas – guaranteed

Although a little milder at the beginning of this week, last week saw freezing temperatures in Sussex and across much of Europe as an icy blast swept down from the Arctic.

Opinion
(From left) Ben Varley (Head Chef), Jodie Kidd, and Andrew MacKenzie (Executive Head Chef)

Model Jodie Kidd talks about her new pub in Kirdford, Sussex, and how Celebrity MasterChef inspired her

You never know where life is going to take you and this certainly has been the case for fashion model, racing car driver and television personality Jodie Kidd.

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REVIEW: Petworth's angel is a heavenly treat

A row of books artistically arrayed above the fireplace included such heady titles as 'The History of Chair Making in High Wycombe'.

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Video: Why Magaluf is a safer and more family-friendly destination

In November 2015, the Palmanove-Magaluf Hotel Association, Calvia Town Hall and Meliá Hotels International pledged to transform the area of Magaluf through a collaborative five-year regeneration plan.

Offbeat
Cellars at Chateau la Garde, one of the Dourthe Estates

RICHARD ESLING: Dourthe stands out from the crowd

The Bordeaux Wine Trade can be a complicated affair.

Opinion
Kate Mahon, Josephine Rich, Ashley Mahon and Pauline Mahon at the Burgess Hill Bonfire in 2001

All fancy dressed up for a very colourful bonfire night

The people of Burgess Hill certainly know how to throw a Bonfire Night party.

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A meal from the wine dinner organised by Arundel Wine Society

RICHARD ESLING: Californian wines in the limelight

The wine regions of California were in the news last month, but for all the wrong reasons.

Opinion
Cognac mushrooms on crostini with goats cheese fritters

TONY STAPLES: This versatile dish is ideal for a starter this Christmas

Make your recipes work harder this festive season so you don’t have to, says Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel, in Crawley.

Opinion

Property of the Week - impressive home with links to the past

Great views in a rural setting, paddocks, stables - and a tower mill. This West Sussex property has plenty going for it!

Lifestyle
Wim Truter, KWV chief winemaker, at the tasting lunch

RICHARD ESLING: New wines from the old New World

The South African wines from KWV have been around for a long time – nearly 100 years in fact.

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