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Gardening: Deny garlic the cold and you will get one clove

Freeze then bake – no, they’re not cooking instructions - it’s how to grow a good garlic crop.

A view toward Tignes Le Lac.

Travel: Scaling the heights and slopes in beautiful Tignes

I edge out onto the Grande Motte glacier, looking out over dozens of gleaming, snow-covered mountains at more than 3,100 metres.

Rachel Allen.

Food and Drink: Rachel Allen says food evokes such memories

The world might just latching on to an idealised Nordic way of life, but chef Rachel Allen has long been fully conversed in it.

The Joplings float.

Remembering when children got their own basket in Joplings

Joplings store in Sunderland always causes a big response when nostalgic photographs appear in the Echo.

Graham takes part in one of his own boot camps.

Shaping Up: If you’ve fallen back in the winter, it’s time to spring forward

If you haven’t met your weight loss or fitness targets over the winter months, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Rasberry Bombs, with a chocolate coating sauce.

Recipe of the week: Healthy raspberry Bombs

When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s really important to have some healthy snacks at hand.

Personal fitness trainer Graham Low in his centre at the Seaham Marina.

Shaping Up: East Coast Workout

Try this workout at home, you don’t need any equipment and you can do it all in your own time.

You might be able to claim a refund if your flight is delayed. Pic: PA.

James Walker: What you can do when airlines let you down

Flight delays can be caused by lots of problems – anything from sudden snowstorms, foggy mornings or even the occasional disobedient volcano.

From left, Led Zep's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham.

March 23, 1969: Led Zeppelin play Peterlee

No, this is no Communication Breakdown - legendary rockers Led Zeppelin really did play Peterlee.
Blueberries, pictured in 1987.

Tasty memories of Blueberries in Sunderland

What a great range of memories you had of this Holmeside favourite.

Wetherells night club.

The Sunderland nightclub which had two acts a night

From Gerry Dorsey to Dickie Arnold, Sunderland in the swinging 60s was a hip place to be.

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Watch: Slideshow of Sunderland Red Nose Day memories

We're a charitable lot here in Sunderland when it comes to helping others.

St Michael and All Angels. Bernard Gilpin was its rector and it now contains his tomb.

Town set to remember 500th anniversary of famous rector Bernard Gilpin

A man with huge importance in the area is Bernard Gilpin.

Debenhams, The Bridges

MAC Cosmetics to be sold in new look Sunderland beauty hall

Shoppers are set to be made up by the news that MAC Cosmetics is coming to Sunderland.

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Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint

The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week.

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Only one out of 28 food categories are on track to meet 2017 salt reduction targets, a survey has found. Pic: PA.

Salt survey reveals which foods are failing to meet reduction targets

Only one out of 28 food categories are on track to meet 2017 salt reduction targets, a survey has found.
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Dame Vera Lynn's image was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover to celebrate her 100th birthday. Pic: PA.

Dame Vera Lynn's face appears on white cliffs of Dover as she turns 100

There were no bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover as Dame Vera Lynn turned 100 today, but they received a makeover of a different kind.

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Dads can suffer from postnatal depression too, says our expert.

Family life: Can dads suffer from postnatal depression too?

Q: “I’ve just had my first baby and while I feel fine, my husband seems low. Could his depression be linked to the baby – I thought it was just mothers who got postnatal depression?”

Would you know how to give a child basic first aid treatment?

Family: Why parents should brush up on their first aid

Although more than 60 children a year die in accidents in the home, almost a quarter of parents admit they don’t have any baby or child first aid knowledge.

AGM winner, runner bean Lady Di.

Gardening: World of opportunity with seeds to select

The Plant World Seeds offers have always been really popular – two free seed packets with my exclusive voucher code.

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