Summer savers: Roasted fruit with crumble topping

Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin.  When in season there’s nothing better than summer fruit such as peaches and cherries. Pictured: Roasted fruit with crumble topping When in season there’s nothing better than summer fruit such as peaches and cherries. Serves 4 Juice and peel of 2 oranges (peel removed with a peeler) 3tbsp runny honey Seeds from 1 vanilla pod or 1tbsp vanilla paste 2 cinnamon sticks A sprig of rosemary 500g (1lb 2oz) stone fruit such…

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Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith celebrate ten series of The Great British Bake Off

Bring on the towering three-tiered cake complete with salted praline buttercream, caramelised nuts and chocolate shards. The Great British Bake Off, the unassuming show that turned the simple art of baking into a phenomenon, is celebrating its landmark tenth series – and the man who’s been there from its start can’t believe it. During the inaugural search for Britain’s best amateur baker, Paul Hollywood was having a beer with original co-presenter Sue Perkins and asked if she thought they’d get a second series. ‘I don’t know,’ she replied. ‘I can’t…

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Summer savers: Chicken and cherry tomato tray bake

Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin.  This chicken and cherry tomato tray bake is even cheaper to make with chicken mini fillets If you have a local butcher, ask if they have chicken mini fillets – the little fillet underneath the main chicken breast.  These are slightly cheaper than regular chicken breasts and I find they’re great to cook with because they don’t dry out as quickly as larger chicken breasts. Serves 6 650g (1lb 6¼oz) chicken…

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Summer savers: Spinach, pesto and mushroom lasagne

Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin. This creamy, meat-free lasagne is perfect for filling up the freezer – either freeze as one big family meal or divide it up into portions for more flexibility This creamy, meat-free lasagne is perfect for filling up the freezer – either freeze as one big family meal or divide it up into portions for more flexibility. Serves 4-6 500g (1lb 2oz) mascarpone 190g jar good-quality pesto 250g (9oz) ricotta Salt and…

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Summer savers: Teriyaki salmon

Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin.  This sauce has such a depth of flavour that you can coat the salmon in it and cook it straight away for a delicious meal This sauce has such a depth of flavour that you can coat the salmon in it and cook it straight away for a delicious meal.  However, if you want to prep ahead and make the salmon even tastier, marinate it in the sauce overnight for the…

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New show reveals just how fierce the rivalry is at Britain’s biggest brass band competitions

Football fans are only too familiar with the phenomenon. A player becomes a team’s star. So a more prestigious team poaches them, and suddenly the star player is playing in different colours – and against their old team-mates. Except in this world there’s a big difference: money. None changes hands here, for this is not football but another competitive juggernaut: brass banding. Back in 2015, Helen Williams and her husband Glyn were members of the famous Foden’s Band in Sandbach, Cheshire and living in nearby Manchester. Helen, who plays the…

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Summer savers: Prawn, chilli and rocket linguine

Feed the whole family without any fuss with these deliciously simple recipes from television presenter and judge Chris Bavin.   The great thing about prawns is that they are super-quick to cook but feel like a real treat The great thing about prawns is that they are super-quick to cook but feel like a real treat. This uses my Anchovy And Chilli Butter but you can just use butter and a bit of fresh or frozen chilli instead. Serves 4 250g (9oz) linguine 1tbsp olive oil 2cm (¾in)-thick disc of Anchovy…

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My life through a lens: Adventurer Ben Fogle, 45, shares the stories behind his favourite snaps

Celebrities share the stories behind their favourite photographs. This week it’s adventurer Ben Fogle, 45. Celebrities share the stories behind their favourite photographs. This week it’s adventurer Ben Fogle, pictured 1976: I was a real mummy’s boy, as you can tell from this photo with my mum, actress Julia Foster, and my sister Tamara. I had a happy childhood living above Dad’s veterinary clinic in Westminster. There were always animals, film crews and photographers, because Mum did photoshoots there. I was shy and unsporty – the things I’ve done since…

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Another chance to play our £50,000 Royal Treasure Hunt

The hunt is on again, with another chance to win one of our spectacular prizes. All you have to do is solve a series of clues, the answers to which are linked to Britain’s magnificent royal heritage. In this second week of our fabulous Royal Treasure Hunt, one lucky reader will win a treasure trove worth £10,000, to be taken either as a cheque or as £10,000 worth of credit to spend at royal jewellers Asprey.  Plus, each correct entry over the three weeks of the hunt will be entered…

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My haven, Peter James: The 70-year-old crime writer in the study of his farmhouse in Jersey

Peter James, 70, shared items of significance inside his farmhouse in Jersey, pictured 1. FROM REFUGEE TO ROYALTY My mother Cornelia arrived from Austria just before the Second World War as a Jewish refugee, and married my father Jack six weeks later – or she would have been sent to a refugee camp in Canada. After the war she launched a glove range in 100 different shades, was dubbed the ‘Colour Queen of England’ by Vogue and made gloves for the Queen, Diana and other royals. Despite her death, the…

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