Further evidence of the party's slow demise?
UKIP will contest fewer council seats than the Green Party in the coming May elections in England, new figures have revealed
Every parent you ask about Peppa Pig World reacts in a similar way. They offer a withered smile, and explain wearily about how "you've got to do it" and that the "kids loved it", but you know by the tired expressions that Peppa has left her pink mark on them.
Our initial summer holiday plan was to barge up the Norfolk Broads, but our middle-aged travel aspirations were not matched by a middle-aged disposable income. So we decided to do the next most obvious option: we would hire bikes, and hunt down locally produced British cheese.
A two hour drive from London brought us to the New Forest, an area which I have always associated with tiny ponies, perhaps with some justification as there have been 3,000 wild ponies roaming this national forest for the past 2,000 years. They still roam free, along with deer and cattle and all are looked after by local landowners, or commoners as they're called, under an ancient system put in place in 1079 by William the Conqueror.
A hour and half train ride from London, then a quick hop, skip and a jump from the train station, and you're there. Careys Manor is a 19th century hunting lodge in the middle of the New Forest. With its cosy sofas, log fires and quintessentially English gardens it's got all the ingredients for a perfect country weekend away from it all.
One of our most loved dishes on the menu has to be any of our gnocchi recipes. I often get asked by people how to replicate our recipe and that often people struggle when it comes to making their own gnocchi at home, so I thought I'd share my kitchen secrets with you all.
For lovers of British food or those just interested in the gastro-revolution that has taken place around the country in the last decade, the run up to Christmas is one of the best times for a foodie-themed weekend.
Perched on the edge of the forest, just outside the pretty village of Lyndhurst is Lime Wood, a charming Regency house, scattered lodges and spa set against an enchanting forest backdrop.
When summer finally arrives after a long, hard winter, it’s essential to make the most of it. And even within the confines