Is cut-price cashmere a CON The high street is awash with cheap knits – but are any of them value for money We test Gap, Uniqlo, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, John Lewis, La Redoute and Primark | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 26 November 2012 Cashmere was once a luxury item – but these days you can buy jumpers in the material in almost every High Street shop, from Primark to Tesco, John Lewis to Mango. The cheap cashmere revolution started in 2005 when import quotas were relaxed and China started exporting huge volumes of it to the EU. The lower end of the market still tends to be dominated by fibres from Chinese goats
Making a splash! The Saturdays star Una Healy dotes on daughter Aoife Belle as they go for a swim in the pool | UPDATED: 14:30 GMT, 25 November 2012 She may be one fifth of a popular girl band, but Una Healy makes sure she spends enough quality time with her daughter. The Saturdays singer was spotted frolicking in the pool with her eight-month-old girl Aoife Belle, taking some much needed time off her gruelling promotion schedule in Los Angeles. And the redhead star looked every inch the doting mother as she splashes around in the water with her little girl.
The best is yet to come! Ella Henderson proves there's life after X Factor as she joins Olly Murs on stage at G-A-Y gig | UPDATED: 15:24 GMT, 25 November 2012 She was booted off the show in a shocking turn of events only a week ago, but Ella Henderson proves once again that she doesn't need X Factor.
Which pesto is the besto Middle-class Britain has a passion for pesto – but can you rely on the quality We put top brands to the test-o | UPDATED: 09:01 GMT, 20 November 2012 Amanda Cable made her own pesto sauce to see if it measured up to its High Street rivals Like olive oil before it, pesto is becoming a staple in British kitchens. Usually made from garlic, pine nuts, basil, olive oil and Parmesan, it’s a tasty and quick pasta topping
No time to teach children to tell the time! Or ride a bike, or tie their shoelaces … stressed parents spend spare time doing chores | UPDATED: 13:56 GMT, 16 November 2012 Working parents now say they are too busy to properly teach their children important skills such as telling the time, tying their shoelaces and riding a bike. While half insist they would love to supplement the teaching done in school and by childminders, research found they struggle to find enough time. Three in five working parents complain they are too tired to show their children how to brush their teeth, read and safely cross the road.
Kourtney Kardashian goes from business to pleasure as she enjoys night out in London with boyfriend Scott Disick | UPDATED: 01:59 GMT, 11 November 2012 Her sister Kim may have already moved on to Germany, but Kourtney Kardashian is in no rush to leave London. After wrapping up her business commitments promoting her Kardashian Kollection for Dorothy Perkins on Saturday afternoon, mother-of-two Kourtney was in the mood for romance. With a babysitter taking care of their children Mason and Penelope, Kourtney and boyfriend Scott Disick headed out for a romantic evening together
Cook with Jamie: A cut above! You don't have to spend a fortune for bags of flavour, as these delicious meat dishes prove… | UPDATED: 22:38 GMT, 9 November 2012 This week I’m focusing on affordable meat
Now that really is a woolly jumper! Prince Charles amused by leaping sheep on visit to Tasmanian stud farm during Australian tour Prince of Wales met merino wool sheep while wearing merino wool suitThe Duke of Cornwall tried his hand at fleece-throwing Leenavale Sheep Stud has been in Thornbury family for four generationsSix-day visit down under is part of Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations | UPDATED: 11:55 GMT, 8 November 2012 Leaping, frolicking lambs are an everyday site on farms. But the Prince of Wales spotted a much older wooly jumper during a visit to a Tasmanian holding, where he was learning about Australia's world-leading wool trade. Charles, visiting the Thornbury family's Leenavale Sheep Stud as part of his six-day tour down under with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, watched as an adult sheep almost bounded straight out of a pen in its desperation to follow his fluffy friends into the shearing sheds.
Prepare for a VERY happy Christmas: Advance sales of Fifty Shades Of Grey sex toys go through the roof as frisky fans snap up 6,000 pairs of love balls in ONE day | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 6 November 2012 The raunchy Fifty Shades trilogy has led to increased sales of bedroom toys as couples attempt to emulate the book's characters The Fifty Shades of Grey sex boom continues after record sales of the official range of pleasure products developed with the best-seller’s author E L James have been revealed.
You're not in the jungle yet! Helen Flanagan dresses for the heat as she bares flesh in backless lace frock to spend time with boyfriend | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 4 November 2012 It's only just been announced that she's set to enter this year's I'm A Celebrity…