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Raspberry and sea salt truffles

Freeze-dried raspberries bring bright colour and a concentrated raspberry flavour to these truffles. A perfect pairing with the smooth, dark chocolate.

The average cost of buying in London reaches £488,000

New figures reveal the average cost of buying a London home has risen by more than 10 per cent in a year to £488,782 - compared to the average across England and Wales of £183,861.

The Land Registry report, recording transactions during the month of July 2015, lists Hillingdon as the capital's fastest-growing borough, with average prices up 14.6 per cent, while Camden recorded the lowest annual growth. Kensington & Chelsea remains the most expensive prime central London area, with the average home now priced at £1.35 million.

The latest new homes

From Hackney to Elephant Park, to Hertforshire and Essex, stylish new homes are available across London and further field. Scroll through the latest launches and find the perfect home. 


Light suppers you will love

Feed yourself in mere moments with our array of light suppers. Perfect for midweek when you just cannot face the kitchen, and ideal at the weekend as a healthy but delicious lunch. 

Zone 3: the top 20 best-value areas to buy a home

London's Zone 3 is now the top choice of young home hunters seeking good value and great transport. A new report combines average property prices and commuting times to reveal the top 20 best-value spots to buy a property.

Ten of the best: Provençal-style rosé wines

Nothing marks the start of a long, languid summer like a pale, crisp rosé, bursting with fresh flavours and scents of peach, strawberry and wild flowers. One sip will transport you to a sun-drenched yacht, sailing along the Riviera without a care. Sitting along the Mediterranean coast, bordered by the River Rhône to the west and the Côte d’Azur to the east, Provence is France's biggest rosé-producing region. Its hot, sun-drenched summers and cool, dry evenings create the ideal conditions for vines to flourish. Provençal rosé is mainly composed of varying amounts of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes. A chilled glass of rosé or two is the perfect accompaniment to salads and grilled seafood, while the more robust blends can hold their own with meaty dishes such as beef carpaccio and steak tartare.

The best premium gins

What makes a gin "premium"? Rare and expensive with superior craftsmanship, the secret is to be found in the intricate details...

Five minutes with Bubbledogs

The husband-and-wife team behind Bubbledogs, the champagne and hot dog restaurant in Fitzrovia, share their love of a quick meal and more leisurely weekend plans.

Ask the sommelier: Sandia Chang at Bubbledogs

Sandia CHANG, head sommelier and co-owner of Bubbledogs - a champagne and hot dog bar in Fitzrovia - discusses the latest trends in champagne and sparkling wine, unusual food pairings and the ideal-shaped glass for fizz.

Five minutes with Hemsley + Hemsley

With a focus on fresh, seasonal cooking and vegetables at the heart of every meal, Hemsley + Hemsley take a quick break to talk about their current food obsessions.

The best English sparkling wines

Many Michelin-starred restaurants are placing award-winning English sparkling wines at the top of their lists. L'Enclume serves Gusbourne's Brut Reserve; their Blanc de Blanc is a sell-out at Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road; while Story, in London Bridge, serves Ridgeview Grosvenor and Balfour's Brut Rosé is a favourite at the Harwood Arms.