Sanding will get rid of knife marks and stains. Photograph: iStock

The lockdown is a good opportunity to learn to repair some commonly broken items. Not only do many of us have more time on our hands than usual, but s(...)

Katie Hannon: versatile and personal

After the use of anti-abortion shock tactics failed to stop the repeal of the Eighth Amendment last year, some erstwhile No campaigners have belatedly(...)

Domestic questions that are burning and unanswerable in more or less equal measure are a staple of social media. This week, it was towels. Specificall(...)

Ingrid Tarrant,  Aggie Mackenzie, Lizzie Cundy and  Sian Lloyd.

Now that the last lilo of Love Island has been deflated, it would be easy to assume that the sun has finally set on reality telly romance until the ne(...)

“Having had house guests no matter how lovely, I could no longer be sure that the grime was my own.”

How clean is your house? Is it Kim Woodburn and Aggie MacKenzie clean? (Remember the alarmingly efficient rubber-gloved TV duo who swooped in to swipe(...)

Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms is one of two Irish food companies that have been awarded three stars in the Great Taste 2015 UK and Ireland food awards. Photograph: Roger Overall

Two food producers from the Republic of Ireland have each won a pair of three-star gold awards, the highest accolade in the Great Taste 2015 judging. (...)