London hosts ‘Modest’ Fashion Week to celebrate hijabs and long hemlines – just a month after women in Iran burned headscarves in protest at Islamic dress

London Modest Fashion week kicked off this weekend, showcasing the latest styles in hijabs, abayas and long hemlines. The second installment of the two-day event, held at Victoria House, Bloomsbury, saw models parading down the runway in demure clothing – and rumoured Muslim convert Lindsay Lohan even made an appearance. Running alongside London Fashion Week the event, which charges up to £200 for tickets, features shopping, runway shows, talks and workshops – including a ‘sharia legal hub’. It comes just weeks after thousands of women in Iran, and around the world, risked imprisonment by…

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GONE OFF! Tea bags, peanut butter and BEER… the food and drink in your cupboard that you’ve kept for too long

MOST kitchen cupboards contain unfinished packets of various sundries that get pushed to the back and forgotten about – but some of these kitchen staples need to be thrown away sooner than you think. While many believe items such as teabags and sugar are non-perishable, they go off more quickly than you might expect. ALAMY 4 To keep tea fresher for longer, try popping it in your freezer Wesbite Eatbydate suggests how long food really lasts and outlines just how long kitchen cupboard essentials should be kept. Check your cupboard…

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Dining with death: crime fiction’s long affair with food

In “The Noble Bachelor” Sherlock Holmes presents Watson with a brace of woodcock and a pâté de foie gras pie. Holmes himself was partial to curried chicken and mixed his own blend of earl grey and lapsang souchong. Inspector Maigret would make a detour for skate wings with black butter, mussels in cream and choucroute. American mystery writer Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe weighed “a seventh of a ton”, and employed a Swiss chef called Fritz who made him “Shad roe mousse Pocahontas” and “Avocado Todhunter” (a rather anaemic combination of…

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Fibre-Rich Diet Key to Long, Healthy Life: Study

            Fibre is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. It comes exclusively from plants and is not present in meat, fish or animal products (including dairy). Fibre is a complex carbohydrate (type of sugar) which cannot be digested by the human body unlike other carbohydrates, which are broken down by the body to provide fuel in the form of glucose. Researchers from The Westmead Institute…

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