Becky Ladenburg

Features Editor

Becky joined the team in April 2017. After a decade on the Features desk of The Daily Telegraph, she now combines writing from home with the raising of her little boys (while trying to limit her almond-croissant and cappuccino intake).
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7 Sites You Need To Know When Adopting A Rescue Dog

Adopting a rescue pup? Arm yourself with all the info your need courtesy of these knowledge-packed sites.

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7 Body Positive Instagram Feeds to Follow

Celebrate yourself – and the movement to rejoice in real bodies at every size – with these motivational feeds.

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7 Truly Uplifting Podcasts

Is your 25 December looking quiet this year? These podcasts are sure to raise your spirits.

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What To Watch On TV This Christmas

From movies on Netflix to Call the Midwife’s Christmas Special, we’ve got your festive viewing all lined up.

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10 Home Comforts For A Happy Holiday

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with these cosy treats.

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The Most Magical Books To Read With Children This Christmas

Whether it’s the story of the nativity or a beautifully illustrated morality tale, these are the books to buy for and read with children.

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8 Virtual Carol Concerts To Sing Along With And Support

This Christmas, sing your heart out and support vital causes from the comfort of your sofa.

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Virtually Wrapped: Christmas Shopping Made Easy

Christmas fairs may be cancelled but websites like Virtually Wrapped are swooping in to save the day.

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9 Cosy Crime Capers To Read And Watch This Christmas

Fill your festive afternoons with our pick of the best crime books and TV.

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9 Glorious Christmas Hampers

Make someone’s Christmas with one of these bountiful baskets of joy.

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Book Club: Between The Covers: The World According To Jilly Cooper By Jilly Cooper

Treat yourself to a raucously fun dose of sex and socialites – if you can stomach the bad puns, that is.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Massively Thirst-Inducing Drinks Podcasts

You can’t be out with your drinking buddies for a while, so tune into these drinks podcasts instead.

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10 Lovely Charity Christmas Cards

Check out 2020’s prettiest cards for excellent causes.

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Waste Not: The Best Gifts For Eco Lovers

Presents to bring pleasure and serve the planet at the same time.

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12 Spooky Halloween Shows To Stream For All Ages

From movies to television shows, here are the best things to stream in honour of the spooky season.

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Country Life: Christmas Presents For Rural Dwellers

A guide to the most gorgeous and glamorous gifts for the country bumpkins in your life.

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7 Of The Greatest Restaurant Critics On Insta

Whatever the pandemic does to restaurants, it can’t take away our critics.

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9 Absolutely Compelling True-Crime Podcasts

The true-crime genre has exploded onto the podcast scene; prepare for your jaw to hit the floor.

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Book Club: The Crown In Crisis: Countdown To The Abdication

The Crown In Crisis is a fascinating, gripping and often revelatory new look at the Abdication Crisis, by Alexander Larman.

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Best Sites For Planting Trees

Start to save the planet in your own small way with these inspirational initiatives.

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6 Addictive Must-Watch TV Shows For Autumn

Quarantiners and couch potatoes, rejoice! Autumn’s television offerings are captivating.

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Seven New Podcasts That Are So Hot Right Now

Stuck for listening inspo? Here are seven must-listen, mind-expanding new podcasts.

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7 Gorgeous Online Haberdasheries

Caught the sewing bug? Stock up on materials for your new hobby at these excellent online haberdasheries.

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6 Best High-End Tea Companies

Brew up a cup of Britain’s favourite beverage with these luxurious brands.

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The Best Sites For Gorgeous Stationery

There are better ways to communicate than over Zoom – put pen to paper with these excellent stationery sites.

HOMES & GARDENS

How To Master The Art of Tablescaping

Put some va va voom into the way you lay your table with these stunning sites.

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Designers Rejoice Over Pantone’s New Colour-Matching App

Pantone has unveiled an app enabling designers to colour-match from their phones.

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9 Of The Best Sites For Men’s Swimming Trunks

Refresh your swimwear before hitting the beach with these sizzling British brands.

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Cambridge Imprint

With its distinctive English sensibility, this company produces covetable paper, stationery and accessories for the home.

HOMES & GARDENS

Best Garden Design Apps

These apps will help you plan and nurture the outside space of your dreams, from landscaping to plant identification.

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Six of the Best Feminist Podcasts

With lively and insightful women at their helm, these podcasts provide nourishing food for thought.

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How Can We Support Our Theatres In Lockdown?

The theatre industry is among those hardest hit by the pandemic but there are several ways we can support it from our sofa.

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The Times Launches Its Own Radio Station

The nation is all ears ahead of the launch of a digital radio station from the group that owns The Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

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GWG Book Club: The Bass Rock By Evie Wyld

The Bass Rock is a beautiful, dark and thought-provoking book which, we predict, is destined for awards.

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Best Sites for Keeping Kids Entertained

Digital nanny: let the iPad do the hard work for you with these stimulating sites for kids.

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Take A Virtual Tour Of The Great Exhibition

Using a combination of archive material and impressive technology, The Royal Parks have recreated the Great Exhibition of 1851 in a stunning virtual tour.

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7 Of The Best Easy Recipes For Making Great Bread

As the nation continues to bake its way through lockdown, these recipes will see off any bread-related blunders.

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The Wonders of Onepiece

We are in lockdown; the weather is erratic – there is nothing for it but to invest in a onesie and chill.

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7 Brilliant Retro TV Shows To Watch During Lockdown

Are you running out of new television to watch? The time is ripe to revisit some golden oldies.

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8 Spellbinding Storytelling Podcasts To Get Lost In

In lockdown, lose yourself in a great podcast that tells a story.

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Seven Backviews We Can’t Stop Gawping At In Lockdown

The scene you present behind you when on a video call speaks volumes about your personality. Prominent people have been sharing their backviews willy nilly throughout lockdown.

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Book Club: My Wild And Sleepless Nights By Clover Stroud

Welcome to our new GWG book club, which kicks off with the startlingly brilliant My Wild and Sleepless Nights. Join us, and set your brain free – even while under lock and key.

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8 Great Food Delivery Services Still Delivering During Lockdown

It may be difficult to get a delivery slot at one of the big supermarkets for a while but smaller organisations are stepping into the breach.

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Celebrate Spring with The Letteroom

Losing steam in lockdown? THE LETTEROOM can help make your garden great again this spring.

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8 Brilliant Online Craft Classes

Keep boredom at bay and learn a new skill with these creative and improving tutorials.

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9 TV Shows You Need To Stream Now

Use this period of self-isolation or social distancing to catch up on some truly excellent television series.

HOMES & GARDENS

Best French Property To Dream Of In Isolation

Dream of happier times in gorgeous French climes.

FOOD & DRINK

7 Glorious Pasta Recipes That Fly The Flag For Italy’s Most Famous Export

There is no better time than now to bang the drum for Italy’s national dish.

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The Best Carbonated Water Makers

Satisfy your thirst for sparkling water with these sleek at-home contraptions.