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).
LIFESTYLE

What To Watch On TV This Spring

Lockdown may be easing but it’s going to be hard to shake our TV habit. Here’s what to watch now.

TRAVEL

7 Of The Best Shepherd’s Huts To Rent For The Night

Who knows what international travel will look like this summer – so why not book a break in a charming shepherd’s hut instead?

FOOD & DRINK

9 Of The Best London Restaurants With Outside Space

Rejoice! With the second stage of lockdown easing on April 12 will come the ability to book tables at restaurants with outside space.

LIFESTYLE

7 Of The Best Wildlife Photographers To Follow On Instagram

Absorb the awesome intricacies of the natural world with these photography feeds.

LIFESTYLE

Best Bits: Top Five Evelyn Waugh Clips On YouTube

In a new series, we look at the YouTube legacy of the great, the good and the infamous. This time, we shine a light on the author Evelyn Waugh.

TRAVEL

Best of Oxfordshire and The Cotswolds

Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds are bursting with independent businesses to champion.

LIFESTYLE

8 Great Things To Listen To Now

The last year has seen an explosion in excellent new audio. These podcasts, radio shows and Instagram Live Videos will while away the hours.

SHOPPING

How To Buy An Engagement Ring

Hurrah! You’ve agreed to tie the knot – now it’s time to find a ring that you both like, within budget, that will stand the test of time.

LIFESTYLE

9 Of The Most Romantic Movies For Valentine’s Day

This year, why not mark February 14 with a heart-warming dose of schmaltz?

LIFESTYLE

GWG Book Club: The Truants By Kate Weinberg

Get lost in this absorbing Christie-reminiscent page-turning novel.

LIFESTYLE

8 Of The Best Things To Watch On TV Now

It’s winter. It’s lockdown. Don’t fight the urge to lose yourself in some excellent television.

LIFESTYLE

8 Guilt-Free Resources For Primary-School Children

Ease the pain of homeschooling with these websites, apps and channels.

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

7 Body Positive Instagram Feeds to Follow

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

LIFESTYLE

7 Truly Uplifting Podcasts

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

SHOPPING

10 Home Comforts For A Happy Holiday

Have yourself a merry little Christmas with these cosy treats.

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

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.

SHOPPING

Virtually Wrapped: Christmas Shopping Made Easy

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

LIFESTYLE

9 Cosy Crime Capers To Read And Watch This Christmas

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

SHOPPING

9 Glorious Christmas Hampers

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

SHOPPING

10 Lovely Charity Christmas Cards

Check out 2020’s prettiest cards for excellent causes.

SHOPPING

Waste Not: The Best Gifts For Eco Lovers

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

SHOPPING

Country Life: Christmas Presents For Rural Dwellers

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

LIFESTYLE

7 Of The Greatest Restaurant Critics On Insta

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

LIFESTYLE

9 Absolutely Compelling True-Crime Podcasts

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

Best Sites For Planting Trees

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

LIFESTYLE

6 Addictive Must-Watch TV Shows For Autumn

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

LIFESTYLE

Seven New Podcasts That Are So Hot Right Now

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

SHOPPING

7 Gorgeous Online Haberdasheries

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

FOOD & DRINK

6 Best High-End Tea Companies

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

SHOPPING

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.

LIFESTYLE

Designers Rejoice Over Pantone’s New Colour-Matching App

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

SHOPPING

9 Of The Best Sites For Men’s Swimming Trunks

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

Six of the Best Feminist Podcasts

The fight for equality for women remains as urgent now as it has ever been. Listen to these wise women who say out loud what everybody is thinking

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

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.

LIFESTYLE

Best Sites for Keeping Kids Entertained

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

LIFESTYLE

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.

FOOD & DRINK

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.