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One To Watch
Alongside Jason Donovan and Myleene Klass, former I’m A Celeb star Rebekah Vardy (wife of footballer Jamie) can’t wait to get her skates on for Dancing On Ice training. So what’s she most afraid of? ‘Falling on my face and knocking my teeth out,’ she
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Animal-assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy, or AAT, is becoming increasingly used as a complementary therapy for certain conditions including autism. Depending on the type of assistance needed, it commonly involves interaction with dogs, cats, guinea pigs and horses.
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TV Picks
Based on the 1993 novel by Sebastian Faulks, this epic love story is set against the backdrop of the First World War. Told in flashbacks, the two-parter begins as British soldier Stephen Wraysford (Eddie Redmayne) finds himself fighting in the area w
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Rich Pickings!
I was really laughing at Hakan Berg, otherwise known as The King of Birds this week. His act was terrifically bizarre and that’s what made it so good! There’s no doubt that his act was very original and not the kind of thing you’re likely to see else
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Anita Naik A PROBLEM SHARED
Q I’m devastated. My partner of 10 years went away with his friends to Greece last month. I’ve since found out, from a friend, that he had sex with a woman while there. He says he was drunk and it didn’t mean anything. I’ve told him that I want to en
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Sensational Cities
MORNING: The Palace Pier is a Grade II-listed beauty which opened in 1899 and has fun rides and attractions for all (brightonpier.co.uk). After a bracing walk, enjoy spectacular views from the 450ft British Airways i360 viewing tower. Adults: £14.85.
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‘I STILL CRY In The Shower’
She’s one of the smiliest, most upbeat people on TV, but Ruth Langsford has admitted that behind closed doors, she suffers low moments after her sister Julia, 62, took her own life in June last year. Opening up on how she’s been coping since Julia’
Woman's Own1 min lettiComputers
Be Positive 3 Ways To...
1 CHANGE YOUR FOCUS. While some suffer more than others, we all experience negative thoughts about our actions and our life. The trick is not to try and erase them completely but work on how to stop yourself focusing on them. 2 DOWNLOAD HAPPIFY. This
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Top Tips On How To Handle Tantrums
Dr Amanda Gummer specialises in child play, toys and development. DISTRACT: If you feel a tantrum coming on, try to distract the child with something unrelated. IGNORE: Where possible, ignore it and let the child get it out of their system – just m
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‘Confidence Comes With Age’
It’s no secret that Lisa Armstrong hasn’t had the easiest couple of years. But behind the scenes, the make-up artist has been working on a project close to her heart. Having been in the industry for 20 years – working on the likes of Strictly Come
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Good For You!
Millions of Brits are struggling to wind down due to the rise of tech use at home. Research by Bayfields Opticians shows it takes on average 37 minutes to switch off after a day’s work, with 12% of homeworkers taking at least an hour to disconnect. J
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This Week’s Hot List
The wild expanses of the west coast of Ireland provide a beautiful backdrop to some decidedly murky goings on in this rollicking black comedy thriller starring Olivia Cooke as a whip-smart young woman looking to avenge her mother’s death. The bodies
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WHO WORE IT BEST? Denim
A wardrobe staple with a twist, the classic denim jacket has had an update with on-trend puff sleeves. Charlotte’s leopard-print maxi-dress teamed with trainers is the perfect throw-on-and-go outfit. The TV and radio presenter has been wowing us wi
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Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits contain tons of vitamins, and are particularly high in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant which also supports the development of white blood cells, strengthening your body’s defence system. While eating them won’t immediately help ward o
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Coming Soon
Filming has started on the fourth series of the school drama which will see the return of Jo Joyner as headteacher Mandy Carter, Rob James-Collier as deputy head Martin Evershed and Sunetra Sarker as student support officer Kaneez. There will be some
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We Were Human Fire Balls
Giggling, my daughter, Eva, then five, looked like a princess in her purple top and tutu, gliding around my friend’s lawn with her two friends. ‘Look at them,’ I smiled to my friend as we sat around her patio table sipping our drinks. They’d invited
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Add Flavour
If you’re worried you eat too much salt but can’t stand bland food, go big on herbs for flavour. ‘Herbs and spices are packed with antioxidants, which help fight off disease,’ says Alice. Try ginger, sage, basil, rosemary, fennel and oregano. ■
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Your STARS
Use excess energy to plan your next adventure. Look carefully for the best deal. You’ll feel empowered knowing you have something special to look forward to. Think before you speak, you want to have all the facts before making a public statement. Op
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One-stop SHOP
Style under a smart blazer or matching trouser suit. Wear with straight jeans and roll up the hems to sit just below the top of the boot. STUDIO.CO.UK, SIZES 8-26; NEW LOOK, SIZES 6-18; DAMART, SIZES 10-28; GEORGE AT ASDA, SIZES 8-24 ■
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EAT RIGHT WITH THE EXPERTS Avoid winter illness with FOOD
This winter, it’s more important than ever to keep ourselves fit and healthy, and that also means ensuring our immune systems are strong. ‘To have a healthy immune system and to launch an immune response to bacteria or a virus, our bodies need to m
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Which Classic Novel Should You Read Next?
1 What’s your idea of a thrilling adventure? A Staying in a big, luxury villa in a hot country B Sneaking and peeking around a top-secret lab C Marvelling at a great expanse of open water D Exploring rolling hills and lush, green countryside 2
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FIGHT For Your Health
Serious question. When was the last time you actually managed to see your GP? According to our prime minister, the NHS is ‘open for business’, but his words have a very hollow ring for millions of us. My local surgery is like Fort Knox. There are hug
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Your Perfect Day On A Plate
BREAKFAST: Sardines on wholemeal toast, piece of fruit SNACK: Berry and banana smoothie LUNCH: Mushroom omelette with a mixed leaf salad and vegetables. SNACK: Handful of mixed nuts DINNER: Mixed bean and vegetable chilli with brown rice and mixe
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How Did You Score?
You adore everything associated with the roaring 20s, which is the glitzy, glamorous backdrop for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Prepare to be dazzled by copious amounts of bubbles, money, power, gossip and infidelity in big, flashy houses. Thi
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Time For Change
We put the clocks back soon, which means these grim, autumn afternoons will be even grimmer. It has been clinically proven that daylight-saving time is bad for mental and physical health, yet still all 28 EU states (and we are still one of them – jus
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Supplements
To boost your immune system even more, you might want to consider these supplements: Well known for its immunity-boosting properties, echinacea is a traditional herbal remedy for colds and flu. ‘It helps the body fight cold and flu by supporting the
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A Keeper Of Confidences
Flora couldn’t remember a time when she hadn’t wanted to be a hairdresser. From doing her dolls’ hair to her mum’s, through styling her friends’ hair to taking an apprenticeship, getting her first job in a salon and becoming a senior stylist, hairdre
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No Hallows Eve
If there’s one thing kids love nearly as much as Christmas, it’s Halloween. And it’s not just children – there’s nothing like a fun night of spooky films and stuffing yourself silly on chocolate pumpkins for adults! So why are government officials ad
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Get A Winter GLOW
A luminous finish starts with your skincare regime. Give your skin a drink of hydrating, radiance-boosting ingredients before you apply make-up and you’ll be well on your way to a beautiful winter glow. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid will provide y
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‘I’ve Got A Crush On CLAUDIA WINKLEMAN!’
Shobna Gulati shot to fame as Sunita Alahan on Coronation Street in 2001 – a character she played on and off until 2013. She’s played many roles since then – including Ray in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, which is being released as a feature-leng
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