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My Life Was A LIE
Knocking on the door of the London terrace, I felt breathless with excitement. After decades of searching for my biological father, I was about to meet the man I was certain was his brother – my uncle. ‘This is it,’ I thought as he welcomed me inside
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I’m A Lone Traveller
Driving down the motorway towards Heathrow airport, a suitcase of summer clothes in the boot, I felt flushed with that excited holiday feeling. That evening I’d relax in a hotel, then in the morning I’d be boarding a flight to Los Angeles for my annu
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‘Strictly Will Be Even More SPECIAL THIS YEAR’
It’s a well-known fact that the Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers rarely get time off – and Karen Hauer is no different. Whether it’s training, rehearsing or touring, Karen spends eight or nine months of the year away from home. So it’s no
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Stick To Rockets, Please, NASA
We’ve all been doing it more often during lockdown, haven’t we? Not that we’d admit it to our mates, mind. Nope, I’m not talking about that extra glass of wine or the chocolate for breakfast, but sneaking a peek at our stars for the day. It’s fun! O
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Baking With Oil
Makes 18 Quinoa gives these cookies a nutty crunch and they’re high in protein too. ✽ 560g quinoa✽ 60g cornflour✽ 100g rice flour✽ 125g light muscovado sugar✽ 3/4tsp baking powder✽ 1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda✽ 1/2tsp ground cinnamon✽ 75ml olive oi
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Should We Wear Make-up To Work?
Carly Chamberlain, 37, is an online wellness coach and author, and lives in High Wycombe with her husband, Aaron, 36, and their two children, aged six and four. Working in an industry that focuses on the holistic, natural side of beauty, I’ve alway
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Och Aye, The Noo…
I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here may have trouble filming in Australia this year due country’s continued struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic. So ITV is now looking for an exotic, new, safe location and have come up with… Scotland. Of course! Sco
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Supermarket Savers
PEAR AND CHOCOLATE GRANOLA POTS Serves 6 ✽ 6 pears, peeled but left whole✽ 2tbsp runny honey✽ 2 lemon-infused teabags✽ Zest and juice of ½ lemon✽ 140ml low-cal chocolate sauce (such as Sweet Freedom Choc Shot Liquid Chocolate)✽ 150g low-sugar gr
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Our Brave Little Girl
Tucking my 11-year-old daughter, Ava, into bed, I kissed the top of her head and breathed a sigh of relief. But as happy as I was, I felt anxious, too. It was August 2017, and although Ava was home, sleeping in her own bed for the first time in month
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Bargain BOOZE
This is an all-round winner for any occasion, from a glass of TGIF fizz in front of the telly to picnics and birthday celebrations. Light and fruity with flavours of apple and peach, this is easy to drink with or without food. ■
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Ask The Doctor
Q My GP started me on a drug called ramipril for high blood pressure a month ago, and soon afterwards I started coughing badly. I read the patient information leaflet and it said this was a recognised side effect. I stopped taking the pills and the c
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Cold Case Files
Forty-two years ago, in July 1978, geneticist Dr Brenda Page, 32, was found brutally battered to death at her Aberdeen home. She’d been seen just hours earlier leaving a hotel in the city with two clients whom she was escorting for the night. But n
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Be Savvy With Your Stretches
Feeling stiff? You’re not alone – 62%* of Brits struggle with walking, while 25%* have had their social life impacted from joint pain. Want a solution without popping pills? Yoga can be an easy way to help improve flexibility, as it takes your joints
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Money Matters
The Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into several major websites to see whether they’re detecting, investigating and responding to fake and misleading reviews. The CMA warned it would ‘not hesitate’ to take action if we
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Your Daily Yoga Routine
Perform this routine once a day if you can. These moves help open your chest and shoulders (for great posture) as well as loosening hips and relieving tense muscles. Just remember, flexibility comes with practice and time. Even if you only add a mill
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How To… Save Energy In The Summer Time
When the weather’s warmer, there’s no better time to try braving a cooler shower. By dropping the temperature a few degrees, even for the for the last couple of minutes for a refreshing blast, you can start saving on the £80 a year that UK households
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Did You Know?
‘Moving into and holding poses requires mental concentration and physical coordination,’ says Jamie. ‘This creates new neural pathways in your brain, making these poses easier to achieve next time you do them, and allowing you to progress. It can als
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48 Hours In Sonoma
Vintners love to talk, so don’t be afraid to ask questions. If you don’t know how to taste wine or what to look for, ask the person behind the counter to help you discover what you like. Chances are you won’t have heard of Sonoma County – and with
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Best Bargain Buys
Getting more serious about your daily practice, but don’t want to break the bank? We love… 1 Meglio Foam Yoga Brick (£9.99, mymeglio.com). Helps shorten the distance between you and the floor when stretching. 2 Slenderplan Yoga Mat (£5, Superdru
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I Couldn’t Go On Like This
Breakfast: Danish pastries or toast with chocolate spread Lunch : Sandwiches, crisps, chocolate Dinner: Shepherd’s pie, pasta, roast dinners Snacks: Diet fizzy drink, chocolate, crisps Breakfast: Cambridge Weight Plan shake Lunch : Cambridge Weight P
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Body Benefits Of Yoga
• Decrease stress • Reduce aches, pains, stiffness and muscle soreness • Improve blood flow and circulation • Enhance range of motion • Improve muscular function • Reduce risk of injury and falling • Improve overall health • Minimise joint wear and t
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TV Picks
Take a trip through space and time in every TARDIS trip of the sci-fi drama from the first adventure in 1963, which starred William Hartnell as the Time Lord, to the 1996 one-off film with Paul McGann. Episodes also feature Patrick Troughton, Jon Per
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This Week We’re Loving
Our favourite northern lads Paddy McGuinness and Freddie Flintoff are back on our screens presenting classic episodes of the hit obstacle-course game show Total Wipeout. The Top Gear presenters will be bringing their ‘unique banter’ to the re-runs. E
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A Problem Shared
Q I’ve always had anxiety, and COVID-19 has made what’s been manageable a nightmare. I worry all the time that I have it and that I am going to die or my family will. It means I am scared of getting in the car, going shopping or even taking a walk. M
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Coming Soon
Fans of classic sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf can chart the history of the show in this three-part series that will hear from co-creator Doug Naylor, as well as the regular cast, including Craig Charles (Lister), Chris Barrie (Rimmer) and Danny John-Jules
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The Corrie star is delighted to welcome Billy back! So you’ve returned to the cobbles at last! I hadn’t been in the show since the end of February, so I’ve had five months out of work. Sometimes it was fine, other times I was going nuts. I had 12
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Learn To Relax 3 Ways To…
1 DOWNLOAD THE CHILL PANDA APP (FREE) This calming app helps you to learn to relax and suggests tasks – from breathing to exercise – to suit your state of mind. 2 MAKE YOURSELF RELAX EVERY DAY It doesn’t have to be for long, but at least 10 minutes a
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What We're Reading
When Gabriela, a senior negotiator with the Foreign Office, returns from Moscow, something seems to be amiss. Meanwhile, investigative journalist Isobel begins to uncover a network of human trafficking and exploitation. As their worlds collide, it is
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When lockdown happened in March, like a lot of us, Loose Women’s Nadia Sawalha confesses she reached for the biscuit tin ‘to suppress feelings of anxiety’. But, as she navigated the ‘new normal’, she created a new routine focusing on a healthy mind,
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Good For You!
‘A not-so-well-known compound called DHA is an active omega-3 nutrient, which can improve brain function after a stroke,’ says Dr James Brown from the University of Aston. ‘DHA could help support brain function as you age.’ ‘Feeling bloated? When you
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