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3 Of The Best... Ways To Chill Out
This extra-fluffy fleece throw would be ideal on the sofa, or as an extra layer on your bed. £5, poundland.co.uk Enjoy a restful night’s sleep with this silky eye mask and lavender pillow mist. Good Night set, £6, matalan.co.uk There really is noth
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Should grown-up CHILDREN PAY RENT?
Oi-Wa Wright, 55, works in finance and lives in Southfields, London, with her husband, Stephen. They have two daughters, Gaby, 22, and Franki, 20. I was born in Hong Kong and gave my family half of what I earned. It’s a Chinese value to respect your
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Lost and FOUND
Today it was raining hard. Brinnington Street was awash and the road drains were hungrily sucking in whirlpools of water. Martina looked ahead, keeping her chin down to prevent water getting under the hood of her cagoule. She counted the paces betwee
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Good to SHARE
Take in the beauty of nature at Dorset’s Sherborne Castle Gardens for the amazing Autumn Colours Weekend, held 24-25 October. Enjoy 42 acres of magnificent gardens designed by Capability Brown and marvel at the glorious autumnal colours reflected In
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3 Reasons To… Keep Exercising Outdoors
Cooler weather may drive us indoors to workout but a fresh-air workout offers better ventilation and makes it easier to social-distance. Exercising outdoors improves your mental wellbeing – even 20 minutes in a park helps, according to a study by the
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Next Week
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Letter Of The Week
Seeing the gorgeous picture of Sammy the Sailor [11 August] prompted me to send a photo of Airman. A friend of my mother’s knitted him for my brother when my father – an RAF navigator – was a prisoner of war. My brother was around two years old at th
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New Read
£12.99, SHORT BOOKS Find out how blueberries can help with trauma, and how salami might cause depression in this new book from psychiatrist and nutrition specialist, Dr Uma Naidoo. Packed with fascinating science and delicious recipes, it shows how w
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‘We Gave Our NEW-BUILD CHARACTER’
We only viewed this property to completely rule out new-builds,’ says Kat. ‘My partner Chris and I were moving to Bristol and I was adamant I wanted a home with character, so a brand-new property was out of the question.’ ‘We arrived at the developme
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Alcohol And Dementia
A study suggests modest alcohol consumption (less than eight units a week in women, 15 in men) may benefit brain function. The Health and Retirement Study, following 20,000 middle-aged and older people for nine years, found that compared with those w
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OPPOSITES Attract
Don’t touch it,’ his eyes warned. ‘If you do, you’ll be in trouble, Jocelyn. I mean it!’ I wanted to touch it. I really did. I smiled and moved my hand towards it a little more. It was the sort of thing a kid overcome with excitement would do. He re
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What you’re WEARING
I like casual comfort, but with a little edge. I am a jeans girl at heart. Where I’m going or what I’m doing will dictate how I wear them. Heels and a blazer can look smart. My jeans are boyfriend style from M&S, my shirt is Levi’s, the shoes are fro
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Coping with... KIDNEY STONES
Stones develop in the body of the kidney or in the ureter – the tube draining urine from the kidney to the bladder. They may occur in one or both kidneys, being commonest in those aged 30-60, with previous stones, gout, recurrent infections and on ce
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QUICK-SEW Stripe
Difficulty level ✣ Towels with a woven strip at the end ✣ Patterned fabric ✣ Ruler and pen ✣ Matching sewing thread ✣ Hand sewing needle ✣ Iron STOCKISTS: Blue Super Soft cotton towels, from £4 each, George Home 1 Begin by measuring one of the wov
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You Wore It Well
My husband Colin was on two weeks’ leave from National Service when we married. I carried freesias attached to a ribbon held in my prayer book. This year, we celebrated our 61st anniversary and I still have the pressed freesias in the same prayer boo
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True Or False?
True: Migraine is most common in the 15-55 age group, affecting one in five women and one in 15 men, and there is some family history in over 50% of sufferers. But it’s not directly inherited and the exact cause is unknown, although trigger factors i
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Top Bulb Tips
✣ Be creative with containers – try decorative bowls, jam jars, even teacups! ✣ If the container has no drainage holes, use gravel or bulb fibre instead of compost. ✣ Bulbs can irritate the skin, so wear gloves when you are handling them. ✣ The ideal
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‘I Wanted My Son To Be A DOCTOR!’
Like many of us, Shobna Gulati struggled throughout lockdown, as not only was she separated from her family – including her 25-year-old son Akshay – but she also suffered ‘very badly’ with COVID-19. But the 54-year-old former Coronation Street actre
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MY HEALTHY LIFE Kimberley Wilson
Sleep! Whether it’s a tricky problem I’m trying to solve, a dip in creativity or a mood ‘funk’, sleep is crucial. It has such a profoundly beneficial effect on overall function that there’s little that isn’t a least improved by a good night’s kip. Sp
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Think PINK!
Difficulty level To fit sizes 81-86 (91-97) (102-107) cm/32-34 (36-38) (40-42) in. Actual measurements 112 (123) (133) cm/44 (48½) (52¼) in. Width from cuff to cuff 151 (157) (162) cm/59½ (61¾) (63¾) in. Side seam All sizes 33cm/13in. Length 65 (66
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What’s in A NAME?
When is a Cornish pasty not a Cornish pasty? The answer is… when it’s produced outside of Cornwall. It’s just one of 88 British food and drink products that have been granted geographical protected status – meaning they must have been made in a speci
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Parkrun Comes Back!
There are plans for a return of the free weekly 5km runs/walks in parks and open spaces throughout the UK on Saturday mornings. COVID-19 restrictions allowing, Parkruns should start happening again at the end of October in a bid to help boost the nat
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THE Dark Light
England 1800. It was a terrible day for a burial, they said, as a biting wind swept down from the Pennines right into the village and the little churchyard just outside. It swirled around the gravestones, swung around skirts and bonnets, caps and bre
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Beat Falls With Better BALANCE
A lot of good health comes down to good balance – a well-balanced diet, a decent work/life balance and the ability to move about without falling over. ‘Although falls can happen to any of us at any age, they’re the leading cause of death in older peo
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Honey For Coughs
For good reason, GPs now rarely prescribe cough syrups. According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of data from 14 randomised trials comparing honey with placebo or various usual-care remedies in patients with upper respiratory tract infe
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Your Stars
This is a brilliant time to start something new. If you are willing to step outside your comfort zone, an exciting opportunity may appear. Focusing on your health and wellbeing is important right now. Make sure that you listen to your body and you g
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‘I Must Hold The Record For The Shortest West End Career In History’
“I love musicals. When I was a young girl, a family trip to the theatre was my yearly birthday treat. We would head to London’s West End just as dusk was falling, with the neon and glitter lighting up all around. And then there was the magic of the s
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How To Help
✢ Being inactive, becoming dehydrated and having a high-protein/low-fibre diet put you at risk – consider what you can do to address these. ✢ Medication, including aspirin, antacids, some diuretics, epilepsy and antibiotic medication, may put you at
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Sisters AT WAR
“A man came to the charity shop door the other day, peered in, noticed that the shop was pretty much empty, and announced, ‘I’m afraid I’ve forgotten to bring my mask. Would you mind if I came in anyway? I haven’t got a cough or anything, not even a
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