Pick Me Up Special2 min gelesen
Roll With The Punches
An entrepreneur who is constantly accosted by adoring fans for being the spitting image of boxer Anthony Joshua, now works as his professional lookalike and admits he even mistakes photos of the champion for himself, too. ‘The first time I realised
Pick Me Up Special1 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Call A Helpline
If you’re worried about your child’s mental health, get in touch with a helpline for professional, free advice. 080 8802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm) www.youngminds.org.uk 020 7823 5430 (Monday to Thursday 9am – 1pm) www.kidscape.org.uk
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Say hello to the newest members at Marwell Zoo. With three new births, including a critically endangered African wild ass – one of the world's rarest animals – this is certainly an exciting time. Born to first-time parents Jahzahra and Lars, zookeepe
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In My Roots
As a manager for the charity Roots4Life, I've been helping to tackle food poverty and social isolation within my area for a few years now. Initially, the charity was set up as a community action plan to tackle childhood obesity through education and
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'I Found Her Lifeless Body'
Grieving mum, Kathleen Pelaez, is still trying to process that her beautiful 11-year-old daughter, Nelly, took her own life. ‘I noticed almost the second that Nelly’s mood changed. She was such a happy child, but one day when I picked her up from c
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True Vision
Peeking my head into the living room, my little boy was engrossed in his PlayStation. ‘Come on, we’re going to be late,’ I said. It was October 2018, and Adam, then five, was due for a routine eye exam at the optician. Chatty and bubbly, Adam loved p
Pick Me Up Special3 min gelesenArchitecture
As the cold weather draws in, it’s easy to neglect our gardens. But with the elements giving our outdoor spaces a tough time as it is, they need some TLC now more than ever. We’ve enlisted the expert help of Hilary Wood, the head gardener at Blenheim
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One Last Chance
Taking a tiny hand in mine, I smiled. ‘Look at those cheeks,’ I grinned. Spending time with children always made me happy, and with my close friends starting to have kids of their own, I was surrounded by chubby cheeks, tiny toes, and happy smiles. B
Pick Me Up Special1 min gelesenBiology
Fact File
Stargardt disease is a genetic eye condition that causes progressive central sight loss. Affecting a person’s fine detailed vision, the condition is estimated to affect between one in 8,000 to 10,000 people in the UK. There is currently no cure for S
Pick Me Up Special3 min gelesenPsychology
Boost Our Mood
Autumn is the end of many things, but it can also represent the beginning. Wellbeing expert Lee Pycroft (www.leepycroft.co.uk) gets set for the season with a mood-boosting guide to detoxing your life and removing what no longer works for your wellbei
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Let’s be honest, are you really British if you haven’t been on at least one caravan holiday in your life? Despite being the pride and joy of many of our seaside towns, caravan parks haven’t always had the best of reputations. However, with staycation
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Sweet Loving
Standing in the crowded room, I held onto my water as my colleagues sipped on their drinks. I was at the first social event for our LGBT + Network group that we’d set up at work. Our employer, Govia Thameslink Railway, had been super supportive and a
Pick Me Up Special3 min gelesenCrime & Violence
Led Into The DARK
Christina Morris was afraid of the dark. Even at 23, she slept with the light on and never walked alone at night. She would have been so grateful when a friend offered to walk her back to her car after an evening out in August 2014. Christina had fai
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Travel NEWS
Fancy a little staycation this year, but don't want to book too far in advanced? Well, one of the UK's leading holiday rental marketplaces, LateRooms.com, has just launched their sister brand, LateCottages.com to add to its growing roster of travel s
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A Spokesperson For GTR Said
Ian McLaren, Chief Financial Officer at Govia Thameslink Railway Ltd said; ‘Brighton & Hove Pride is a special time of the year for everyone. Year-on-year our colleagues meet thousands of commuters as they make their way to and from the festivities
Pick Me Up Special2 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
A blow torch is a great, quick and easy way to get rid of weeds. Colin, Lancaster I made this miniature sewing kit for my daughter to take away to university. So handy and all the essentials. Maria, Longleat I keep old fluffy socks to clean my blind
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Bionic Freddie
Laying back in the hospital bed, I breathed a huge sigh of relief. Hearing our precious newborn son’s cries, I knew he was fine. Only, the midwife didn’t seem to think so. ‘Oh, goodness,’ she exclaimed. ‘What’s the matter?’ I panicked. ‘Is he OK?’ ‘Y
Pick Me Up Special1 min gelesenDesign
Your Style
Masks are now an everyday essential, and it's time we made them fashionable! Incorporate practicality and safety with style, and jazz up your outfit with a printed mask and chain. Here's a little inspiration to get you started… ■
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Super Easy Tips
Wren Kitchen has collaborated with professional organiser Rhiannon Morgan to share easy tips on how to keep your home neat and tidy. When deciding whether to keep an item, ask yourself: Do I love it? Do I need it? If no, say goodbye. Look for cl
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Happy House
Online luxury homeware brand Olivia's has partnered with its interior design experts to reveal the top home interior hacks to improve your mental and physical wellbeing. Dark living spaces that have little natural light can often make them feel cl
Pick Me Up Special1 min gelesenTechnology & Engineering
Must-have Apps
From shopping online to scrolling through stylish influencers on Instagram, you don’t even need to leave home for first-class access to the fashion world. If you’re a fashionista glued to your phone, you have to try these fashion apps below. All are
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As I wheeled my suitcase up the path, I couldn’t help but gasp. ‘Ooo... check out our swanky hotel!’ I said to my nan, Catherine, 57, as the grand doors of the reception swung open to welcome us in. With the plane ride behind us, we could finally enj
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Crafty Solution
Most kids want to be all sorts when they grow up. As a child, a ballet dancer, doctor, fireman and even an astronaut were on my long list of career aspirations. Becoming a police officer had never really crossed my mind. But finishing college, findin
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Pick Me Up! QUIZ
1 Which film was the first to be recognised as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? a Iron Man b Thor c Captain America 2 What is the name of Wendy's dog in Peter Pan? a Darling b Nana c Lily 3 The song 'How Far I'll Go' features
Pick Me Up Special3 min gelesenCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Easy Eats
The Rice Association is encouraging everyone to Rice Up Your Life! With so many different kinds of rice to choose from including basmati, long grain, fragrant, risotto and pudding, there are almost endless ways to enjoy this nutritious and versatile
Pick Me Up Special3 min gelesenMedical
+ Yo health
With LloydsPharmacy pharmacist Pareena Patel. QI wake up with a blocked nose most mornings. How can I help soothe it? Lucy, Cheltenham A Having a blocked nose can be very frustrating, however there are many ways in which you can help soothe you
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November 2020 YOUR STARS
You have begun to look at your life from a wiser angle. You want to make sure that you are creating a life you can continue to enjoy for years to come. This will see you looking at your close ones with a more analytical eye. Try to apply some of this
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November Special
This year, many of us have learnt the power of our own strength. Whether it’s been mental or physical, we’ve given it our all through these challenging times. Tennis player and veteran Cornelia (pg62) knows all about inner strength. After being diagn
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Over The Rainbow
Dear Sara, Ever since I can remember, you were always so sensible. As my older sister, you always kept an eye on me, and helped our parents Sophia*, now 65, and Patrick*, 73, take care of us all. When our three younger siblings came along, you wer
Pick Me Up Special2 min gelesenMedical
True Or False
1 Onlysugarcausestooth decay. • True • False 2 Dietdrinksarebetterfor you. • True • False 3 White teeth aren't necessarily healthy. • True • False 4 It's safe to have your teeth whitened. • True • False 5 Bad teeth and gums are inheri
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