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Monsoon
Add more forever favourites to your everyday wardrobe with Monsoon! Dress up or layer dresses that have been designed with longevity and style in mind. Gorgeous paired with heels for an evening look, or styled with boots and tights for the daytime. E
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Lockdown LAUGHS
Lucy Wilkinson, 40, from Lees Slipping into my costume, I was ready to head out for a hard day of work. Although I was only six-years-old, I was ready for a day of grafting. My job back then was to help the local clown with his comedy acts and perf
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Shell yeah!
Ruby Mcguigan, 16, Cardiff Unpacking the boxes in our new home, I was relieved to finally be settling in one place. My dad, Ewan, worked for the Royal Air Force which meant we had to move around a lot – we’d lived in Turkey, Belgium, Cyprus and the
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Sale Shopping
Bag a bargain this New Year! Award-winning personal stylist Lisa Talbot answers all the questions we want to know about shopping in the sales… IS IT STILL IN FASHION? Avoid buying ‘high fashion’ trend items in the sale. High fashion items are nor
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Garden Advice
During winter, it’s trickier to nurture your outdoor space. As growth of plant life slows down, most blooms die back, leaves drop off, and the biting frost isn’t far away – everything in the garden cries out for some TLC. Online compost retailer Co
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When There’s a Will...
Ari Liggett pulled out the cleaning products and started scrubbing the bathroom sink in the home he shared with his mum, Beverly. He scoured every inch of the floor and made extra effort when it came to the bath. To many people it would look like a t
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PLEDGE FOR The Better!
This one has been stressed a lot recently, but that’s because it’s extremely important. Shop at small, local shops to help them keep their business going. Big chains are multi million-pound companies with money to spare. But, local businesses may o
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Days Out BIRDS OF A Feather
At this 1,000-acre reserve, you’ll find some of the UK’s rarest bird species – including avocets, bearded tits and bitterns. During the winter, large flocks of ducks gather on the Scrape and grazing marshes. With four zones – reedbeds, lowland wet gr
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The Chat Quiz!
1 How many episodes of Game of Thrones are there? a 50 b 98 c 73 2 In what year did Coronation Street first air on ITV? a 1960 b 1971 c 1968 3 Which former teen heartthrob appears in 2020’s Tenet? a Taylor Lautner b Robert Pattinson c Z
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Down To The Wire
lynne McConnell, 53, from Brighton Walking through the door after a long day at work, I couldn’t wait to get my bra off. It had been irritating me all day and I was even starting to find it painful. And with it off, I noticed a small pea-sized lump
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Days Out News
Looking for somewhere new to visit? Well, Wiltshire has officially been named the best destination in the UK. The annual Group Leisure & Travel Awards was this year held online by the leading monthly magazine, targeting those who organise group day t
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Weird World Pregnancy Cravings
Sweet, salty, sour, spicy – pregnancy cravings are real, and they have women eating the strangest of things! Some cravings can indicate a nutritional need, and others can be attributed to increased hormones. Here are some of the most common, and some
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LOVED And Lost
Heather Whittaker, 47, Basildon Standing on a golden beach in Saint Lucia, I married my best friend. Me and Pete had been together since we were 15. We were the best of friends and as we stared into each other’s eyes with the backdrop of the Caribb
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Cooking
There are so many benefits to cutting down on excess sugar, including weight loss, increased energy levels, clearer skin and better sleep. Leisa Cockayne is a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who offers tips across her social media on how
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Chit Chat
While Christmas might not have been as boozy as usual, you might still feel like you’ve been drinking too much. January is the perfect time to ditch the booze, and Dry January could give you the perfect excuse. Whether you want to be free of the
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Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Community
The Sue Ryder Online Bereavement Community provides advice and peer-to-peer support to over 111,600 people each year. After launching in 2015, it is a safe space where people who are grieving can come together to exchange messages, share feelings a
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Fridge Envy
Inspired by The Home Edit and the Marie Kondo movement, Brits are striving to be more organised than ever. Now, fridges aren’t just functional - they can also look pretty fabulous. To help us achieve enviable fridge organisation and minimise food was
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Welcome…
This past year has been tough, but if there’s one thing we’ve learnt, it’s that we’re a nation that pulls together. We’ve seen incredible acts of kindness from our neighbours, loved ones and even strangers. As we head into 2021, let’s all keep that s
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Blimey
Dry out your orange peel and use it as a fire starter, it’s really flammable and makes your home smell delicious. Jennifer, Burton upon Trent If you have multiple different keys on your key ring – paint the heads with different coloured nail varnish
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Confidential
Q My eight-year-old son has been diagnosed with mild autism. I feel so guilty to say it, as other parents seem to take it in their stride, but I am truly devastated. It’s such a blow to know that he’s going to struggle. Christine, Liverpool A First
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Hide And Seek
On which page in this month’s Chat special can you find this quirky condiment? Your answer: Answer on page 60 ■
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INSIDER TIPS This month
As the days draw shorter and we remain limited to who we see due to COVID-19 it’s vital we take initiative to look after ourselves and stay connected this winter. TVs Dr Hilary Jones wants to share his top tips which he says are crucial to good menta
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Ask Our Doc
Q My son keeps getting athlete’s foot and I can’t seem to get rid of it. What can I try? Lucie, Poole A Poor guy, this must be uncomfortable and troublesome. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that is commonly seen with moist peeling skin between
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Chat Specials
Editor:Gail Shortland SeniorWriter: Hannah Poon FeatureWriters: Rosie Crass, Nia Dalton, Monica Meade Senior Designer:Victoria Elliott Designer: Emily Kelford JuniorDesigners:Yazz Williams, Hollie Moxham, Mel Walter ■
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Dream Come True
Anisha Bhanot, 29, London Flying 200ft in the air, me and partner Varun were soaring over Cheshire in a private helicopter for his 29th birthday, in August 2018. We’d been together for four years, but we’d known each other forever. ‘This is amazing
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Health News
Anew study, by the American Heart Association, has discovered that chilli may make you live longer! Records of over 570,000 individuals around the world were used to compare chilli pepper eaters with chilli pepper avoiders. The findings have shown th
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This Time Will Be Different...
Grace Ryan, 32, from Co Tipperary Opening the letter that had been posted through my front door, I smiled. You are beautiful, it said, handwritten. I continued to read all about the life of my mystery man. He was open and honest about his past, whi
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THE ROUGH With The Smooth
Kelda Wood, 46, Shropshire From a very young age, I loved everything and anything about sports. I was a professional horse rider and played netball at a national level. ‘My dream is to represent my country in the Olympics,’ I used to tell people. I
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Eye Opener
Kay Longmore Lawley, 38, from Shropshire Watching my then two-year-old toddler bump into yet another wall, I feared there may be something wrong. ‘She’s always bumping into things,’ I said anxiously to my husband, Shaun, 38. At first, we thought Ma
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Own In Flames
Forcing my shorts down, he pushed himself into me. ‘Stop!’ I begged. He wouldn’t. He raped me. I wept tears as he clambered off me. He began chatting away: ‘Let’s move away and start a new life.’ ‘Yes,’ I agreed, hoping he would calm down. Then his p
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