Health

The obesity crisis

The obesity crisis

Back in the 60s being fat was not an issue – only 1% of men and 2% of women in England were classed as obese, and it was non-existent in children....

Heart Rhythms explained

Heart Rhythms explained

Poems often wax lyrical about heart palpitations when you are in love, fluttering in your chest like...

5 different types of gynae cancer

5 different types of gynae cancer

You may have heard of both ovarian and cervical cancer, but there are actually five gynaecological...

Mastectomy real life: ‘Cancer gave me confidence’

Mastectomy real life: ‘Cancer gave me confidence’

While I was watching television one evening, I felt a nagging ache in my left breast. I had a prod,...

Varicose veins: Symptoms, causes & treatments

Varicose veins: Symptoms, causes & treatments

They’re unsightly, ache and tire you out: vein problems in your legs – specifically varicose...

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Parenting

After school fun

After school fun

Sports SWIMMING Lessons are on the national curriculum for five to 11 year olds, but a report by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) revealed that...

Teaching your child to read and and write

Teaching your child to read and and write

Some parents believe teachers are the best placed people to teach their children how to read, but...

5 ways to get them cooking

5 ways to get them cooking

1. Set up shop Take your children out with you when you go food shopping. Ask them to find all the...

Property

Real life renovations: ‘We used our garden to extend’

Real life renovations: ‘We used our garden to extend’

THE COSTS MATERIALS: £76,000 LABOUR: £62,000 FURNITURE AND ACCESSORIES: £4,000 TOTAL: £142,000 Family time was the main aim when my husband, Alex,...

What kind of damp is affecting my home?

What kind of damp is affecting my home?

Controlling damp is fast becoming part of everyday life for millions of people in the UK. Finding a...

A beginner’s guide to keeping chickens

A beginner’s guide to keeping chickens

Fresh eggs every day, a motivation for going outside, the joy of keeping animals and the...

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Lifestyle

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Enjoy a family friendly spa day

Being a parent can be exhausting, so if you’re feeling in need of a break, why not book a night or two at a brand new breed of hotel that combines a...

Celebs talk diet and fitness

Celebs talk diet and fitness

Tess Daly, 47 Strictly Come Dancing host and former model, Tess keeps in shape by swimming – and...

The best swimming pools in the world

The best swimming pools in the world

HANGING GARDENS UBUD Payangan, Bali Set in lush rainforest, just half an hour’s drive from Bali,...