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Look Great Today
Q I know we shouldn’t be using face wipes for environmental reasons, but how can I take my make-up off without them? Heather Manly, 68, Perthshire A Face wipes are not only bad for the environment (they end up in landfill and clog drains, so never fl
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Report Any Break-ins
Some 27% of UK adults wouldn’t report an attempted break-in at their home to the police, research by Aviva reveals. But the insurer’s head of risk, Sarah Applegate, says it’s important to do so, as it ‘may help them to track criminal behaviours and c
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‘No Right To Do What He Did’
Jessica’s mum, Pauline Chambless, 68, said, ‘It’s hard for me to believe he has done this. It’s difficult to wrap my mind around his reasoning. If I could ask him one question, it would be, “Why?” Did he justify it by telling himself he was just help
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Win! £375 cash!
Can you set a puzzle in this format? Send it, with a photo of yourself, to the address left – there’s £20 for every one we use! This week’s puzzle was compiled by Ann Walker, Leeds 1 Agreement 2 Land measure 3 Spring flower 4 Soap bubbles 1 Platform
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I Was A Secret Scoffer
Karla Nall, 25, Wallingford Bent in half, I stuck my head in the freezer and rummaged through the icy shelves. Mmm, pizza, I thought, pulling out the oven-ready box, along with some nuggets and chips. After cooking up the feast, I piled two plates hi
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Ice-cold Killer?
On a summer’s day in July 2000, local parents and their excitable kids piled into an ice-hockey rink in Reading, Massachusetts, US. All revved up for their regular Wednesday practice game. As usual, Michael Costin, 40, a carpenter and father of four,
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His Last Breaths?
Georgie Monigatti, 25, Littleport The advice you need Pointing at the ultrasound image on screen, I brought my daughter Elsie, then 3, closer and broke the news. ‘You’re going to have a baby brother!’ I smiled. It was September 2019 and my husband Se
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Welcome To This Week’s Chat...
We’ve had a giggle this week at Kenny’s story (p46). When his other half returned to work after maternity leave, she wanted updates on their baby girl. And what happened next has to be seen to be believed…! However, a different kind of dad entirely f
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Tried And Tested
L’Oréal Paris Botanicals Argan and Safflower Nourishing Shampoo, £7.99, Boots A good-quality shampoo will do wonders. This high-street option is hydrating and leaves your hair smelling lovely. It won’t weigh fine hair down, either. Revlon Kiss Plumpi
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This week’s TV
Eddie Murphy returns as Prince Akeem in the long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy Coming to America. This adventure follows the African royal and his best friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) as they return to America to find Akeem’s long-lost son Lavelle (J
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ASK Dr Martin
Q Lockdown has made my bingo wings much worse! How can I get rid of them? Shaz, Castleford A Bingo wings refer to the sagging loose skin and fat that droops down from your upper arms when you raise them – the name comes from bingo players shaking the
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Just Genius
Cover an old baking tray with foil and put it at the bottom of your oven. This catches any drips and makes it easier to keep your oven clean. Simply replace the foil when necessary. Rebekah Humphries, Malvern Instead of using expensive liquid to fill
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According to the CIA World Factbook, what is the total area of Sierra Leone in kilometres squared? Fit these numbers into the grid. One number doesn’t fit. This is the prize answer. 226 250 491 494 503 737 770 856 865 883 3014 3283 4394 4401 4899 499
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A Letter To... My Darling Husband
Dear Tony, It was 1.30am when my ringing phone wrenched me from sleep. I didn’t want to disturb our son Oliver, then 7, who, missing you, had crawled into our bed every night since you’d gone on your Spanish golfing holiday. So I took my phone into t
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Operation Urgent Fury was a US-led military invasion of which country in 1983? Solve the puzzle by following the arrows and writing in your answers. Then read down the letters in the shaded squares to find the prize puzzle answer. WIN £100 Puzzle 14
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Cash smart
Looking for breakdown cover? Check out these tips to see if you can cut how much it costs you… ‘Never let your breakdown cover autorenew, always shop around,’ says MoneySupermarket’s Dave Merrick. ‘Also, having multiple vehicles on your policy is lik
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Pretty pendant This stunning silver-plated crystal heart pendant with a 17in chain is yours for free, simply by sending an 88p stamped, self-addressed envelope with the completed coupon printed below. Team your necklace with matching faux pearl and s
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Which TV show does comedian Sir Lenny Henry say he can’t live without? To find out, solve the puzzle… Fill in the grid. Each letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number from 1 to 26. When you’ve completed the grid, the shaded squares will sp
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A Piece Of The Pie
A great dish for using up veg in the fridge – mix and match whatever you’ve got… SERVES: 6 PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 1 HR 5 MINS • 2 peppers, deseeded and chopped• 2 medium sweet potatoes, diced• 1 red onion, finely chopped• 2 courgettes, roughly
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How To Change The Law
• First you need to gather support for a campaign or Bill. Petition site is a great way of building momentum and bringing issues to the attention of lawmakers and MPs. • An MP can then bring your Bill before the House of Commons for a firs
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We Won!
Chat winners issue 47 (19 November 2020) £1,001 CASH G Western, Skegness £1,000 CASH I Davidson, Billericay £500 CASH P Grimstead, Frome; G Smith, Hayle £250 CASH J Spokes, Hull £150 CASH C Ramsey, Brandon £100 CASH D Brook, Lancing; G Foster, Cambri
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Ask Me Anything
Q Can anyone talk to spirits? A I believe everyone is born with the ability to connect with spirits and angels in some capacity. In the same way that someone may be good at drawing or baking, my gift is that I was born more ‘spiritually awake’ than o
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Disappearing Day By Day
Kellie Adams, 49 Loading the car with racket bags, my kids, Taylor, then 12, and Aaron, 9, fizzed with excitement. It was 2006 and they’d been competing in a badminton championship. ‘You played so well! Better luck next year,’ Taylor grinned at her b
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ASK Aunty Nelly
Q My daughter is constantly posting selfies on social media. She ruined my birthday dinner as she was taking pictures of herself and uploading them all evening. It all feels staged as we have to take photos with the right light or background. She’s m
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Little One
The Torah prohibits Jews from eating what foodstuff known as chelev in Hebrew? Solve the crossword, then read down the yellow squares to find the prize answer. 1 Slang word for a potato (4) 5 Actor, _Witherspoon (5) 7 Ripped (4) 2 Baked pastry dish (
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Crime Map
In 1986, 9-year-olds Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway disappeared. The next day, their bodies were found half a mile from home, in Wild Park, Brighton. They’d been strangled and sexually assaulted. Russell Bishop was arrested but cleared following a
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Beware The wolfpack
Growing up, Brian Watkins was a star on the tennis court. He came second in local championships at 18, and went to uni on an athletics scholarship before teaching tennis at an athletics club. And he and his close-knit family from Utah, US, often inco
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‘No-one Will Call Me Mum Again’
Roseann Taylor, 49, Luton Clutching my hand, Azaan, then 5, gazed up at me as we walked home from school. ‘When you’re older, I’ll look after you, Mummy,’ he said, chatting away. ‘Will you?’ I smiled. ‘I’ll buy you a car with pink and purple spots,’
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What’s The Answer?
Solutions to Chat issue 5 (4 February 2021) Puzzle 1 1B, 1C, 2D, 3C, 4A Puzzle 2 157 Puzzle 4 Ballet Puzzle 5 Herbert Henry Asquith Puzzle 6 Seep Puzzle 7 Canton Puzzle 9 Eiffel Tower Puzzle 10 Papillon Puzzle 11 618 Puzzle 13 Tunisia Puzzle 14 Canal
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A Doctor’s Secret
Jessica Stavena, 33 Waiting for my results to load, I could feel my heart pounding. ‘I could finally have answers about my dad!’ I gushed to my hubby Darryl. It was February 2020, and I’d taken a DNA test to find out more about my genetic history. Yo
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