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Wardrobe Wonders!

Autumn is here, but if you’re too strapped to revamp your wardrobe for the new season, here are our top ways to make the most of your style on a budget… Good underwear If you buy a properly fitting bra, the tops and dresses that you already have will look amazing. A good bra can […]

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Get grilling!

It’s national BBQ week, so we’ve served up these top tips for making your barbie sizzling, but safe. 1 Avoid Disasters It may seem obvious, but if you want to avoid cooking something other than your food, make sure the BBQ is lit properly and not close to anything that is potentially flammable. 2 Heat […]

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Beat the half term blues

So the kids are off school again! To save your purse strings – and sanity – we asked Real People readers to share their money-saving tips Vivien McLaren says, ‘Stock up on sticky tape, paint and glue. Grab a few large cardboard boxes from the supermarket, empty  the recycling bin and get junk modelling. I […]

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Criminal critters!

Bag-snatching foxes, cat burglars, shoplifting seagulls…These furry lawbreakers are a whisker away from making you their next victim… Monkey business Mustapha Riat always left his window open for his cat to go in and out, in Hackney, east London. But one night in 2002, he woke to see a monkey climbing into his room and […]

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Crazy baby names

As royal baby fever hots up, bookies reckon the smart money is on Wills and Kate naming their next baby – predicted to be a girl – Alice. But while it’s a nice, traditional name, maybe they should be looking for something a bit more imaginative and original? Here’s our pic of the most bizarre […]

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Chick flicks!

Awww! These chicks ruffled a few feathers when they undertook an interesting egg-speriment to become film critics for a day. ODEON cinemas invited 20 chicks and three Easter bunnies to view the latest film trailers, with an animal expert on hand to monitor the animals’ reactions to the latest films, including Fast & Furious 7, […]

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Fairy good news!

Despite the endless tide of tech based toys and tablets aimed at kids, it seems they still enjoy a land of make believe! According to an independent poll of parents commissioned by The Irish Fairy Door Company, 52 per cent of kids believe in the Easter bunny, with three quarters of parents saying they deliberately […]

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Watch: Cinderella Clip Exclusive!

It’s the fairytale hit of the year, and we have a sneaky peak at one of the best scenes from the film… when Fairy Godmother Helena Bonham Carter performs her magic on a special pair of shoes for Cinderella      

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Top tips

Make life easier with these quick tips…   Moist around the edges If you hate licking envelopes, fill an empty nail polish bottle with water and use the brush to moisten the glue strip instead. It does the same job without the horrible taste! Smelly bins Hook a bottle of diluted disinfectant on your dustbin […]

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Mother’s Day poll

            What would you like for Mother's day?

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Unlucky for some!

Chuck some salt over your shoulder, keep your fingers crossed and avoid those black cats. Yes,  this week it’s Friday 13th….   A fear of Friday the 13th is the most common western superstition. To get an idea of how big it is, consider that the population of Britain is just over 60 million – […]

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The Ultimate EastEnders Quiz

EastEnders is 30! Happy birthday! Who knew, when it launched back in February 1985, that a serial drama of Cockney carry-ons would have such appeal? But whether it’s your cup o’ Rosie or not, it’s pretty hard to escape, so take our quiz and see how much of it has soaked into your noggin…

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Celeb Big Brother Final Poll!

YOU decide!           Who Do You Want To Win This Year's Celebrity Big Brother?      

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Unusual Valentine’s dating events

Single, but ready to mingle this Valentine’s Day, February 14th? Forget online dating, or being set up by your mates… check out these much more fun ways to find love this February 14th. The love boat! On Thursday 12th February, singles (and their trusted wingmen and wingwomen) can take to the seas and the sky […]

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Dead stupid!

There really is an awards ceremony for everything…even the way you die! Welcome to The Darwin Awards – to mark the most foolish fatalities. And you’ve guessed it, ladies, 90% of them, since the tongue-in-cheek gongs started 20 years ago, have been given to blokes! Here’s a look through their hall of fame….     […]

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YouTube Toy-coons!

If you’re the parent of a young child, there’s a good chance you’ll already have seen weirdest YouTube sensation of all time – videos of an anonymous woman taking Disney toys out of their boxes. And even more bizarrely, the unlikely internet star earned £3.2million last year from YouTube adverts, because the channel allows certain […]

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Breakfast poll!

              With a survey saying a fifth of us start the day with a sugary treat, what do you have for breakfast?

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QUIZ! Celeb Big Brother 2015

The current series of the wickedest reality show on TV is Celebrity Big Brother 15! But have you kept your eye on the the showbiz shenanigans over the years? Take our quiz and find out…

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Stick with it!

If you’re already struggling to stick to your New Year’s Resolutions, author Joanne Henson has some great advice on how to stay motivated…   Set specific targets Want to lose weight?  How much?  Want to get fitter?  How much fitter?  In three/six/twelve months’ time, what do you want to be able to do?  Write it […]

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