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What's your lucky date?

It’s said that we ‘make our own luck’, but I wonder to what extent this is true? For me, ‘luck’ has always appeared to be an elastic sort of concept, often dependent on how...


Create a holiday home

Most of my favourite memories are of times spent getting away – whether it was a road trip, a weekend away at a friend’s beach house, a night in a fancy hotel, hanging out...

First Impressions



What are you working on at the moment? Selling my new book, Last Man Standing, and preparing for a UK theatre tour with my one-man show. It’s all tightly scripted and I’m...



A tale of five dogs

Take them to the vet before you have a chance to get fond of them,’ said my friend. ‘There’s a good one in town. He’ll put them down for you. It’s the only way, Mary.’ I...


Visit Malta

The spotlight will be thrown on the Mediterranean islands of Malta this month when the Duchess of Cambridge arrives on her first solo foreign tour. She will be...




Its title is quite a mouthful and not exactly short on ego – notice the omission of our hero’s first name. But, by the end of a truly unclassifiable confection, you can...



Lorra, Lorra Drama

To the children of the 1980s, our Cilla was simply the middle-of-the-road matron with a lorra lorra laughs on Saturday-night TV. Yet decades before Blind Date and Surprise...

Film Review

A Most Wanted Man

Trust no one

They don’t do it like 007 any more. Spies, that is. In his captivating adaptation of John le Carré’s 2008 novel, director Anton Corbijn replaces the martinis with cheap...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 12 September

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Ruth Rendell (Hutchinson, £18.99; offer price, £15.99) It’s 1944 and a group of children gather to play in tunnels that they have discovered...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 12 September

Sports Day

Dear Thomas, With the new school year underway, as a parent I’m dreading the awful behaviour of other mums and dads at Saturday sports fixtures. Last season saw one father...




CORNWALL BODMIN Featured on Most Haunted, Bodmin Jail has five floors of exhibitions and artefacts from the 18th century: 01208-76292, www.bodminjail.org Visit The...


The Daily: September 12

News Round Up: 12 September

Game of Thrones WineAustrailian company Common ventures have announced a set of a dozen wines inspired by the multi-award winning fantasy television drama, Game ofThrones....

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What the stars have in store for you this week.September 12 - 18

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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