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ellen widdup

Ellen's husband

I’ve written extensively in the past about the two things which irritate me most about my husband – his obsessive nature and competitive spirit, says Ellen Widdup.

Michael and wife Mary with their grandchildren

Exactly four weeks ago my father-in-law suffered a huge brain haemorrhage which left him in a coma, writes Ellen Widdup.

Ellen's son with his spellings

Were you one of the 30,000 parents who took their kids out of school on Tuesday for a day of “educational fun”? asks Ellen Widdup.

Once upon a time, shopping was my therapy, writes mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

health & fitness

placenta capsules

Coleen Rooney’s done it. So has Alicia Silverstone and Kim Kardashian.

Sharon Morrison and family

I turned 60 this year and, apart from the occasional “How did THAT happen?” I feel good, says Sharon Morrison. 
Now, just in case you think I’m smug, out-of-touch or plain clueless about what it’s like to “feel bad”, I need to turn the clock back to 2004 when I was fat, frumpy and nearly 50.

Is it time we took a long, hard look at our relationship with alcohol?

Something to celebrate? Pop open some bubbles. Bad news? Take comfort in the bottle.

Abdominal training with Kate Neudecker at Anytime Fitness in Ipswich

Watch our video with trainer Kate Neudecker and find out how to plank and tone up those tummies.

Dan Ford, of Live Well Suffolk, says: 'Small, manageable chunks. People may say

Shed a stone in a week? That’s daft! Small steps are what we need

lynne mortimer

Lynne in the ball pit

There are certain activities that are not designed for a 61-year-old granny with a replacement knee, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Lynne wants to lose two stone

There is no easy way to say this so I’m just going to come right out with it. I weigh 13 stones, writes Lynne Mortimer.

Ukraine's Jamala celebrates after learning that she advanced to the final during the second Eurovision Song Contest semifinal in Stockholm

Since Sandie Shaw sang barefoot and won the competition for the UK with Puppet on a String, Lynne Mortimer has been unable to ignore Eurovision... even if nobody votes for us nowadays. Brace yourself for a night of high camp

superdad will lodge

Mila Lodge with Mitchell Tomlinson-Lodge

Superdad Will 
Lodge carries the parenting baton alone for a weekend

Mila Lodge - it can be hard to know who to go to

Superdad Will Lodge considers who is the chosen one – and why.

Superdad Will Lodge

Superdad Will Lodge considers where cuddles come from.

thrifty living

Do supermarket cashback apps really work?

Thrifty columnist Sheena Grant attempts to get cashback on some grocery purchases.

Lowestoft beach

My weekend was a tale of two halves that got me thinking about how two broadly similar things can cost very different amounts - depending on where you go to buy them, writes Sheena Grant.

Some of the onions from the wonky veg box

Could buying less than perfect vegetables save you money and help reduce food waste? Sheena Grant put a box of Asda’s wonky veg to the test.

Spring has finally arrived - photo Graeme Crissell

By the end of April most of us would expect to have turned off the central heating, wouldn’t we? asks Sheena Grant.

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