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Brave words from an East Coast Trains cancer survivor

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Lizzy Dening, 19 December 2013 14:48

Michelle Metselaar, who lives in Peterborough, has become a star of the small screen after featuring in a new 10 part TV documentary series called All Aboard: East Coast Trains. She tells Yours about her cancer battle. I had been working on the railway for many years before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To be told you have cancer ...

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Living with arthritis over Christmas

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Lizzy Dening, 18 December 2013 14:12

Christmas is, without doubt, a hands-on time of year, but this can present challenges for the 10 million UK residents suffering from arthritis. Everyday activities such as making a cup of tea, opening a tin, or drying yourself after a bath are things that most people take entirely for granted. Yet for people with osteoarthritis in their hands, the constant ...

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Celebrities call on G8 to tackle dementia

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Laura Bradder, 09 December 2013 11:19

Actress Carey Mulligan, whose grandmother suffers from dementia, was joined by a host of other charity ambassadors including Angela Rippon, Fiona Phillips and Sharon Maughan at a Christmas carol concert held at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge in aid of Alzheimer's Society. The event came just ahead of the world's first G8 summit on dementia, which is taking place this Wednesday 11 December.   Many ...

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Strictly Come Dancing - Week Eight

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Lizzy Dening, 18 November 2013 11:24

This week we packed our suitcases and headed for Blackpool ballroom, where sticks of rock, 'kiss me quick' hats and - of course - a fabulous evening of dance awaited us! Tan factor - camel coat (mostly Susanna!) Blackpool is always an exciting show, and this weekend most of the remaining dancers really upped their games, with not one, but ...

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A new way to buy your friends and family their dream presents

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Laura Bradder, 18 November 2013 09:32

Know exactly what your nearest and dearest want for Christmas, but can't quite afford to buy it for them? Perhaps other family members or friends are stuck for ideas of what to get for the same people? Well, here's the answer! New website, www.shareagift.com, allows you to put together with other people in your social circle to buy the perfect ...

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Switching on the heating causes arguments in the home

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Laura Bradder, 15 November 2013 14:09

The latest energy price rises do not bode well for British couples, as almost 60 per cent admit they argue over the heating, with women complaining that it’s too cold while men moan about the cost of fuel bills! Research has revealed that whether to put the heating on, for how long and how much it will cost will be the ...

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"Tristan is my whole world"

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Laura Bradder, 08 November 2013 16:47

Nicola Barnes tells us why the bond she shares with her grandson means more than anything else... When Nicola Barnes heard her name announced as the Yours Grandparent of the Year 2013, the shock on her face was clear: “I just couldn’t believe it – I was so embarrassed getting up there in front of everyone!” That modesty is typical ...

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Help is at hand for used car buyers

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Anonymous, 08 November 2013 15:38

If you've ever had trouble buying a used car then finally help is at hand! Leading used car website Trusted Dealers (in partnership with the National Franchised Dealers Association) has just launched its car buyer mediation and arbitration helpline, alongside a free used car buyer’s guide. The launch of the telephone service follows recent research from the Citizens Advice Bureau which found that 73% of ...

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Osteoarthritis is crippling the British workforce

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Laura Bradder, 08 November 2013 15:10

New research has revealed that osteoarthritis is having an unprecedented effect on the UK's older workforce, with a staggering 67% of those over 55 who suffer from the condition saying that they have been forced to give up work altogether.  The figures, released by knee and lower back pain experts AposTherapy, also show that a further 17% have had to change the ...

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The Commitments - West End review

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Laura Bradder, 08 November 2013 14:43

The Commitments is the latest hit musical to take to the West End – we think it’ll have you dancing in the aisles… If you read Roddy Doyle’s original novel, then you’ll have some idea of what to expect from this romp of a musical. But if you’re more aware of the BAFTA award-winning 1990s film version, then there’ll be ...

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