Archive for: November 2014

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The Round-Up

Amanda Wilkie trawls the internet so you don’t have to. This week she learns all children were equal in the 1970s, but not all One Directio...
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A Brew With Lou: Marbles

There’s nothing Lou Conran enjoys more than a ramble and a rant over a nice cup of tea and a biscuit. In the first of her regular dispatche...
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Horoscopes by Linda Cockshott

Linda Cockshott, acclaimed astrologer, medium and intuitive healer, charts your incredibly specific horoscopes for the week ahead. If you would like a...
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Slap dash: Look good, feel good…Who’s got time for that?

When time is not on your side, makeup artist Heather B has a collection of cosmetic corner-cuts she swears by.
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Watching the Detectives

TV writers have responded to a call for strong female police detectives. But, says Laura Macdougall, there’s still a way to go.
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Clucking Hell

Hen parties on trains? Do one, says Rachel Parris. Unless she’s invited, that is…
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Rated or Dated: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Standard Issue writers are revisiting a film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Cal Wilson finds herself spri...
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Let stories be stories… and bring back She-Ra

Gamora-less T-shirts offer the latest example of gender segregation for fun-size consumers. Children’s author Catie Wilkins ponders what co...
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Cracking the Enigma of Alan Turing

The Imitation Game, based on the life of bona fide genius Alan Turing, opens in cinemas today. His story reveals not just a personal...
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Awesome Old Lady of the Week: Pat Easterling

This week’s awesome old lady Pat Easterling, the first – and so far only – woman to hold the post of Regius Professor of Greek at the University...