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Living with dementia

Five years ago, Justine Brooks’ mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia. As Justine has discovered, it’s a disease that moves the goalposts.

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God save the Queen?

The republican movement in Britain has proposed that when the current Queen shuffles off this mortal coil, a referendum should be held as to whether to veto the monarchy. Justine Brooks is on board, but Jen Offord remains loyal.

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Let’s stop making a fuss about fussy eating

Justine Brooks was a picky eater and so was her daughter. And forcing them to try things they didn’t want achieved nothing.

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My best friend

Ahead of National Friendship Day on Sunday, Justine Brooks tells us why river deep, mountain high, separate continents be damned – some mates are forever. Wherever they are.

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Why I ❤️ Studio Ghibli

It’s 30 years since Castle in the Sky, the first of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated tales for Studio Ghibli, was released. Justine Brooks says a heartfelt thanks for the magic.

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Midsummer madness

Justine Brooks bloody loves a solstice. On Midsummer’s Day, she tells us why.

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Rated or Dated: Blue Lines

Twenty-five years after its release, Justine Brooks asks if Massive Attack’s debut album has stood the test of time.

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I Make the Best… Special Fried Chicken

After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Prepare for your mouth to water thanks to Justine Brooks’ very special fried chicken.

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Letter to my hometown: a new Deal

There’s nothing so motivating in life as the ‘fuck-you’ energy you find at rock bottom, writes Justine Brooks.

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Stop, look and listen

Eleven-year-old Ben Vodden took his own life as a result of what his school-bus driver described as “banter”. Ben’s father Paul, the author of a new report calling for certified driver training, talked to Justine Brooks.