Salt and sugar (c) iStock

There’s been so much in the press recently about the health risks of an overloaded salt and sugar diet. Woman’s Weekly GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones sifts through the claims …

Clanger outfit

If you’ve made your own knitted Clanger from the free BBC pattern, then here are our tips on making the Clanger outfit to match Deputy Craft Editor Esme Clemo set…

Astilbe x arendsii 'Red Sentinel' is a perfect plant partner for Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'© Alamy

Create maximum impact in your borders and plant together these matches made in heaven, says Adrienne Wild For success in your planting schemes, fortune favours the brave. The most experienced gardeners…

Beautiful Osborne House was Queen Victoria's private home on the island (c) Alamy

The Isle of Wight is a place where the clock seemingly ticks a little slower. It’s easy to see why it’s seduced artists and writers, including Tennyson and Keats, since…

Here’s our step-by-step video guide to how to make tassels   Materials Thin card   Ruler   Pencil   Craft scissors   Anchor embroidery skeins, to make tassels for our…

Editor Diane went to meet the ladies behind the scenes on the makeover shoot

Teresa Stone, 52 (pictured, right) ‘My sister discovered she had breast cancer three years ago and her doctor told her that my other sister and I should get checked, 
as…

Is back surgery the answer? © iStock

It’s not always the best solution for a bad back. So when is back surgery worth it and when are other options better? The five lumbar vertebrae (L1…

Horse and carriage in the Market Square in Bruges (c) iStock

Small enough to feel intimate, but full of character, the UNESCO-listed city of Bruges is still big enough to offer a tempting range of must-do cultural and culinary adventures. Best of…

Materials   Cushion pad measuring 45 x 45cm   Two pieces of fabric measuring 48 x 48cm   General purpose plastic coil zip measuring 35cm   Zipper foot   Seam…

A mammogram can reveal whether a lump needs further examination © iStock

Nine out of 10 breast lumps aren’t cancerous, but they do need to be checked out. Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones explains why… Our breasts contain milk-producing glands, connected…

July is the time to enjoy your garden! But, there is still plenty to get done in your garden in July - read our tips and advice on what to…

Ella Dove

Our readers love to spend time with a rhyme – and so do we. Fiction Editor Gaynor Davies and I joined an enthusiastic group of budding poets for a very…

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Our favourite small mouse-like aliens with their unmistakable sound are back! And the Clangers knitting pattern is very cute Clangers have made a comeback this year with a brand…

Climbing plants have never looked so good – and the sky’s the limit with Adrienne Wild’s top tips   When there’s little or no room left in the ground, it’s time…