Judi Dench

From disguising a wide jawline to enhancing your complexion, these celebrities show the feel-good value you get from a fabulous hairstyle   Judi Dench’s thickening pixie cut   Proving that…

Be clear on the signs of cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in England. Older women may think they’re past getting breast cancer, but the truth is one in three women diagnosed with…

Asthma sufferers can use inhalers to relieve breathing trouble © Alamy

Breathlessness can be a normal part of ageing, but having trouble breathing can also signal some serious health problems Our lung capacity gradually falls in later life as our diaphragms…

Make a beach bag for your seaside holiday that will get you lots of amiring glances Materials 70cm of 140cm-wide navy cotton ticking fabric Tracing paper…

Hoop boat picture

Take inspiration from the seaside with this lovely boat picture project in an embroidery hoop Materials 25cm square of plain light turquoise cotton fabric 17.5cm wooden embroidery hoop Air-erasable fabric…

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…

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…

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…