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Issue 332

Yours is the UK’s best-selling fortnightly lifestyle magazine for women over 50. We offer targeted, trusted and useful advice, whether it’s to help readers look their best, to stay healthy and active, enjoy their free time or to manage their money better. We celebrate 50-plus women overcoming difficulties or achieving amazing things. We like to look back with our readers and listen to their views too.

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I love Anneka Rice’s reason for finally agreeing to do Strictly this year (p12) after years of saying no. Her youngest son has gone to university and she decided this was her time to be a bit reckless, say yes more often and take on new challenges. I can completely relate to how she’s feeling. As regular readers will know, this year I’ve made a point of taking on 50 new challenges myself. I’ve found the experience really empowering and, interestingly, after speaking to experts, have discovered that there are a great many health and emotional benefits to be gained from getting out of a rut and injecting newness into your life. That’s why we’re launching a new campaign called Fit Mind 50. Turn to page 39 to discover the science…

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editor’s choice

I’m planning to visit Kirby Hall, a fine Elizabethan manor house virtually on my doorstep. £8.70 adults 01536 203230 www.english-heritage.org.uk I’ve booked to see Stephen Mangan and Sue Johnston in The Man In The White Suit at Wyndhams Theatre. Tickets from £40 0344 482 5138 delfontmackintosh.co.uk While I’m in London I also plan to pop along to the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain. £18 for adults 0207 887 8888 tate.org.uk Yours magazine ISSN 0957-9850 (USPS 8720) is published fortnightly by Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, PE2 6EA, United Kingdom. The US annual subscription price is $99.05. Airfreight and mailing in the USA by agent named WN Shipping USA, 156-15, 146th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Jamaica, NY 11434, USA. Periodicals postage paid at Jamaica NY 11431. US Postmaster: Send address changes to Yours magazine…

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the view from yours

BRITAIN A PROCRASTI-NATION? A new survey has found 63 per cent of Brits say they are procrastinators, leaving things such as buying gifts and planning holidays to the last minute. But delaying decisions on deals or opportunities can lead to us paying over the odds, costing £29,000 over a lifetime! 43% of over-50s plan to move away when they retire, with Devon, Cornwall or Dorset rated as the best for retired people DIANA MUSICAL A musical of Princess Diana’s life is set to hit Broadway next year, with music by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. Called Diana, the show is billed as the story of the woman who, ‘rocked the Royals, chose to be fearless, and as a result became timeless’. Jeanna de Waal, who will play Diana, says: “She made everyone feel special and we…

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happy 70th birthday dame twiggy

She was dubbed the face of 1966, but it seems 2019 is also going to go down as an equally important year for Twiggy. For not only was she made a Dame in March, with Prince Charles telling her it was, “about time,” but she’s also going to be celebrating her 70th birthday on September 19. “When I say 70, I think, ‘Oh my goodness, that’s mad!’ because I don’t feel 70. I feel the same now as I did in my mid-to-late 30s,” she says. Born in Neasden, north London, the daughter of a carpenter and factory worker, Twiggy – or Lesley Hornby as she was born – was plucked from obscurity at just 16 when her doll-like features, short hair and waif-like look made her an international icon to herald…

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star letter

‘DNA test helped me find my long lost family’ ✒ A story in Yours about a lady’s search to find her birth dad (issue 318) struck a chord with me. I am 73 and for 40 years have tried to trace my birth father. My mum gave me no information, other than that it was a brief affair. Only someone in the same situation can understand how important it is to know where you come from. Last year I had all but given up, as he would probably have passed away. Then I saw an advert for a DNA test through the Ancestry website. I thought I’d give it a go as I had nothing to lose. You get a kit and told how to use it. Weeks later, after sending it…

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meeting place

Winging it ✒ This sign on the floor in the Golden Square shopping centre in Warrington always makes me smile. Andrea Illingworth, Cheshire Pavement campaign ✒ I write regarding the recent letter entitled, When did pavements stop being for pedestrians? I thought readers might be interested to know that the Guide Dogs charity is running a campaign called Streets Ahead. Part of this focuses on the risk to people with vision impairment having to walk into the road to get by cars parked on pavements but, as Guide Dogs says on its website, this is an issue that also impacts on parents with prams, wheelchair users, older people and many others. The campaign’s website is www.guidedogs.org.uk/ how-you-can-help/campaigning/our-current-campaigns/streets-ahead/. Jenny Gomm (volunteer sighted guide for Guide Dogs), by email Sheet plea ✒ Have any of your readers found an…