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Yours Magazine

Yours Magazine Issue 336

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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in this issue

1 min.

Someone asked me the other day how long I’d been working for Yours magazine and I had to confess that (with the exception of a paper round and summer holiday jobs) I’ve been here my whole working life. After 30 years (including almost six as editor) I like to hope that I know the magazine and our readers pretty well. Nevertheless I always feel like there’s still plenty to learn and whatever I may think matters far less than what YOU think – after all this is YOUR magazine. So we want to to know how we can make your favourite magazine even better! That’s why we’ve set up a reader survey to find out. Simply log on to www.yours.co.uk/survey to answer a few questions about what you like and don’t…

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editor’s choice

This neat pet pac-a-mac is the perfect way to keep your pooch dry. £12, Pets at Home Includes £5 donation to Royal British Legion Petsathome.com 0800 328 4204 This rope-effect bracelet is a subtle and classically elegant way to show your support for the armed services £7.50 M&S Includes £2.50 donation to The Royal British Legion marksandspencer.com 0333 014 8000 A pretty and practical bottle that will keep drinks hot or cold £10, Sainsbury’s Includes minimum donation of £1 to The Royal British Legion sainsburys.co.uk 0800 328 1700…

2 min.
the view from yours

Lashings of classic reading The Famous Five has topped the list of books that over-60s think every child should read, according to a new poll. As well as the adventures of Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy, other stories that made our must-read list include The Railway Children, The Wind in the Willows and The Tales of Winnie the Pooh. The minute she walked to the floor! Looking absolutely fabulous, Dame Shirley Bassey (left) put in another star performance at a ceremony unveiling a bronze plaque of her handprints – with an impromptu press-up. The plaque was unveiled at the Square of Fame, SSE Arena Wembley, one of the UK’s largest collection of handprints of iconic artists. The Big Spender and Diamonds Are Forever singer performed at the first-ever concert to take place at…

1 min.
you wear it well

Whether they’ve made a fashion faux pas or achieved sartorial success, it’s long been the norm to discuss what new outfits famous faces have been seen wearing. But as more of us become conscious about throwaway fashion – and making outfits last – it’s good to see some celebrities digging out clothes we’ve seen them in before rather than buying new. Take Meryl Streep, for instance, who wore a flag dress by Catherine Malandrino back in 2009, before proudly donning it again for a political convention seven years later. But for some stars, it’s not just a case of keeping an outfit and wearing it again a few years later. Dame Helen Mirren wore a lovely Dolce and Gabbana dress four times within a short space of time in 2015, each with subtle…

1 min.
star letter

Let’s celebrate the good news ✒ I loved reading a recent letter entitled ‘A growing tide of generosity’, all about how many good things are happening in the world. It made me think of my granddaughter Paige. She is married and has a young family but is always helping lots of people by collecting unwanted items from friends and passing them on to people in need and all at no cost. She recently helped at a day at her local church giving away items. I am so proud of what she does. Audrey Adamson, Portbury Yours says: Thanks Audrey for telling us about Paige. Here at Yours we love celebrating kindness. And we’d love to hear any other stories about people going the extra mile, whether it’s your grandchildren, children, friends or even strangers. Our…

3 min.
meeting place

Waste not want not ✒ My mum, Mary Turner, came from the make-do-and-mend generation, so when the handles on her rolling pin broke she didn’t throw it away! She mended it by taking the spokes off an old umbrella then screwing them into the handle holes. I don’t really know if this was a bright idea or a senior moment but it still works today! Denise Turner-Marsh, West Yorkshire Procession disappointment ✒ I was thrilled and proud to be given the chance to walk in the People’s Procession on Armistice Day last year. It had been on my bucket list for years. I prepared my dad’s medals to wear and couldn’t wait for the day. But the occasion failed to live up to expectations due to the number of people who were not able…