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Best

25-2019

Best delivers a varied and lively mix of ideas and inspiration to inform and entertain real women and help them get more out of every aspect of their busy lives. Best is topical, practical, offering more variety than any other weekly by embracing traditional topics in a modern way.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hearst Magazines UK
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52 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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the power of love

They always say you never forget your first love – and maybe that’s why the story of American GI Kara Troy (KT) Robbins, 98, who was reunited with his sweetheart Jeannine Ganaye, 92, was so emotional. The couple met when KT, then 24, fell in love with Jeannine, 18, while stationed in her home town in France. They lost contact when he was shipped back to America and both went on to marry other people. Yet, 75 years later, there was still a trace of the young lovers they once were. KT, who’d kept a picture of his French sweetheart, said, ‘I always loved you, you never got out of my heart.’ So touching and so hard to imagine such enduring romance these days… Please let me know your thoughts, siobhan.wykes@hearst.co.uk COVER PICTURES: GETTY, SHUTTERSTOCK…

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start your week with a smile

1 STAR OF THE SHOW? The Royals were out in force for the Trooping The Colour, recently, and it was hard not to be entertained by adorable little Louis. While his siblings watched the action, he was snapped – with Prince William and Kate – pulling funny faces. The cheeky 13-month-old had us in stitches… and afterwards, the little cutie waved with more enthusiasm than we’ve ever seen! Bless! 2 KILLER CATWALK Who wowed the crowd? Series 2 of Killing Eve is back and, aside from the-cat and-mouse storyline, we continue to be gripped by the outfits worn by Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer. As forthe wacky pyjamas, the fashion designer behind the show revealed they were-custom-made, using fabric sourced from funkifabrics.com. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for copycats… If looks could kill: from…

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the sadness that haunts suranne

With her BBC costume drama, Gentleman Jack, wowing audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, the future seems brighter than ever for Suranne Jones. But the former Corrie actress, 40, has spoken about a heartbreaking part of her recent history. Her mother, Jenny, was diagnosed with vascular dementia and passed away two-and-a-half years ago, shortly after the birth of Suranne’s son in March 2016. A long-time supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society, Suranne recently joined 59-year-old Paul Hoskins – who has Pick’s disease, a rare form of dementia – to bake a batch of cupcakes inspired by one of Paul’s favourite childhood memories. The pair were introduced by the charity, and Suranne said, ‘I was really grateful to Paul for opening up about his dementia. Baking together really allowed us to talk and reflect…

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smithy without smith?

Fans have rejoiced over the recently announced news that the cast of BBC Three’s hit comedy, Gavin & Stacey, will return for a Christmas special – nearly a decade after the final episode. Former best buds, Mathew Horne and James Corden, both 40, are supposedly putting their differences aside since ‘growing apart’ after the show, to join the rest of the gang for the special. Last week, Corden claimed it would be a ‘nostalgic joy bomb’. But there’s one member of the cast who won’t be joining the party. James’ on-screen sister, Rudi, played by Sheridan Smith, hasn’t been included. It’s not that Sheridan would have turned down the chance. Asked last week by Radio 2 host Zoe Ball if she’d make an appearance, the 37-year-old claimed, ‘I wish. No. I’m not going…

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the sofa wars

What is it about breakfast TV that generates feuding and fierce competition among its stars? Is it simply because everyone’s cranky in the morning, having risen at the crack of dawn to get to studios and camera-ready? Or is it something about that coveted morning sofa spot that attracts the biggest and feistiest egos, creating an epic Clash Of The Titans? In the wake of the Lorraine Kelly-Esther McVey clash last week, we’ve spoken to TV insiders, who blame the fall-out on the ‘toxic and nightmarish’ culture in this cut-throat world. One of its biggest stars, best columnist Anthea Turner, told us last week, ‘When I arrived at GMTV, it was a terrible shock, because I’d come from Blue Peter – where everyone was nice to everyone! It was an intensely hostile…

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take cover…

TOP TIP Keep a kimono in your beach bag, and slip it on when you need extra coverage. TOP TIP A sheer shirt dress can double up as an evening outfit, just replace your cossie with a black slip. TOP TIP Cobalt blue flatters all skin types, and is a great way to warm up your skin on holiday. PHOTOGRAPHY: NICKY JOHNSTON STYLIST: RACHEL GOLD HAIR AND MAKE-UP: CARL STANLEY SPECIAL THANKS TO FRED SOUTHWOOD, THE DOG. £18…

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