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Chat 27-Feb-2020

Published by TI Media Limited Chat is the most outrageous, inspiring, emotional real life title around. Packed with astonishing true stories, big prize puzzles and loads more, it's your unmissable women's weekly. Whether it's tear-jerking tales of triumph over tragedy, the most heart-warming pictures or the best of bonkers Britain, all human life is here. Beyond the rollercoaster ride of true stories, Chat is also jam-packed full of your favourite puzzles with big cash prizes, the canniest bargain shopping features, health advice you can trust, readers' tips, the latest telly news and loads more.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
₹ 69.79
₹ 3,988.20
50 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome to this week’s chat…

Madeleine had a seemingly perfect life until a long-buried family secret emerged (p30). Crystal learnt the meaning of true beauty (p18). And there’s a raging debate about posting pics of your kids online, and Danielle has come down firmly on one side (p44). Where do you stand on this controversial subject? Move over, sugar and lemon. We’ve got three fancy takes on pancakes (p40). Plus, corduroy’s back and we’ll tell you how to rock it (p12). Not forgetting the prize puzzles you love. Hope this week’s a lucky one!…

1 min.
picture perfect

£25 for any photos that we use on Picture Perfect. They must not have been sent to any other publication and you must include written permission from a child’s parent/s or guardian/s. Post to Picture Perfect, Chat, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP, or email chat_magazine@ti-media.com Unfortunately, we can’t return photos without a SAE. And please don’t forget to include your full address and a contact number.…

4 min.
evil at the door

Every morning was the same. Rushing out the door with minutes to spare… ‘Kids, get your skates on,’ I shouted. It was February 2016, and life was hectic. A few months before, I’d split up with my long-term partner. Now a single mum to Reuben, 9, Frankie, 3, and Dellah, 2, I barely had a second to myself. But when they stayed with their dad every other weekend, I was lonely. Then, one week, a pal introduced me to Kelly. We hit it off. I enjoyed occasional nights out together in a big group with her mates. Then, in June 2016, one of my new friends started dating Carl Robinson. A Jack the Lad, but he seemed nice enough. I found myself confiding in him about my break-up. ‘It’s been tough,’ I admitted. ‘But the kids are my priority.’ Towards the end of…

1 min.
spiral xword

The name of which garden weed comes from the French for lion’s tooth? The answer to each clue (apart from the first) begins with the last letter of the preceding answer. The shaded squares will spell out the one-word prize answer. WIN £150 Puzzle 2 1 Large seabird (9)2 Beach construction (4,6)3 Coffee type (8)4 Musical drama (5)5 Marzipan flavouring (6)6 Horse-like mammal (6)7 Annually (6)8 Colour (6)9 Scout’s neckerchief loop (6)10 Thrifty (10)11 Pamphlet (7)12 Stripy big cat (5)13 Soft fruit (9)14 Sign of tiredness (4)15 Song bird (11)16 Green gemstone (7) Your answer:…

1 min.
just genius

Sole model Cut a long foam swimming-pool float in half and put the pieces in your boots to help them stay upright and keep their shape. You can buy the foam floats in your local pound shop. Christine Hamori, Manchester A load of help Soak a sponge in distilled vinegar and use it to clean around the rubber door seal and rim of your washing machine. It brings it up like new and takes away any nasty smells. Anna Draycott, Bishop’s Stortford Let there be light! I made this tea-light holder from an empty jam jar. After cleaning it out, I watered down PVA glue to stick some thin layers of patterned tissue paper on the outside. It looks great and gives my room a cosy feel. Irene Emerson, Grimsby £25 For every photo tip that we print A clove-r…

4 min.
the deepest grief

Feeling my baby kick, I called out to my sons. ‘Quick!’ I said. It was January 2017 and Cian, then 10, Kyle, 7, and Reece, 6, ran into the kitchen. Taking turns, they placed their hands on my bump. ‘It feels like an alien,’ Kyle said, scrunching up his face. My partner Barry, 37, and I hadn’t planned this baby. With my boys and Barry’s daughter from a previous relationship, we were happy with our brood. Now we couldn’t wait. We agreed on the name Charlie for the new baby. The pregnancy had been textbook. But, on 9 February 2017, when I was 29 weeks, I noticed Charlie wasn’t moving. He was usually such a wriggler. ‘Something’s not right,’ I told Barry, worried. Arriving at hospital soon after, we were led into a room for a scan. But when the nurse moved…