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Chat

24-Oct-2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
TI-Media
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picture perfect

Here are my two boys, rescue springer Buster, 2, and cockalier Doodles, 3. They really are the best of friends. Nicola Partridge, Lordswood I was so happy my best friend Barbara completed her cancer treatment and all went well. We've been friends for 55 years and are in our 60s. Janet Dandy, Burnley My daughter Sadie, 7, loves reptiles. She's autistic and has a tough time relating to people, but she'll happily spend all the time in the world with her pet snake Doris. Kellie Colson, Hull My partner Sam and I, both 21, just bought our first home! We've been saving for ages and really scrimped to make this happen. Getting the keys was so exciting. Rachael Fairclough, Glasgow Trying to read my favourite magazine, but this cutie, called Buttons, won't let me.…

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i was dying... wasn’t i?

Leanne Cockayne, 40, Tiverton Sitting in Isolation, a drip snaking from my arm, I felt nothing but terror. ‘I don’t want to die,’ I whimpered, staring at the medication bags hanging from the IV stand. I didn’t know what they were – whether they’d make me sick, make my blonde hair fall out. But they were the only chance I had to see my daughter Darcy, then 2, grow up. It was March 2016, and I was having my first course of chemotherapy at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. I’d been diagnosed with leukaemia six weeks earlier. ‘Cancer,’ I’d laughed, unable to believe it. ‘Are you kidding?’ I’d been having tests for nearly two years by then, ever since Darcy was born in January 2014. I suffered from Crohn’s, an inflammatory bowel disease – it had flared…

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just genius

Flights of fancy When preparing for a flight, I put everything I need in a packing cube. It keeps my pens, glasses, books, money, sweets, etc together and fits neatly in the netting of the seat in front. Carole Wood, Barnsley Bravocado! To ripen avocados perfectly, keep them in a paper bag with an apple or two. They’ll be soft and creamy in no time! Natalie-Jane Howard, Brentwood Pussies, be gone! To stop cats digging up your garden, place a teabag sprinkled with Olbas Oil in the area in question. Elaine Rippin, Monkton That’s a wrap Use leftover rolls or offcuts of wallpaper to make unique, strong wrapping paper. It saves you from buying unnecessary gift wrap, and saves you money, too! Louise Mitchell, Poulton-le-Fylde Fresh and frozen Cut a 1cm strip from across the top of a frozen food bag, and you…

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when danger comes crashing in

Natasha Daley, 29, Southport Gagging from the stench of the toilets, I took in the broken windows and filthy floors. ‘It was once the hub of the community,’ the estate agent explained. Now, in August 2018, the run-down pub in Southport was derelict. ‘But it’s got potential,’ I said, to my partner Alex, 33, grinning. He’d been encouraging me to open a pub for months. My heart thumping, I stumbled to the CCTV monitor I loved cooking wholesome grub, had always worked in restaurants and pubs. But since our son Harrison, then 2, had arrived, I’d been doing office work and hated it. ‘We’ll help out,’ my dad Jason, 47, promised, and my mum Christine, 44, nodded. So, excited, we took it on. We spent weeks scrubbing, decorating, scouring websites for cheap or free furniture. Finally, in October 2018, we opened…

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how to wear... animal prints

Jacket, £18, sizes 8-18, Primark Skirt, £29.99, sizes xs-xl, Zara Bag, £17.99, Mango Boots, £32.99, New Look STYLE TIP Update a feminine skirt with chunky biker boots Top, £9.99, sizes xs-xl, H&M Skirt, £22, sizes 8-22, M&Co Boots, £39.99, H&M Earrings, £15.99, Mango STYLE TIP A high-neck top is perfect for layering Blazer, £25; dress, £39, both sizes 10-32; shoes, £35, and bag, £79, all JD Williams Dress, £18, sizes 8-20, Matalan Bag, £16, boohoo.com Shoes, £25, Dorothy Perkins Hair clips, £5.99, Stradivarius STYLE TIP Clash different animal prints for a premium look Blazer, £29.99, sizes xs-l, Bershka T-shirt, £6.50, sizes 6-24, M&S Trousers, £25.99, sizes 6-16, Zara Trainers, £24, Topshop STYLE TIP Switch trainers to strappy heels for evening…

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he knew too much

Veronica Panarello appeared to be as angelic as she looked. A woman who adored her two young sons, cherished their life in south-east Sicily. Her husband Davide Stival once described her as the perfect mother. But on 29 November 2014, Veronica walked into Santa Croce Camerina police station in Sicily and reported her son Loris, 8, missing. The distraught mother, then 25, said she’d dropped him at school that day, but he hadn’t returned home. ‘He’s been abducted!’ she cried desperately. A frantic search was launched, as Veronica waited desperately for news. Truck-driver Davide was away due to his work, but was contacted by the police. However, worse news was yet to come. Mere hours later, a hunter discovered the lifeless body of a little boy in the bushes near an old mill. It was Loris. The child had scratch wounds…

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