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Published by TI Media Limited Woman's Own is one of the best loved weeklies for women who know how to enjoy life, are fun-loving, confident and whatever their age, feel 10 years younger. It delivers a weekly mix of news, views, celebrity gossip and intriguing real-life. It's smart, surprising, and straight talking.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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52 Issues

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1 min.

Could you have an open relationship? It’s the question we’ve posed as our debate this week (p47) and I read both sides with interest. I’d like to think I’m a firm believer that if something works for you (and, in this case, your partner too!) and doesn’t hurt anyone, then go for it. But often the reality of things can be very different. What about you? We’d love to hear your thoughts. On the subject of heated debates, one of the longest reigning (albeit definitely less sexy) in our house is about eggs. You’re probably thinking what a fun home that sounds like! But it is a real bone of contention. Just where do they belong?! If you’re not sure yourself, turn to p26. Is Your Fridge Making You Ill? has…

3 min.
get the goss!

Harry ‘I’M COMING HOME’ After making several controversial comments about the Royal Family in recent weeks, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have reportedly decided they want to return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year. Last week, the Palace confirmed that there will be a four-day bank holiday weekend in June 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s 70th year on the throne. Harry recently accused his family of ‘neglecting’ his concerns about his mental health, stating, ‘I thought [they] would help, but every single ask… just got met with total silence.’ So it may come as a surprise that the Duke wants to join the celebrations and, according to royal insiders, the news hasn’t gone down well. ‘It’s already causing a headache,’ one source said. ‘Where will they…

3 min.
gmb in crisis

It’s fair to say it’s been a bumpy few months for Good Morning Britain. Between Piers Morgan storming off set and later resigning, and mixed reactions to a carousel of replacements for the star, it seems something must be done to restore our favourite breakfast show to its former glory. The ITV programme recorded a more than 40% drop in viewers between March - when Piers, 56, left - and April, and fans haven’t been shy about their feedback on social media to Adil Ray, Ben Shephard and, most recently, Bill Turnbull, stepping in to take his seat. BACKLASH ‘IT’S NICE TO SEE A GROWN-UP THERE’ Taking to social media in their droves, many viewers are still calling for the return of Piers. One wrote, ‘I like Adil… and Bill… but it’s just not…

4 min.
‘my secret to staying toned at 50!

La Voix feels like she’s met her match this week with Claire Sweeney. Not only do they both have a BBC radio show and love a bit of cabaret, it turns out they share a secret beauty contact on their speed dial… No wonder they look amazing. Claire is currently single and lives in a four-bed house in London’s Pimlico with her son Jaxon, six. The Liverpudlian actor, whose weight has yo-yoed over the years, has just celebrated her 50th birthday. She reveals how she has managed to stay in shape, why she’s feeling at the top of her game and opens up on her future plans. Claire, happy belated 50th birthday to you! You’re looking pretty fabulous, what’s your secret? Thanks! I’m 50 - can you believe it? It crept up…

1 min.

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5 min.
we went on holiday finn never came back

‘FINN WAS LOOKING FOR A REAL ADVENTURE’ Taking a few more steps and keeping up the pace, my whole body ached. It was August 2019 and my boyfriend Finn, 28, and I had spent the last five months hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail. ‘We’re almost there,’ he said as, after 2,147 miles, we’d finally reached The Bridge of the Gods, which spans the Columbia River between Cascade Locks, Oregon, and Washington state. We were exhausted, but knowing we would make it to our final destination along the Canadian border, another 503 miles away, felt like such an achievement. And it was made even better by sharing it all with the love of my life. I was 16 when I met Finn at school. With his long, blond hair, black jeans, and…