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Best

09-2020

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.

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United Kingdom
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English
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Hearst Magazines UK
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1 min.
the after shocks…

Last week on This Morning, our lovely columnist Ruth Langsford broke down in tears. She is, despite her celebrity status, a private person, and you could see talking about the recent suicide of Love Island star Caroline Flack brought back painful memories of her sister Julia, who took her own life last summer. ‘You are left with the what-ifs…’ Ruth said, holding back the tears. Suicide is not something we often discuss but it touches many families. Especially, those, like Ruth’s, left behind asking themselves if they could have done anything differently. Maybe, in an effort to help prevent more people taking their own lives in the future, we need to remember Caroline’s words: ‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’ Please let me know your thoughts, siobhan.wykes@hearst.co.uk…

4 min.
start your week with a smile

1 WEATHER READY There. Are. No. Words. We just cannot cope with how utterly adorable this beautiful long-haired dachshund is! And it seems fitting that after the storms we’ve endured, she’s got her raincoat and wellies on, ready for the English weather. The gorgeous dog is called Daisy Rey and was posted by Catherine Tyldesley, 36. We love the little pooch! 2 Who wowed the crowd? Fashion is in full bloom ahead of spring, as these Good Morning Britain presenters prove. Florals will never go out of style, so if you’re on the prowl for a new frock, take inspiration from Ranvir Singh, 42, who looked the part in her transitional Izabel London dress, Laura Tobin, 38, is mellow in yellow, and Susanna Reid, 49, brightening up the room in Monsoon. 3 IT TAKES…

2 min.
‘you’re left with the what-ifs..’

This Morning viewers were left heartbroken last week as Ruth Langsford opened up about the fresh pain Caroline Flack’s suicide had brought her. Co-hosting the show with husband, Eamonn Holmes, Ruth had been discussing the shock death of the troubled former Love Island host on 15 February – when her emotions overwhelmed her. As actress Nicola Thorp – who admitted she attempted suicide in 2012 – talked about Caroline’s unexpected death, Ruth offered a very personal insight into her own feelings. Seeming to refer to her sister, Julia Johnson, who took her own life last June, the 59-year-old said, ‘You believe you don’t have a choice. But you did have a choice. That’s the sad thing. But there are so many people left behind who say: “So many people loved you… You could…

2 min.
the queen says no

Since Harry and Meghan flew the coop in early January, they have only put tentative feet forward in their new roles as Canadian residents, under the brand ‘Sussex Royal’. But - in a stern reminder of who, ultimately, is the boss – The Queen is said to have banned them from using the word ‘royal’ in their brand name. The ban, believed to be the result of talks involving senior officials, will come as a blow to the couple, who have trademarked ‘Sussex Royal’, have 11.2 million followers on their Instagram account and have invested in a slick website. They started using the branding after they split from William and Kate, this time last year, which meant they no longer shared the branding ‘Kensington Royal’. Of course, since then, events have moved quickly,…

5 min.
‘we all tell stories - we all enjoy elaborating…’

The altogether fabulous Dawn French is taking the lead role in six-part ITV drama, The Trouble with Maggie Cole, which also stars former Corrie actress Julie Hesmondhalgh. Filmed in South Devon and Cornwall (where The Vicar of Dibley star, 62, lives with second husband, Mark Bignell), the drama explores the spectacular fall-out for busybody Maggie, when she’s caught out telling villagers’ secrets to a journalist. An interesting role for Dawn who, let’s face it, as a celebrity finds her own life is often under scrutiny – so she knows exactly what it’s like to be grist to the gossip mill… Dawn, what does your new show capture so well about village life? Pretty much everything. It’s looked at all the little corners. There’s a bit of darkness in how everybody responds to…

1 min.
look luxe in leather!

TOP TIP! A pair of cropped trousers are just as versatile as jeans! Try wearing with your favourite sweatshirt for a relaxed look. TOP TIP! Instead of playing it safe with black, invest in a metallic finish jacket as it will instantly lighten your wardrobe, perfect for spring! TOP TIP! Smart enough for the office, or team with a silk shirt and strappy sandals for a night out. PHOTOGRAPHY: NICKY JOHNSTON STYLIST: DANIELLE ELMES-HUGHES HAIR AND MAKE-UP: CARL STANLEY…