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05-Mar-2020

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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50 Issues

In this issue

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.…

5 min.
‘daddy bashed mummy

Jemma Palmer, 38, Hull Hearing my boyfriend Gareth, then 30, turn his key in the door, I panicked. I shoved the pregnancy test into my jeans pocket, checked myself in the mirror. ‘Is that you, love?’ I shouted nervously from the bathroom of the little flat we shared. ‘Who else would it be?’ he teased. Taking a deep breath, my brain scrambled for what to say. It was March 2015 and I’d fallen pregnant with our first child. Truth was, it was a massive shock. We’d only been dating five months. I had no idea how Gareth might react. But my worries vanished when I spotted a bouquet of red roses in his hand. ‘Just because,’ he smiled. It felt like a sign. And Gareth was over the moon when I told him the news. Over the next…

1 min.
pieceword

What symbol indicates that a UK footpath is part of the National Trails? The Clue number tells you which line the answer’s in. We’ve put a section in to start you off! There may be two Across answers in one line. Down words fill themselves. The shaded squares give the prize answer. 1 Female relative • Hit with the foot 3 Go somewhere as a companion or escort WIN £150 Puzzle 2 5 Compulsory contribution to state revenue • Mesh 7 Having the same opinion as someone else 9 Lazy • Movement of the sea What was the name of the Chihuahua friend of Stimpy the cat in the 1990s US animation? The three answers in this puzzle read the same across and down. The clues are given, but not in the right order. Read down the…

1 min.
just genius

Supermarket sweep Save the key from a tin of corned beef and keep it in your shopping bags. If you don’t have a pound coin for a trolley when you’re out shopping, simply push the key into the pound slot and it will release the trolley. Tracey Boulton, Stoke-on-Trent Gift it a go I use pinking shears to cut out Christmas cards that were sent to me, hole punch a top corner and add ribbon. I then use them as gift tags. Carol Stone, Leighton Buzzard Waste not, want not If you (carefully!) cut your bagels in half before you freeze them, you can take them out of the freezer and toast them straight away. There’s no waiting around for them to defrost. Kath Fisher, Penarth £25 For every photo tip that we print On a roll! I made beautiful napkin…

4 min.
journey for justice

Kristy Bond, 30, South Yorkshire Sitting in my usual seat, I felt the bus come to a halt. Every day, I followed the same route. Past shops, the same buildings, the schools, I knew each bump and bend of those roads. That’s how I knew, without even looking up, exactly where I was. I mean, how could I forget? This stop, the house next to it, it’s where everything changed for me. It was February 2017 and, even though I was 27 now and a mother, I still felt like the same terrified 11-year-old whenever I was there. For, in August 2001, when I was 11, I’d been excited about a sleepover with my friend Lisa, at the home of a family friend. ‘We’ll stay up late, play on the computer!’ I cried. So much fun! And my parents…

2 min.
the biggie

WIN £1,001 Puzzle 5 What connects Dominic Monaghan and Diane Kruger? To find out, solve the crossword then read down the shaded squares to find the three-word prize answer. Across 1 Roost (5) 4 Noisy (4) 6 Football officials (8) 13 Rekindle (7) 14 Group of Atlantic islands (7) 15 Soft fruit with a stone (5) 16 Duration (4) 17 Unusual and foreign (6) 18 Volcano mouth (6) 20 Titled woman (4) 21 French river (5) 22 Dairy product (6) 25 2013 film with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (8) 28 Shed (4-2) 30 Stop (5) 32 Inhabitant (8) 34 Threads spun by spider (6) 35 Leader (4) 38 Lucky charm (6) 39 Pleasant smell (5) 40 Protect (6) 43 Brood, sulk (4) 44 Deep narrow gorge (6) 45 Shakespearean monarch (4,4) 48 Large sports venue (5) 49 Myth (6) 51 … DiCaprio, actor (8) 54 Wooden posts (6) 55 Hesitate (5) 56 Pollution (4) 58 Scoundrel (6) 60 Very clever person (6) 61 Taverns (4) 65…