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Fairford Gloucester UK 07.20.1996 British Airways Concorde G-BOAB coming into land with landing gear fully extended - (1)

… on her love affair with Concorde

Our columnist hopes that one day everyone will get to admire this world-beating aircraft.

A woman in a black top and leggings leaning against a red British post box
Real Life

Persecuted by the Post Office – “I decided to take my own life”

The Post Office scandal has affected hundreds of people - Wendy Buffrey was about to take her own life, when she was saved by another victim.

Jeremy Paxman

…on his attempt to become a spy

Our columnist considers how all experiences, good and bad, shape our lives – including his unsuccessful attempt to become a spy

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Professor Tim Spector: “Choosing the right foods is the most important thing we can do for our health”

Tim Spector, the microbiome expert talks about the health scare that changed his life and how he's made poo popular.

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Pete Waterman on why he cut music out of his life – and how he got his groove back

The record producer on Kylie, his love of trains, and why he couldn’t listen to music for a year.

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Sue Johnston: “Turning 80 seems bizarre. I don’t feel like an old woman”

The actor on how she celebrates growing old and why we should all have the right to assisted dying.

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Dolly Parton:“If something is bagging, or sagging, or dragging. I’ll tuck it, suck it, or pluck it.”

Country music icon Dolly Parton talks surgery, crazy rumours and reveals why her life would have taken a different course if she’d had children.

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Tree chopping and puppies under the tree – Adam Henson shares his favourite festive memories

From tucking into the turkey to finding a puppy under the tree, Countryfile presenter Adam Henson shares festive memories of life growing up on his Cotswolds farm.

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How to make Christmas cocktails, the Hollywood way

Actor Stanley Tucci shares his take on three classic cocktails to get you in the mood for the holiday season.

Jenni Murray in blue dress

“There are unforeseen risks of living with animals!”

Thinking of gifting a pet this Christmas? As our columnist knows all too well, caring for animals comes with its hazards.