Sam Faiers lived the glamorous life of a reality TV star in TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) until a need for privacy, and a health problem, made her quit. Now, she tells Gabrielle Fagan about coping with Chron’s Disease, coping with life in the media, and moving on
Health and Beauty
A grieving mother hopes sharing her story of losing her son at just 100 days old will raise awareness of the rare condition that took him, and the charity that is helping her get through the pain.
Beverley Power, secretary and trustee, of CDH UK gives some insight into the condition.
Specsavers Union Street is celebrating 25 years of caring for the sight of people in the centre of Aberdeen with a spectacular birthday celebration in September. Here they give their top tips for stylish spectacles Glasses have become increasingly popular on catwalks and high streets across the globe making chic frames a fashion staple and perfect accessory for making a style statement.
Beat the heat with beautifying treats. We reveal the products to keep you cool
She might be famed for her maths skills, but there is one equation that Carol Vorderman can't quite add up: doing everything + being happy writes Nel Staveley.
As a result of the hugely popular TV show The Island being screened, the environmental education charity Wild things!, which is based at Findhorn, has launched a “wild woman” weekend which will give women the chance to embrace their inner “Bear Gals”.
If you’re looking for exclusive beauty treatments in Aberdeen, look no further. The Chester Hotel’s IX Beauty features two beauty rooms and nail bars offering indulgent treatments for both guests and non-guests.
In our quest for beauty perfection, we have stumbled upon the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas
Still struggling to achieve that bikini body, ladies? Maybe it’s time to follow men’s lead for successful weight loss.
Looking after your health, both by packing medical essentials and taking sensible precautions to avoid falling ill while you’re away, could make all the difference between a brilliant break and a holiday from hell.
Travel beautifully light
After the announcement that obese people with Type 2 diabetes should receive gastric surgery free of charge on the NHS, the public is up in arms. But, as Nel Staveley discovers, it’s not as cut and dried as it sounds.
For ambulance technician Irene Cooper, caring for and looking after people is second nature.
The nation heaved a sigh of relief when wartime rations ended but, with Britain’s obesity crisis growing ever greater, could we learn a thing or too from the diets of yesteryear? Hannah Stephenson thinks so.
Perfect for urban hipsters looking to bring a touch of retro lux to the floor, Hello Sailor is a striking interpretation of this classic image, recreated by hand in 100% wool by skilled weavers using the traditional Tibetan weave.
The path to counteracting stress comes from within – so says mantra master, Muz Murray.
Football isn't the only focus of Rio right now. Famed for their toned curves, some of Victoria's Secret top supermodels hail from Brazil. Look at the likes of Gisele Bundchen, Alessandra Ambrosio or Adriana Lima for some serious beach body inspiration.
Self-obsessed, shallow and fame-hungry? The youth of today may have a bad rep but, according to a new report, they're actually a very caring bunch, writes Neil Staveley.
It’s a problem which has faced the psychiatric profession for years – how can we reduce the number of suicides committed by seriously mentally ill people each year?
They say that when you're a doctor, you can take your career anywhere; there will never be a country, town or village where medical skills are not needed.
Most of us rejoice at the start of summer, but there is one serious downfall: depilation - and lots of it. A woman's legs and armpits amounts to around 78,000 hair follicles.
What’s that noise? It’s a health threat, that’s what! Kate Whiting finds out more... We live in an age of near-constant background noise. Think about it - when was the last time you couldn’t hear a single thing? I mean total silence. Not even the hum from the fridge. Hard to remember isn’t it? We are so used to our ears being assaulted, by everything from yappy dogs to screeching fire engines, that we often don’t consciously register them. But, added together, these sounds could have a life-threatening impact on our health. Recent studies have shown direct links between high levels of noise pollution and conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure, low birth weight in babies, insomnia and bigger waistlines. So what are the main culprits?
Most people look forward to the summer months, but if you’re a postie it’s a scary time as that’s when dogs are more likely to attack, writes Susan Welsh
The runways have spoken: summer’s biggest hair trends are all about effortless flirty femininity. With festival season almost upon us, celebrity hairstylist and style director at the Daniel Galvin salon (Mayfair) Asgar Saboo shares with us his favourite no-fuss festival hairstyles to keep it cool and chic during this bustling season.
In 2008 Jack Carr heard two words that would change his life drastically. Words that until that point didn’t mean much to him as a 14-year-old boy.
If you’re looking for longer, sexy tresses this season without the effort of clipping in all those extensions then look no further. Secret to the stars and the perfect tool for those of us who seek instant glamour in a snap, the Sleek Hair Couture Luxury Half Wig collection (RRP £35) is made of 100% premium tongable synthetic hair and totally unnoticeable when fitted.
Poor love rats - it’s not a man’s fault if he strays, it’s the woman’s, according to American life coach Linda Joyce.
Desperate to shift some pounds?
Does fertility really “fall off a cliff at 35” as Kirstie Allsopp has claimed, or is that utterly inconceivable?
Fans travelling to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have been urged to worry about their personal health and safety - some of the biggest risks they face come from common insect bites, poor sanitation and person-to-person contact