Cervical cancer survivor is infertile after putting off smear test

A cervical cancer survivor has warned other women not to delay getting routine smear tests as she was tragically left infertile after putting off her appointment.  Rachael Gibson, 30, from Aberdeen, was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer last year after delaying her routine test because she was busy with a new job and planning her wedding to her fiancé Craig. She had never intended to miss her appointment but after experiencing ‘bleeding in between periods’, she booked a test. Twelve weeks later, her results showed a presence of abnormal…

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Pregnant Pippa Middleton recycles £99 Zara coat and skinny jeans to walk in London

Pippa Middleton wrapped up warm in a £99 Zara coat and skinny jeans to take her dogs for a walk in London today, following reports she’s pregnant with her second child by husband James Matthews. Protecting herself from the brisk London January,  the sister of Kate Middleton, 37, paired the coat – which she first sported shortly after giving birth to her first son Arthur – with tight blue jeans and black fur-lined boots to walk her dogs, an adorable Labrador and a spaniel.  It is the second time Pippa…

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Savvy mum transforms her dated kitchen for just £150 after being quoted £15,000 for the job

A woman has revealed how she transformed her kitchen on a budget of £150  after being quoted £15,000 for the job.   Rachel Marston, 27, ‘hated’ her kitchen the more she cooked in it, especially the red splashback tiles which she labelled an ‘eyesore’.  The fashion and wedding photographer, who lives in Manchester with her partner and two children, aged two and seven months, wanted a rustic farmhouse-inspired space since moving into her new house in August 2019.    After moving in, she paid for a a full roof retile and a boiler in…

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Cold sore sufferer praises £8.50 liquorice balm for dramatically improving her symptoms in DAYS

A woman who felt ‘self-conscious’ and and ‘ugly’ due to her frequent ‘painful’ cold sores has praised an £8.50 balm made from liquorice for helping to dramatically improve her symptoms in a matter of days. Toni Curtis, 32, from Milton Keynes, who got her first cold sore at the age of 14-years-old, told how she’s spent more than £2,000 on lipsticks in the last ten years – due to having to ditch each product every time she got a new sore occurred. ‘Whenever I get a cold sore outbreak it…

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People share hilarious pictures of their cat ‘malfunctioning’

Cats are known for their independent spirit but they are equally loved for their weird and playful side.  And now feline lovers from South Africa, North America and Europe have shared hilarious pictures of their pets striking strange poses around the house in the subreddit ‘What’s Wrong With Your Cat?’. Collated by Bored Panda in an online gallery, one snap shows a cat sitting in their owner’s shower basket while no one is looking.  In another, a playful black cat is sitting upside-down, yearning for some attention from his owner.  Here, FEMAIL…

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Midwife shares her top time and money-saving tips for new parents

With the third lockdown set to continue for many weeks to come, it’s a particularly challenging time for new parents who may be cut off from the support of family and friends. Now founder of The New Parent Academy, Katie Hilton, who is a midwife and health visitor, has teamed up with CheekyRascals.co.uk and revealed how mothers and fathers of lockdown babies can arrange their time to make life that bit smoother. Speaking to Femail, Katie said: ‘As a new parent, it’s sometimes easy to forget what “me time” actually…

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Grade II listed mansion is up for sale for £6.5million and includes ten acres of private garden

If you’re dreaming of owning a lavish mansion straight out of Netflix‘s hit series Bridgerton, look no further than this beautiful property, which has just hit the market.   A beautiful stately home has just become available that is sure to satisfy all those period property needs and impress the Ton – and it could be yours, if you have £6.5million to spare. Tormarton Court, located in the small Gloucestershire farming village of Tormarton, comes with more than ten acres of private gardens, including parklands and woods. The Grade II-listed property…

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Cannabis infused health drink is ‘flying off the shelves’ at QUEEN’S farm shop,

A cannabis-infused health drink is ‘flying off the shelves’ at the Queen’s farm shop in Windsor, an insider has claimed. Trendy brand TRIP, which has 15mg of cannabinoid – known as CBD – in is on sale in  for £2.19, at the royal farm shop in Windsor  The 21-calorie drinks come in peach and ginger flavour  as well as  elderflower and mint and is said to give ‘your mind clarity and your body balance’. The farm on the edge of Windsor Great Park also sells goods from the Royal Estates…

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Kiwi disability worker Tamsyn Cornwall, 31, reveals bowel cancer symptoms everyone should know

A disability support worker diagnosed with an advanced stage of bowel cancer after becoming so exhausted she could barely brush her hair has revealed the symptoms everyone should watch for. Tamsyn Cornwall spent years training at F45 gyms and eating a diet rich in green vegetables and gluten-free wholefoods to manage the inflammatory bowel disease she had lived with since she was nine years old. The super-fit 31-year-old, from Auckland on New Zealand‘s North Island, was ‘heartbroken’ when she was diagnosed with stage 3B bowel cancer in August, two months…

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Stay lean (and sane) in lockdown with JOE WICKS

So here we are again: cooped up inside, trying to cope with everything that life’s throwing at us. It’s tough. But rather than letting lockdown get the better of us, it’s the perfect chance to get into good diet and exercise habits that will make us feel happier and healthier today and way beyond this challenging time. My approach to nutrition and fitness, which I’ve set out in my new book, 30 Day Kick Start Plan, will do just that, and I’m going to be sharing it with you over…

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