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Do you think society puts too much pressure on women to lose weight?

The pressure to be perfect

Why do many women spend a lifetime striving for the perfect body?

Win a taste of life in the fast lane

Stihl are sponsors of the 2014 British Superbikes Championships for the seventh consecutive year
Competition:  Win a hot lap with a pro rider on the Stihl KTM RC8 at Oulton Park

A life of Bryan

Bryan Adams, whom Carmella is a bit of a fan of.
Women 2day: Do we ever fall out of love with our girlhood loves?

Win £50 voucher for Robinson & Neal

Win a £50 voucher for Robinson & Neal
Competition: Deadline for entries, Friday, April 25

Mum loses 11 stone after avoiding mirrors

Joanne Sanderson of Winsford after losing 11 stone
Joanne Sanderson sheds half her body weight and gains energy and confidence

Lifestyle in Pictures

Shopping in the city - 1960s style

Nostalgia: Brook Street, Chester in the 1960s

Ron seeks help in finding old friends

Former Cestrian on the hunt for old schoolfriends
Belambra holiday club in Praz sur Arly, France

Travel: Lanzarote - a downhill struggle?

A nervous Jane Haase embarks on her first family ski holiday in the French Alps

Travel: Bargain in Berlin

Airbnb apartment in Berlin
A friendly apartment is the top choice for a weekend break with mates to Berlin, says Sarah Marshall
Georgina Josephs of Ellesmere Port with her autistic son Jonah

Autism project is an inspiration to young mum

Ellesmere Port mum takes part in photographer Sara Dunn's Admiring Autism project

Mum’s project admires autism

Frank Harvey whose mum has launched a photographic exhibition called Admiring Autism
Photographer Sara Dunn launches Admiring Autism project
Raspberry Creme Brulee from Purnell's Bistro, Birmingham

Learn how to make a classic creme brule

Special recipe from Michelin-starred chef Glyn Purnell

Jane Clare: Young bloods are challenging our perceptions of French winemakers

Latest news and reviews for wine-lovers

Videos & Photos

Day in the Life: Headteacher of The Firs School Margaret Denton

Day in the Life: BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin

Day in the Life: Barrister and author Gareth Roberts


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