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Diane Cooke

Diane Cooke is a three times award-winning journalist who has worked for UK national/regional newspapers, magazines and websites.
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Footie kids: Why the Euros are a costly time for Mum and Dad

The staggering cost of kids’ football kits has been revealed, with parents expected to stump up eye-watering sums of money for young fans. Youngsters hoping to replicate their heroes by draping themselves head-to-toe...

Forget lip fillers! Dr Emma says post-lockdown is all about the teeth

Teeth are topping the must-try tweakment list now lip fillers have fallen out of favour with celebs and influencers like Molly-Mae Hague. And it makes sense, after all what’s the main thing you...

Cool down your Euro football fever with these patriotic alco-slushes

The anticipation is at fever pitch as Euro 2020 kicks off today (Friday) with England meeting Croatia on Sunday, the very team that sent them out of the World Cup after an...

Taste Test: Love Yourself – the new diet meal subscription service – tackles lockdown load

We only need to take a look around at our fellow Brits to realise that lockdown has taken its toll on waistlines. Now the weather has taken a turn for the better people...

She can swim the channel and become a Champ F1 driver, but Nerys can’t enjoy a coffee in her local Costa

Nerys Pearce was left paralysed from the chest down after a motorbike accident at the age of 27. This summer she is swimming the channel, for the second time. She has racked...

New app offers elderly lonely people a chance to make friends

Stressed members of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ juggling childcare with caring for elderly parents are being offered respite by a new app, Companiions, that connects people with trusted, vetted companions. Companiions is a befriending...

Alfresco dining? Try this Aubergine, Chickpea, Pomegranate and Feta Salad

Aubergines are low in calories and high in fibre. So this is a delicious, low-calorie, minimum fuss meal which can be eaten warm or cold. Serves 2 Ingredients 2 large aubergines, cut lengthways into thick slices 1...

From man-dles to Ronaldo’s undies – what Dad really wants for Father’s Day

Fathers are always so difficult to buy for, aren't they? Socks, undies, a bottle of whisky, a nasal hair trimmer, perhaps? Or maybe not. So here's some inspo ahead of Dad's Day...

Diane Cooke

Diane Cooke is a three times award-winning journalist who has worked for UK national/regional newspapers, magazines and websites.