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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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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...

Entrepreneur bids for funding from Dragon’s Den investors for Tipsi Tray business

An entrepreneur from Southampton is to bid for Dragon’s Den funding for a unique tray invented by his grandfather 40 years ago. Robert Simpson, who runs Single Handed Products in Shirley, will be...

My life married to a serial bigamist, convicted paedophile and psychopath

Mary Turner-Thomson has a tattoo of a quill on her right arm that represents the things that she is proud of in her life - her prolific writing career, her black belt...

Student’s ‘therapy in a box’ is aid to post-pandemic mental health issues

A University of Salford student has come up with a solution to the mental health issues caused by the pandemic. Therapy Unboxed is the first therapy subscription box on the market, created by Counselling...

Ready, set, camp! How your campervan or motorhome can earn you money

Motorhome and campervan owners can put cash in their pockets with the launch of an online platform in the UK. PaulCamper, Europe’s largest online platform for motorhome and campervan sharing, has launched in...

Diane Cooke

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