Real Life

An angel among us

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At the crack of dawn when most of us are still tucked up in bed, Tracey Gibbs is up and making an unusually large breakfast.

Pudding club: Just desserts

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Almost without taking a breath, Jill Bunn reels off the list of desserts she’ll be serving at her upcoming pudding club.

Swiss you were here

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We’ve all been there: stuck in traffic after a horrid day at work, wondering where our lives are headed.

Bring me a hire love

Masquerade Fancy Dress shop

Fiends, Romans, Spider-Men, lend us your looks. . . We find out what life is like in one of the region’s busiest and best fancy dress shops.

Too posh to pawn? Think again...

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There was one woman who thought her shiny hair straighteners were solid gold,” says Lin Head, a pawnbroker of more than 10 years. “That was a bit of a strange one.

Gardeners’ world

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"There was a knock at the door,” recalls Tony Newton. “And there, standing at the doorstep, was a mother and daughter. They had travelled from Romania to see the garden and had walked for two-and-a-half hours to get to the house.

We did it our weigh

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I remember walking into Monsoon and trying on a size 12 wedding dress,” beams Tina Winmill. “It was the most amazing feeling in the world when I slipped it on and it was a perfect fit. It was actually a really emotional moment.”

Life’s all write now for Mark

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You’ll have to excuse the noise, there’s men in the cellar. I’ve locked them in there and am waiting to see how long it takes for them to turn savage. It’s for the next book.”