Real Life

Dead gorgeous

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There’s something dead unique about jeweller Kate Gilliland’s creations. And we say that with emphasis on the word ‘dead’.

Can we have a word with you?

Martin Shone and Anita Williams

Becoming a published writer is a dream that many wish to achieve but never quite realise. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible, as these authors are proving.

Blind date

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Finding love can be a tricky business. The number of people using online dating sites is higher than ever, but how many people are finding a perfect match in their digital quest for The One? Kirsty Bosley plays Cupid.

Material world

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Hate High Street shopping? Kirsty Bosley meets the dressmaker crafting made-to-measure frocks.

Strokes of genius

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Somewhere in the bustling metropolis of New York City hangs a beautiful painting, bought at an art fair for a few thousand dollars.

Happy families

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Black Country couple Pat and Gary Halligan have opened their home – and hearts – to homeless teenagers. Kirsty Bosley meets them.

Real Life: Celebs ask for me by name

Deborah Mitchell

Deborah Mitchell is the award-winning beautician of choice for an impressive list of happy customers, all from her Heaven Health & Beauty base in Shifnal.

Pick your own

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Delicious Pied de Mouton and chanterelle mushrooms, wild chervil, juicy bilberries and fresh elderflowers.

Stressing the point

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With ringing phones, bleeping app notifications, business, housework and children to deal with, life can be stressful at the best of times for most of us.

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.