'All I want is a place I can call home': Grandmother Barbara Normanton on how she ended up homeless at 66

Homeless at 66: 'All I want is a place I can call home': Grandmother Barbara Normanton on

Grandmother Barbara Normanton graduated from the Paris Sorbonne in 1968 and speaks seven languages. The product of an upper-middle-class background - her uncle was the Tory MP Sir Tom Normanton - Barbara appeared to have the world at her feet. It seems all the more ironic, then, that at 66, Barbara is living in a spartan bed and breakfast for the homeless, in a run-down part of Kilburn, Northwest London. In spite of her best efforts, this place resembles nothing of home.


'How could I say I wanted my brother to die?' Cathy's younger brother Matty was 16 when he was knocked down by a car and left in a vegetative state

Here Cathy Rentzenbrink describes the heartbreak that followed - and the unimaginable decision the family eventually faced after years of caring for him.

'This is my last-ever lingerie shoot': Marie Helvin on keeping in shape at 62 and her guide to a good life

She started modelling when she was 15 and still has what it takes nearly half a century later. But she'd much rather eat pizza than do another lingerie shoot...

The woman behind a right royal buzz: Beauty guru whose age-defying bee venom potions have put a smile on some very famous faces

Deborah Mitchell is subtly smoothing away their frown lines with her age-defying potions. Charlotte Pearson Methven meets the queen bee of celebrity skincare.

Want to get ahead? Then break the rules: Two female advertising high-fliers reveal what it really takes to succeed at work

In this exclusive extract, Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk reveal how freeing yourself from restrictive thinking will enable you to get what you want in the workplace.

Fashion designer Amanda Wakeley shares the highs - and lows - of her 25 years in the business

Since Amanda started out in 1990 dressing the rich and royal, the designer's life seems every bit as gilded as her jet-set clients'. But her success has been hard won.

Why the world loves emojis: The rise of the cutest form of communication 

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At any given moment, 470 million joy emojis are flying around Twitter. Last year, the heart emoji was named most popular 'word'.

Do my whiskers look big in this? Feline fashionistas in haute-cature millinery - what's not to love?

Cats in Hats: Feline fashionistas in haute-cature millinery - what's not to love?

Does your cat have a hat? If not, why not? Knitwear designer Sara Thomas's new book, Cats in Hats, has 30 knitting and crochet patterns to fit every puss's personality. The catwalk beckons...

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YOU hot list: This week's wise buys from the fashion team 

Combine ocean blues with sandy tans for an easy summer vibe. Get packing with Philippa Bloom's hotter than hot checklist.

Spotlight on The Jar Kitchen girls who have upcycled their way to West End restaurant success

Best friends Lucy Brown, 30, an ex model agent, and Jenny Quintero, 28, a former magazine publishing manager, are owners of hip new Covent Garden restaurant Jar Kitchen.

Emotional ties with online beauty entrepreneur Alexia Inge

The co-founder of Cultbeauty.co.uk on glowing jewellery, an early dungaree trauma, her signature scent and the boots that remind her to take the occasional risk.

X Factor winner and soon-to-be stage star Matt Cardle on karaoke and idolising David Attenborough

The singer - who will soon join the cast of hit musical Memphis - on not having a plan B, the secret to a happy relationship, his dream dinner date and his secret skill.

Front Row: Forget the It-bag - it's all about the It-basket. Plus Cartier puts FR in a flowery mood

FR joined Joan Collins, Jerry Hall, Boris Becker and Kitty Spencer at the Cartier lunch for the Queen's Cup polo at Guards Club. Plus, why we're all basket cases.

Quickfire with London rapper Tinie Tempah

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 Cartoon Network and Childline launch national anti-bullying initiative, Britain - 14 Nov 2014
 FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/pne4  British rapper Tinie Tempah is calling on children and young people across the UK to stand up against bullying, teaming up with Cartoon Network to launch "CN Buddy Network: Be a Buddy Not a Bully". The new campaign, also endorsed by presenter Anna Williamson, kicks off National Anti-Bullying Week today (17 Nov) and aims to raise awareness and empower kids to take action against bullying.

Tinie on headstands, unwanted haircuts and being a secret geek. Plus check out the video for his new single Not Letting Go. 

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This month's YOU Reading Group: Fallout by Sadie Jones

At the heart of this novel is an intense, illicit love affair between Luke, an aspiring playwright, and Nina, a young actress starting to make a name for herself on the London stage.

Summer pop-up: Salted tamarind caramel ice cream 


MasterChef contestant and supper-club host Shivi Ramoutar, the new face of modern Caribbean cooking, reinvents a childhood favourite. A sundae with a difference.

The ultimate can-do classic: Boston cream pie 


It looks suspiciously like a cake and not a pie to us... But with sponge, custard and chocolate icing, who cares? A gorgeous slice of Americana!