'I don't give a damn about getting older... I get snapped on the bus with no make-up on': Helen Mirren on age and sexuality


'Our mantra was now': A mother on how her two-year-old daughter's illness taught her to live in the moment

When ANITA KAUSHAL's daughter Milli was diagnosed with a brain tumour, it changed the whole family's outlook on life. Anita on how they lived in the moment for nine 'joyful' years.

'I won't be online dating': Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell reveals why she's loving the single life

At 56, the bestselling author of Sex and the City is, whisper it, happily single. She reveals here that most women have no clue what men are thinking and why she doesn't need Mr Big on speed dial.

'It's a shame that ethnic minorities aren't getting a crack at different types of roles,' says Georgina Campbell

'Cosmic' and 'stellar' have all been used to describe her extraordinary leap from obscurity to best leading actress winner at this year's TV Baftas, the first black actress to win the top award.

Exclusive reader event: Don't miss the star-studded YOU Christmas book day 

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 Galaxy Book Awards, Grosvenor House Hotel, London, Britain - 09 Apr 2008

Join us once again at this year's star-studded Christmas Book Day - a fantastic opportunity to meet writers including Penny Vincenzi - and to stock up on unique gifts.

Emotional ties with jewellery designer Dinny Hall

Dinny on old friends (historical novelist Liz Fremantle), childhood sketches, attracting attention with Tom Ford's Black Orchid, killer shoes and her favourite pair of earrings.

Eccentric family, calamitous childhood, disastrous holidays... how my life became TV comedy gold: Emma Kennedy on immortalising her strange but all too true upbringing

Emotional ties with bestselling novelist Kate Mosse

The writer on a girlie weekend in New York, experiments in taxidermy, her connection to Beatrix Potter, leaking feather boas and why she can't go anywhere without her platform shoes.

SPOTLIGHT: Piano player 'Manny' Vass 

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Born in Manila, the son of a Yorkshire carpenter, Manny didn't come from a musical background, but found his calling early in life.

FRONT ROW: Cashmere, but not as you know it! 


Canadians know a thing or two about layering, and Kit and Ace is a new label which specialises in what it calls 'technical cashmere' - cashmere but not as you know it.

Style Notes: New season, new boots 


New season, new boots. YOU's Emily Dawes shares her edit of the best boots from the high street

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'I sold my house to fund my campaign': Parliament's winners and losers, six female politicians on the fallout from one of the most dramatic elections to date

This year's general election was one of the most unpredictable in recent history. Some of the winners and losers reveal how their lives and emotions were turned upside-down overnight.

No always means no: With thousands of rapists escaping conviction each year in the UK, it's time to ditch the grey area of dubious sexual consent, says one writer

Around 85,000 women are raped or suffer serious sexual assault each year in England and Wales. Louise O'Neill, herself a victim, argues that it's time to do away with the grey area.

Charlie Gladstone: 'Forget the high life, we prefer the good life'

Charlie may be descended from the late great prime minister and live in a castle, but he and his wife have prospered by following a more down-to-earth path.