Real lives: One for sorrow... and for joy. How an injured magpie chick helped heal a

Paralysed in a fall, Sam Bloom struggled to come to terms with her disability and sank into depression. But then, as her husband Cameron recalls, the arrival of an injured Australian magpie chick transformed life for the whole family...

Join The White Company founder Chrissie Rucker MBE and YOU Editor Sue Peart for an exclusive festive shopping event at the luxury lifestyle brand's flagship store.

Wowing us this week: Parisian stylista Julia Restoin-Roitfeld's children's range for River Island, Aspinal's Downton Abbey-inspired handbags and the welcome return of the coatigan.

Singer and X-Factor runner-up Rebecca Ferguson on parties, channelling Audrey Hepburn in a Primark dress and the joys of hanging out with her children.

The sparky South Londoner on sharing her blonde ambition with comedian mum Jenny, and bringing her hit Edinburgh Fringe show to the capital.

From tartan to dog's tooth, checks are having a moment this autumn. Alisha Hockenjos picks the season's standout pieces.

You Reading Group: The Butcher's Hook by Janet Ellis, an atmospheric novel set in 18th-century London. The mood shifts from passionate to something darker.