'Becoming a stepmum is a terrific privilege but it is fraught with pitfalls. You need to open your heart and let down your barriers while knowing you could lose everything.'

Mary's world was shattered when her ten-year-old daughter was killed by a family friend at a Christmas party while her parents socialised downstairs.

Dear Santa, this Christmas I want to flirt outrageously at parties, stay in my pyjamas till 4pm and get spoilt by my parents... Sophie Goddard lists the pros of doing the season solo.

Meet the perfectly polished silver stylista, aka Instagram sensation Linda Rodin

She was in her 50s when she created her beauty line, 60 when she got her first tattoo, and now, at 68, LINDA RODIN is an Instagram sensation with thousands of followers hankering after her ageless style. She shares her tips for growing old gorgeously with Jane Mulkerrins.

It's no surprise that Versace chose Dubai for its second foray into hotels. The Palazzo Versace could just as well be named Planet Versace: cushions and floors come in every print imaginable.

Starring Principal dancers Marianela Nuñez and performed to Tchaikovsky's sparkling score, The Sleeping Beauty is a landmark production for The Royal Ballet.

We are delighted to share our 12 days of Christmas competition. Fabulous prizes include an Aspinal Lottie bag, champagne gift set and Aston Martin driving experience.

The undeniable pull of quality live action entertainment should never be forgotten! In particular that which comes in the form of a traditional village green circus...

More parents favouring one child over another, multiple marriages and rising property prices have led to a huge increase in inheritance disputes. YOU reports on the anguish these feuds can cause.

In need of some festive inspiration? We've found great gifts ranging from under a tenner to £25.  

YOU's Emily Dawes shows us her edit of the best festive dresses for the big day. Feel dressed up whilst still having room for Christmas pud!

Set in Oman in the 1950s, this is an expansive piece of storytelling, full of adventure, betrayal, shocking secrets and passion.