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Inside this fortnight... COVER PIC: CAMERA PRESS/NICKY JOHNSTON Real life 9 Animal Magic 12 ‘I’m a stem cell courier’ 16 Dunkirk: ‘We had to save this iconic boat’ 18 The woodland warriors 20 Surgery changed our lives 22 ‘Reunited after almost 70 years’ 26 Inside the dog café! Star chat 10 COVER Penelope Wilton 14 Lesley Manville 24 90 years of Oscar bloopers 28 Gloria Hunniford 146 COVER Victoria Yeates Your best life now! 32 COVER Face masks on test 34 COVER Update your look from £4 37 COVER Boost your brain power 41 Get a handle on headaches 45 Feed your bones Good to know 64 COVER How to banish anxiety 66 Yours Retirement Services 67 COVER Save £100s on energy bills 69 COVER Cleaning products on test 73 Your questions answered 75 Watching the pennies Nostalgia 52 Hippies, mods and rockers 55 ‘Candles, coal and a bus to Bolton…’ Leisure time 83 COVER Nutritious and tasty everyday meals 87 Winter warmers 91 COVER Gardening special 95 Make an origami vase! 97 A knitted handbag 99 COVER Travel special PART 2: the best weekends abroad 109 Yours Travel Club Your favourites 47 Meeting Place 58 Roy Hudd 79 Friends of Yours 112 COVER Free scarf for every reader 115 Carers in touch 123 COVER Puzzles to test you & prizes to win 137 PART 2 of our new short story! 145 Horoscopes £5,729 OF PRIZES TO WIN 32 The best face masks! 95 Clever craft ideas 112 Free scarf to send for It’s tempting to make light of those little ‘senior moments’ and assume that forgetfulness is an inevitable part of ageing, but that’s not the case. In part four of our 15 Minutes to Better Health campaign we’ve asked experts for simple ways you can boost your memory and stay sharp for longer. Turn to page 37 now. There’s plenty of other advice in this issue too – everything from saving on your fuel bills (p67) and stopping cold callers (p73) to banishing anxiety (p64) and shifting stains (p69). Plus we’ve got a stepby-step guide to planting pretty seasonal hanging baskets (p91). And, if it’s inspiration you’re looking for, turn to page 99 for our eight-page travel special. We’ve collected together a month-bymonth guide to the best easy-to-reach weekend breaks. See you next issue Keep in touch... We want to hear your news and views Write to Yours magazine, Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Peterborough PE2 6EA Email yours@bauermedia.co.uk WEBSITE Find us at yours.co.uk Welcome ... 26 The dogfriendly café! FACEBOOK facebook.com/ Yoursmagazine Sharon Reid, Editor 45 NEWSLETTER Sign up now at yours.co.uk Food to feed your bones Visit our website yours.co.uk Subscription query? Call 01858 43 8884 or email bauer@subscription.co.uk Advertising query? Angela Whenman is here to help if you have a query with an advert or offer in Yours. Call 01733 468444 (Mon, Wed, Fri, 9-1pm, or leave a message at other times). For other queries call 01733 468000. YOURS DIGITAL EDITION Find us at greatmagazines.co.uk CUT OUT & KEEP 41 Tackle those headaches 69 Top cleaning products WIN £500! If you can find and cut out Sammy Squirrel in this issue, last issue & the next you could win £500! – turn to page 133 to find out more. You can still win £100 by finding Sammy in this issue only – turn to page 123 for how to enter! Get Yours for just £1 …only when you subscribe See page 132

Feed your Bolster your bone strength by filling your plate with these five essentials By Rebecca Speechley Green leafy vegetables Dark leafy green vegetables such as kale, bok choy, and broccoli all contain a good amount of calcium as well as Vitamin K another bone-building nutrient. Some studies suggest that having enough Vitamin K in your diet could help to protect your bones from fractures. Try to get one 80g (3½oz) portion every day. Sweet potatoes Bake a sweet potato once a week and you’ll be topping up your magnesium and potassium levels. A huge 60 per cent of your body’s magnesium is stored in your bones, it has lots of important roles to play including helping your body to use Vitamin D to keep you and your bones healthy. Potassium helps neutralise acid that could cause calcium to be leached from your bones. Tinned fish Mackerel, salmon, sardines – all brilliant for your bones. A good source of omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in your bones, Vitamin D to encourage calcium absorption and because tiny bones often get included in the canning process a hefty dose of calcium, too. Eat them twice a week. Women need 700mg of calcium every day for healthy bones health advice Did you know? Your bones are a storage facility for minerals, such as calcium, phosphorous and magnesium, that your body uses every single day for jobs like making your muscles move, releasing hormones and carrying messages to your brain. If your diet doesn’t contain enough of these essential nutrients your body will draw on the stores in your bones to make up the short fall. Over time this could weaken your bones and raise your risk of osteoporosis, which is why it’s so important that you make sure you include plenty of these bone-boosting foods in your diet every day. Milk Along with cheese, yogurt, cream and other dairy foods, milk is great for your bones. It’s still one of the best ways to reach your calcium quota (you’d need to eat 275g (9½oz) of broccoli to get the same amount of calcium that you’d find in half a glass of milk), and it’s a great source of protein, magnesium and phosphorous too. Blueberries Packed with iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, zinc and Vitamin K, blueberries are a great food for your bones. They help to maintain bone strength and improve elasticity in your bones and joints to help prevent factures. Scatter a handful over your breakfast. Current guidelines suggest we should get three portions of dairy foods a day. That’s a small pot of yogurt, a matchboxsized piece of cheese and a third of a pint of milk. YOURS n EVERY FORTNIGHT 45 pics: shutterstock

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