The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle was first published in 1969. Since then the book for small children has become a staple of bedtime and many parents know it by heart.

It is 46 years since ITV first aired the Hovis "boy on a bike" commercial. Even then, it struck a chord of nostalgia - can it do it again in 2019?

This week, there is a judicial review of the process that raised women's state retirement age to 66 - threatening to plunge many into poverty. Our reporter reveals what we know so far.

If you were just about to pack those nice, capacious swim shorts for a holiday in France, you might want to check the local rules first.

The missile of choice may have changed but protesters have been throwing things at politicians for millennia. Here are some of the incidents over the course of 2,000 years.

It's where men go to pursue their hobbies but why should they be the only ones to have a personal retreat? It's our turn now, girls.

Is hoarding greetings cards a known condition... or is it just me?

It looks as if baby Archie, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be kept, as far as possible, away from the glare of publicity. We look at how it's going so far.

Bucket lists - 100 things to do before you die? Forget it, I'm listing the stuff I never want to do and the things I can really do without. So there.

Percy Pigs are going totally vegetarian - causing outrage with some customers. What other foods taste different these days?

We won't find out until the end of may but a shortlist of 30 has been drawn up. Who would you choose... or has your comedy hero failed to make the cut?

A House of Lords Committee has suggested pensioners should lose some of their benefits to help young people − a rubbish idea says this 64-year-old reporter

Opinion X-Ray ready - not a good look

Monday, April 29, 2019

In 2013 there was the knee replacement, now the hip is playing up and I'm back under the doctor.

A new report shows that many of us don't have secure passwords online. If yours is Liverpool or 123456, you might want to think again.

It's one of the burning topics of the day - who should replace Dame Darcey Bussell on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel... the list of possibles just keeps getting bigger

Keeping three grandsons entertained, fed, clean and happy is more of a hurricane than a breeze...

Extreme fisherman and star of River Monster, Jeremy Wade, who was born in Ipswich, brings his new series to Discovery's Animal Planet at the end of this month.

Not everyone believes that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him and here are some of the reasons why.

The latest celebrity dancer to sashay off with a professional dance partner is Stacey Dooley, according to reports. We consider whether there is a hex on Strictly Come Dancing.

Lynne rather fancies herself as a cleaning guru... check out her top tips here and feel free to ignore them

At what age do women have to stop buying clothes in Topshop? ITV star Lorraine Kelly, who celebrates her 60th birthday in November, says its fine to shop where the teenagers go - she does.

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