Here’s a few of our highlights from this month’s issue. If you’re still looking for your own copy, you can find your local stockist here or subscribe here.

On the cover

“I’m pleased to tell you that my brain is still active”

Gutsy and sharp as a tack. Nothing gets past the queen of the screen and theatre. Maureen speaks to Sue Crawford about playing strong women, being confrontational and why she has embraced going grey. A hilariously eye-opening interview, Maureen delivers all the entertainment you’d expect from a Platinum cover star.

Homes & Gardens

From soft cushions and chunky blankets to atmospheric lighting, we all need the comfort hygge can provide at the moment. We speak to home experts to find out what makes the Danish trend so special.


A daily walk has been a joy for many of us these past few months. Stride out in style with cosy knits, winter prints and gorgeous accessories. Switching from smooth cappuccino colour palettes to eye-catching jumper and scarf combos, there’s something for every taste in this month’s fashion spreads.

Food & Drink

Try your hand at a meatless Monday. More than 400,000 people signed up to last year’s Veganuary, and this year you can get in on the action too. On our food pages, you’ll find delightful recipes that are bursting with flavour and goodness in equal measure.

Our tipple and nibbles this month are celebratory — the perfect addition to your New Year’s Eve merriment. Though celebrations might be different this year, you can still party in your own way. Raise a glass in style with our delicious light bites and fruit cocktails.

Great reads

“If Brucey can work for 70 years, then so can I”

The ever-charming Anton Du Beke talks about his memories from childhood, his relationship with Bruce Forsyth and the real reason he joined Strictly Come Dancing.

“I’m living a simpler life — and loving it”

When TV presenter Kate Humble went on a year-long quest to finds happiness, she realised the answer lay in a less hectic life. She tells Gemma Calvert why.

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