My Weekly Latest Issue August 13

Cover of My Weekly latest issue august 13 with Ruth Langsford and Caribbean cookery

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneOn holiday recently, we took a boat trip around the island of Madeira. We were lucky enough to have a large group of dolphins come alongside our vessel, having a great time racing us and showing off! However our boat, a tourist ship, had to keep stopping to scoop plastic rubbish out of the ocean as it poses such a danger to these majestic
creatures. It’s clear we all need to do our bit to reduce plastic waste so we are looking at practical tips to reduce the impact we have on the planet (p38). It’s much easier than you think! Have a great week.

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from August 13-20, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Fabulous Fiction

Well, you lucky readers… this week we have the start of Elaine Everest’s post-WWII serial, A New Life For Lizzie; a  touching romance for our times from Rowan Coleman; a little boy who hates the idea of moving house; and a girl whose friend enters her into a talent contest without her knowledge. How will she cope in the spotlight? Find out in My Weekly, latest issue!

Pop art style illustration of sultry girl, short red hair, in orange dress with old fashioned microphone, spotlight behind

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Reduce Your Plastic Footprint

Be part of the solution! We look at all the ways it’s possible to wean ourselves off single use plastic. Even if you only make one change to start with, it’s a welcome step in the right direction – you can feel good about yourself and be encouraged to do more.

Smiling woman in supermarket holding paper bag full of unwrapped vegetables

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Go West!

Wiltshire, Berkshire, Bath & Bristol… canals, ancient monuments, amazing shopping centres… The Great West Way aims to highlight swathes of scenic England that are off the main tourist track. Gillian Thornton picks out some of her highlights to get you started.

The Holburne Museum, Bath, Somerset, UK showing rear garden and new cafe

The Holburne Museum, Bath. Pic: Alamy

Eat To Beat The Heat

Discover some great tips for cooling, hydrating food to refresh you – they can also help keep up fluid levels for people who don’t like drinking lots. Some of them may surprise you (though probably not the watermelon – we’ll give you that tip for nothing!)

Attractive young woman on the beach eating watermelon

Pic: iStockphoto

Sarah Proctor

I've worked on a variety of regional newspapers and national magazines. My Weekly and Your Best Ever Christmas are fantastic, warm-hearted brands with an amazing, talented team. I'm a sub-editor and particularly love working on cookery, fiction and advice pages - I feel I should know all the secrets of eternal life, health and happiness by now, but hey, we all need that regular reminder!