My Weekly Latest Issue September 3

Cover of My Weekly latest issue with Imelda Staunton and Spanish cookery

My Weekly editor Stuart JohnstoneOne of the unsung heroes of My Weekly is, ironically, one of our biggest stars, and on reading her words this week it dawned on me that I really don’t shout about her enough. Helen Lederer has been our advice columnist for a decade, and in that time, she has covered all manner of dilemmas. Through it all there has been a consistent thread of compassion and pragmatism that makes her words truly valuable. This week Helen is taking on the thorniest of subjects – family weddings! See what she says on page 63. Have a great week!

Stuart Johnstone, Editor

My Weekly latest issue is on sale from September 3-10, available at supermarkets, newsagents and as a subscription.

Take a look at what’s inside…

Sunny Spanish Flavours

Whether you prefer the light, simple combinations of tapas or a hearty bowlful of paella, you’ll love Jennie Shapter’s cookery feature that will help you recreate the authentic tastes of Spain!

Bright coloured bowls of tapas, green peppers, prawns and tomato bread with yellow flowers in a vase

Pic: Jon Whitaker

Is Fear Holding You Back?

Phobias can really get in the way of enjoying life! Find out more about them, and effective non-drug treatments including the Friendly Spider Programme. Meanwhile Dr Sarah Jarvis asks, “Are you ready for surgery?” If hospital is a phobia of yours, you’d better read these pages first…

Woman afraid of heights grips handrail and looks out over city from high viewpoint

Pic: iStockphoto

Your Autumn Wardrobe

Warm, rich colours are everywhere in the lovely new season’s ranges. Looking Good expert Audrey picks out a selection of indoor and outdoor wear that’s sure to tempt you to wrap up, cosily and stylishly!

Composite image of a purple felt hat, long sleeved burgundy dress with paisley pattern, and 1920s style shoes in tweed and tan leather

Pics: Debenhams, Joe Browns

Don’t Let Your Garden Go To Seed

It’s harvest time – everything is ripening and getting a bit overgrown. Susie White, our gardening expert, advises on managing your plot in this time of plenty – and also, on our travel pages, takes a trip to Sweden to enjoy some gardens and flower-decorated cakes!

Gardening expert Susie White stands in front of a shady part of her garden

Pic: Susie White

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!