Deborah Ross

Deborah Ross writes the "If you ask me..." column for i. She also writes for The Daily Mail.

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Lord Sugar sided with Leah Totton in the final of The Apprentice

The Apprentice: But Leah – what do I do if I suffer a Looking Older emergency?

Perhaps entire hospitals should be dedicated to treating that horrendous and unnatural condition known as Looking Older

If you ask me...I've got a plan for those who ruin my favourite green space with litter

Just so you know, leaving an empty drink can on top of a wall doesn’t make it all right

If you ask me...Would I use Twitter to try and blag free stuff? Perish the thought!

Celebrities! Where is your pride? Have you no sense of shame?

Dislike Rihanna? Husband doesn't love you enough? Be your own Liz Jones with PimpMyFamily

Confessional journalism and Liz Jones’s new book have inspired a business idea...

If you ask me...Michael at Waitrose has gone majestically mad for marjoram

Showering everything in pointless adjectives is starting to get on everybody’s wick

A whole week without visiting John Lewis? That’s what I call young

Here are some tell-tale signs that you're not that old

If you ask me...The miracle of Kate – the first woman to give birth ever ever ever

An exclusive scoop on The Royal Baby

If you ask me... Don’t knock a man who falls asleep in front of the TV and then denies it

Perhaps this IS the time to stick up for those poor fools

Many households may not even realise that they have a PPI policy

If you ask me...Some day, that PPI mis-selling phone call of my dreams will come

There can't be many things more frustrating than missing a cold call

If you ask me...Phew! I live again, dear readers and the editor says I’m better than Pippa Middleton

I can’t tell you for sure what made the editor of this newspaper change his mind. Was it calling him every hour on the hour and sobbing down the phone?

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