Deborah Ross

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

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Gerard Butler: 'I know some things I will take to the grave'

He may be a ‘fantastic-looking cutie-pie’ and is rumoured to earn $20m per film, but he is still haunted by his dark past.

Were you injured and would like to claim compensation? Get over it!

Just so you know, pretending to have put your back out is, research shows, much less inconvenient than actually putting your back out

If you ask me... As a feminist, I got some new shoes, but skipped a haircut

You don't have to go all the way to "empowering" - I stop at "sassy"

If You Ask Me...Stay-at-home mums and working mums: lay off!

The Government plans to offer working mothers up to £1,200 per year towards child care. And did the stay-at-homes take this quietly? They did not

If you ask me...I don’t want to die knowing I’d never bought an ice-cream maker

The New College of Elaborate Justifications Around Purchases is open

If you ask me...If you're showing signs of Being Alive, beware

Many famous people throughout history have experienced Being Alive and its fatal consequences; Albert Einstein, Elvis Presley, even Napoleon

If you ask me...My tips for winning the battle of the school places

Plus, how to make your children feel they're at a fee-paying school

Ukip leader Nigel Farage in laughjing mood after the by-election result in Eastleigh, Hampshire

Time to take Ukip seriously now? Don’t make me laugh

They're a rising political force, but even if I try my hardest I can't stop the giggles

If you ask me...Pippa Middleton must realise the brutal training us real columnists have undergone

For most columnists, it’s been a long haul, and it’s never a matter of simply typing out any old rubbish from the top of your head

Nick Clegg and his wife MIriam arrive at the Brighton Conference Centre before his speech this afternoon

If you ask me...Nick Clegg is the master of U-turns, so let's spare a thought for his poor wife Miriam

According to the British School of Votering, you cannot get your politician’s licence and be let loose on voters without mastering the U-turn

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Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

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Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
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Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
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The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
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The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

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A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
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Polpetto's head chef shares her favourite recipes from Iced Earl Grey tea to baked peaches, mascarpone & brown sugar meringues...
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The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
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Soup isn’t just about comforting broths and steaming hot bowls...
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I would have taken the Crystal Palace job if I’d been offered it soon after my interview... but the whole process dragged on so I had to pull out
Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
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Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

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