Sally Newall

Sally Newall is IndyBest editor. When she’s not scouting out the best consumer products on the market, she's a lifestyle writer covering anything from food to fitness trends.

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Call The Midwife: Miranda Hart as Chummy

Call the Midwife Christmas Special, review: Miranda Hart and co deliver the festive goods

Traversing a mixture of Christmas schmaltz and hard-hitting history, the BBC drama takes us to an institution for unmarried mothers

10 best Christmas party clutch bags

Find a carrier fitting for a Christmas do. IndyBest sorts through the sequins and sparkles to bring you bags that will add festive flair to your outfit

Christmas 2014: 14 best gifts for the home

From bespoke rocking chairs to ornamental candles, here are pressies big and small to make Christmas all about the home this year

Johnny Handle, Northumberland, Ted Relph, President of Lakeland Dialect Society, and Sid Calderbank, Lancashire, founder of the National Dialect Day

Do regional dialects have any place in the modern world?

We meet the enthusiasts determined to stop them dying out

12 best Christmas tree ornaments

We've found a selection of unusual pieces to hang on your tree instead of the traditional tinsel

Christmas 2014: 14 best jewellery and watches

Geometric, bejewelled and completely beautiful, these pieces are going straight on our Christmas list (and probably yours, too)

Christmas 2014: 14 best alternative advent calendars

This December there doesn’t need to be chocolate behind the window. From stationery to gin, we find alternative for the traditional festive count down

All over the shop: ‘Liberty of London’

Liberty of London, Channel 4, TV review: Even Pharrell Williams' new fragrance and a bit of bondage can't give this show the X Factor

Despite producers' best efforts, there was no real drama at the department store

Great Continental Railway Journeys, TV review: Michael Portillo goes for an immersive - occasionally farcical - experience

Michael Portillo was back last night with another series of Great Continental Railway Journeys (BBC2), following George Bradshaw's 1913 guide as he travels across Russia.

History of violence: the high-security psychiatric hospital Broadmoor

Broadmoor, TV review: A problematic insight into the notorious psychiatric hospital

It has taken five years for the high-security institution to allow cameras in

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A Christmas without hope: Fears grow in Gaza that the conflict with Israel will soon reignite

Christmas without hope

Gaza fears grow that conflict with Israel will soon reignite
After 150 years, you can finally visit the grisliest museum in the country

The 'Black Museum'

After 150 years, you can finally visit Britain's grisliest museum
No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

No ho-ho-hos with Nick Frost's badass Santa

Doctor Who Christmas Special TV review
Chilly Christmas: Swimmers take festive dip for charity

Chilly Christmas

Swimmers dive into freezing British waters for charity
Veterans' hostel 'overwhelmed by kindness' for festive dinner

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all