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

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

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.

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A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

A timely reminder of the bloody anniversary we all forgot

Who remembers that this week we enter the 150th anniversary year of the end of the American Civil War, asks Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served

Homeless Veterans appeal

Former soldiers pay their respects to a friend who also served
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing

Scarred by the bell

The downfall of the TV star charged with bar stabbing
Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Why 2014 was a year of technological let-downs

Security breaches and overhyped start-ups dominated a year in which very little changed (save the size of your phone)
Cuba's golf revolution: But will the revolutionary nation take 'bourgeois' game to its heart?

Will revolutionary Cuba take 'bourgeois' golf to its heart?

Fidel Castro ridiculed the game – but now investment in leisure resort projects is welcome
The Locked Room Mysteries: As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor Otto Penzler explains the rules of engagement

The Locked Room Mysteries

As a new collection of the genre’s best is published, its editor explains the rules of engagement
Amy Adams on playing painter Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's Big Eyes

How I made myself Keane

Amy Adams hadn’t wanted to take the role of artist Margaret Keane, because she’d had enough of playing victims. But then she had a daughter, and saw the painter in a new light
Ed Richards: Parting view of Ofcom chief. . . we hate jokes on the disabled

Parting view of Ofcom chief... we hate jokes on the disabled

Bad language once got TV viewers irate, inciting calls to broadcasting switchboards. But now there is a worse offender, says retiring head of the media watchdog, Ed Richards
A look back at fashion in 2014: Wear in review

Wear in review

A look back at fashion in 2014
Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015. Might just one of them happen?

Ian Herbert: My 10 hopes for sport in 2015

Might just one of them happen?
War with Isis: The West needs more than a White Knight

The West needs more than a White Knight

Despite billions spent on weapons, the US has not been able to counter Isis's gruesome tactics, says Patrick Cockburn
Return to Helmand: Private Davey Graham recalls the day he was shot by the Taliban

'The day I was shot by the Taliban'

Private Davey Graham was shot five times during an ambush in 2007 - it was the first, controversial photograph to show the dangers our soldiers faced in Helmand province
Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Revealed: the best and worst airlines for delays

Many flyers are failing to claim compensation to which they are entitled, a new survey has found
The stories that defined 2014: From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions

The stories that defined 2014

From the Scottish independence referendum to the Ice Bucket Challenge, our writers voice their opinions
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

Disaster looming? Now you know where to head...

Which British city has become the first to be awarded special 'resilience' status by the UN?