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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Downton Abbey review series 5, episode 4: Still entertaining, but those times need to hurry up and get a-changing

Alongside the history for dummies, we had Downton's favourite topic: inner conflict

Wool Week 2014: best interiors

Celebrate Wool Week with stylish textured pieces that will cosy-up  your home

10 best rucksacks for backpackers

Off on an intrepid trip? Experts from student trip specialists Real Gap and Quest Overseas recommend luggage for travellers on the move

10 best table lamps

10 best table lamps

From concrete and upcycled glassware bases to illuminated inflatable beach balls, choose an eye-catching light this autumn

10 best clutch bags

10 best clutch bags

Make a style statement with these bold and bright carriers that will see you through from day to night

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry inspect Kate's fruity pork pies

Great British Bake Off, episode 5, review: Kate comes out top as Paul Hollywood piles on pressure for pie week

But can we trust the BBC's editing anymore after 'bingate'?

Service with a smile: Mr Chaskar featured in Hotel India

Hotel India, TV review: This entertaining visit comes with some reservations

Anyone whose holiday accommodation wasn't everything they hoped for this August might have wished, after watching BBC2's Hotel India, that they had headed to south Asia instead. There, hoteliers work to the mantra "guest is God".

The Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants

The Great British Bake-Off, TV review: Full on sauce as the contestants tackled desserts

It was hottest day of the year in the The Great British Bake-Off tent. This week: desserts. It started off pretty steamy with "self-saucing puds".

National Cycle to Work Day: 10 best bags for commuters

Get ready for National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags

10 best baby shower gifts

From practical pieces to special keepsakes, we find a range of presents to help parents-to-be  prepare for a new arrival

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick