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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Hair to stay: 10 best beard grooming products

Are you growing it like Ryan Gosling, George Clooney or Ben Affleck?  Keep your facial hair in tip-top condition with these luxury tools and toiletries

Darn good: 6 best sewing machines for beginners

Feeling inspired by BBC Two's The Great British Sewing Bee? Don't get stitched up when choosing a machine. Here are six bits of kit to get you started

Pot it: 10 best planters

The sun’s finally out. Pep up your garden or balcony with these pots and containers

'Birds of a Feather' is back on television after a 15-year hiatus

Birds of a Feather, TV review: 15 years on the show still resonates

Cultural references may seem cringe, but show still has warm familiarity

Pets at play: 10 best dog toys

Whether your pooch is a showing supremo or more of a mischievous mutt, try one of these toys to keep them busy

Spoil her: 10 best Mother’s Day gifts under £10

A Mothering Sunday pressie doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Try one of these thoughtful gifts for size. All a tenner or under

Wanderlust: 10 best Asia travel books

If you’re heading east or want to learn more about the continent, take a guided tour

In praise of youth: Tom Hereward as the youthful vicar in Call the Midwife

A new generation of vicars: More young people are choosing a life of wing tips and clerical collars

The Church of England has seen a rise in the proportion of under-30s entering training. We speak to the clergy for the 21st century

10 best wallpapers

Whether you want to create a standout statement wall or add subtle interest to a room, there’s a design out there to dress up your decor

Moment of troth: Bobby Beattie proposes to girlfriend Laura in the Braehead Shopping Centre

A very public proposal: Would you follow Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lead?

The public proposals usually involve flashmobs that culminate in someone getting down on one knee - all of course caught on camera

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Alexander Fury: The designer names to look for at fashion week this season

The big names to look for this fashion week

This week, designers begin to show their spring 2015 collections in New York
Will Self: 'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

'I like Orwell's writing as much as the next talented mediocrity'

Will Self takes aim at Orwell's rules for writing plain English
Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

Toy guns proving a popular diversion in a country flooded with the real thing
Al Pacino wows Venice

Al Pacino wows Venice

Ham among the brilliance as actor premieres two films at festival
Neil Lawson Baker interview: ‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.

Neil Lawson Baker interview

‘I’ve gained so much from art. It’s only right to give something back’.
The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor