Sammi's bid to trace stranger who left heartwarming note

A young mum is hoping to thank a generous stranger who left her a handwritten note in which he described her as a "credit to her generation" for her parenting skills and son's manners.

Sammie Welch was on a train from Birmingham to Plymouth when the charming man left her a letter of praise and £5 note. She joined us this lunchtime along with three-year old son, Rylan to explain all...

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Kirstie on why the Phil rumours will never be true!

Genuinely? Never! If you could see Phil's wife then you'd know why...

– Kirstie Allsopp

They may be the perfect partnership on-screen helping couples across the UK and Europe find their dream home, however Kirstie Allsopp finally put those Phil Spencer romance rumours to bed as she told our Loose Women it'd 'Never' happen!

Poor Coleen seemed crushed....

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Kirstie, Ruth and Coleen

Join the dance for Red Nose Day 2015

Find out how you can join in with this year's first ever Comic Relief Danceathon Challenge as Kirstie Allsopp explains all...

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Kirstie's Comic Relief Challenge

Kirstie Allsopp

Join us this lunchtime as presenter Kirstie Allsopp pops by to tell us all about this year's first ever Comic Relief Dancethon.

Raising heart-rates whilst raising money for Red Nose Day 201, celebrity dance teachers on stage at the event at will be guiding the crowd on how to do a range of dances. Find out how you can get involved at the Wembley Arena on Sunday 8th March.

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Loose Women

Join us this week as our Loose Women tackle the latest news and topics with a sprinkling of celebrity...

Monday 26th - Kirstie Allsop

Tuesday 27th - Nick Jonas

Wednesday 28th - Deborah Meaden

Thursday 29th - Lesley Joseph

Friday 30th - Adam Hills

Anastacia discusses her double mastectomy

I got to meet my new friends and it's been so exciting. I've not named them yet!

– Anastacia is very happy with her new breasts

American superstar Anastacia admitted she has felt empowered by her decision to have a double mastectomy.

The singer was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 but took the decision to remove both of her breasts following its return in 2013.

Acknowledging it gave her control over the situation, she said: "It was my decision. It's a decision less travelled. It's because you do have a chance you might not get it again.

"I already had it once, then I got it twice, I'm really not a gambler."

Anastacia admitted she loves her 'new friends' - the result of reconstructive breast surgery.

"I got to meet my new friends and it's been so exciting!" she quipped.

Adding she was now in a 'club' with Angelina Jolie and Sharon Osbourne who have also had reconstructive surgery following a double mastectomy, she added: "We're all looking at our new pals like you just don't know!"

Anastacia

American singer songwriter Anastacia, world-renowned for her powerful soul voice, joins us for a chat today ahead of her Shepherd's Bush Empire gig in London tonight, as part of her current Resurrection World Tour.

Don't miss her, live this lunchtime from 12.30pm on ITV.

A dog is for life?

Number of puppies abandoned after Christmas has doubled

It brings into question the thought process that people are applying to the process of getting a dog.

– Giles Webber, Director, Dogs Trust

The number of dogs abandoned after christmas has doubled say the UK's biggest rescue charity, Dogs Trust. According to their latest figures, 174 dogs we're brought in over the festive period, with 8,923 handed in or collected by the organisation overall in 2014.

The charity has blamed the internet for the increasing issue as online prices tend to be far lower than those from reputable breeders. Advertisements selling under-age puppies, banned breeds and illegally imported dogs were all found and reported by the charity last year.

Is your dog a huge part of your family? How did you find puppy training in the early days? Did you encounter any doggie-disasters? Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter this morning or e-mail us on loose.women@itv.com.

If you're worried about the welfare of dog you can contact the RSPCA
If you are looking for help and advice with your puppy or would like to adopt a dog contact Dogs Trust