Westminster Women: Sandra Howard

I didn't actually want to be walking ten paces behind the whole way, you know, so I went off and canvassed with female candidates on my own.

– Sandra Howard on a life in politics

In the first of our Westminster Women series, novelist Sandra Howard (wife of former Conservative party leader, Michael Howard) gives an insight into life in the Westminster bubble and discusses her latest novel, Tell the Girl.

Sandra tells Lorraine there's a focus on the dress sense of politicians' wives and that she often borrowed her friend's clothes because of this focus!

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Anyone can fall victim to stalking

Sandra Bullock is the latest Hollywood star who claims to have been a victim of stalking - but it not only affects people in the public eye.

Today Lorraine takes an exclusive look at a new video that hopes to raise vital awareness of the effects of stalking and we speak to mother-of-two Sam Taylor, who was stalked by her ex-partner for four years.

Are phones ruining your family meals?

For many families, mealtimes are the only time in the day they gather to talk - and now they're in danger!

Nearly a of fifth of 16-34 year olds now spend dinnertime checking their mobiles, instead of talking to each other.

Does that sound familiar in your house? Are mobiles ruining mealtimes in your home? If so, how do you try to control it?

Get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing lorraine@itv.com, by 8am on Wednesday 15 April and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, for terms and conditions visititv.com/terms.

From weighing 44 stone to marathon runner

Brian Flemming from Canton, Michigan, weighed 625lbs (44 stone) just two years ago, but now he's running marathons.

His dramatic 27 stone transformation is all down to one lady who lives thousands of miles away and hadn't even met him! Londoner Jackie Eastham joins us today - along with Brian down the line - as they share their incredible story.

Visit the Team 383 for weight loss support and information

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Brian before and after his massive weight loss

Jackie helped encourage Brian to lose the weight after a chance online meeting

What do you like about living in the UK?

Britain has been ranked 27th in the world for health and wellness. Obesity levels were the main factor pushing us down the table, but the good news is that we're top of the league on freedom, fighting crime and the quality of our lavatories.

Let us know what you think about that one - what do you like about living in the UK? And do you think our toilets are the best in the world?! Maybe you've had the pleasure of using a particularly posh one!

Get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing lorraine@itv.com, by 8am on Thursday 9 April and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, for terms and conditions visit itv.com/terms.

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What minor emergencies do you worry about?

We're a nation of worriers according to today's Express. New research has found that we often let ourselves get stressed out about 'minor emergencies'. Top of the list of niggles is not being able to sleep - but losing our keys or running out of phone battery can also result in panic. Does that sound familiar? What are your biggest daily annoyances? We'd love to hear from you this morning.

Get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing lorraine@itv.com, by 8am on Wednesday 8 April and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, for terms and conditions visit itv.com/terms.

What weird and wonderful things do you collect?

Jasmine Harman is coming on Lorraine to talk about her new BBC TV series Collectaholics where she will be visits people who love collecting. From the world's largest collection of royal memorabilia to animal specimens to over 700 cuckoo clocks, Jasmine discovers the country's most passionate and sometimes downright obsessive collectors.

We want to know what weird and wonderful things you collect... and why?

Get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or by emailing lorraine@itv.com, by 8am on Tuesday 7 April and we may use your comments on the show. You must be 18 and over, for terms and conditions visit itv.com/terms.

Sherrie unlocks the truth behind expat Benidorm

We sent former Benidorm actress and Loose Women star Sherrie Hewson back to the Costa Blanca, to investigate what life is really like for British expats.

While it may seem like one big party, is the reality of living there a little different? Today we're also taking a look at the issue of alcohol. For some Brits, has the sun set on their expat dream in Spain?

Sherrie unlocks the truth of moving abroad

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