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John Lewis release much-anticipated Christmas ad

Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without the most highly-anticipated advert of the year from John Lewis.

And now the wait is over as the store released its annual festive advert this morning, and it didn't fail to disappoint!

The heartwarming story tells the tale of a little girl and her Boxer dog Buster who both love to bounce! It's then Christmas eve and there is a trampoline waiting in their garden for the young girl to wake up.

During the evening other animals find the trampoline and start to bounce on it, poor Buster is stuck inside the house, watching the other animals having fun and dreaming of being able to join them. When the girl wakes up in the morning she runs outside to the trampoline, incredibly excited but Buster beats her to it!

The music behind this year's ad is a cover of eighties jazz hit One Day I'll Fly Away by Randy Crawford, performed in the ad by electronic group Vaults. .

The advert ends with the tag line "gifts that everyone will love!"

Victoria Wood's brother defends tell-all biography

I make no apologies at all about including Victoria’s unhappy teenage years, because she herself spoke about it

– Victoria Wood's brother was criticised for detailing his late sister's childhood struggles

The brother of much-loved comedian Victoria Wood, who died earlier this year following a private battle with cancer, has defended his upcoming tell-all biography that details his sister's childhood struggles.

Jodie Kidd opens up about her battle with anxiety

It was a period of time when people didn't really understand anxiety - I just thought I was going mad.

– Jodie on her battle with anxiety

She was one of the most successful supermodels of her generation - but Jodie Kidd has talked about how she battled with severe anxiety throughout her early career.

She's taking part in a gruelling triple challenge, including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and cycling hundreds of miles with war veterans, to raise awareness of mental health – particularly within military communities.

Lizzie Jones named Inspirational Woman of the Year

Hopefully by winning this my message will spread even further

– Lorraine's Inspirational Women of the Year Lizzie Jones

Inspirational mum-of-two Lizzie Jones has been named Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year in recognition of her life-saving work following the death of her husband from an undiagnosed heart condition.

In May 2015, Lizzie, 31, from Halifax, lost her husband Danny who collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest while playing rugby. He was just 29 when he died, leaving behind Lizzie and their five-month-old twins Phoebe and Bobby.