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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.

Vote for Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year


Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year award, now in its sixth year, is a celebration of exceptional women in our everyday lives.

This year, our Inspirational Woman of the Year judges - Lorraine Kelly, President of Women of the Year Sandi Toksvig, and Judy Murray - were given the incredibly tough job of whittling down hundreds of deserving entries to just three finalists.

After much deliberation, our judges selected Lizzie Jones, Gill Harler and Amanda Root as their shortlisted candidates, but ultimately the final decision rests with you - the viewers.

Please find lots more information here about our three finalists before voting for your Inspirational Woman of the Year!