My secret life as a human pup

It's not sexual at all, it's escapism

– Tom Peters

A quarter of British households have a dog. But some people don't just want to own a dog, they want to be one.

Channel 4's one-off documentary The Secret Life of Human Pups explores the hidden world of ordinary men who lead extraordinary double lives. But what makes these grown men want doggy treats, belly rubs and squeaky toys?

We're joined by human puppy Tom Peters along with his ex-fiancée Rachael Watson.

TV: The Secret Life of the Human Pups is on Channel 4 at 10pm on Wednesday 25 May

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Reunited with our long-lost son after six years

He was walking towards us and I knew straight away that it was Matt

– Pauline Green

Last Wednesday, in a moving interview on This Morning, Pauline and Jim Green revealed the latest in their battle to be reunited with son Matthew, who had been found in Spain after going missing in 2010.

The couple's elation had turned to further heartache when they were told they couldn't be put in direct contact with him or even be told exactly where he was. But just moments before we went on air, they revealed they had heard from a doctor, who had asked them to fly out to help their son's recovery.

Yesterday Pauline and Jim were finally reunited with Matthew and they join us now from Spain - alongside Mark Williams-Thomas - to describe the emotional moment they laid eyes on their son for the first time in six years.

Our son has been found after six years

Missing people helplines

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Forced to diet and exercise to look like my lover's ideal woman

As a man is jailed for 28 months for the new offence of coercive abuse, we meet 30-year-old Gemma Doherty, who was forced to eat tuna, wear men’s clothes and run on a treadmill so that she would resemble fitness guru Gracyanne Barbosa - the true object of her obsessive ex-boyfriend, Mohammed Anwaar’s affections.

Agony aunt Deidre Sanders is here to explain the difference between coercive abuse and domestic violence.

Domestic abuse helplines for women

Domestic abuse helplines for men

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Pimp my Shed - surprise your dad for Father's Day


This Father’s Day we want to give one very special dad or father figure a treat. We want to PIMP THEIR SHED as a surprise.

Could the shed be transformed into a mini football stadium? Spaceship? Spanish galleon? The possibilities are endless. So time to think outside the shed - how would your dad like their shed pimped?

If you know someone with a shed who fits the bill - and who you think would enjoy the surprise, use the uploader below to send us:

  • A short video (no longer than one minute) as to why your father/father figure deserves their shed to be ‘pimped’ AND tell us what they would like the shed transformed into and why. For example, a Man Utd fan who wants a mini Old Trafford shed.
  • A photo of the shed to be pimped
  • Applications must be in by midday Wednesday May 25
  • Remember this is a SURPRISE, so keep your application a secret
  • Applicants must be 18 or over
  • The nominating applicant should be confident the person having their shed ‘pimped’ will be available on Monday June 20
  • The nominating applicant should be available between June 17-20 (we may need your help keeping the ‘pimping’ a secret)
  • The person we are ‘pimping’ the shed for, should be the owner of the shed (and the property it is on), or we should be able to get permission from the owner
  • General terms and conditions will also apply

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Last chance Tesco double-up, £1 PC games, reclaim bank charges and £1 kids’ book sale. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.

Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.

Olympic champion Tessa Sanderson on adopting at 60

Our age didn't matter at all ... I’s not just about age or finance or anything like that, it's about how you can relay that love and care to children who really, really need it

– Tessa Sanderson

Age is no barrier to being great parents, according to 60-year-old Olympian Tessa Sanderson and her 54-year-old husband Densign White.

This week the couple introduced their adopted three-year-old twins - who arrived with them as poorly four-month-old babies - in a magazine interview.

Defiant about becoming parents later in life, the pair say they have more than enough energy to handle toddlers Ruby Mae and Cassius, and want to offer hope to others looking to adopt.

Adoption, post adoption and fostering helplines

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