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In Xtra this week...
9:00am Sunday 2nd September 2012 in Local
Take a look at our Xtra section which brings you a wide range of feature articles every week.
This week's features include:
• GARDENING: Tips on how to perk up your patio pots with bulbs which will provide a welcome burst of colour next year - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week.
And, a look at a selection of autumn shrubs which will provide colour, structure and texture to your garden - plus, find out what else needs doing in the garden this week
• BOOKS: Bluesy singer Elkie Brooks has released 20 albums and was known as the wild woman of rock'n'roll in her days with band Vinegar Joe. As her autobiography, Finding My Voice, is released, she reveals all about her financial struggles and how her second husband helped her quit the rock'n'roll lifestyle.
• PARENTING: Marathon runner and mum Paula Radcliffe talks about how encouraging children to play from an early age can inspire the athletes of tomorrow, and how her own young children learn to overcome challenges through play.