Half-term: If you're searching for fun things to do this October holiday, look no further. Find local events in the run-up to Halloween, get crafty with a range of indoor activities or take the family for a fun-filled day out that won't break the bank.
Think you've got a novel in you, but despair of ever being published? The winner of our fantastic competition will be represented by renowned literary agency Janklow and Nesbit - so don't put it off, get writing now!
Local: Spend a day in the county that's home to the world's longest pleasure pier. Make some furry friends at Colchester Zoo, indulge in a spot of retail therapy or enjoy the great outdoors - Local Editor Amanda explains all.
We've got 25 copies of our very own Mumsnet Book of Bedtime Stories to giveaway this week, featuring 10 beautifully illustrated stories written by Mumsnetters and Gransnetters. We're also giving away 50 copies of the emotional new novel by Hilary Boyd A Most Desirable Marriage.
Whether you're an Aga devotee or in the market for something more slimline, find out which ovens, cookers and hobs rank highest with Mumsnetters - and share your own recommendations by adding a review.
Wondering whether to test? Take a look at the most common signs and symptoms of pregnancy - from sore breasts to weeping over TV adverts - and if you're still not sure, mull it over on our Pregnancy Talk board.