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If you’re wondering ‘How do I sell my story to a newspaper or women’s magazine’, you’ve come to the right place.

We are an award-winning, highly respected press agency that specialises in selling stories, run by former national newspaper journalist Natasha Courtenay-Smith.

As well as helping you find the right publication to sell your story to, whether that is a tabloid newspaper, a broadsheet newspaper or a women’s magazine, we will ensure you get the highest possible fee when you sell your story.

We are often asked ‘Can you sell my story more than once’ and the answer is yes. We sell stories multiple times, generating maximum coverage and earnings.

We sell stories to national newspapers and women’s magazines, as well as television programmes such as Good Morning Britain, ITV News and This Morning. Selling a story through us is completely free – we do not charge you for our services.

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Weight Loss on the McDonald’s Diet

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Inspiring Talk to the Press weight loss client shared her story with The Sun.  Toni Lamberti, 21, had struggled with her weight since she was a little girl and was always bullied for her size, but she transformed herself after taking the McDonald’s Diet.

Sun-Woman2At 18, her stomach was bursting out of size 18 clothes and she weighed a whopping 17 stone. When her relationship of three years started to break down, Toni decided to not let her addiction to food stop her from finding love again. She kicked her unhealthy habits and ditched the three litres of fizzy drinks she was guzzling every day and the gut-busting McDonald’s lunches.

Incredibly she lost six stone over the course of three years. Now a svelte size 8 after hitting the gym every day, Toni, who works in sales, is in a relationship with a personal trainer.

The beautiful brunette is now planning to enter a bikini body competition next year and hopes to be crowned beach babe. 5’7” Toni, from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, was overweight for as long as she can remember. In school she was bullied constantly by other pupils for her size and tipped the scales at a whopping 16 and a half stone and waistband-stretching size 18. Taunts of other children calling her ‘fat’ still haunt her today and the bullying got so bad she was diagnosed with depression at 16.

Boyfriends would make cruel comments and a former lover even suggested she ‘wear more make up’ to distract from her rolls of fat. At her worst, she weighed almost 17 stone and was scoffing more than 2500 calories every day. On an average day she would skip breakfast, snack on chocolate bars and crisps in the morning and then visit McDonald’s every day for a large Bic Mac meal with a large coke and fries. Instead of dinner she would eat three packets of crisps and chocolate bars, washed down with up to six large fizzy drinks every day.

When her three-year relationship came to an end, supersize Toni decided enough was enough and ditched the junk food. After spending the first 18 years of her life on the sofa stuffing her face, Toni changed her entire lifestyle and now hits the gym seven days a week. As well as her strict exercise regime, Toni has a healthy new calorie-controlled diet.

She never consumes more than 1400 calories a day. For breakfast she will have porridge with skimmed milk. Lunch will be chicken breast and salad followed by peppers stuffed with couscous for dinner. She has ditched the fizzy drinks for water and hasn’t been in a McDonald’s since.

Five months ago she met her personal trainer boyfriend Josh, 21, and with his help has turned her flab into fabulous muscle. After losing six stone and dropping down to a tiny size eight, Toni has set herself a goal – to win the bikini body beach title as part of her fitness team in 2015.

She said: “I couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror because I was so fat. I’d never done a day’s exercise in my life and just sat on the sofa and ate rubbish food. I was in such a horrible rut and I couldn’t see a way out.

“I was subjected to years of nasty comments and even my boyfriends would say hurtful things about my weight. I was so low.

“I would only wear baggy, frumpy stuff to hide my hideous body and lived in jeans and hoodies like a boy. I spent my entire life looking at other girls and asking myself why I didn’t look like them.

“Now, I feel fantastic and just want to inspire other women to get off their bums and to the gym. Finally I can shop in Topshop and wear dresses and heels.”

Features editor Paisley placed Toni’s story with The Sun and we are now in the process of securing her a magazine deal too. If you’ve got a great weight loss story, fill out the form to the right or email message@talktothepress.com

If you’d like to see more of our work, you can see some of our other recent stories here: http://www.talktothepress.co.uk/latest-news


Six Rounds of IVF – the £90,000 Baby

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Have you been through a heartbreaking journey to have children? Read Helen Proctor’s story below. Over the course of seven years she suffered three miscarriages and spent £90,000 on six rounds of IVF. Now, she’s finally a mum! 

Helen 34, a health care assistant from Southampton, is celebrating the birth of her first son Blake after splashing out £90,000 on IVF.

Blake’s birth is miraculous because Helen and her husband Marc, 33, who works for a private security firm in Iraq, have been through six gruelling rounds of IVF to have their baby.

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Sadly, Helen miscarried twins in June last year but refused to give up on their life-long dream of becoming parents. Despite having a devastatingly low egg count, the couple fell pregnant with twins after their sixth round of IVF in January this year.

Heart-breakingly, they lost one of the babies after Helen’s waters broke at just 22 weeks. Against all odds, the other baby survived and although he was born at 23 weeks, before the legal abortion limit, and has now gone home with mum and dad.

After rinsing their savings and forking out £90,000 over seven years, Helen and Marc say it was worth the money and pain to finally have a baby.

When Helen and Marc got married in 2007, they instantly started trying for a baby. As Marc worked away in Iraq for 8 weeks at a time, they had little chance to try and conceive. Three times a year when Marc was back in the UK, they would try and get pregnant, but after a year of failed attempts Helen decided to get Marc’s sperm frozen and use it while he was away.

Saving up enough cash for Marc to take a year off work and spend it in England, the couple started to realise something might be wrong after a year of trying.

In 2008 Marc came back to their home in Southampton and after ten months with no success, begged the fertility clinic for help. They were told they were being impatient but Helen paid extra for both of them to have a blood test, to check everything was ok. The results revealed that Helen’s egg count was so low it would be difficult to conceive naturally. While an average woman would have 30, Helen had just 7, and the quality of her eggs were the same as a woman in her 40s.

Advised to try IVF immediately, the couple had their first cycle in January 2009 costing them £8,000. The first attempt failed and they splashed out another £16,000 that year on another two attempts.

It was later revealed that Helen had endometriosis and an inflamed womb and the couple went to a Harley Street clinic for round four – costing another £9,000. For round five they went back to the clinic in Southampton and used their sister clinic in Spain for an egg donor.

In March 2013 they flew out to Alicante, Spain and at the beginning of April fell pregnant with twins. Devastatingly, at seven weeks Helen found out one of the babies had died and she underwent a surgical abortion in June 2013, by which time the other baby had also died.

In October 2013, after months of grief and exhaustion, Helen decided it was time to try again and in November 2013, the desperate pair flew back out to Spain and in January 2014, had a scan that confirmed they were pregnant with twins again. The babies were due on 27th August 2014 but at just 22 weeks, Helen’s waters broke.

As Marc was in Iraq she drove herself to hospital and although doctors tried to prolong her labour, their first baby was born on 4th May weighed just 1lb 6oz. Sadly, he only survived for 45 minutes. Helen managed to hang on for another 24 hours and the following day, Blake was born and was the size of a coke can. Their miracle son survived an operation on his bowel and open heart surgery at just a few weeks old and has defied doctors’ predictions.

Last month his delighted parents finally took him home and although he is using an oxygen tank, he is starting to chatter and is a happy baby. Helen said: “The last few weeks have been the most amazing. When we found out we were pregnant this time, we couldn’t believe it. It felt so bizarre to be pregnant again. It feels crazy to finally be a mother after so long. As time goes on, we’re starting to feel like normal parents again. The money, pain and time was absolutely worth it. All the pain and surgery is nothing. I look at Blake now and all of that means absolutely nothing. I don’t know how we managed, but we stayed positive and stuck with it.”

Features editor Paisley placed Helen’s story with The Mirror and we’re in the process of securing the pair TV and mag deals.

Have you been through a heartbreaking journey to have a baby and would like to share your experience? If so, please fill out the form on the right or email message@talktothepress.com for more information. One of our team will get back to you ASAP and please don’t contact any other agencies or publications directly whilst we’re trying to secure you a deal.

For other examples of stories that we’ve recently sold to the press, see our Latest Stories Page.

 


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