I think the contents page should be simple and easy for the reader to find what they are looking for there should be a date at the top along with the main heading and the page numbers should be very clear. I think the contents information should be set out in a column so it is simple to read from there should be the page title and a short description to inform the readers. I also think there should be a small range of pictures to encourage the readers to carry on reading.
In the double page spread I think there should be one main image that is simple yet effective. There should be a big main title so it is very clear what the audience are reading and a stand first that will give a short description on the article making the reader want to read more. I think there should be a simple colour scheme with small colour burst which will catch the readers attention.