Culture

An introduction to women's sport 2020

Authored by Penny South

Women’s sport has started to shake things up in 2020, and moving forward it intends to do more of the same. For too long, female athletes have not been afforded the same admiration and adoration as their male counterparts, but things are starting to become more balanced now. For sports fans everywhere, this means more women’s sport broadcast on television, larger prizes for women’s...

The team that trumped to first place for the fans that cheat the most, was Arsenal FC

The Football Fans Most Likely to Cheat

Authored by Lifestyle Co Editor

When football returned to our screen after the 3-month hiatus, we all felt a sense of normality. The sport that is loved nationwide is back, giving us something to enjoy and get excited over again.

When it comes to football fans and their loyalty to their club, there’s no doubt they are as loyal as they come – but when it comes to fans and their partners, could the same be said?...

National Teddy Bear Day on 9th September

Celebrating our most iconic bears on National Teddy Bear Day

Authored by Jennifer Jackson

We all have fond memories of our first days at school, the sweets that dominated our youth, and some of our fashion faux pas – whatever happened to that purple and green shell suit? But the one constant for most children was their trusted teddy.

Whether you woke up with Paddington Bear, Teddy Ruxpin or some other cuddly toy, most of us can recall our childhood favourites. We’ve taken...

Christmas presents for him

The Perfect Books For Him This Christmas 

Authored by Ed Barker

If you are looking to be super organised this year and start your Christmas shopping early, check out some of the book ideas that could be an ideal present for that special 'him' in your life.

City of Ghosts by Ben Creed

The first in a trilogy, City of Ghosts is set in the Leningrad of 1951 where the shadows of the war and the threats of Stalinism loom large. Perfect for...

Top books to read

Five new books to read this week

Authored by Lifestyle Co Editor

Dive into a tense psychological thriller set in a remote fishing village, and find out what lockdown was like for one of Britain’s greatest writers…

Fiction

1. Final Cut by SJ Watson is published in hardback by Doubleday, priced £12.99 (ebook £7.99). Available August 6

Bestselling author SJ Watson (Before I Go To Sleep) is back with another disturbing psychological...

Yvette Williams

British Vogue’s activism issue five changemakers you should know

Authored by JilliRose

The September issue of British Vogue is the most important of the year, and editor-in-chief Edward Enninful has used the opportunity to honour some of the most influential activists of our time.

Footballer and free school meals campaigner Marcus Rashford appears on the cover of the magazine with model and mental health activist Adwoa Aboah, and a special pull-out cover features 18...

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian

Things you only know if you love trashy reality TV

Authored by Jennifer Jackson

Few things are as satisfying as sinking into the sofa and turning on your favourite reality TV show.

They’re called ‘guilty pleasures’ for a reason – you know it’s not exactly the same as watching a worthy historical drama, but that just adds to the enjoyment.

Some people might turn their noses up at reality TV, but fans know they’re so much more than they’re often given...

Books

Booker Prize top picks from the longlist

Authored by Laura Bond

This year’s Booker Prize longlist has been announced.

While there are some familiar names on there – like Hilary Mantel, who could become a triple Booker Prize winner if her book The Mirror & the Light wins – the list is overwhelmingly fresh.

Eight out of the 13 novels on the longlist are debuts, which Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, called “...

Computer with Facebook on screen

Stop Hate for Profit Campaign growing in UK as big brands pause advertising on Facebook

Authored by Laura Bond

Popular UK household brands – innocent drinks, Pukka Herbs, and COOK – have rallied together to collectively show their support for the Stop Hate For Profit campaign, by pausing paid advertising on Facebook platforms and persuading more brands to join them.

The brands join a growing list of thousands of companies around the world actively removing advertising on Facebook and...

lady looking worried

COVID-19 a driver of widespread gender inequality, study finds

Authored by Laura Bond

Women are almost twice as likely as men to have lost their job and suffered an anxiety attack during lockdown, according to a study that reveals how COVID-19 has driven widespread gender inequality.

In a survey of 1,500 people representative of the UK population, researchers from the University of Exeter Business School found that lockdown has exacerbated gender inequality across...