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Five socially-distanced ideas for celebrating Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a special time of year. Not only is it an opportunity to say thanks to someone who raised you, it’s also usually a great opportunity to gather the whole family together.

Obviously, this year is different, and we won’t be able to treat dad to a pint at the local pub and a Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. With social distancing rules still in place, many of us won’t...

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Eight out of ten people will continue to shop locally more often

Eight out of ten consumers who shopped locally during the coronavirus lockdown intend to continue their new habit once the crisis is over, a new co-op study shows.

One in three (30 per cent) say they have used local retailers more since the pandemic struck and 80 per cent of them aim to carry on shopping this way in the future, according to a YouGov poll released today (18 June 2020...

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More than half of Brits prioritising home improvements post-lockdown

Over half of Brits are prioritising plans to update their home as the Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased in the UK, with one in eight expecting to spend money on improvements within the next six months.

According to the research commissioned by Safestyle , 55 per cent of UK adults are prioritising home improvement plans, with around a quarter intending to redecorate inside (...

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Marian Keyes says that people are quick to judge women’s appearances

Anyone who follows Marian Keyes on Instagram will know that if the bestselling novelist has a passion for one thing in life – besides writing, of course – it’s beauty.

The Irish author regularly posts reviews of products she’s bought recently (Josh Wood hair dye? A winner. Fenty Purpsicle Lipstick? Too neon) and before lockdown took a trip to Paris to visit beauty store Sephora on...

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As shops reopen, why are people so desperate to queue?

Judging by the enormous queues snaking around the block, shoppers in England are very excited about the reopening of thousands of non-essential shops after three months.

Some of the longest lines were seen outside Primark branches in Birmingham, Derby, Liverpool and Nottingham today. The budget fashion store is one of the few stores to have no e-commerce whatsoever, so its clothes...

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Jane Gordon says she was in denial of the fact she'd ever be old

When it comes to pelvic floors, there’s something called ‘the star jump factor’, says journalist Jane Gordon. Pelvic floors – and keeping them in good working order – is just one of the challenges the writer took on for her new book, How Not To Get Old.

It all began for Gordon when she was in a bad car accident in 2017. Left unable to move in hospital (she’s since recovered), she...

Virtual London Fashion Week

Everything that happened at the first ever virtual London Fashion Week

When London Fashion Week rolls around every February and September, we’re used to seeing new collections on the runways and snaps from celebrity parties.

However, this year was always going to be an unusual one. The event – taking over the regular slot for the menswear fashion week instead – went totally digital and gender neutral for the very first time.

As part of the ‘big...

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One in four sun-deprived Brits in lockdown are vitamin D deficient

Nutritionist and author, Madeleine Shaw, explains how eating just eight vitamin D enriched mushrooms could help you hit your RDA following NEW NHS advice

With Brits in lock-down, spending fewer hours in the sun and with little prospect of foreign holidays, a health expert has warned that vitamin D levels are at risk of falling and believes mushrooms could be the superfood solution...

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Moving home tops the stress level chart

52% of the nation feel moving home is one of the most stressful life events and with the additional requirements of social distancing and other pandemic based procedures, it’s just got a whole lot more stressful. When it comes to moving, 28% find it more stressful than having a baby, getting married, going to job interviews, doing a driving test. It also beats waiting for what was the biggest...

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Top five Netflix shows for teens during lockdown

With lockdown set to continue, you are probably running out of ideas of what to do, your brothers are annoying you and you just want some time to yourself.

Lots of people are bored with being confined within four walls so Netflix is perfect for killing time.

The best way I find to relax while watching Netflix is lying down with a cover or blanket. It is very cosy and comfy,...

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