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Line Of Duty season 6: Steve Arnott, Chloe Bishop, and Ted Hastings

The true stories that inspired this season of Line Of Duty

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Kayleigh Dray
  • Olivia Colman
    TV

    Olivia Colman’s true crime series has 100% piqued our interest

  • Netflix's Veronica
    Film

    10 terrifying horror films based on actual true crime stories

  • A broken piggy bank
    Money

    “I fell victim to the Royal Mail texting scam – and they took every penny”

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Life

14 women on how lockdown has changed their lives, one year on

“Lockdown was supposed to be a one-time sacrifice to regain normality.”

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Florie Mwanza and Katy Harrington
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Two women on a beach
Relationships

“I became a young carer as a teenager and this is how my life changed”

"Getting out of the house to go to school was like escapism – even though I couldn’t keep up with it."

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Carly Lewis-Oduntan
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Anna Sorokin better known as Anna Delvey, the 28-year-old German national, whose family moved there in 2007 from Russia, is seen in the courtroom during her trial at New York State Supreme Court in New York on April 11, 2019.
Celebrity

Anna Delvey’s audacious story isn’t over: now she’s releasing her own series

Days after being released from prison, the ‘fake heiress’ is launching a vlog to rival Netflix’s Inventing Anna.

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Kayleigh Dray
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TV

February’s Now TV schedule is here and it’s a good one

Here’s our guide to the new dramas, comedies and films to get you through the month.

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Helen Bownass
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Kayleigh Dray
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The disturbing true story that inspired The Pembrokeshire Murders

Warning: this article contains spoilers for ITV’s The Pembrokeshire Murders.

Simon and Daphne in Bridgerton on Netflix
TV

Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page responds to dating rumours in best possible way

Yes, a journalist actually asked Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor if they’re dating IRL. And their response was perfection.

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Kayleigh Dray
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News

Human Trafficking Awareness Day: what it’s like to be trafficked at 5 years old

Survivor Kashi* shares her experiences in India and why things have to change.

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Anonymous
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26 TV dramas based on true stories, from It's A Sin to Special
TV

26 TV dramas based on true stories, for anyone who lives for the real-life drama

From It's A Sin to Netflix's Special.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Charley Ross
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NHS at Christmas: 7 brilliant women tell us what it’s really like working the wards over Christmas
Health

7 brilliant NHS staff tell us what it’s really like working the wards over Christmas

“Working on Christmas Day reminds us all of the incredible and life-changing work that we do.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Strippers In The Attic is the podcast equivalent of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl
Podcasts

Say hello to the podcast equivalent of Secret Diary Of A Call Girl

Let Buffy and Heaven take you behind the scenes at a London stripclub via their utterly engrossing podcast, Strippers In The Attic.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Horror films based on truth: how real life events have inspired scary movies throughout history
Film

The true stories that inspired our favourite horror movies

From the occult to radioactive mutants.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kayleigh Dray
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This viral Twitter thread celebrates the power of female friendship

And, yeah, it’s every bit as heartwarming as you might expect.

Adopting a rescue dog in lockdown
Life

This is the reality of adopting a dog in lockdown

As Battersea celebrates its 160th anniversary, Stylist’s Kayleigh Dray reflects on her decision to open her home (and her heart) to an energetic rescue dog.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Honour on ITV
TV

“Why wasn’t she saved?“: Payzee Mahmod on the ‘honour’ killing of her sister Banaz

As Honour, the drama about the murder of Banaz Mahmod, arrives on ITV, Stylist speaks to her sister Payzee

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Helen Bownass
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Unexpected phone calls: “Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone
Long Reads

“Stop calling me!” Confessions of people who hate answering the phone

This one goes out to anyone who has ever pretended they can’t hear their ringing phone…

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Kayleigh Dray
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A woman standing at her window
Life

“I moved back in with my parents in lockdown – when am I meant to leave?”

Without the need to commute to an office, returning to rented accommodation after so long spent at home is becoming less appealing.

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Lauren Geall
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Gogglebox stars Amira and Iqra
TV

Gogglebox fans, the new series is about to be filmed – and it’s coming very soon

The beloved Channel 4 series is returning for autumn.

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Hollie Richardson
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Learning to drive: “why I wish I’d passed my driving test before leaving London”
Long Reads

“The one thing I wish I’d done before moving out of London”

Thinking of upping sticks and leaving the city? Read this cautionary tale first.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Amy Maloney
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“The pandemic ruined our big white wedding plans – so we eloped”

Sometimes it takes something like a pandemic for us all to realise what’s important.

Life

“Is it possible for what happened to Anthony Walker to happen next week? Yes.”

BBC’s Anthony depicts the racist killing of Anthony Walker in Liverpool in 2005. Rakie Ayola explains why it’s more important than ever to revisit the story

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Hannah Keegan
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