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DS Nick Bailey defends wife from critics following episode 2 of The Salisbury Poisonings

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    The Salisbury Poisonings is hitting our screens tonight – here’s everything you need to know

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    Sitting In Limbo: Everything you need to know about the BBC’s Windrush drama

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    What it’s really like to work in domestic abuse services during lockdown

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“I’m not having children because I want to save the planet”

This Earth Day, the Birth Strike movement is continuing to go global.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Friend cancelled their wedding due to coronavirus? Here’s what you should (and shouldn’t) say
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Friend cancelled their wedding due to coronavirus? Here’s what you shouldn’t say

For starters, don’t point out that it’s nothing major in the grand scheme of things.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Coronavirus in the UK: 17 home-truths y’all need to know about food shopping in lockdown
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17 things you need to know about food shopping in lockdown

It’s time to redefine what “essential” means to you, and fast.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Coronavirus in the UK: You need to read this viral LinkedIn post about getting a job in Tesco
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This woman’s story about getting a job at Tesco teaches us a powerful lesson

Holly Maxwell’s story has been read by over 60,000 people – and counting.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Women undergoing IVF treatment are having cycles cancelled because of coronavirus

IVF patients are facing even more uncertainty with many fertility clinics closing due to coronavirus

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“I didn’t expect to be pregnant during a pandemic”

Jessica Rach, who just hit her second trimester, reveals what it’s really like to be pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Coronavirus in UK: please, let’s give supermarket workers the respect they deserve
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Please, let’s give supermarket workers the respect they deserve

Just weeks ago, they were called ‘unskilled’. Now, we’re relying on them to help get us through this.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“Burnout isn’t sudden – it’s like death by a million cuts”

It’s time we understood the implications of this life-changing condition.

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Alicia Lutes
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“How the 21-day lipstick challenge weaned me off a bad habit”

Could wearing lipstick every single day prove the solution to this writer's painful lip-picking habit? Here, she puts it to the test…

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Kayleigh Dray
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“Why I had to cut my dad out of my life for my mental health”

“Family is a privilege, not a right.”

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How to really live in the moment, by someone with terminal cancer: Sarah Lloyd with her husband, Billy, and their son, James
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What living ‘in the moment’ really means, by someone with incurable cancer

“I allow myself to experience the sadness and have a good cry. I’ll carry it to bed and, thankfully, it lifts by morning.”

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Amy Swales
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Kayleigh Dray
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“I went to see a psychic after my break-up – and it was bloody awful”

Think crystal balls, tarot cards and unexpectedly awkward trances…

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Living with impostor syndrome: “I thought they were going to take away my promotion”

3 women on what it's really like to feel like a “fake”.

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Susan Devaney
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“I’m starting IVF but I’m not sure if I really want children”

“Why should I give up a career or downgrade for a part-time job because we, as a couple, decide to have a child?”

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Lyndsey Hunt-Slade
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The Hormone Whisperer: Kay Ali
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“I met the hormone whisperer – and my cycle will never be the same again”

Hormone expert and nutritionist Kay Ali tells Stylist why we should think of our hormones like “superpowers”, and how we can use them to our advantage.

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Jessica Rapana
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One in four young women would be afraid to report being sexually assaulted at work.
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“Why I won’t report being sexually assaulted by my colleague”

A quarter of young women say they would be scared to report sexual assault at work, for fear of the repercussions.

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Stylist Team
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“How a therapist helped me through my mother’s suicide”

“When I turned 30, a decade of stoppering my grief caught up with me.”

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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The Maytree: “What happened when I checked myself into the UK’s only suicide sanctuary”

The Maytree is a respite centre that offers help and support for those in suicidal crisis. One woman checks in for five days.

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Rachel Barber
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Emily Reynolds
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“I got a UTI, and it almost killed me”

When Emily Reynolds got a UTI, she never expected it would land her in hospital.

Hail Satan - what is life really like in The Satanist Temple?
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Hail Satan? These Satanists want you to know the truth about The Satanic Temple

Sadie, Chalice and Jill engage publicly and unapologetically as Satanists. Here, they reveal what life is really like in The Satanic Temple.

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Ally Sinyard
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