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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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Kayleigh Dray
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“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.

Amy Maloney's Irish elopement
Life

“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.

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Amy Maloney
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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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Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?
Life

The disturbing true story behind Netflix’s controversial new horror film

Slender Man has already sparked outrage – but why?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

"My twin and I finally spoke about them coming out as trans and it changed both of our lives"

An overdue conversation helped Ella become a better trans ally.

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Ella Glover
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Life

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

“Those scenes with Sarah could never truly reflect the extreme emotion and trauma she went through that day.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

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

The BBC drama will tell the story of the family caught up in the 2018 novichok attack.

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

The 90 minute drama tells the story of one man's fight to stay in the UK.

Life

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

“Covid-19 has changed everything.”

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Moya Crockett
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childfree
Long Reads

“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
Life

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
Life

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
Life

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 are facing IVF cancellations
Life

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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Heloise Wood
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Jessica Anais Rach
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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.

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

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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