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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?”

  • Gogglebox stars Amira and Iqra
    TV

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

  • 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”

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Adopting a rescue dog in lockdown
Life

This is the reality of adopting a dog in lockdown

Stylist’s Kayleigh Dray reflects on her decision to open her home (and her heart) to an energetic young rescue dog named Dennis.

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Kayleigh Dray
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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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Ella Glover
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"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.

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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Life

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.

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Helen Bownass
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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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Kayleigh Dray
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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.

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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Prgenant in coronavirus pandemic
Life

“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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Jessica Anais Rach
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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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Burnout
Life

“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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Kayleigh Dray trials 21 lipsticks
Beauty

“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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Stylist Team
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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.”

How to really live in the moment, by someone with terminal cancer: Sarah Lloyd with her husband, Billy, and their son, James
Long Reads

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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