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Covid-19 restrictions: the government has removed all restrictions from next week after scrapping “Plan B”

What the latest changes in the government’s Covid-19 restrictions mean for you

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Amy Beecham
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    Life

    “The world has reopened and I forgot to make any plans”

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Couple socialising outside
Life

10 outdoor socialising ideas that aren’t walking around your local park

We’re officially allowed to spend time with six of our favourite people outside, yay!

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Megan Murray
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Women having a zoom party to celebrate a birthday during the coronavirus lockdown
Home and interiors

How to celebrate a lockdown birthday, from virtual experiences to decorations and gifts

The pandemic doesn’t have to spoil all the fun.

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Lauren Geall
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Wellbeing

Is it a bad idea to stay inside all day, every day?

Read this if you’re trying to avoid your daily walk.

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Chloe Gray
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Entertainment

2020 in review: Brexit, Megxit, Tiger King, DIY hairdos and so many Zoom calls

Did this really all just happen?

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Anita Ghosh
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Chloe Gray
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“Is it still OK to go to the gym if I’m seeing family over Christmas?”

Gyms are open in all tiers, but how safe is it to go if you're mixing households over the holidays?

Dating

Netflix and astrology: the top conversations for virtual dates this year

Research by the network app Bumble reveals our go-to dating chat.

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Anna Brech
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slow sex
Life

The 5 questions we kept asking sex therapists during lockdown

Namely, is it normal that we haven’t done it in ages? And how do we start (ahem) doing it again?

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Kayleigh Dray
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Dating

This virtual activity has been hailed for securing a second date in lockdown

Would you try it?

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Megan Murray
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Friends eating together at Christmas.
Life

Will 2020 be the year we swap family for friends at Christmas?

Lockdown rules will change everything this festive season.

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Hollie Richardson
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Christmas 2020: Will we be in lockdown for Christmas? What celebrations will look like during Covid-19
News

So, will we be in lockdown for Christmas 2020?

This is how the new coronavirus rules could impact your Christmas plans.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lockdown rules: Group of young women sitting in restaurant and making selfie. All wear face mask. New normal concept.
Opinion

How lockdown rules put a literal price on maintaining friendships

“I can’t meet up with my family at home, but I can go to the pub. What gives?”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Anna Brech
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Naomie Harris says not hugging her friends is “incredibly hard”

Like many of us, the Bond star is a naturally tactile person.

Operation Moonshot: Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference at Downing Street on September 9, 2020 in London, England. As from Monday September 14, people in England will only be allowed to socialise in groups of six or less people following the announcement from the Prime Minister. This is to help curb the recent rise in Coronavirus cases. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau- WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Long Reads

Why people are so angry about Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ plans

Trust us: it only gets worse once you’ve learned the meaning behind the name ‘moonshot’.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

5 simple and powerful ways to cope with change this autumn

How to navigate a sea of uncertainty, from local lockdowns to new office etiquette.

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Anna Brech
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People

Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga performing in masks is the new reality we all face

The show goes on – albeit with safety and social distancing measures.

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Anna Brech
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A woman looking at coronavirus particles outside her door
Life

Is thinking that a second wave is inevitable stopping us from taking it seriously?

We asked a psychologist to explain all.

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Lauren Geall
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Friends cast: David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matt Le Blanc, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox
Life

Anyone else freaked out by people hugging on TV? Us too

Our familiarity with social distancing guidelines has completely ruined Friends for us. Here’s why.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Lena Dunham
People

Lena Dunham just got real about what it’s like to have “long Covid”

Her experience is an important reminder of the threat we’re still facing.

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Lauren Geall
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Anna Brech
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How to tackle post-lockdown anxiety by adapting at your own pace

Give yourself permission to set boundaries and say no if you need to.

Fashion

Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress was repurposed from a gown worn by the Queen

The royal flew the flag for sustainable fashion at her socially distanced wedding this weekend.

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Anna Brech
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