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UK lockdown: Can I see my friends and family in a private space under the new rules?

From 1 June, England has officially moved into the second phase of lockdown, which first began on 23 March. The new guidelines have been introduced as the government says all five key tests, including a reduction in daily coronavirus deaths and keeping the R-number (the average number of people infected for every coronavirus case) below one, have been met. → Read More

Children likely to experience depression and anxiety post-lockdown, study says

Children and young people are likely to experience high rates of depression and anxiety for many years after the coronavirus lockdown ends, according to new research. → Read More

Queen photographed riding pony at Windsor Castle in first public appearance since lockdown

The Queen has made her first public appearance since the coronavirus lockdown began. On Sunday, the monarch was photographed riding in the grounds of Windsor Castle on one of her favourite horses – a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern. → Read More

Pret a Manger is reopening more than 200 sites across the UK from 1 June

Pret a Manger has announced that it will reopen 204 shops for takeaway and delivery on Monday 1 June. The move brings the total number of reopened shops to more than 300, following the temporary closure of all outlets in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shops will reopen for the first time in towns and cities such as Bath, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Exeter and Liverpool. → Read More

Pizza Express reopens 13 restaurants across London for delivery

Pizza Express has reopened 13 of its London restaurants for delivery. From Thursday 28 May, the Italian chain is starting a phased delivery only trial across selected London pizzerias. However it adds that if the reopenings prove successful, it will consider opening rolling out the scheme further. → Read More

Menstrual Hygiene Day: Period poverty is getting worse during lockdown, charity warns

Shortages of sanitary products and price hikes during the coronavirus pandemic have led to a rise in period poverty, a children’s charity has warned. → Read More

Tie-Dye: Psychedelic fashion picks to brighten up your summer wardrobe

This summer might not turn out to be quite the fun-filled season we were all hoping for, with festivals cancelled and hazy days spent lying in the sun with friends on hold for the foreseeable. But that doesn’t mean you can’t invest in a great hot-weather worthy wardrobe – even if it is just for wearing around your garden. → Read More

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2020: What is it and why is it so important?

Each day, an estimated 300 million people menstruate around the world and being able to access sanitary products, safe and hygienic spaces in which to use them and the right to manage their periods without shame, is essential. However for many people across the globe, this is not the reality. → Read More

Halfords to reopen 53 stores across the UK to cope with cycling demand and car repairs

Halfords is set to reopen 53 stores across the UK. The move follows a surge in bike sales since the government relaxed the lockdown rules regarding exercise and encouraged people avoid public transport. → Read More

Chrissy Teigen reveals she is having her breast implants removed following criticism over coronavirus test

Chrissy Teigen has revealed she is getting her breast implants removed. → Read More

Childline holding counselling sessions for young people 'every five minutes' during coronavirus lockdown

During the coronavirus lockdown, Childline has been holding one counselling session on average every five minutes for young people concerned about their mental health and wellbeing. → Read More

Gucci quits fashion week and criticises 'worn-out ritual' of seasonal shows

Runway fashion shows? They are so last year, according to Gucci. In news that will send shockwaves through the fashion industry, the luxury Italian powerhouse has announced that it is officially stepping away from fashion week and the concept of seasonal shows. → Read More

Nando's: Full list of UK restaurants reopening for takeaway and delivery this week

Nando's has announced that it is reopening 94 of its restaurants for delivery and collection this week. From Tuesday 26 May, customers will be able get their hands on the chicken chain’s famous peri-peri treats at 54 of its outlets, before expanding to a further 40 restaurants from Wednesday 27 May. → Read More

Aldi introduces traffic light queueing system to limit number of customers in stores

Aldi is introducing an automated traffic light queueing system to control the number of customers in its stores. The budget supermarket is launching the new technology in select stores this week following a successful trial and will be available at all outlets by mid-summer. → Read More

Poundland: Full list of stores reopening as coronavirus lockdown eases

Poundland has announced that it is reopening a further 26 stores across the UK, as lockdown measures are slowly eased. The discount retailer said that while it had kept most of its stores open for essential shopping, around 100 were temporarily shut in March. Now, trade will resume in the additional stores again this week after it opened 51 shops earlier this month. → Read More

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas mark second anniversary of first date with throwback photos

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are celebrating two years since their very first date together. On Monday, the Isn’t It Romantic star marked the milestone moment in their relationship by sharing a never-before-seen photo from her first date with the singer at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. In the photo, the couple can be seen wearing matching blue baseball caps while sitting → Read More

Normal People: Connell actor Paul Mescal selling chain to raise money for charity

Normal People star Paul Mescal is raffling off his much-loved neck chain in order to raise money for a suicide prevention charity. Ever since the coming-of-age drama hit our television screens, viewers have lauded the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel of the same name as a small-screen triumph. → Read More

Tesco begins selling white eggs for the first time in 40 years following increased demand during lockdown

White eggs are making a comeback at Tesco after more than 40 years to help keep up with consumer demand during the coronavirus lockdown. The reintroduction of the eggs follows a successful trial by the UK supermarket, which has reported a 30 per cent increase in sales of the protein-rich food. → Read More

Vanessa Bryant shares heartwarming video of daughter Capri taking her first steps

Vanessa Bryant has shared a video of her youngest daughter taking her very first steps. On Sunday, the 37-year-old posted a short clip on Instagram alongside the caption: “My baby!!!! So proud of my Koko Bean. “Capri took her first steps from her auntie Sophie to mama today.” → Read More

Elon Musk and Grimes change son’s name from X Æ A-12 to comply with California law

Grimes has revealed that she and Elon Musk have had to change the name of their baby to comply with Californian law. The Canadian singer, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, gave birth to her first child with Musk on 4 May. → Read More