Utopia review: Gillian Flynn’s big-budget remake says so long to subtlety
<p>Amazon’s new version of Dennis Kelly’s conspiracy thriller is a little on the nose in the throes of the pandemic</p>
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Does the 10pm curfew apply to cinemas, theatres and gyms?
Some confusion surround the Government's latest rules.
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Nelson Semedo joins Wolves in £37m transfer from Barcelona
<p>The Portuguese international will fit in on the right-hand side of Nuno’s back five</p>
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Coronavirus: Health boss threatened after trying to postpone Trump rally, emails show
<p>Virus has brought out the ‘best and worst’ in humanity, says director of Tulsa Health Department</p>
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New face mask rule in pubs will be ‘impossible’ to police
Wearing face masks will be compulsory at all times in pubs and restaurants except when sitting down to eat or drink.
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Responsible style: BOSS launches new 8-piece Sailing Capsule collection
<p>Discover an easy-to-wear range of stylish pieces crafted from recycled polyester and organic cotton</p>
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Six months on, Boris Johnson’s Britain is fractured
<p>Since the initial lockdown, mixed governement messages and constant flip-flopping on rules have caused frustration and anger. Other countries have done a far better job in limiting health and economic harm</p>
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Heartbroken mother claims her son, 14, killed himself because he felt 'isolated' during lockdown
Tracey Tyler had taken on an extra night shift on the coronavirus ward at a Warwickshire hospital when she came home and found her son dead. She left him hours earlier laughing with friends
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Couple whose TV knocked out entire village's internet for 18 months leave Piers Morgan in hysterics
Alun, 67, and Elaine Rees, 63, were unaware that their TV had been leaving neighbours in Aberhosan, Powys, with poor broadband connectivity every morning.
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Tom Cruise will fly to space with Elon Musk’s SpaceX to shoot Nasa-backed film
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Macklemore fans convinced he looks like Tiger King’s Joe Exotic with new quarantine ‘glow-up’
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Coronavirus Lockdown Has Made People Feel Worse About Their Bodies, Says Report
The Covid-19 lockdown made people feel “much worse” about their body image, with people under 18 struggling the most, a new survey has revealed. The body image survey, carried out by MPs on the Commons’ women and equalities committee, found 58% of people under 18 and 53% of adults said lockdown has damaged their view of their appearance. Seeing more online ads for weight loss products, the closure of gyms, media articles about “lockdown weight gain” and less mental health support were all cited as reasons for the collapse in self-esteem. Just a small proportion (14% of adults and 16% of children) said lockdown made them feel better or much better, adding they had time to focus on their health and felt less societal pressure to look good. The survey underlined that Brits have poor body image overall, with the majority of people feeling negative about themselves most of the time (61% of adults, 66% of children). Women, people with a disability and transgender people were most likely to have a negative view of their body. Six in 10 women felt negative about their body, blaming diet culture, post-natal pressures, “being bombarded with images of photoshopped, edited and sexualised women” and seeing fewer older women in the media. A total of 71% of people with a disability reported feeling bad about their body image, compared with 60% of adults overall. They reported bad experiences with healthcare professionals, who focused heavily on their weight, and feelings of being “ignored, judged or isolated about their appearance”. Not a single transgender person said they felt “very positive” about their body image, and 23% said they felt very negative most of the time (compared with 12% of non-transgender people). Because it’s such a widespread problem, influenced by multiple factors, it’s easy to underestimate the real misery it causes – and to so many people.Equalities committee chair, Caroline Nokes, on body imageTrans people said gender and body dysphoria impacted their view as well as the threat of harassment and “the pressure to look ‘cis’”. Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women said their body image was hit by advertising campaigns that targeted “plus size BAME women” and a lack of representation of minorities in the media overall. Men, meanwhile, said body image concerns for them are “common” but discussing them is “still taboo”, with pressure to “gain muscle mass” and look masculine a factor. The report said people want more discussion of body image in schools, regulation of advertising – for example, labelling images where the individual has had cosmetic surgery – and for the media and large organisations to focus on diversity. Chair of the women and equalities committee Caroline Nokes said the committee will further examine the issue and make recommendations next year.She said: “Poor body image is a well-known problem among teenage girls and young women – and that is clearly where it is most severe. But it impacts a much wider range of people as well, damaging mental and physical health and contributing to discrimination.“And it impacts some people more than others: teenagers – boys as well as girls; people who are considered under or over weight; women, especially those who are older or BAME, LGBT people – especially gay men and trans people, and people with disabilities or a visible difference.“Because it’s such a widespread problem, influenced by multiple factors, it’s easy to underestimate the real misery it causes – and to so many people.“There has been plenty of commentary on the problem, but identifying proposals to tackle it is more challenging. Our inquiry aims to do exactly that: we will be hearing from a wide range of witnesses – both experts and individuals speaking from their own experience, and we will be making recommendations to government early next year.”Related... Stricter Lockdown Measures Needed 'As Fast As Possible', Warns Government Science Adviser Opinion: If You're Complaining About Lockdown 2.0, You're Showing Your Coronavirus Privilege Why Boris Johnson Risks 'Too Little, Too Late' On Covid Again
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Almost two million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease each year, new report finds
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Love Island’s Maura Higgins rolls in to save 2020 as she delivers Greggs snacks by skates
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Staff at mental health hospital suspended after ‘slapping and kicking’ patients
The Care Quality Commission said CCTV footage showed staff members emotionally and physically abusing women with learning difficulties.
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Summer is definitely over as temperatures plummet and rain batters UK
Heavy downpours are expected across the country for the rest of the week.
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ADVERTORIAL: Thousands of young people in Manchester quit smoking due to Covid
Laura Lewis, 28, is encouraging others to join her and quit as part of this year’s Stoptober campaign
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Death row drug smuggling gran Lindsay Sandiford 'ready to face firing squad'
In January, 2013, Lindsay Sandiford was convicted of drug smuggling and sentenced to death in the Indonesian paradise island of Bali - she has been on death row ever since
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Newsnight's Emily Maitlis apologises after confusing Hull with HELL in live TV interview
BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis was left red-faced last night after making an awkward blunder live on air last night when introducing former health secretary Alan Johnson.
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Where can I get a flu jab and how much does it cost?
Demand for the jab is surging.
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Below Deck’s Kate Chastain shaded by Chef Ben Robinson as replacement is revealed
Kate recently announced her departure.
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Pictures show empty Tube but commuters say ‘it’s packed’ despite work from home push
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Meghan Markle's close friends join her rally to encourage US voters to register ahead of election
Close friends of Meghan Markle, 39, including her former Suits co-stars and Misha Nonoo have joined her rallying cry to encourage US citizens to register to vote ahead of the November election.
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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt call each other by nicknames in flirty exchange
Former couple Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt reunited onscreen for the first time since their marriage collapsed for a live read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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'Rise in Covid-19 hospital admissions among younger women', expert warns
Professor Calum Semple says it could be down to their roles in society
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'Stuck in hell waiting for results to tell me if life will be snatched away'
Mum, author and Mirror columnist Roisin Pelan is battling breast cancer with the help of her devoted family
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Bishop Michael Curry could feel the presence of slaves at Meghan and Harry's royal wedding
Bishop Michael Curry who delivered a 14-minute sermon at Harry and Meghan's 2018 wedding at St George's Chapel, felt the presence of slaves after preaching, he said in an interview with People.
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Scramble to save state pension rises as coronavirus hammers earnings
Urgent legislation is being put before Parliament after the Government realised that - under current rules - increasing the state pension next year could well have been illegal
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Holly and Phil admit they've been 'pushed over the edge and 'can't take anymore'
Phillip Schofield, 58, said that there was an 'element of hysteria' in the studio today following yesterday's stark news
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Microsoft looking to buy more video game companies as Xbox fans hope for Sega
The head of Microsoft has admitted the company is still interested in more acquisitions, as fan conspiracies point towards Sega.
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Everywhere that will be subject to 10pm curfew - and what's exempt
The new restriction won't only apply to pubs and restaurants - but there are a number of exemptions
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Retrievers and collies are more playful than pugs and Yorkshire terriers
Swedish researchers analysed the behaviour of almost 190,000 dogs of more than 138 breeds to judge their playfulness.
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The odds of Joe Biden beating Donald Trump show there’s still all to play for
<p>The best way to win a bet on the US presidential election is to find markets where the implied probability of the odds doesn’t reflect the actual probability of a winning outcome</p>
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Ranvir Singh apologises for Piers Morgan interview comments in awkward exchange
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan left Ranvir Singh red-faced over comments she made about him in an interview
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John McCain's widow backs Biden for president
<p>'There's only one candidate in this race who stands up for our values as a nation, and that is Joe Biden’</p>
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Hundreds made redundant at one of Trafford's largest employers
Around 480 jobs were axed as the company cited financial difficulty due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
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New lockdown is ‘too little, too late’ government’s own science adviser says
Professor John Edmunds said we did not act quick enough back in March and the same ‘mistake’ is about to be repeated.
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Baseball is using coronavirus as a pretext for permanent change
The tradition of greedy owners destroying what makes baseball good to line their pockets is as old as the sport itself. But using a pandemic to expand the playoffs for good would be a new lowOne of the first examples of baseball’s near-sighted willingness to deface itself in the name of maximum profits came back in 1887, when in an effort to boost attendance for the upcoming season, the joint major-league rules committee decided to allow the batter four strikes instead of three. Chaos ensued, predictably, and they changed the rule back for 1888.Indeed, the blight of greedy owners content to muck with the formula and squeeze every possible dime out of the enterprise at the expense of what makes baseball good is hardly a modern phenomenon. History suggests there may be no American institution with a more decorated tradition of fixing things that aren’t broken. But the fundamental changes to Major League Baseball that have been under consideration in recent days represent a new low. Continue reading...
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Battle of billboards rages between Jair Bolsonaro’s foes and followers
The arm-wrestle underscores Brazil’s bitter political rupture over a leader critics consider an abomination and supporters a corruption-busting champion A giant image of Jair Bolsonaro stared down from billboards in the Brazilian town of Ourinhos. “We believe in God and we value the family,” its slogan proclaimed.But within days of being erected, local dissidents had taken spray cans to the hoardings, dousing Brazil’s nationalist leader with black paint and using their graffiti to declare him a fascist. Continue reading...
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Mum 'who feared boyfriend didn't love her enough' killed herself 'accidentally'
Ella Lomas was found by her boyfriend Bradley after they had a relationship "tiff" at a party - her family are convinced she did not intend to die, an inquest heard
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Arsenal make Reiss Nelson available on loan
The 20-year-old has not featured for the Gunners this season.
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Teen Mom star Leah Messer reveals she was 13 when she first had sex: ‘I didn’t know anything’
Leah reflected on her experience as her daughters turned 10.
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Katie Holmes snogs new boyfriend Emilio Vitolo over dinner as they ramp up PDA
The couple have been pictured enjoying a string of cosy date nights in New York City as their romance continues to heat up
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Lauren Goodger slams PM's restrictions and blames government for missing work
The former TOWIE star, 34, was less than impressed when the Prime Minister advised people to work from home in a bid to flatten the curve of coronavirus cases
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These are the two things people judge you on when they meet you at work, says a Harvard psychologist
<p>Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions for more than 15 years</p>
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Ryanair extends offer to let passengers change their flights for free in 2020
Ryanair is extending its free amend offer meaning you don't need to pay to change your booking
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