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Five secluded national parks to visit around the UK to avoid the crowds
Get away from the crowds and explore these scenic gems.
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Waitrose permanently ditches plastic wrap from multibuy tins
The move is set to save 45 tonnes of plastic waste a year.
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British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar and his wife AVOID hotel quarantine after arriving in Sydney
British billionaire Lord Alan Sugar and his wife Ann Simons were given special treatment upon their arrival in Australia on Thursday.
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Pizza by Paul, flowers by Prue: how Great British Bake Off built its Covid bubble
Contestants, cast and crew lived together for six weeks in a hotel to make 2020 show look as normal as possibleCongratulatory handshakes from judge Paul Hollywood, pies with “soggy bottoms” and a bunting-festooned tent will all reassure fans of The Great British Bake Off that this year’s series contains all its usual ingredients – despite being filmed in the shadow of coronavirus.Kelly Webb-Lamb, Channel 4’s deputy director of programmes, told the Observer that while the show “doesn’t look or feel any different”, behind the scenes she and the makers, Love Productions, went to extraordinary lengths to pull off creating the usual Bake Off amid the restrictions caused by the pandemic. Continue reading...
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Sexual distancing: Will coronavirus spell the end of casual university hookups?
<p>Jägerbombs, pesto pasta for seven dinners a week, and one-night stands define many people’s university experience. But Chloé Meley asks - will Covid-19 be the final nail in the casual sex coffin?</p>
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Four people stabbed outside pub as man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
The attack happened at 10pm on Saturday close to the Railway Inn in Plymouth. Armed police raided a home before a suspect was arrested during a traffic stop in Exeter
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Game of Thrones - with mod cons: A review of a Scottish castle festooned with boutique comforts 
Kilmartin Castle, nestled in the magical Kilmartin Glen, was built in 1550 during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, and is now a one-of-a-kind place to stay, as MailOnline Travel's Ted Thornhill found out.
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Emmy Awards 2020: Who will win and who should win
<p>The ceremony will look different this year – but there’s still room for predictions and strongly held opinions</p>
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‘Young people have an amazing sense of humour, because the world is ridiculous’: How Rocks is revolutionising British cinema
<p>First came ‘Attack the Block’; now two new releases are redrawing how we see young inner-city kids on screen. The directors tell Beth Webb why it’s time to see teenagers differently</p>
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David Nicholls: ‘I didn’t have the confidence to show my work to anyone. That is a regret’
<p>‘Us’, the author’s study of a marital crisis amid a family trip to Europe, is coming to BBC One tonight. He talks to Martin Chilton about his late-blooming career and why Brexit is a ‘terrible mistake’</p>
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Gillian Jacobs: ‘People are disappointed when they meet me. I’m not funny and I don’t party’
<p>She excels at playing shambolic ‘sad hot girls’ in shows like ‘Love’ and ‘Community’ but the actor would rather be listening to a podcast than wreaking havoc, the actor tells Annabel Nugent </p>
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Feathers, nostalgia, and a touching tribute to key workers: Everything that happened at day three of London Fashion Week
<p>Richard Malone played with tonal dressing while 16Arlington experimented with texture, but it was Halpern’s fantastical fashion that stole the show, writes Olivia Petter</p>
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Trump to nominate female judge to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg before election
The Supreme Court judge, who died on Friday aged 87, had pleaded for her successor to be appointed when there is a new President, but Trump told supporters he intends to defy her final wish
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Can these pieces of equipment save you a trip to the gym and make the most of a home workout?
From leg toners to virtual reality sets and a 'five-in-one' exercise machine, here five FEMAIL reporters give their verdict on whether you can really recreate the gym experience from home.
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Issa Rae: ‘It’s astounding that our talent hasn’t been recognised’
The woman behind cult HBO comedy Insecure has been making and starring in her own series for years. What took Hollywood so long to notice?Issa Rae, one of the first black women to create and star in a premium cable series and potentially the hardest-working person in Hollywood, is putting in overtime with the aim of having it all. She is Emmy-nominated. She is Golden Globe-nominated. She is a writer, an actor and an executive producer, often all at once. Her hit HBO show, Insecure, which just aired its fourth season, has transformed her into the patron saint of black millennial creatives. She is the black Madonna, adorning endless mood-boards.Fans, black fans specifically, don’t simply watch Insecure, we live-tweet it, we argue about it, we create petitions for it to be extended to one hour, much to the chagrin of its creator. “We sold a half-hour comedy,” Rae tells me when I press her on fan demands for longer episodes, “and I literally have no desire to make an hour show!” A bad Zoom connection means I can’t see her, but I can hear the smile. She is warm, witty, and a total potty-mouth. “Even hearing people say: ‘This is how you can make it an hour, you can do this, you can do that…’ OK, well we don’t want to!” Continue reading...
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Trashy TV, dog ears and the unexpected kindness of strangers
Six months into the pandemic, here’s what I’ve learnedHey guys, how are we all doing (imagine me crouching beside you in a matey fashion with my arm across the back of your chair as you peruse a sticky menu and reflect how not everything is worse in 2020). We are six months into all this: are you holding up?I have been impressed, generally, by the levels of stoicism, selflessness and forbearance on show. I think we all deserve a medal at this point and by “medal”, I mean “competent government”. Continue reading...
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If the Labour conference were on now, would I be knocked over by a rush of ideas? | Will Hutton
Health, the workplace, our place in the world... is the party thinking big thoughts?In normal times, the Labour party would be assembling this weekend to attempt catharsis after the most savage electoral defeat since the 1930s. It looked into the abyss of a split, but has held together. Just.Yet Covid-19 makes impossible an authentic arena where the party could start the multiple encounters and exchange of ideas that will be the foundations for better times. The conference will be online. This is better than nothing but, of necessity, it is bloodless. Politics is a touch business if it is anything. Continue reading...
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Rocks review - empowering, uplifting teenage girl power
An east London schoolgirl abandoned by her mother struggles to survive in this gritty yet irrepressible ensemble movieWhat a wonderful, heart-breaking, life-affirming gem of a movie this is. Having proved a crowd-pleasing hit at the London film festival in October 2019 (how long ago that now seems!), this vibrant, insightful and deeply empathetic drama about teenage girls forging their identities in a potentially hostile world is grittily realistic, yet also fiercely optimistic. Boasting a terrific ensemble cast that showcases a host of talented newcomers, it’s exactly the film we need right now, pointing the way to a more positive future while looking the perils of the present day squarely in the eye.Bukky Bakray is Shola, AKA Rocks – a force-of-nature 15-year-old east Londoner with a talent for makeup artistry, who returns home from school one day to discover that her depression-prone mother has abandoned her and her young brother Emmanuel (played with irrepressible flair by D’angelou Osei Kissiedu). All Mum has left behind is an apologetic note about needing to clear her head, and a pocketful of grocery money – hardly enough to see the kids through a week, or to keep the electricity running. Continue reading...
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Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast
A glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for Jimmy Kimmel
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Why your leftovers taste better the next day, according to science
Have you ever wondered why your curry tastes so much better the next day? Charles Spence, a food scientist and experimental psychologist at Oxford University has finally revealed why
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Liverpool transfer round-up: Reds eye Bundesliga ace as Klopp gushes over Thiago
Liverpool have taken their summer transfer business to a new level over the weekend with two solid signings in Thiago and Diogo Jota to boost their squad
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Mikel Arteta provides Kieran Tierney injury update after Arsenal left-back missed West Ham win
Tierney was missed against West Ham.
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Mum transforms dull room into beautiful nursery on a budget
Kitchen materials and affordable accessories made the stylish look
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Forgotten for decades, suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst's home improvement tips
As you might expect from the woman who took on the British establishment, the suffragette leader didn't mince her words
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Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers
Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws
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Wetherspoons boss warns new Covid restrictions would be 'devastating' for pubs and restaurants
Ministers are considering new measures, including a temporary second lockdown to try and stop Covid transmission. The move could lead to pubs being ordered to close or face a 10pm curfew.
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Caroline Flack 'gave Lewis Burton £25K to pay off debts' just like Lottie Tomlinson
The late TV presenter, 40, who died in February, allegedly handed the model the cash during their relationship and also paid for rent and food.
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Man Utd transfer round-up: Telles deal draws closer as Woodward urges caution
United's opening match of the season ended in a defeat to Crystal Palace which laid bare their need for new signings if they are to challenge for a top four spot
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Alesha Dixon Applauded For Wearing Statement Black Lives Matter Necklace On Britain's Got Talent
Alesha Dixon has been praised by viewers of Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-final for wearing a statement Black Lives Matter necklace.Alesha’s choice of jewellery comes after Ofcom announced that it will not be investigating the ITV talent show, after a performance from dance troupe Diversity led to more than 24,000 complaints to the media regulator.The routine included references to both the coronavirus pandemic and the killing of George Floyd, as well as the global protests in support of Black Lives Matter that followed.Fans took to Twitter to praise Alesha for showing unity with the BGT champions...Alesha Dixon wearing a BLM necklace is such a power move and I am HERE for it
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AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman
Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups
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London anti-lockdown protest turns violent with disturbing attacks on police - VIDEO
FOOTAGE from the anti-lockdown protest in London on Saturday shows clashes between police and protesters turned violent, with the Metropolitan Police condemning the "unacceptable" attacks on their officers.
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Coronation Street star Shobna Gulati opens up about her mother's dementia in 'Do You Remember Me?'
British actress Shobna Gularti explained how she cared for her mother Asha Gulati during her battle with dementia from 2016 to her death in 2019, aged 79.
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Giggs, Scholes, Butt and both Neville brothers are all selling their mansions
Class of '92 ex-Manchester United stars go head-to-head in £25m property transfer market
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Claudia Winkleman praises Tess Daly for helping her with ‘vomit-inducing nerves’ before Strictly Come Dancing live shows
Claudia Winkleman gets 'vomit-inducing' nerves before Strictly's live shows.
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Coronavirus map LIVE: Boris plans sombre address - as London ‘needs new lockdown’ IN HOURS
BORIS Johnson is planning to address the nation this week over plans for a second lockdown amid reports London will be shut down to fight the coronavirus crisis in just a matter of hours.
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Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain
Sweden’s relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world’s attention when the pandemic first hit Europe
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Dad found with 3,000 indecent images of children blames marriage breakdown
"It’s vile, unforgivable and it’s criminal - you have played your part in that"
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These streets have been in split in half by an experiment - not everyone's happy
Lockdown trial could lead to permanent change in these streets - and across Greater Manchester
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Inside the Etihad plane transformed into a quirky glamping site
The converted A319 was the first plane to ever be decommissioned by Etihad
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Boots hacks to boost your points and get and beauty products for free
You could get a free nail varnish today and save £127.50 on beauty products before Christmas
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Elizabeth Warren leads hundreds in chants during candlelit vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Elizabeth Warren on Saturday night led tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsberg from the steps of the Supreme Court, as hundreds gathered in Washington DC to honor the late justice.
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'Liar' dad faked DNA test to dodge child support payments to two different women
Steve Dixon resorted to deception and forgery to avoid his responsibilities to his children
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The search for life – from Venus to the outer solar system
While the discovery of the normally microbe-produced phosphine on our toxic neighbour is astonishing, other candidates for life are more promisingIt remains one of the most unexpected scientific discoveries of the year. To their astonishment, British scientists last week revealed they had uncovered strong evidence that phosphine – a toxic, rancid gas produced by microbes – exists in the burning, acid-drenched atmosphere of Venus. Related: If we don't find life on planets like Venus, doesn't it make us that bit more special? | Charles Cockell Continue reading...
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UK coronavirus LIVE: Brits face £10,000 fines for failing to self-isolate as Boris Johnson urged to get grip on testing
Brits who fail to self-isolate will soon be hit with £10,000, Boris Johnson has announced amid rising concern at the spike in coronavirus infections.
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Another day not at the office: will working from home be 2020's most radical change?
During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically - but are all the changes positive?There’s a man sitting at the first-floor window of the house that lies on the other side of my back fence. It’s early August, the weather is sweltering, and his window is wide open. He’s talking on a hands-free phone, laughing in that ingratiating manner that suggests a large payday is at stake. He speaks in a fashionable sales patter that sounds similar to real conversation, but crucially isn’t, and he’s practically broadcasting his pitch to the neighbourhood. WTF? I want to shout, but I already know the answer: WFH.With the exception of Covid-19 itself, working from home has been the big story of 2020. I’ve been home-based for more than 20 years and for most of that time, before my neighbour began advertising his WFH status, I was a local exception, left to my own devices in tranquil isolation. No one was much interested in the emotional dynamics of my daily work regime. But since the lockdown emptied the nation’s offices, it’s become a national topic of conversation. Continue reading...
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Shetland: an epic landscape with a Viking soul
Closer to the Faroe Islands than to Edinburgh, Scotland’s northernmost isles are home to fascinating ancient sites and a spirit of proud self-sufficiencyIt takes a certain confidence for a remote community of farmers and fishermen to push for independence from the rest of the United Kingdom, but the hardy inhabitants of the wind-scoured Shetland Islands have never been short of self-belief. These are, after all, the people with the highest levels of Viking DNA found anywhere in the British Isles.Pull up a barstool in the Douglas Arms in Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, and locals will tell you they feel as distant from Holyrood as they do from Westminster. There’s no malice intended; self-sufficiency just comes with the territory when you spend 365 days a year being lashed by the wild waves of the North Atlantic. Continue reading...
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Lampard enters familiar territory as Klopp rivalry reaches key juncture
Lampard sparked a war of words with opposite number Klopp after launching into an X-rated rant during Chelsea's clash with Liverpool at Anfield in July - and that might only be the start of it
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