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This is how schools are preparing to welcome more pupils back

Schools across England stayed open for key workers’ children and the vulnerable throughout lockdown, but now they’re ready to welcome back more pupils. Here’s how some of them have been

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TikTokkers criticised for Black Lives Matter-inspired makeup looks

Many people are taking to social media to post in support of Black Lives Matter following high-profile police brutality cases. However, on TikTok, content creators have been criticised for trivialising

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Naughty dog destroys owner’s new £2,800 sofa

Man comes home to dog having destroyed his new £2,800 sofa Much like kids, you can’t turn your back on a dog for even a few minutes without expecting a

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Where I Work: Chris, the tech CEO helping small businesses from a garden office

Many of us are adjusting to working remotely, without a traditional office, in lockdown. Our Where I Work series is exploring this new normal by chatting to people about their

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How to minimise risk and protest safely during a pandemic

Covid-19 is still incredibly dangerous, and social distancing needs to be taken very seriously – but for many, racism is also a matter of life and death. We are at

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Mum gained five stone after discovering con artist ‘husband’ had three wives

When Mary Turner Thomson, 54, discovered her husband’s double life in 2006, she turned to comfort eating and piled on five stone. The mother was stunned to discover she was

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Eight books by Black authors that aren’t about Black pain

Amid the protests and the struggle and the trauma of fighting for racial justice – something good is starting to emerge out of this difficult time – people are trying

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