• ‘Taxpayer faces £4.5bn bill if no change in law on holiday refunds’ – Abta
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    The Independent

    ‘Taxpayer faces £4.5bn bill if no change in law on holiday refunds’ – Abta

    Change the law on refunds for cancelled holidays, or half-a-million jobs are at risk: that is the warning from Abta, the travel trade association.The coronavirus pandemic has brought almost all domestic and international tourism to a standstill.

  • Boris Johnson in intensive care with coronavirus, what could this mean?
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    Boris Johnson in intensive care with coronavirus, what could this mean?

    The prime minister tested positive for the infection 10 days ago after developing its tell-tale fever and cough.

  • 17 Things You Thought Were Recyclable That Actually Aren't
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    Pop Sugar UK Smart Living

    17 Things You Thought Were Recyclable That Actually Aren't

    While it's great to recycle as much as possible, you may be surprised to find out that some of the items you've been throwing into your recycling bin don't actually belong there. While many people recycle items to try and cut back on waste or even make money, putting nonrecyclable items with recyclable items contaminates the process. And a lot of items that are widely presumed to be recyclable actually aren't (pizza boxes, we're looking at you), so it can get confusing at times. If you want to recycle more efficiently and easily, keep reading for 17 things you may have been recycling for years that you actually shouldn't be (and spread the word). Related: 11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Prevent Ocean Pollution

  • Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus
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    Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after testing positive for coronavirus

    "The prime minister is receiving excellent care," a spokesperson says

  • Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner are launching a perfume together
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    Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner are launching a perfume together

    Not even a pandemic could stop the hustle

  • Beer and cider shops still delivering during lockdown
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    The Independent

    Beer and cider shops still delivering during lockdown

    While beer and cider is not an essential item, an ice-cold bottle is a refreshing way to ring in the bank holiday weekend this Easter.Since your original plans have probably been scuppered amid the lockdown we're currently in, it doesn’t mean you can cheer on the weekend, the end of a working day or just for a pick-me-up at a strange time.

  • You Can Now Stream Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Stage Show
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    Refinery 29 UK

    You Can Now Stream Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag Stage Show

    If you are bored and running out of things to do during self-isolation, you’ll be pleased to know that Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s stage version of Fleabag will be available to stream online, and all the proceeds will be going towards COVID-19 charities. The nation’s sweetheart (who is also responsible for Killing Eve and had a hand in the upcoming Bond film) joined forces with the National Theatre to allow audiences to view her one-woman stage show, on which the award-winning TV series is based. Following a sold-out run both in the West End and on Broadway, where final tickets were being sold for £600 on Viagogo, the show will be available to watch through Soho Theatre’s On Demand streaming website from today in the UK and Ireland for a minimum donation of £4. The recording will be available for 48 hours after donating. “I hope this filmed performance of Fleabag can help raise money while providing a little theatrical entertainment in these isolated times. Thank you to all our partners and to the creative team who have waived their royalties from this production to raise money for such vital causes in this unbelievably challenging situation,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement.“All money raised will support the people throughout our society who are fighting for us on the frontlines and those financially devastated by the crisis, including those in the theatre community. Thank you in advance to those who donate. Now go get into bed with Fleabag! It’s for charity! Px.”For every rental of Fleabag, the proceeds will be given to charities and individuals working on the coronavirus front line. Thirty-five percent will be sent to the National Emergency Trust supporting the most vulnerable in society, 35% will be sent to NHS Charities Together supporting NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients, and 15% will be sent to Acting For Others who distribute to people struggling across the theatre sector.Fifteen percent will also go to the newly launched Fleabag Support Fund which gives £2,500 grants to freelancers working in the theatre industry in the UK. So far, Waller-Bridge, TodayTIX and one anonymous donor have contributed £365,000 to distribute to those who need it during the pandemic. Fleabag is available to stream online now at Soho Theatre On Demand here.The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. It says you can protect yourself by washing your hands, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing (ideally with a tissue), avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and don’t get too close to people who are coughing, sneezing or with a fever.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Fleabag's Andrew Scott On So-Called 'Casual Sex'Olivia Colman On Her Fleabag <em>Character</em>"I Was Scammed On Ebay Because Of Coronavirus"

  • Good news, gathered: How to be a 5k hero, and a dropping death toll
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    Good news, gathered: How to be a 5k hero, and a dropping death toll

    Your daily dose of all the positive stuff that's been going on in the world.

  • Honor Blackman dies, aged 94
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    Harper’s Bazaar

    Honor Blackman dies, aged 94

    She played Bond girl Pussy Galore

  • Women are sharing the moment they realised they'd fallen out of love
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    Cosmo

    Women are sharing the moment they realised they'd fallen out of love

    "I cheated on him and didn't feel guilty."

  • Small buy of the day: soothe aching muscles with this total body massager
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Small buy of the day: soothe aching muscles with this total body massager

    In need of some TLC? Treat yourself to this affordable massager.

  • Where to buy plants online during the coronavirus lockdown
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    Red

    Where to buy plants online during the coronavirus lockdown

    Whether its bedding plants, vegetable seeds, herbs or houseplants, discover the best places to buy plants for your home and garden

  • 13 Of The Best Fitness Watches To Keep Tabs On All Those At-Home Lunges
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    Elle

    13 Of The Best Fitness Watches To Keep Tabs On All Those At-Home Lunges

    Keeping track of your health never looked so goodFrom ELLE

  • Duffy Shares Emotional, Harrowing Details Of Her Kidnapping & Rape
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    Refinery 29 UK

    Duffy Shares Emotional, Harrowing Details Of Her Kidnapping & Rape

    After sharing in a now-deleted Instagram post that she had been kidnapped and raped, U.K. singer Duffy, who won a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2009, has opened up in a lengthy essay about the details of the experience that resulted in her decade-long absence from music and public life. While the singer does not specify when the incident occurred or at the hands of whom, she provides a specific, disturbing account of the ordeal, which spanned weeks — and haunted her for years. The world’s current state of shared isolation inspired the singer to further open up about her trauma, given the she has been in a similar secluded state for the better part of a decade. Mostly, however, she’s sharing the experience to be “free” in hopes of starting a new chapter of her life. “It was my birthday, I was drugged at a restaurant, I was drugged then for four weeks and travelled to a foreign country. I can’t remember getting on the plane and came round in the back of a traveling vehicle. I was put into a hotel room and the perpetrator returned and raped me,” she wrote, later adding, “I contemplated running away to the neighbouring city or town, as he slept, but had no cash and I was afraid he would call the police on me, for running away, and maybe they would track me down as a missing person. I do not know how I had the strength to endure those days, I did feel the presence of something that helped me stay alive.”Sometime after they flew back to the U.K., the singer escaped. She says she went on to move five times in three years, never feeling safe. For similar reasons, she never aggressively pursued an investigation. “I could not risk being mishandled or it being all over the news during my danger. I really had to follow what instincts I had,” she wrote. “I have told two female police officers, during different threatening incidents in the past decade, it is on record.” Now, the singer is attempting to focus on what’s next — a difficult feat with the world sheltering from a pandemic. However, she’s been gradually returning to music. Back in March, the singer leaked her first song since “Whole Lotta Love” and “Dear Heart” in 2015 to Jo Whiley to play on her BBC Radio 2 show, “Something Beautiful.” “I don’t plan to release it, I just thought a little something might be nice for people if they are at home, on lockdown,” she wrote in a note to Whiley.“I / Can’t take the first steps to your love / So it leaves me only dreaming / Of something beautiful,” she sings in the chorus. Despite this, the singer does not have any immediate career plans. She’s just ready to get some semblance of her life back. “I can now leave this decade behind. Where the past belongs,” she ends the essay. “Hopefully no more ‘what happened to Duffy’ questions, now you know … and I am free.”Read her full account here.If you have experienced sexual violence of any kind, please visit Rape Crisis or call 0808 802 9999. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?New Music To Know: Dream Wife, Zola & MoreBillie Eilish Plans A Virtual Music FestivalNew Music This Week: Courtney Marie Andrews & More

  • Are face masks a barrier to the coronavirus?
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Are face masks a barrier to the coronavirus?

    The pros and cons of the personal protective equipment have been hotly debated.

  • Coronavirus: Government failing to protect domestic abuse victims from virus, says charity
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    The Independent

    Coronavirus: Government failing to protect domestic abuse victims from virus, says charity

    Government agencies are failing to protect victims of domestic abuse from contracting coronavirus during the ongoing pandemic, a charity in Ireland says.Safe Ireland said that it is growing “increasingly concerned” that the government is not responding to the seriousness of the situation facing women and children living in refuges and temporary accommodation.

  • Home workout hacks that'll motivate you to keep moving
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    Cosmo

    Home workout hacks that'll motivate you to keep moving

    Who knew your front room could make such a good little gym?

  • Travel companies accused of encouraging students to take spring break trips despite coronavirus fears
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    The Independent

    Travel companies accused of encouraging students to take spring break trips despite coronavirus fears

    Travel firms in the US have been accused of encouraging students to take trips over Spring Break, despite the global coronavirus pandemic.JusCollege, which organises all-inclusive group trips for college students, sent an email to customers saying: “our travel destinations remain among the safest and most enjoyable places in the world to visit right now,” reports NBC.

  • 67 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up The Realities Of Social Distancing
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    Elle

    67 Memes That Perfectly Sum Up The Realities Of Social Distancing

    It's important to keep laughing, even from the confines of your homeFrom ELLE

  • What To Do If You Have A Wedding Scheduled During The Coronavirus Outbreak
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    Elle

    What To Do If You Have A Wedding Scheduled During The Coronavirus Outbreak

    Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi just postponed their May wedding

  • How often should you actually wash your hair?
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    How often should you actually wash your hair?

    The experts debate the issue and reveal how to check what your hair type actually is

  • Do you need a drag queen confidence class?
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    Cosmo

    Do you need a drag queen confidence class?

    Crippling shyness was ruining Ellie Abraham’s life. What could some of the most confident people in the UK teach her about owning a room?

  • Very launches huge Easter sale on gadgets, home, gardening and beauty
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Very launches huge Easter sale on gadgets, home, gardening and beauty

    Very has launched a huge Easter sale on selected home, tech, gardening, fashion and beauty products.

  • 'I'm an NHS doctor and I got engaged during lockdown'
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    Red

    'I'm an NHS doctor and I got engaged during lockdown'

    'Even in the depths of despair there is always love'