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The key dates on the travel roadmap Why you're wrong about the Algarve Is it legal to go on an 'amber list' holiday? The latest rules on hotel stays Sign up to the Telegraph Travel newsletter International travel resumes for people in England today, with a new ‘traffic light’ system enabling quarantine-free holidays to a select number of destinations. Up to 5,000 British holidaymakers will travel to Portugal and Madeira today, with flights also running to green listed Iceland and Gibraltar. This comes after international travel has been banned for non-essential reasons since mid-January. Flights are also running to a number of ‘amber list’ countries, which require a ten-day quarantine on return. Tui has two flights to the Greek island of Corfu, and there are multiple departures to the Costa del Sol. This comes after Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Times Radio: “The red and amber list are places that you shouldn’t go to unless you have an absolutely compelling reason.” Telegraph Travel has writers travelling overseas, reporting on the reopening of international travel, while our Hotel Hit Squad hits the road as hotels reopen for the first time in months. You can follow all the latest updates below, and on Twitter using #GreatUnlock. Follow all the latest updates below.
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Major, major spoilers are ahead. Katie Bailey is alive. In the final moments of the last episode, it was revealed to viewers that Katie had been kidnapped by a man with a connection to Bennie’s Tavern. But Detective Colin Zabel (Evan Peters) and Mare (Kate Winslet), who is still gun- and badge-less after planting drugs on her son’s girlfriend, don’t know this yet. They still have to put in the legwork to solve this case themselves. Luckily, they’re firing on all cylinders. Their investigation leads them to another girl who barely got away from this monster. She wrote down part of the license plate of the blue work van he drove and said the guy smoked Winston’s. After checking in with other blue van owners in the area, Colin and Mare end up at Bennie’s Tavern, which, we know, means they’re on the right track. There is this sense that the year-old case will finally be closed. That Colin, who admitted he didn’t really solve the missing girl from Upper Darby case, will get to redeem himself. That he’ll finally get to absolve himself of the guilt that came with playing the hero he never felt he was. That he’ll finally get to do, as he tells Mare, “something great.” Mare will also get to be the hometown hero she so wants to be. Not the one who won the winning shot in a basketball game 20 years ago, but the one who brings Katie Bailey home to her mother after years of feeling as if she failed her own child. However, things feel off from the moment they walk in the door. As if they shouldn’t be there yet, as if they’re not quite ready. As if things are moving too fast. Something fans might feel too since there are still two more episodes left in this season. Colin kisses Mare and now they’re about to solve the case? It’s all just a little too perfect for these Easttown dwellers. After all, this isn’t a place that gets happy endings. When Colin spots the Winston’s on the coffee table, they know this is their guy. But Mare is unarmed and Colin seems nervous. When the pipes start to shake uncontrollably — a desperate SOS from Katie and the latest missing girl, Missy — they know that this guy won’t go down without a fight. Just as Colin raises his gun, the man shoots him and he’s down. I’ll admit I gasped when he fell to the ground after the kill shot. But there’s no time to mourn Colin because this guy’s still shooting. Mare, who was wounded, somehow gets away and it becomes a cat and mouse game in which she is at a great disadvantage. He has cameras all over the premises and he can see exactly what she’s doing. Somehow she is able to stun him just long enough to get back downstairs. She grabs Colin’s gun and shoots him seconds before he would have killed her too. The episode is titled “Illusions,” and the final moments almost feel like an hallucination, a fever dream. After Mare finally opened up to her therapist, talking about her son and the depression that runs in her family, she is forced to grieve another young man. The police who she texted while trying to save herself, knowing she might not make it out alive, enter the home, asking her questions about what just happened. All she can hear is her son’s voice. It’s the same moment we saw in the documentary Siobhan (Angourie Rice) is making about him. It’s his birthday, he looks no older than 10, and they’re at the beach. You imagine it might be one of the few good memories Mare has of her late son. All of the other flashbacks she’s had of him are him yelling at her in a drug-induced haze. She seems almost catatonic, unable to be in the present because it’s just too painful. They solved the case of Katie Bailey, but it came at a price. “Doing something great is overrated,” she tells Colin before the gun fight, which sounds rather depressing. Especially since Colin’s finally did his “something great” and it’s the last thing he was ever able to do. But, the rest of Mare’s statement signals that those therapy sessions are working. “People expect that from you all the time,” she tells him. “What they don’t realise is you’re just as screwed up as they are.” You get the sense that Mare was starting to work through her hero complex, realising she won’t ever be able to live up to other people’s expectations of what she should be as a detective. She won’t be able to solve every case, she won’t save everyone, and she has to come to terms with that. So, what will the expectations after the events of this episode be? Everything seems to have just changed, but yet, there is so much that is still the same. It’s unlikely that Erin McMenamin’s murder is tied to Katie’s kidnapping, which means her killer is still out there. Her ex boyfriend Dylan (Jack Mulhern), who, we learn from Brianna (Mackenzie Lansing), disappeared that night, needs to be further questioned. As does Erin’s friend Jess (Ruby Cruz), who pocketed a photo from the journals she helped Dylan burn, and Deacon Mark Burton (James McArdle), who revealed he was with her that night. Someone should also request a paternity test from Erin’s uncle Billy (Robbie Tann), who she lived with for a short time and seems very cagey about the details of that stay. But Mare Of Easttown has never just been about solving these cases, it’s about the people who are affected by them. Mare can no longer ignore the effects her job has had on her, which means it’s impossible for the final two episodes of the series to do so either. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Evan Peters Dug Deep For Mare Of Eastttown SceneMare of Easttown Has So, So Many CharactersKate Winslet's New Show Is True To Life
“To the moon.” “HODL” (hold on for dear life). “Buy the dip.” By now, you will have seen one or more of these catchphrases while scrolling through Twitter. Probably accompanied by the rocket emoji. And you’ll fall into one of two camps: you’ll know exactly what people are talking about or you will have absolutely no idea what’s going on. Either you are witnessing and participating in the cryptocurrency boom or you are unaware and opting out. Long gone are the days when Bitcoin was the only cryptocurrency in town and people had doubts about investing their cash in a purely digital currency system. In the last year, perhaps fuelled by the boredom of lockdown after lockdown, playing with crypto has become a legitimate and possibly lucrative pastime for younger people. There is now a wide range of crypto coins to choose from, including the popular digital token Ethereum, the meme-friendly Dogecoin and the less volatile Tether. Research shows that more people are looking to acquire these digital currencies than ever before, and of the growing number of crypto buyers, over 94% are members of Gen Z and millennials. The conception that this growing market is largely male-dominated is rapidly changing, too. As crypto pushes further into the mainstream and prices of currencies like Bitcoin continue to skyrocket, more young women are gaining awareness of the benefits of shrewdly buying and selling coins. Several crypto trading apps have reported an increase in the number of women who invest via their platform, including the social trading company eToro, which said that the number of female crypto traders on its platform has increased by half over the last two years to about 20% of all users. “When I started investing in the cryptocurrency space, my initial goal was to achieve financial independence,” says Kimberly Phan, a 28-year-old who entered the market in 2020. “This meant putting enough money into crypto and cashing out to reinvest in other stocks.” She explains that Bitcoin was her ‘serious’ investment, while her investment in the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin was really just a bit of fun. When I started investing in the cryptocurrency space, my initial goal was to achieve financial independence. This meant putting enough money into crypto and cashing out to reinvest in other stocks. Kimberly “I decided to invest in Doge anyway, since you could still trade and send it instantly to anyone on the internet, without a bank having to facilitate the transaction,” she continues. In just a few months of investing, Kimberly reports that she has earned over 2,000% crypto margins on crypto so far. Because of this she has been able to pay off a solid portion of her student loans with her profits from trading. Twenty-five-year-old Jessica Martins also got into the market in 2020, a move she made due to crypto FOMO. Hearing everyone else talk about it meant that there was finally critical mass to convince her to dive in. She now wishes she had started back in 2017 when she heard about it because her investments have turned out to be so financially rewarding. “Although I’m not yet channelling a lot of money towards it, investing in crypto helps me save more,” she says. “It’s much better than saving in a currency that’s unstable and likely to lose value.” Unlike traditional financial markets, the crypto market is designed to be inherently open, diverse and accessible. Anyone with an internet-enabled device can set up a digital wallet and get started, and many people all over the world are making good profit on their own initiative. But despite the steady surge in the number of female crypto users, numerous surveys reveal a stark reality: there are still far fewer women than men involved in the market. While the number of female investors increased at the beginning of 2021, eToro reports that only 15% of Bitcoin traders are women. The story in the Ethereum market is similar – the percentage of women investing has risen only slightly, from 11% to 12%, since the beginning of 2020. These low figures are rooted in factors that point back to the larger issue of how women have been historically marginalised in the finance and tech industries. It also speaks to the gaping hole in financial education for women which enables them to feel that these spheres are as much for them as they are for men. On Twitter, where crypto trends are now widely discussed, it’s common to see young women expressing their wish to stay out of the conversation. “I’ve experienced more peer pressure to buy crypto than to do drugs, tbh,” reads one tweet with more than 3,000 retweets and 25,000 likes. “I don’t want to put money onto something I neither believe in, or feel like I fully understand,” another user replied to a tweet about not investing in crypto. While the number of female investors increased at the beginning of 2021, eToro reports that only 15% of Bitcoin traders are women. There are legitimate reasons to question joining in on the crypto frenzy. Some worry that the market is a bubble and involves a lot of risk-taking, while others express concern about its potential to attract fraudsters. Added to that, many people rightly point out how bad the processes involved in mining crypto are for the environment. The servers which keep the market going consume huge amounts of power. The crypto market has also been rocked with instability, leading many people to question how safe it is to invest. Billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s favourite digital currency, Dogecoin, soared ‘to the moon’ in anticipation of his Saturday Night Live appearance but dropped by a third after he called it “a hustle” during his guest host spot. And last week he shook the market again when he announced that Tesla would no longer accept Bitcoin because of concerns about its environmental impact. This gives you some idea of how reactive and volatile these markets are. Additionally, experts in several countries, including the UK and US, increasingly see crypto asset markets as a potential threat to the stability of existing financial systems, and this has encouraged conversations about regulatory policies. Rebekah Keida, crypto expert and VP of talent and product marketing at Ethernity Chain, a blockchain-based platform, says that anyone – especially young women who want to invest – should do so with caution and always have savings in place before participating. She explains that it’s wise to invest in projects which are at least working toward compliance and to keep in mind that any investment can go sideways. “Since cryptocurrency is such a speculative market and unregulated, like the early days of the stock market, it’s important to become familiar with the projects behind certain digital currencies,” says Rebekah. “Investing in the currency is like investing in the company, so it’s similar to buying stocks, but without the regulations and protections of the stock market.” Apart from trading digital currencies, young creatives are also cashing in on the crypto wave by selling their work as non-fungible tokens, more commonly known as NFTs. These are unique units of data that can be attached to valuable digital items to protect them from duplicate versions, allowing the owner to sell to collectors on a digital marketplace. In this new marketplace, anyone can buy or sell anything, including art, music, digital trading cards, designer items and even real estate. Although the market is still in its early stages, several communities are working to create a safe space for women to participate and promote their work on NFT platforms, to ensure that this new ecosystem becomes a level playing field for female creatives. One such group is Women of Crypto Art (WOCA), a community founded in 2020 by digital artists from all over the world who identify as women. WOCA welcomes female artists to share ideas on NFTs and other forms of crypto art, and encourages collectors to join the group, regardless of their gender or background. In the eight months since it was formed, WOCA has held several digital exhibitions to promote art by their members. Their most recent project, the launch of the first functional NFT tarot cards – titled The Arcana Crypto Tarot – was created by 22 artists from the group. “As women in this industry, we tend to feel the urge to fight more to be seen and valued as artists in the eye of our peers and collectors,” says Maalavidaa, a digital artist and founder of Heal The Deal, a support group for young people in the crypto industry. “Indeed, the behavioural interactions from male to female in the industry can be quite triggering sometimes, whether it’s being talked about in an inappropriate or ignorant manner, or making puns regarding the pieces being created by a woman.” By creating an emotional support group, she hopes to “help female crypto artists deal with the impact of these issues on their mental health.” In the fast-paced world of crypto, there’s an option for everyone. “With cryptocurrency on the rise, the industry is increasingly opening up to women,” says Kimberly. “We could see numbers increase significantly if crypto was made more digestible and mentorship programmes on inclusion were more readily available.” The future of cryptocurrencies is uncertain. We find ourselves in uncharted waters here. But one thing is for sure: young women want in on the action and when they are able to create safe spaces, they stand to reap the benefits of this emerging market as much as anyone else, while shaping it for the better. *Contributors have asked to be identified by their first names only Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Students Are In A Crisis. Who Will Save Them?Coronavirus Has Hit Young Women's Finances HardestWhat I Learned When I Saw A Financial Therapist
It’s a cork wedge. It’s a cork wedge espadrille in peach. Dead comfy, says Beth as we unload our bags from our heavily condensed coach at Benidorm bus station. Why do yer feet look swollen then? I say, because they really, really do. You try wearing these all night, club, taxi, plane, bloody coach, and not having swollen feet. It’s summer 2010. The girls have gone to Benidorm for our first ever abroad holiday. Ten days. Ten girls. Ten pairs of Dolcis shoes (each) bought especially for the imminent chaos. Beth rags her case to the pavement, sand and dust and fag ends flicking from its path and all over a group of lads next to her. Watch out! shouts Beth as she wrestles open the zips on her Asda wheelie case and extracts a pair of gold ballet flats from deep in the centre of a tidily packed symphony of bikinis, miniskirts and tanning oils. She sits, stuffs her swollen feet into the gold slipper and shoves the peach espadrille cork wedge into her case. Thank god for Dolcis! she moans in glee. Dolcis. It was posh(ish). It was the shoe shop of the south, although we were blessed with one in Lancaster eventually — until when we’d had to make our monthly pilgrimage to the Trafford Centre just to stock up on heels, flats, flips and flops which were a little less pricey than Kurt Geiger but a little more posh than New Look’s Your Feet Look Gorgeous! And in a Dolcis shoe — a paisley open-toed stiletto perhaps, a multi pastel-coloured suede chunky heel maybe, a raffia print triple-buckled gladiator boot on occasion — the girls’ feet did indeed look gorgeous. Whether on the grey short-piled carpets of Dolcis stores across the country — feet poised beautifully in a floor mirror tilted diagonally upwards — or on the cobbled streets of the Benidorm strip, dodging vomit, tears and a group of men all dressed as Where’s Wally. Dolcis had a shoe for every outfit. Lest we forget that this was the noughties, the time when you wouldn’t be caught dead out and about — shopping, pubbing, clubbing, on a Ryanair flight to Benidorm — without matching shoes, clutch and jewels. Purple patent courts, purple patent clutch, purple patent chunky bangles, purple patent hair. Many a Saturday back in my youth was spent darting down the M25 to the Trafford, through the great marble halls and deep into the Dolcis sale rack to find a shoe so specific it was a miracle it had even been dreamed up, let alone put into production. But there it always was. The holy grail of shoes. £14.99 on sale? the girls would yelp with glee, before spending the money saved on shoes on an XL cheesy bites Pizza Hut and being too full to make it on the night out. The shoes firmly in their box, under a bed, excavated a year later and bundled into a case headed for the holiday of our lives. I need a gold lamé three-buckle knee-high open-toed court with rope wedge. Dolcis. I need a psychedelic ’60s-style kitten heel for my nan’s funeral. Dolcis! I need a royal blue stiletto with a sateen flower at the toe and the heel encrusted with purple jewels. DOLCIS! But as with most trends in the noughties, Dolcis came and went quick as a flash. Now the girls drop money we don’t have on Red Bottoms and you’d never be caught dead matching the shoe to the clutch to the bangles to the lippy. In many ways, thank god it’s over. But even with all we know now, it’s hard to remember happier moments than Beth cocking her leg, eyes darting between me and the silver-crackle-faux-leather-mahogany-effect-chunky-platform-heel-mary-Jane shoe she was trying in Dolcis while saying, Cankles? Me nodding, her tearing them off and going back to the drawing board. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Style Obituary: PunkyfishStyle Obituary: Jane NormanStyle Obituary: Tammy Girl
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ultra Violette (@ultravioletteau) Dermatologists and skincare enthusiasts always recommend a daily dose of sunscreen but you’d be forgiven for ditching it from your morning beauty routine. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that up until recently, SPF formulas have been less than ideal. Whether you opt for high end or high street, it has been difficult to find products which aren’t gloopy or greasy and don’t make your eyes sting or leave behind an ashy, white cast on darker skin. Sure, sunscreen is there to protect you, but that doesn’t mean you should have to compromise. Why should you wear SPF during the day? While the UK is slowly coming round to the idea of wearing SPF throughout the year to shield skin from cancer-causing UVA rays and to prevent common skin gripes like dark spots and fine lines, it’s fair to say that Australian skincare obsessives know more than a thing or two about the must-have skincare product. After all, they get a considerable amount more sunshine than we do. So when Aussie sunscreen brand Ultra Violette landed at Space NK last month, the hype was justified. From the lightweight sunscreen serum to the hydrating facial cream, the products haven’t been on site for very long but they’ve already racked up five-star reviews – and for good reason: they’re like nothing skincare enthusiasts have tried before. What is the best SPF for oily, combination and dry skin? I’ll start with the Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+, £36. A quick whip round friends, family and colleagues shows that plenty are unsure about SPF 50 (which is one of the highest factors and provides great protection) for fear of it appearing chalky or feeling heavy on the skin. That’s what makes this serum completely different. It does require a quick shake but it’s milky and fast-absorbing – rather than thick and difficult to rub in – and lends skin a lovely, dewy finish. It completely disappeared on my olive skin and the brand promises it is light enough not to leave behind a white cast yet still effective (and the reviews concur). It takes a two-pronged approach to tackling dark spots and hyperpigmentation with the addition of brightening vitamin C, so you don’t have to layer any other serums underneath. The serum has a slight rosy scent to it which does fade but if you prefer something fragrance-free, try the Clean Screen Sensitive Skinscreen SPF 30, £32, which has become my go-to (and I’m very fussy). This is a mineral sunscreen so it reflects UV rays away from the skin and the brand ensures it doesn’t make skin white. Two or three pumps sinks in fast and the best thing about this is that it doesn’t feel as though you’re wearing anything at all. I apply it over moisturiser for an extra hydration boost but it’s so quenching, you could use it alone. If you’re prone to breakouts or excessively oily skin, you’ll absolutely love this. For those with drier skin, Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF 50+, £34, is the one. A star ingredient is glycerin, which attracts water to skin, making it soft, plump and moisturised for longer. Like the rest, it doesn’t feel like your typical sunscreen – more like an everyday moisturiser – making it easy and enjoyable to use. The collection also features a hydrating lip balm in four shades (because your lips also need protecting from the sun), a mattifying mineral SPF for quelling shine and a hand and body sunscreen, too. Do you need to reapply SPF? According to Holly Thaggard, skincare expert and founder and CEO of Supergoop!, it’s important to reapply sunscreen every two hours to maximise the benefits, especially on sunny days spent outside. However, I acknowledge that Ultra Violette might not be the most affordable sunscreen brand out there. TikTokers are raving about the budget-friendly Garnier Ambre Solaire Super UV Face Fluid, £11.98, and Eucerin Sun Oil Control Face Protection Sun Cream for Oily & Blemish Prone Skin SPF 50+, £16, available at Amazon and Boots. Dermatologists also recommend Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 50, £4.99, which is a total steal. If you’re wearing makeup or don’t like the idea of applying sunscreen on the go with your hands, I’d recommend Garnier’s Ambre Solaire Sensitive Face Sun Cream Mist SPF 50, £5.99. It’s reasonably priced, available on the high street and makes topping up easy. Also try La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Invisible Mist SPF 50+, £13.99, another purse-friendly option that works a treat on all skin tones and types. Refinery29’s selection is purely editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items we love! 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