Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Lucy Campbell

UK taskforce to tackle rising number of pet thefts

A taskforce has been set up by the government to look into tackling the “deplorable” crime of pet theft, which has soared during the Covid-19 pandemic.In March, DogLost, a UK charity that helps victims of dog theft, recorded a...

Footage reveals Ohio state senator driving during Zoom call

An Ohio state senator used a virtual background of his home office in an apparent attempt to conceal the fact that he was driving during a Zoom meeting – on the same day a bill to ban distracted driving...

Marriage certificates in England and Wales to include mothers’ names for first time

Marriage certificates in England and Wales will now include the names of both parents of each half of the couple, instead of only their fathers, after legal changes to the process came into force.The change is part of the...

Ghislaine Maxwell: lawyers release photo showing bruised face

Lawyers for Ghislaine Maxwell have released a photograph of the British socialite, who is in a US prison facing sex trafficking charges, showing her with a bruised face.Maxwell, 59, who is accused of procuring underage girls for the convicted...

Star Wars prequels ‘not very much liked’, admits Ewan McGregor

While he may have been one of the biggest names in three of the highest grossing movies of all time, Ewan McGregor has said he found it “hard” when the Star Wars prequels were panned by critics and audiences.The...

Morrissey hits back at The Simpsons over ‘hurtful and racist’ parody episode

The Simpsons has earned the wrath of Morrissey after it parodied the former Smiths frontman in an episode of the show.The singer was satirised during the episode Panic on the Streets of Springfield, which aired in the US on...

The dogs keeping office workers company through lockdown

“Dogs are just like ‘play, eat, sleep’ – they bring me back into the moment. I think we can all learn something from that,” says Carole Henderson, who has been taking her “furry backup” to the office for the...

Mindfulness, laughter and robot dogs may relieve lockdown loneliness – study

Robotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness could help people cope with loneliness and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the University of Cambridge have found.The team at the university’s School of Medicine, led by Dr Christopher Williams,...

'A sad time for us': lunar year of the ox festivities felled by Covid

Alan Lau’s family business is one of the oldest in London’s Chinatown. Since the 1970s, the Wen Tai Sun art and crafts store in Soho has supplied decorations for the lunar new year, the most important festive holiday for...

'Cosy gives you security': love them or hate them, Uggs are back

The cosy sheepskin Ugg boot was inescapable at the height of its popularity in the early noughties. And now with the end of lockdown still some way off, love them or hate them, Uggs are back.Perhaps it’s the desperate...

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