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Bikes stolen in Scone as owners ate dinner

Two specialist mountain bikes were taken in a brazen garage raid in Perthshire.


This Pink Grapefruit And Rose Rum Is Perfect For Valentine's Day

Just think of the cocktails you could make!


The Countess of Wessex's daily diet: the royal's breakfast, lunch and dinner revealed

The Countess of Wessex has a gorgeous kitchen at her Bagshot Park family home – see what Prince Edward's wife eats in her daily diet


Amazon has big deals on TV projectors - it's time to revamp your lockdown movie nights

TV projectors: The very best of Amazon's cinema-style TV projectors are now on sale – your movie nights have never looked so good.


‘Hotel quarantine’: What travellers to the UK could soon face

As two more African countries are added to the UK’s flight ban list, ministers are contemplating introducing tough travel restrictions – of the kind that have been in force since last March in Asia and Australasia. These are the key questions and answers. How many countries are now included in the UK’s “travel ban”? Twenty-nine. But the so-called travel ban, aimed at limiting the spread of new variants of coronavirus, does not ban travel from...


Your working-from-home wardrobe solution? A luxe tracksuit – here are 15 chic sets to buy now

From Gucci to Isabel Marant Étoile


Plathville Rebels: Photos that keep mom and dad Plath up at night


Skincare: The pros and cons of lockdown

With England and Scotland being plunged into yet another lockdown and it looking like other countries will be following suit, it’s sometimes hard to find the positives amid all the negatives. But for every negative impact the lockdowns have had on your skin, there’s a positive to be found too. Aesthetic skincare expert Anna Baker has illustrated the skincare pros and cons for us. The bad news Feeling Blue The increasing use of devices have led...


How New Zealand’s strict Covid quarantine rules worked as UK considers hotel guards and tourist tracking tags

New Zealand's early and decisive installation of quarantine controls makes for persuasive reading


Tarry + Perry captures monastic qualities of concrete house in East Sussex

Architecture photography studio Tarry + Perry has documented a concrete house hidden within a verdant site in southern England to spotlight its monastic character and unexpectedly warm interiors. The rural dwelling, appropriately named Concrete House, was designed by former office Raw Architecture Workshop for a young family in East Sussex. Tarry + Perry is the The post Tarry + Perry captures monastic qualities of concrete house in East Sussex...


Pilot requests low-altitude sightseeing flight over Amsterdam

When leisure travel is banned, some people will take whatever opportunity they can find to explore. A pilot had his hopes dashed when he requested to fly at low altitude to do some sightseeing over Amsterdam. The Aeromexico 787 pilot made the request shortly after take-off from Schiphol Airport on 17 January, asking if the plane could deviate from its normal flight path to do some sightseeing above the Dutch capital. “Is there any chance that we...


Food subscriptions and online fitness top of Brits' purchases in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Food subscriptions, online fitness and casual clothes were some of Brits’ new favourite purchases in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gyms have been hit hard by the ongoing crisis, with one in six people (16%) cancelling a membership – and a further 16% considering doing so in the future, according to a survey of 6,000 by Aviva (AV.L). But, more positively, there is evidence of a boom for online exercise services as people look to stay fit in...


Cushion sales boom as nation seeks affordable home updates during lockdown

The quickest and most cost-effective way to update your living space is with cushions – it's no wonder they're so in demand


Biden Is Already Trying To Protect Trans Rights — & He Woke Up All The Twitter TERFs

WILMINGTON, DE – DECEMBER 28: President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Queen Theater on December 28, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th president in a scaled-down ceremony in Washington D.C. due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on January 20, 2021. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images) On Biden’s first day in office, he signed an executive order promising to uphold federal protections for LGBTQ+...


Meet the 7 best face masks for acne-prone skin (according to Reddit)

We want them ALL


Scots tourists told holidays may be off for Spain until end of summer as France to cancel ski season

Spain's Prime Minister is hoping to have the majority of the country vaccinated before it will begin to allow most tourists back in.


“Absolutely confident”: Backbencher Warren Entsch flags more government support for businesses post-JobKeeper

Federal backbencher Warren Entsch has given a strong indication the government will offer businesses additional assistance following the end of JobKeeper in March.


France unlikely to re-open ski slopes to tourists for February half term

France is unlikely to re-open its ski slopes for February half term due to ongoing concerns of rising cases of coronavirus in the country


a super easy DIY project that costs less than £100

When we were first thrust into this strange new semi-permanent world last March I lived in a kind of denial and worked with my laptop on the sofa, "just until the office reopened". But when the current lockdown hit, remembering the inconvenience and bad backs of that sunny spring, I accepted I needed a proper desk to work at. That said, determined not to be wfh for longer than I have to, I was reluctant to invest too much money on my new...


More than 16,000 first-time buyers will have to pay stamp duty despite Sunak's holiday

Delays on more than 16,000 new-build properties because of the coronavirus pandemic mean many could miss the stamp duty payment holiday cut-off date on March 31


Best PS5 headset: get the best audio companion for your PS5

Picking up the best PS5 headset is a priority for those lucky enough to have a console - and a good early purchase for those who are waiting for their machine to appear


Lottery winner who scooped £1million reveals frugal ways

Roofer Jamie Heavens, 26, from Bournemouth, who scooped £1million on a scratch card at the age of 22, told The Sun he continues to shop at Asda and buys his clothes from Primark.


UK residents may not be allowed to visit Spain until after summer - here's why


In a Barbie world: Humans who look like dolls

The desire to look like Barbie or Ken may be unfathomable to most of us. However, there are several people for whom it is so important they are willing to spend enormous amounts of money to achieve the unusual look. Sometimes these highly risky procedures can go wrong, and yet even this is not always enough to dissuade them from continuing with their mission to attain their modified look. Take a look through this gallery to learn more about some of these interesting characters!


Lorraine Kelly's silky Rixo blouse has the sweetest meaning behind it

Lorraine Kelly wowed viewers in a stunning star print blouse from Rixo which she revealed was a Christmas present from her daughter, Rosie. Shop her designer style for £185.


East Kilbride mum and daughter put on their running shoes to raise cash for Women's Aid

Sarah Gallacher and 11-year-old daughter, Ava, from Hairmyres completed a 10k run over the festive period.


American Airlines launches home wine delivery service

American Airlines (AA) is launching a new wine delivery service that will ship drinks served on board its planes and in its airport lounges to customers’ homes. The new service, known as Flagship Cellars at-home, will allow customers over the age of 21 to choose from one-off “curated collections” of wines, build their own selection or purchase a $99.99 (£73.20) monthly subscription of three “prestigious wines”. The wines will be chosen by “an...


20 ways to boost your resilience during tough times

No life is free from pain or suffering. Unfortunately, we will all experience difficult times at one point or another in our lives. While we may not be able to control the things that happen to us, we can control how we react to them. Fostering a sense of resilience is the way to go. Psychologically defined as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress,” resilience allows us to be strong through even the most troubling periods. If you’re looking to boost this trait, there are plenty of small changes you can make. Take a look at our expert-backed advice.


Countess of Wessex receives "wonderful birthday present" as father gets Covid vaccine

Sophie's 89-year-old dad was vaccinated this week


Travel operator Saga says all customers must have a Covid vaccine - but is it legal?


The inauguration marked a new dawn for America… you can tell from the clothes

Fashion is an incredibly powerful tool through which to communicate allegiances and beliefs; and the contrast between the clothes that walked out of the White House yesterday and those that walked in could not have been starker. Melania Trump departed the Capitol looking typically high-gloss in a black Chanel jacket and Dolce & Gabbana dress, accessorised with an Hermes alligator handbag, sky-high Louboutins. Not only did the departing FLOTUS...


Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announce the name of their baby daughter

The couple welcomed a little girl in September 2020.


You can now book a cosy UK cabin designed to be an Instagram-worthy stay

The cabin has been designed specifically with Instagram users in mind complete with statement wallpaper, millennial pink furniture and plenty of photo ops


British shoppers hit with unexpectedly high fees on products from EU after Brexit

Britain’s online shoppers have expressed their dismay after been hit with unexpectedly high post-Brexit charges on items ordered from countries in the EU. Consumers have been asked to pay up to one-third extra in customs duties, VAT and additional delivery charges once they arrive in the UK. It comes as one UK retail boss said British firms were considering abandoning or even burning goods returned by their EU customers who are also unhappy...


Northern Ireland firefigher says his stammer has rewarded him with “empathy for others”

Joe Biden is the first US president with a stammer. Here, HELEN MCGURK hears from one local man about how his stammer gave him the drive to help others


Best GPS dog tracker 2021: GPS collars and trackers for dogs

Always know where your furry friend is with these GPS collars and trackers


Tanning salon boss who's gone without food to keep daughter fed desperate for more business support

Tanning and beauty salon owner Laura Healy says locked down businesses need to know when next grant will arrive


Best new cars with three or more ISOFIX points

We list the best cars you can buy with three or more Isofix mounting points for child car seats, including the Audi Q7 and Ford Galaxy.


Prince William and Kate Middleton visit the Queen's home

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been granted access to the Queen and Prince Philip's home, Sandringham House.


Queen 'is preparing to honour Kate' on 10 years of marriage

Royal expert Duncan Larcombe told OK! magazine : 'It's highly likely the Queen will be planning a special secret something to honour Kate's 10 years in the royal family,'


Pulse oximeter: what is the finger gadget, could it save people from Covid - and where can you buy one in UK?

You can purchase the device from Boots, Amazon and Argos


Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, totally in love and worth millions


'We live for free in our biodome home'

On a mission to protect the planet, the Hjertefølger family built a sustainable home within a geodesic glass dome and saved themselves a fortune in the process. Despite the challenging climate, the innovative property, which is located in the Arctic Circle, has been their home since 2014. Here's how they did it...


10 best inauguration ball gowns: From Michelle Obama to Mamie Eisenhower

When Dolley Madison, wife of the fourth President, James Madison, hosted the first Inauguration Ball in 1809, she sported a scoop-necked, hand-embroidered cream velvet gown with a long and winding train. According to one attendee, Madison’s ensemble “answered all my ideas of royalty.” In the years since First Ladies have followed in Madison’s footsteps, embracing the grandeur of the Ball while also setting the tone of their agenda by painting a...


East Kilbride jeweller launches search for most romantic lockdown love story

Beaverbrooks in Centre West want to hear from locals who saw sparks fly over Facetime or maybe love blossom over a Zoom quiz.


9 pore-loving mineral makeup products that will help tackle acne

It’s time to revisit mineral makeup


Get fit for 2021: our best home workouts and diet tips to kick your year into shape

Want to invest in your health? This is how to get fit in 2021, with achievable workout and lifestyle tips for YOU


Ella Emhoff is Washington’s breakout style star

It was a day of fantastic coats; from First Lady Jill Biden’s dusky blue wool offering, which came by way of independent label Markarian, to Vice President Harris’ suffragette-purple Christopher John Rogers iteration. But one coat in particular caught attention: the Gossip Girl-esque get-up worn by Harris’ step-daughter, Ella Emhoff. Twenty-two year-old Emhoff, who is in her final year at Parson’s School of Design in New York, sported the...


Tiny Chores That Can Improve Your Life

These five small projects will go a long way in fulfilling a sense of accomplishment


Stop the press! Apple Watches are on sale at Amazon right now

An Apple Watch sale is happening on Amazon - you've got to be quick. Here's how to get the Apple Watch Series 5 for up to £300 less than its original price via this Amazon deal.