Style with a twist: stars turn to playful pigtails to tame lockdown hair | Fashion- Tempemail

With an appointment at a professional hairdressers now a distant memory, stylish women have taken to creative ways to tame their lockdown locks. The latest solution is a hairstyle more commonly associated with schooldays: pigtails. Grown-up, glamorous women have taken to wearing plaits. Kim Kardashian West, famous for her long Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Covid advice challenged by NHS England director | Film- Tempemail

Gwyneth Paltrow has been urged to stop spreading misinformation by the medical director of NHS England after she suggested long Covid could be treated with “intuitive fasting” , herbal cocktails and regular visits to an “infrared sauna”. The Hollywood star, who markets unproven new age potions on her Goop website, Continue Reading

Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions | Society- Tempemail

It has been another gruelling week of night shifts caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Birmingham, but Dr Kishan Bodalia is already gearing himself up for his next DJ set. While nightclubs and musical festivals may be off the cards, Bodalia has found fame performing DJ sets in Continue Reading

Humour over rumour? The world can learn a lot from Taiwan’s approach to fake news | Coronavirus

Matt Hancock, we learned recently, got a few pointers on how to shape the UK’s vaccine strategy from the 2011 movie Contagion. I don’t know if that is something I would boast about if I were the UK health secretary, but, look, it is great that the man is not Continue Reading

Thousands of UK Amazon workers given false Covid test results | Coronavirus

Thousands of Amazon workers were given the wrong Coronavirus test results after a mistake meant they were given inaccurate information by test and trace. The Guardian understands that 3,853 staff members at the online retailer received an erroneous result. Officials said they had tested negatively but received notifications to say Continue Reading

‘I am a people person. I want my family to visit’: stories of older Australian migrants during Covid | Ruth De Souza and Safdar Ahmed | Opinion

Alone Together comic From August to November 2020, an interdisciplinary team of researchers interviewed 10 older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (Cald) backgrounds to explore the complex ways in which technology was used in their social lives during lockdown. Authors: Dr Ruth De Souza (RMIT), Maria Dimopoulos (Victorian Department Continue Reading

Take action on MPs supporting Covid conspiracy figures, PM told | World news- Tempemail

Boris Johnson has been urged to act after two more Conservative MPs were linked to figures spreading Covid conspiracy theories or making discredited claims. Last week it emerged that Desmond Swayne, a former Tory minister, encouraged anti-lockdown street protesters to “persist” and suggested NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to Continue Reading

What can the modern novel tell us about life in the age of the internet? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett | Opinion- Tempemail

These days, when I log on to Twitter, I increasingly find myself at a loss for words. I’m a writer and I’ve never been one to fear the tyranny of the white page. But that little blank box at the top of my news feed, the one that asks: “What’s Continue Reading

Let the Instagram influencers go to Dubai – they’re uniting the nation | Marina Hyde | Opinion- Tempemail

“They are aiding the King’s enemies, and this … is treason of the worst kind. Their disloyalty to the country deserves the most severe punishment.” Remarkably, these are not Priti Patel’s words on Love Island influencers currently influencing away in Dubai – but the words of a 1942 Manchester MP Continue Reading

Hot tip to tackle the Covid blues | Brief letters | Life and style- Tempemail

May I add to the catalogue of errors cited by your correspondents (Letters, 29 January), namely the failure of the government to close the UK borders until 12 months too late, despite having won a referendum which was, in large part, all about closing borders?Roy Boffy Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands Continue Reading