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Margaret Atwood claims climate crisis and rights of women are 'very connected'

Author Margaret Atwood brands people who ignore the climate crisis 'sexist' – and claims women's rights and environmental issues are 'very connected'Margaret Atwood, 80, says women's rights and climate change 'very connected' Claims those who want to suppress women also often deny the climate crisisCredits climate activists such as Greta Thunberg with spearheading movement By Monica Greep For Mailonline Published: 16:45, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 16:45, 23 February 2020 Author Margaret Atwood has claimed that women's rights and the climate crisis are 'very connected'.  The Handmaid's Tale writer, 80, from Ottawa, Canada, insisted that action around climate change is 'very important' and credited Greta Thunberg with leading momentum around this subject. The novelist, who is also a keen en...

Bake Off judge Prue Leith admits she 'enjoys the attention' she receives from fans

Great British Bake Off Judge Prue Leith has admitted she's an 'egotist' who enjoys the 'attention' she get from her fans. The restaurateur, 80, who lives in the Cotswolds and has presented the popular baking show for three years, confessed that she likes it when her fans approach her asking for selfies with them. Speaking to the Telegraph, she insisted that while she values her ability to go about her day-to-day life undisturbed, she feels that the show has given her the 'right degree of fame'.  Great British Bake Off Judge Prue Leith (pictured)  has admitted she's an 'egotist' who enjoys the 'attention' she get from her fans The restaurateur, 80, has presented the popular baking show with Paul Hollywood (left)  for three years, confessed that she likes it when her fans approach her asking...

Aldi shoppers divided over whether rug is grey or lilac – but what do YOU think? 

It's the dress all over again! Mother claims she bought a grey bath mat from Aldi that 'turned lilac' the same day - but what colour do YOU think it is?Mother sparked debate after asking whether her bathroom rug was grey or lilac Aislinn James, from Australia, took to Facebook group ALDI Mums to reveal how she bought a light grey bathroom mat set from ALDISaid she noticed in the evening that it had 'turned purple' and asked adviceBy Jessica Rach For Mailonline Published: 12:33, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 16:25, 23 February 2020 A mother has sparked a fierce debate online after asking whether her bathroom rug is grey or lilac.Aislinn James, from Australia, took to Facebook group ALDI Mums to reveal how she bought a light grey bathroom mat set from ALDI, before noticing in the evening that ...

Donatella Versace introduces genderless fashion (but still with plenty of glamour)

The vibe Last season’s J Lo finale was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Donatella Versace surprised nonetheless with her AW20 collection. First off, she turned the camera on us, the audience. As we sat down, distorted versions of ourselves were reflected in the LED screen behind the catwalk, only to be replaced with hundreds of Donatella heads. Then for the first time, she combined men and womenswear, showcasing a gender fluid collection. The collection Donatella said she wanted to highlight both masculinity and femininity in the show, but make no mistake, this didn’t mean she forgot her flamboyant roots. Men and women alike walked down the runway in psychedelic print suits, animal print fun fur coats and neon shorts. There were men with rhinestone-covered shorts, and women wi...

What you need to know about Harry and Meghan’s next big move

Meghan's beloved haunts, celebrity neighbours and an Eton-style school for Archie are on their dream house checklist. Michelle Davies reports Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are facing a new dilemma this week. It’s not quite as monumental as them deciding to quit the Royal family but it certainly could be as life transforming. Weeks into their official new life, the couple must decide exactly where they intend to live as they carve out their alternative existence in Canada. The matter has become pressing because permanent security arrangements need to be put into place – including deciding who will fund it. Presently the couple are holed up in a borrowed mansion on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s east coast. It was where they spent their six-week sabbatical over Christmas and New Year and wh...

Embracing your sexiness, excellent casting and quite possibly the best leather-look coat ever at Fendi AW20

Swathes of pink greeted guests at the Fendi Autumn / winter 20 show, with the dusty tone covering everything from the plush carpets and walls to the undulating seating that trailed the entire room – and which a host of famous famous like Halima to Chiara Ferragni were sitting on. The Clothes: Where we about to see an entire collection of pink? Save for a few pieces (a coat, a slouchy sweater, elbow length gloves, boots and a blouse) the omnipresent pink was absent. The outwear was strong: we’re obsessed with the new power sleeve – a drop shoulder voluminous affair – that ramps up the drama factor and the clean lines of sharp tailored pieces. The Fendi woman embraces her sexiness whether it’s the glimpse of a satin bra under an unbuttoned blouse, tasselled negligé, corsets or strategically ...

TV presenters to pass annual 'psych test' before being allowed on air after Caroline Flack's death

Television presenters will be made to undergo psychological evaluation tests to determine whether they're fit to go on air following the death of Caroline Flack.  A source told The Sun hosts and contestants alike in the UK will have to undergo annual 'psych tests' ahead of every series or new show to determine whether their mental state is healthy enough to appear on television. The test will include a psychometric questionnaire, a session with a counsellor and a background assessment, and comes as part of an 'enhanced duty of care package' adopted by broadcasters including ITV and Channel 4. Presenters will be marked as red amber or green. If they score 'red', they fail and will be unable to continue regardless of how long they've been on air - with the source adding that even those with ...

How to invest your nest egg to beat rising prices as inflation hits six-month high

Just as inflation hit a surprise six-month high of 1.8 per cent last week, National Savings & Investments joined the big banks in slashing its savings rates and cutting prizes on its Premium Bonds. Meanwhile, the stock market is feeling the effects of the coronavirus epidemic, making it harder to earn returns.So what can investors do to stop their savings being eroded by the rising cost of living? There is salvation to be found in unexpected places - including Britain's drive to build more hospitals, roads and transport networks. The companies behind Britain's infrastructure often have long visible public contracts and clauses relating to inflation written into them'The Government is about to go on an infrastructure investment blitz,' says Jason Hollands at investment management firm T...

Honey Ross claims men send her flirty messages but won't chat her up publicly because she's 'fat'

Jonathan Ross' daughter Honey claims men frequently try to chat her up in private messages on social media but would never publicly reveal they fancy her because she's 'fat'Honey Ross, 22, is body image activist and daughter of chat show host Jonathan In Sunday Times Style mag, she writes about her dating life as a plus-size womanExplains many men try to get her attention in private messages, not public posts By Claire Toureille For Mailonline Published: 14:40, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 14:41, 23 February 2020 Body image activist Honey Ross has revealed men frequently slide into her DMs and try to chat her up, but would never publicly admit to being attracted to her because she's 'fat'.Writing in The Sunday Times Style magazine, the daughter of British TV presenter Jonathan Ross, 59, fro...

Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Malibu mansion

Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Malibu mansion! Couple eyeing up $7million eight bedroom mansion complete with a home cinema and stylish wine cellar - and it counts Robert Downey Jr. and Caitlyn Jenner as neighbours£5.4m Malibu home boasts a swimming pool, tennis court and eight bedrooms for Meghan, Harry and Archie Home currently owned by Baywatch star David Charvet and wife Brooke Burke and is used as rental propertySits on 1.75-acres of land with 12,249 square feet living space and boats home cinema,  pool and tennis courtBy Monica Greep For Mailonline Published: 12:49, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 14:21, 23 February 2020 Advertisement Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly eyeing up a stylish $7million Malibu mansion in the countdown to 'Megxit', when the couple will end ...

DIY-enthusiast redoes her kitchen tiles for only £54 with clever hack

DIY enthusiast reveals how she transformed her dull grey kitchen into a vibrant space by using colourful vinyl tiles and a slick of paint - costing just £54Kat Louise Cole, from Doncaster, explained how she only paid £54 to redo tilesShe hated the look of the old tiles painted in grey in her kitchen so used vinyl She used four vinyl rolls priced £10 each and bought paint from B&Q costing £14By Claire Toureille For Mailonline Published: 13:13, 23 February 2020 | Updated: 13:15, 23 February 2020 A DIY enthusiast has revealed how she revamped her kitchen tiles by using vinyl and paint, costing her just £54 to execute. Kat Louise Cole, from Doncaster, used inexpensive vinyl rolls in order to update the dull tiles, which had been painted in grey tone she hated. She explained how she unsucce...

Mother-of-two quit her job to launch a 'baby spa' offering facials and jacuzzi bubble baths

A mother-of-two has told how she quit her job and launched a 'baby spa' - after noisy playgroups full of other parents left her feeling anxious and overwhelmed.Former estate agent Lisa Ryan, 38, from Birmingham, launched Spa Babies in June last year and it's proved a big hit - turning over £24,000 in eight months.During their sessions, newborns are treated to a jacuzzi-style bubble bath, facials and 'positive touch'.Lisa claims the zen, calming environment helps mums to bond with their babies without the 'pressure' of having to speak to other parents.  Lisa Ryan, 38, from Birmingham, launched Spa Babies in June last year and it's proved a big hit - turning over £24,000 in eight months Lisa, pictured with spa 'regular' Mali, claims the zen, calming environment helps mums to bond with their ...