THOSE sticking to the UK for their holiday this year can pretend they're on the Amalfi coast or in a French villa without even venturing far from home. Dotted across the country are rental properties that wouldn't look out of place in some of our favourite foreign travel destinations. Since Boris Johnson’s travel announcement on Monday, UK travel companies have seen a surge in bookings. Sykes Holiday Cottages reported bookings were up 150 per cent year-on-year and that a booking was taken every eight seconds after the announcement. With self-catered holiday accommodation set to reopen from April 12, many Brits will be keen to book a post-lockdown holiday. And with these properties, you can get a taste of an overseas trip without having to travel abroad... Bayview Tower – Lynton, Devon Feel like you’re holidaying on the Amalfi coast at Bayview Tower in Devon, which has panoramic views that resemble those along Italy’s Amalfi Coast. The Grade II listed … [Read more...] about UK rental properties that look like Europe – from a vineyard in Herefordshire to a Devon home with views to rival Amalfi
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Facebook has started tackling dangerous climate change myths and anti-environment propaganda that circulates among the platform's almost 3 billion monthly users. In a new trial that was launched in the UK in late February, posts about climate change will now automatically be labelled with an information banner that directs people to accurate climate science data at the company's Climate Science Information Center. "We do recognize that we have a bigger role to play when it comes to informing people accurately about climate change,” Alexandru Voica from Facebook's tech communication team told DW. "This will make users more aware of what information they share," he said. Debunking climate myths The Climate Science Information Center, which uses research that has been vetted by leading scientific organizations, also has a climate-myth-busting unit that actively debunks false information circulating online. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, here giving testimony to the US … [Read more...] about Facebook launches climate project to tackle misinformation
OFCOM has received hundreds of complaints about a controversial Loose Women segment. The media regulator was inundated with complaints after Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, admitted to letting her baby cry to put her baby's needs first. The Loose Women were discussing 'parenting contracts' and whether couples should draw up agreements as to who would do what tasks once their baby was born. Penny, 49, admitted 'compromising' with her rock star husband who refused to let their babies sleep in the bed with them. She also revealed Rod had asked her not to 'neglect' once their children were born. "The paediatrician advised me to make sure I don't neglect my husband," Penny told her fellow panellists. "He also gave me advice with the baby, 'that you're just going to have to let him cry, because he cries and he knows you'll provide lovely, warm sweet milk, so of course he's going to cry for it'." Penny added: "Sure enough, after two nights of hell, he slept … [Read more...] about Loose Women bombarded with Ofcom complaints after panel says it’s OK to leave babies to cry
A Bridgerton actress who was criticised for her weight after posting images of her Golden Globes outfit on Instagram has called for actors to be judged for their work, not their body. Nicola Coughlan posted a photo of her wearing a pastel yellow Molly Goddard evening dress and cropped black cardigan for the Golden Globes virtual red carpet on Sunday night. Despite a host of likes and positive responses - including from the designer herself - a comment from one journalist calling the 34-year-old "the fat girl from Bridgerton" quickly took the conversation in a negative direction. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) Big Calf podcast host Amanda Richards wrote: "The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes [because] no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you're a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about … [Read more...] about Bridgerton star hits back at podcast host’s ‘fat’ jibe after Golden Globes appearance
IF LIKE us you are already pining for Married At First Sight Australia, then fear not, ITV2 have just the thing. The network is showing Love Island Australia season 2, which was originally filmed back in 2019, which means a winner has already been announced. WARNING: The below article features MAJOR spoilers from Love Island Australia season 2 Who won Love Island Australia 2019? Love Island Australia was won by Anna McEvoy and Josh Packham. The couple were viewer favourites after they got together halfway through the show and made their relationship official just before the show's final. After the series ended, Anna and Josh moved in together during the pandemic and shared loads of photos from their time in lockdown. Unfortunately, by November 2020, the couple took to Instagram to announce their split after a year together. Who were the runner-ups of Love Island Australia 2019? In the final, Anna and Josh were joined by three other couples. Matthew … [Read more...] about Who won Love Island Australia 2019?