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Katie Strick is a staff writer at the Evening Standard. She writes daily features for the newspaper's Life & Arts pages and regularly contributes to the comment pages as a columnist

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17 podcasts to fill The High Low-shaped hole in your life

From the new audio double-act to the series that still bring the LOL factor, here’s where to get your weekly pop-culture fix 

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Why summer 2021 will be the year for women’s cricket

A new “gender balanced” cricket tournament - with equal prize money for men and women - is coming to The Oval in July. England vice-captain Nat Sciver tells Katie Strick why it’s just what the nation needs after lockdown


Best bike puncture repair kits and cycling tool bags

Don’t wait for that first flat tyre to invest in your own


Is E-Trends Trekker electric bike worth the money?

An affordable power boost for off-roaders, when it (eventually) kicks in


What went wrong for Kim and Kanye?

From West’s Twitter rampages to parenting struggles in lockdown, Katie Strick asks what led the superstar couple to file for divorce


How the Sussexes will build their Megha-brand

The Sussexes’ shock announcement last year made headlines around the world — and now the couple have confirmed they’re not coming back. Samuel Fishwick and Katie Strick ask how Meghan and Harry will continue to go it alone


The Sussex squad: Harry and Meghan’s Hollywood dream team

From a former Pinterest high flier to their Clapham-based PR guru, Harry and Meghan have poached some of the biggest players in the business for their next chapter


What’s in store for baby Sussex number two?

From A-list godparents to the celebrity hospital where Meghan is expected to give birth, Katie Strick introduces a very different royal upbringing

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The joy of booking a last-minute staycation

We've been told not to plan anything right now, but that's ok. Magical things can happen with spontaneity, says Katie Strick

Gadgets & Accessories

Best running gadgets and wearable tech of 2021

So you’ve signed up to that 5k, 10k, half or marathon, but now what?


QAnon and the rise of dangerous conspiracy theories in the UK

As the pandemic fuels a wave of fake news, experts are concerned that the UK is becoming a hot-house for radical conspiracy theories like QAnon. Katie Strick reports on the war on truth

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Strictly’s Oti Mabuse: “My dance classes are like therapy” 

The reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion tells Katie Strick about her living room workouts, the letters she receives from children and dancing for mental health

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How the Royal Parks Half Marathon is going digital

Expected app features for the virtual race include audio cues, interactive leaderboards and augmented reality landmarks 


What’s next for Jeff Bezos?

In a surprise move, the CEO and founder of Amazon has handed in his notice. So how will he fill his spare time?


10 of the best US politics podcasts

Where will Trump be? What can we expect from Biden’s presidency? And will it be alright on the night? Let these podcasts guide you through this week’s US inauguration


America’s second gentleman: Meet Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff

His dance moves have gone viral, he wants Bradley Cooper to play him in a movie and he has his own hashtag. Get to know Kamala’s super-spouse…


The Biden clan: A guide to America’s new First Family

From the son beset by scandal to the granddaughter who’s best friends with Sasha Obama, Katie Strick on everything you need to know about the Biden gang 


Meet Joe Biden’s new all-female powerhouse press team

In a historical move, President-Elect Biden has given all the top White House comms jobs to women. This is your who’s who guide…


Joe Biden’s inauguration will bring us some much needed glamour

J. Lo! Gaga! Michelle Obama! Tom Hanks! Your favourite celebrities will be out in force at the ceremony on Wednesday

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Get smart: the best online courses for self-improvement this lockdown

From writing a bestselling novel to mastering Spanish, Katie Strick has the ultimate guide to becoming a self-improved superhuman this January


Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos: Who wins the battle of the billionaires?

It’s an intergalactic rivalry — and the stakes just got higher. As Elon Musk overtakes Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man, Katie Strick asks who will win the ultimate space race  


Meet Covid’s lost generation

A jobs drought, stolen milestones and moving back in with Mum and Dad - the pandemic is stunting the lives of under-25s. Katie Strick reports


Who is Riz Ahmed’s new wife Fatima Farheen Mirza?

A bestselling author who’s worked with Sarah Jessica Parker, the actor’s new wife is a big name in her own right


Why is everyone singing sea shanties on TikToK?

Elon Musk is among celebrities embracing the medieval music trend started by a postman. Jake Helm and Katie Strick explain why  


Move over Monzo, the new debit cards to add to your 2021 wallet

From tracking foreign spending to cards that save the planet — upgrade your wallet in 2021,  says Katie Strick

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From apps to books, this is your Dry January survival guide

Virgin quarantini anyone? A record number of us are going sober this month. Here’s how to do it right, says Katie Strick  


What is Elon Musk’s net worth? 30 facts about the tech billionaire

The maverick tech entrepreneur with a popstar girlfriend has just become the richest person in the world. Nick Curtis and Katie Strick get to know him 


This year’s wonder diet? It’s Pegan

Everyone’s talking about the Pegan plan, when you eat 75 per cent vegetables and 25 per cent high quality meat. So how does it work, asks Katie Strick

Health & Fitness

All the new fitness apps, tools and trends to know for 2021

From Apple’s new high-spec fitness platform to supercharging your cool down, this is your 2021 fitness mega-guide


All we know about Meghan Markle’s half-sister’s new memoir

According to publisher Barnes  & Noble, the book’s 330 pages promise to expose “hidden truths", yet the Duchess has insisted Samantha Markle hardly knows her

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The best dating apps to use in 2021

With Covid bringing fewer opportunities to meet people IRL, dating apps are having their biggest boom yet. Here are the best to try out 


12 key Londoners on what they’ve learnt in 2020

From Rishi Sunak’s Wagamama mishap to Keir Starmer’s funny train incident, it’s been an eventful year for everyone