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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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The most unusual Olympics ever: Your guide to Tokyo 2021

No spectators, no cheering - but plenty of star athletes to get excited about (at home). From Tokyo’s super stadiums to the new sports to bluff your way through, Katie Strick has your guide to the Games

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Cody Rigsby: Meet the man who makes Rishi Sunak sweat

He’s the Peloton star who has Sunak in a spin - but what is his secret? Katie Strick gets in the saddle with the Britney-loving instructor

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Jeff Bezos’s brother joins him on 11-minute space flight

The volunteer firefighter and father-of-four is joining the Amazon founder on his rocket mission - along with the company’s first customer

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Wally Funk: Who’s the octogenarian rocketwoman joining Bezos in space?

The veteran pilot will be the oldest person ever to travel into space today, after more than half a century of waiting - so who is she? Katie Strick meets the Amazon founder’s “honoured guest”

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Meet the women, LGBTQ and trans footballers standing against racism

More than 100 protesters gathered on Westminster Bridge last night in support of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka - so how are they asking the government to take action? Katie Strick meets them

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Idris Elba: ‘This has been the toughest year of my life’

The Elbas lockdown project? A new podcast series featuring A-list guests like Kim Kardashian. They talk to Katie Strick about the toll catching Covid took on their mental health and what they love about Harry and Meghan

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Legs are the new abs: Get ready for a hot #ThighGuySummer

This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia has officially called 2021 “short shorts summer”. So are he, Paul Mescal and Harry Styles onto a hot new male fashion trend? Katie Strick dissects the latest thirst-trap look

Travel

On yer bike: best cycling holidays in the UK

For real escapism, get on your bike and feel the wind in your hair. Katie Strick maps your route

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Who is MacKenzie Scott’s new husband, Dan Jewett?

Scott’s Amazon page has been updated, saying she “lives in Seattle with her four children and her husband, Dan” - but who is the mystery science teacher?

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The G7 circus has rolled into town— here’s what to expect

As the world’s power players descend on sleepy Carbis Bay, Katie Strick has a guide to everything from politics to the pasties

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What’s SUP? A guide to paddleboarding in London

As doctors confirm the health benefits of paddleboarding, Katie Strick takes to the water

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Sailor Emily Penn on why plastic pollution is a women’s issue

Environmentalist Emily Penn is captaining an all-female crew on a voyage to save our seas from plastic. Katie Strick hears why she’s raising awareness of women’s health

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What’s in store for baby Lilibet in LA?

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

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Anya Hindmarch: ‘There’s such an innate creativity in this city’

The handbag designer tells the Evening Standard about her secret to success and why she thinks London will rebuild itself post-pandemic

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The inside track on Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ wedding

The PM and his fiancée will reportedly celebrate their marriage next July, with the Chiltern hills and a safari park in Kent tipped as possible venues. Katie Strick reports

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How will the Gates children fare in Bill and Melinda’s divorce?

The mansion! The artwork! The private island! All talk has been about how the billionaire couple will split their considerable wealth. But what about their three children? Katie Strick looks into it...

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The best sustainable subscription boxes for home essentials

From eco-friendly shower refills to carbon-neutral coffee, these are the best beauty, kitchen and home deliveries for protecting the planet 

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The super-yacht super-league: inside the billionaire big boat club

Are you even a billionaire if you don’t have a superyacht? As Jeff Bezos invests in a mega-vessel that comes with its own helipad support ship, Katie Strick has a guide to the boats rocking summer

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Anxiety tech: gadgets to help you find your zen

Tired, wired and worried about how you’ll cope with the big office return? Help is at hand — Katie Strick presents a smart toolkit to help you find your calm (at last!)

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A billionaires love story: What went wrong for Bill and Melinda Gates?

Twenty-seven years, three kids, a $1 million wedding and now a possible £105 billion divorce settlement—Katie Strick dissects a very logistical love story

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Best therapy apps for managing your mental health at home

From AI therapists to platforms that let you video-chat with a professional counsellor, these are the best apps to add to your post-lockdown mental health toolkit

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McDonald’s to world champion: How Lawrence Okolie changed his life

Lawrence Okolie went from an overweight teen struggling to deal with bullies to a prize-winning boxer. He tells Katie Strick about turning his life around and sparring with his best friend Anthony Joshua

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A who’s who guide to all twenty London mayoral election candidates

Can incumbent mayor Sadiq Khan see off challenges from Tory opponent Shaun Bailey, the Green Party’s Sian Berry or perhaps comedy candidates Count Binface or YouTube star Niko Omilana?

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A $130 billion divorce: how will Bill and Melinda split their wealth?

A $125 million compound overlooking Lake Washington, a private island in Belize, an art collection worth $130 million and no pre-nup—how will the couple divide their vast wealth?

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Boris vs Rishi: inside Downing Street’s interior design wars

Rishi Sunak’s team has been quick to point out the Chancellor’s Number 10 flat makeover was paid for ‘entirely at this own expense’, but what does it look like and how does it compare to the PM’s expensive eco-chic refurb? Katie Strick goes through the keyhole

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Do you have 2021-induced burnout?

The career coach says her burnout bible offers a “radical” approach to redesigning your life post-pandemic

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12 things you can do to celebrate World Earth Day 2021

From choosing sustainably-sourced English wine to tracking the carbon footprint of your spending, there are more ways than ever to help tackle the climate emergency

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The best dating apps to use in 2021

One in five UK Bumble users say they’ve joined after ending a committed relationship as a result of the pandemic, so spring brings a rush of new daters

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New dating app Thursday only works on one day of the week

Couples, your single friends are about to start turning down all your Thursday night drink invitations

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How Princess Eugenie became the great royal peacekeeper

The Duke of Sussex is staying with Princess Eugenie ahead of their grandfather’s funeral - but how did the pair get so close? From being his closest cousin growing up to her straight-talking approach, Katie Strick looks at how the youngest Princess of York became peacekeeper

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Have you got back-to-the-office anxiety? How to tackle it

From keeping up that lunchtime run to minimising the unknowns ahead of day one, this is your guide to getting back-to-work ready

Events and Things To Do

12 ideas for a perfect post-pandemic hen do this summer

From hosting a garden Glast-home-bury to private dining with your own personal chef, there are plenty of flexible options for a post-pandemic hen do this summer