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The Escapist

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

London

Two-thirds of London workers want return to office

But most favour free, rapid Covid tests and many have worries over busy trains

Politics

Furious pub landlord yells ‘get out of my pub’ to Sir Keir Starmer

Landlord: ‘He walked into my pub without asking and I threw him out.’

Labour says the man was ‘spreading dangerous misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic’

London

London’s £100 million Great Escape from lockdown

West End bosses said the first day after the easing of lockdown restrictions had unleashed the strongest reopening since the start of the pandemic

Restaurants

Happy April 12! The comforting joy of being back out at a restaurant

After a lonely third lockdown, breakfast out proves a welcome break in routine for David Ellis

UK

Nikki Grahame’s lifelong battle with anorexia spiralled in lockdown

Those closest to the tragic star, 38, say lockdown “floored” the Big Brother contestant

Insider

Tried and tested: best at-home high tech facial tools

From salon-worthy LED chambers to muscle zapping tongs, these are the gadgets to lift, firm and smooth

Books

Douglas Stuart on life after winning the Booker Prize

He became the most sought-after author overnight, but being stuck indoors in lockdown meant everything was virtual. Douglas Stuart tells Katie Law about his next novel, turning Shuggie Bain into a TV series and why his story has universal appeal

Insider

Have we all forgotten how to have fun?

The roaring Twenties are finally ON. But can we remember how to roar? Fun is no longer illegal but Samuel Muston has a serious case of freedom anxiety