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Primark announces its first ever designer collaboration – with Henry Holland

Trendy goats would love these totes (Picture: Primark/Henry Holland, Getty)

Over the years Primark has hauled itself from nightmare shop for basics to a trend-led fashionista’s dream.

Seen it on the catwalk? Primarni has probably already made its own cut-price version.

But now, instead of ‘borrowing’ from designers, they’re working with one, in their very first high-fash collab, with Henry Holland.

The brand has collaborated with Holland and Graduate Fashion Week, producing a collection of four super cool tote bags, which scream ‘Henry Holland’. (Not literally – that would be an absolute nightmare.)

Each one is made from 100% sustainable cotton, and costs £3.

So you may as well… Read the full story

Costa launches lunch meal deal that includes a hot drink

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What kind of monster would open a bag of crisps like this? (Picture: Costa)

Meal deals are ingrained into British lunchtime culture.

If you’re not on the Tupperware train, you’re probably partial to a meal deal, where you get a sandwich/salad, crisps, fruit or chocolate, and a drink, for a pretty reasonable price.

The only problem is the drinks are usually cold, and sometimes you just want a nice hot cup of coffee, not soda or water.

Luckily, Costa are here to save our lunchtimes with a brand new meal deal that launched today, which includes a hot drink. Oh hell yeah.

The Coffee Plus Menu lets customers grab… Read the full story

McDonald’s Australia now serves chicken nuggets for breakfast

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Can someone explain how we’ve gone so long without ever stopping to consider chicken nuggets a viable breakfast option?

We’ve been saving them for dinner time like absolute schmucks.

Thankfully McDonald’s Australia is here to right our wrongs, by now trialing a snazzy new ‘All Day Favourites’ menu.

That menu will make the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, French Fries, Cheeseburger, and, most importantly, Chicken McNuggets, available all day long.

Yes, that includes before 10.30am, as part of breakfast.

That means you could pop into McDonald’s for a McMuffin and some nuggets, or have a pastry with your French fries. This is the dream.

We’re just a tiny bit annoyed because for years we’ve just accepted… Read the full story

One year after asking Wendy’s for unlimited chicken, how many nuggets has Carter eaten?

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Wow, time really does fly when you’re eating nuggets.

Exactly one year ago, a young man named Carter Wilkinson set out on a valiant mission. A mission to obtain many, many chicken nuggets.

You’ll probably remember this (was it really a year ago?), but he decided to send out a tweet, reading: ‘Yo @Wendys how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?’

Wendy’s responded with a number: 18 million retweets.

It didn’t seem possible. 18 million retweets would far surpass any record for tweet virality.

But with the support of chicken lovers and the #NuggsForCarter hashtag, Carter’s tweet managed to rack up an extremely respectable 3.4 million retweets,… Read the full story

Heinz tomato soup collaborates with Cath Kidston in its first redesign in 100 years

Heinz Tomato Soup gets a redesign for the first time Picture: Heinz/Cath Kidston METROGRAB
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Britain’s beloved tomato soup is getting a makeover after 100 years.

Even though we’re used to seeing the signature red packaging and probably didn’t think it needed much changing, the new designs are pretty slick.

That’s because the food company has only collaborated with quintessentially British brand Cath Kidston to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

A spring makeover will be bought to the classic design launching at the end of this month.

Heinz will relabel Cream of Tomato, Cream of Chicken and Classic Vegetable Soup with Button Spot, Cowboy, and Bramley Sprig printed designs.

I hosted a speed dating night and here’s what I learned

Here?s what I learnt when I hosted my first speed dating event speed date dating relationships sex couples group meet drinks bar singing awkward Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk
The stereotypical characters are all there (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

Last week was filled with dating.

I took off my clothes for naked speed dating on Thursday and went on a Tinder date on Friday.

I’m still single, so you can imagine how it went.

But I also played Cupid.

On Wednesday, I was invited to host a speed dating night for people in their late thirties and early forties on behalf of Date in a Dash.

The evening was held at Dirty Martini… Read the full story

How to make the ultimate chocolate brownies

Gooey chocolate brownies (Photo: Suzy Pelta)

Chocolate brownies. Gooey, fudgy chocolatey goodness with a thin papery top.

Who doesn’t love them?

10 recipes using Oreos (because they are amazing)

If I had to pick my favourite thing to bake, it would have to be brownies.

They are so easy to make, use mainly store-cupboard ingredients and work as a sweet treat and as a dessert.

And, because I am feeling generous, I have decided to share all of my secrets to make the ultimate chocolate brownie.

A few things first though: for me, a brownie is not a cake and therefore a cakey brownie is not… Read the full story

Yogi shares why she married herself in a sunset ceremony with a £56 ring

Mickie recited her vows into a heart-shaped mirror (Collect/PA Real Life)
Mickie married herself on Miami Beach. (Picture: PA Real Life)

In a celebration of self-love, yogi Mickie Monroe decided to marry herself on Australia’s Miami Beach.

She recited her vows into a heart-shaped mirror, bought herself a £56 wedding ring, and brought along three friends to witness the ceremony.

‘If you’d asked me a couple of years ago about self-marriage, I’d have thought it was narcissistic,’ said 28-year-old Mickie.

‘But now I realise it’s nothing to do with narcissism, which focuses on what other people think of you.

‘It’s more about self-awareness, and how to deal with those negative, critical thoughts everyone has about themselves.

‘If… Read the full story

What is a flat white coffee and how is it different to a latte and cappuccino?

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Coffee is a quick morning brew for some, and deadly serious business for others.

Ask for a large instead of a venti or admit you don’t mind the odd cup of instant now and again, and you might as well be a leper.

One thing you need to know – lest you be cast out of modern society – is the difference between a latte, a flat white, and a cappuccino.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help you. You’ll never need to ask your barista and suffer the shame.

Simple needle threading trick will change your life

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Still squinting at the eye of the needle, repeatedly poking the end of your thread right next to the hole and getting increasingly frustrated?

No shame, we’ve been doing that for years.

But if you fancy making those times you urgently need to sew something a lot less stressful, rejoice, because there’s an easy needle threading hack that’s currently doing the rounds on Twitter.

It’s one of those tricks that’s hypnotising to watch, incredibly simple, and feels entirely life changing – even if you haven’t needed to thread a needle in the last ten years.

Here’s how it works. Rather than trying to poke the thread through the needle, you simply place the… Read the full story

Over half of women prefer their best friend to their husband

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At some point during a wedding, either the bride or the groom (or both) will take the microphone and sweetly say ‘I’m just so happy to have married my best friend.’

Now it’s a nice thing to say, but truth is, most of us have another contender for best friend lurking in the background. You might be able to spend the rest of your life loving your partner, but did they hold your hair back when you drank an entire bottle of Malibu in 2009?

No they did not.

Which is why it’s no great surprise to learn that research from Champneys claims over half of women prefer their… Read the full story

I was a virgin when I got married and 10 years later I don’t regret waiting

Why I waited till marriage to have sex (Tola) Marriage couple wedding day church Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk
Religion was just a part of it (Picture: Dave Anderson for Metro.co.uk)

My husband fondly jokes that he’d never have married me if I hadn’t been a virgin.

I’m sure that’s going to horrify a lot of people reading this, and also the fact that I find it funny when he says it.

Would it help if I said he was also a virgin when we met?

Let me add some context – we are both Christians so our sexual status was very much influenced by our religious beliefs.

For him, it was an important choice… Read the full story

Which drinks are changing recipes to beat the sugar tax?

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The UK sugar tax comes into play today, 6 April 2018.

That means that a lot of our favourite fizzy drinks are going to get a tad more expensive, all in an effort to put us off taking in loads of sugar.

But while some brands responded to the sugar tax by upping their prices, others refused to make customers pay more.

Instead they did a sneaky switcheroo on their recipes to drop their sugar content below the amount that requires the tax.

The sugar tax impacts drinks with a total sugar count of above 5g per 100ml, which will be taxed at 18p per litre, and drinks with… Read the full story

Can you drink alcohol on antibiotics?

Should you go anywhere near alcohol while taking antibiotics? (Picture: Getty)

The doctor’s put you on a course of antibiotics… but it’s Wine Friday. A modern dilemma for many.

A scientific dilemma, too, and one which begs the question ‘is it okay to drink alcohol while on antibiotic drugs?’.

Well, the answer is more complex than you might have hoped.

But, depending on what drugs you are on, it isn’t a resounding ‘no, never’.

Man’s proposal using crossword clues is super cute

What is kink shaming and why should we care about it?

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You’re allowed to think it’s weird, but you’re not allowed to be mean about it. (Picture: Ella Byworth for Metro.co.uk)

I know, I know, these days it seems like you can’t make a single mean comment without being pulled up on it. 

There’s fat shaming, which prevents you from discriminating against people for being overweight, and then there’s slut shaming which means you’re not allowed to reduce a woman’s worth because she’s had a lot of D.

And now, I’m about to make it even worse by explaining to you about kink shaming. Which, as you’d probably already guessed, you’re also not allowed to do. Or should at least make an… Read the full story

How to take a great family photo if you relate to Kim Kardashian’s struggles


It’s rare that the average family relates to the Kardashian-Wests.

But when Kim Kardashian shared a family photo this week, we felt a tiny bit reassured that being super famous and wealthy doesn’t protect you from all the frustrations of being a parent to tiny humans.

‘I don’t think you really understand how hard it is to take a good family pic,’ wrote Kim underneath a photo of herself with Kanye, North, Saint, and baby Chicago. ‘This was all we got before all three kids started crying. I think I cried too.’

Any parent that’s attempted to take a photo with their children can definitely relate.

So what’s the key to take a… Read the full story

International Somali Awards celebrate all the achievements of an underrated community

MP Dawn Butler and Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin presenting awards (Picture: Anti Tribalism Movement)

‘Somali women are the most beautiful women in the world, it’s a fact,’ said Dawn Butler, Labour MP.

And the third annual International Somali Awards was certainly testament to that.

The Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities addressed the crowd of dapper men and extravagantly dressed women at the third annual awards night.

Ilhan Omar, the highest elected Somali-American official in public office, Abulqawi Yusuf – President of the International Court of Justice, new Chelsea FC sign up Mukhtar Ali were some of the big names in attendance.

Halima Aden and Maya Jama were previous high profile… Read the full story

Frisky pigs to thieving dogs: 10 funny animal stories for National Pet Month

Some dogs will always sniff out a treat (Picture: Graham Wheeler)

As it’s National Pet Month, I’d like to share a story of Riley, the naughty beagle.

One night, as my ex and I went to sleep, we couldn’t shake the feeling that there was a pungent smell in our room.

We searched everywhere, but there was nothing to be found, so we just figured we were being ridiculous and went back to sleep.

This continued for several days.

That is, until I accidentally dropped something behind our bed frame. As I crawled under the bed to pick it up, I saw it.

A large poo in a small nook in the wall, conveniently located… Read the full story

What Meghan Markle wore for her appearance at the Invictus Games trials in Bath

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (9556268a) Prince Harry and Meghan Markle UK Team Trials for the Invictus Games, Bath University, UK - 06 Apr 2018 Prince Harry, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, and Meghan Markle attended the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Invictus Games is the only international sport event for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) servicemen and women, both serving and veteran. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country. Sydney is the fourth city to host the… <a href=Read the full story
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