Debenhams to keep cafes closed after lockdown with workers made redundant

DEBENHAMS will keep its cafes and restaurants closed when it reopens stores after lockdown, with staff facing redundancy.

The department store chain wouldn't confirm when asked by The Sun if this is a temporary or permanent measure but did concede roles at the retailer would be lost as a result.

It comes as a separate report from the BBC says the "majority" of Debenhams' cafes could be closed for good with bosses looking to make cutbacks at the struggling chain, which fell into administration for the second time in a year in April.

In one email reportedly seen by the BBC, catering staff were told they wouldn't have a job from May 31 and were advised; "we are unable to keep people on furlough if there is no job for them to return to".

Debenhams wouldn't tell us how many restaurants it runs, but when we covered a breakfast offer at the department store back in February it was valid in over 90 of Debenhams-operated restaurants, kitchens, and Loaf and Bloom locations, but not in its cafes.  

The troubled department store confirmed earlier this week that 90 stores in England would reopen from June 15 to coincide with the government easing lockdown restrictions on non-essential retailers.

Can I be made redundant if I'm on furlough?

EVEN though furlough is designed to keep workers employed, unfortunately it doesn't protect you from being made redundant.

But it doesn't affect your redundancy pay rights if you are let go from your job amid the coronavirus crisis.

Your employer should still carry out a fair redundancy process.

You will be entitled to be consulted on the redundancy lay-off first and to receive a statutory redundancy payment, as long as you've been working somewhere for at least two years.

How much you're entitled to depends on your age and length of service, although this is capped at 20 years. You'll get:

  • Half a week’s pay for each full year you were under 22,
  • One week’s pay for each full year you were 22 or older, but under 41,
  • One and half week’s pay for each full year you were 41 or older.

Sadly, you won't be entitled to a payout if you've been working for your employer for fewer than two years.

There should be a period of collective consultation as well as time for individual ones if your employer wants to make 20 or more employees redundant within 90 days or each other.

You are also entitled to appeal the decision by claiming unfair dismissal within three months of being let go.

Debenhams says the majority of branches will reopen on the day itself, with some following in the days shortly after.

But the retailer has confirmed stores will reopen with reduced hours.

It also's believed Debenhams will never reopen up to 22 of its 142 stores.

A Debenhams spokesperson said: "In the context of a retail industry undergoing profound change, the management team is working on the future shape of the group, with a view to seeking an exit from administration as a going concern.

"With a leaner and more flexible operating model, Debenhams will have the ability to adapt to what are likely to be fundamental shifts in the future trading environment.”

While clothes shops are allowed to reopen from June 15, cafes, pubs and restaurants have to remain closed until at least July 4 under government lockdown rules.

They can, however continue to operate for takeaways and deliveries, which has seen some retailers such as M&S reopen some of its cafes again.

 Costa and Pret have also reopened hundreds of branches.

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New video appears to show cops, George Floyd struggling inside squad car

New footage appears to show George Floyd in a violent struggle with cops while inside a squad car before he died after being pinned with a knee to the neck for almost nine minutes.

The clip — posted Saturday by controversial activist Shaun King — shows one Minneapolis officer leaning inside the rear left passenger door, seemingly struggling with Floyd after his arrest for trying to use a fake $20 bill.

Derek Chauvin — the officer charged with murder after pinning him by the neck as Floyd sobbed, “I can’t breathe” — is seen running around to the right side of the car as the Memorial Day clip ends.

That was the spot where Floyd, 46, was eventually pinned to the ground in the now-viral clip that sparked protests across America.

“It’s all coming together. Police were in the car beating the s–t out of George Floyd,” King insisted of the clip.

“One stands watch, while the others attacked him.”

All four Minneapolis officers were fired. Chauvin — who had been involved in three police shootings during his 19 years on the job — was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Floyd’s family said in a statement with their attorney, Ben Crump, that they “expected a first-degree murder charge.”

“We want a first-degree murder charge. And we want to see the other officers arrested,” the statement said.

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How This Guy Trained to Get Six-Pack Abs in Just 6 Weeks

After recovering from several knee surgeries, Ned from YouTube’s Try Guys embarked on an ongoing mission to improve his health and personal fitness. “I want to feel strong, I want to feel healthy,” he says in his latest video. “What better expression of that than getting a hot, shredded bod?”

While stuck in lockdown, Ned resolves to get fit, with the specific goal of working on his abs and developing a six-pack in a six-week period.


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“For Ned to get a six-pack, he needs to work on a few things,” says personal trainer JP Amistoso. “He needs to work on his diet and nutrition, and also his amount of exercise. So one of the things I’d advise him to do is work on his macros.” JP recommends a macro split of 40 percent carbs, 40 percent protein and 20 percent fat.

When it comes to exercise, part of the challenge is that it has to fit into Ned’s existing daily routine, so JP prescribes high-intensity workouts that only last 30 to 40 minutes.

One of the toughest adjustments of the challenge for Ned at first comes from the nutrition side. “The diet has been so hard,” he says going into week 2. “I am not the type of man that can just eat a fist of pasta and call it a day! I have no idea how to make salads!”

By week 3, however, he is encouraged by the results he is starting to see, and by his overall improved mood. He is also spurred on in his workouts when he starts participating in live-streamed, fat-burning HIIT sessions. “I feel like a gym is a really good community, and doing it remotely on a conference call is a way to stay connected,” he says. “Also, I think I work harder and sweat more.”

That energy drops off in week 4, however . “I saw this initial spurt of changes and increased confidence just from exercising, but since I’m not doing the diet, I’m not seeing additional changes.”

Ned decides that the only way he’s going to see the results he wants is to double down on the nutrition (abs are made in the kitchen, after all), and his progress looks up as he heads into week 5, with the semblance of a “four-pack” on show. His endurance in the exercises has also improved, and he is able to get through a cardio workout and a core-busting plank hold without breaking. “I feel the need to really go hard these last two weeks,” he says.

At the end of the 42 days, Ned’s stomach is considerably flatter, with visibly toned abs. “I don’t actually look that different, but I’m more defined, and more muscular,” he says. And perhaps just as importantly as the visible results, he feels good about how the experience will stand him in good stead for the future.

“Doing this for six weeks really made me build healthy habits,” he says. “The challenge ended, and the next day I still exercised. It became a really fun part of my morning.”

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Odion Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic late extension to loan deal can be reached – The Sun

ODION IGHALO is set to leave Manchester United TOMORROW unless the Red Devils can agree a dramatic late extension to his loan deal.

The Nigerian has already made a personal plea to Shanghai Shenhua to let him finish the season at Old Trafford, before returning to China.

SunSport previously reported that the striker's parent club have softened their stance on extending his six-month stay in England.

And boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has made it clear he wants the former Watford man to stick around until the end of the season.

According to BBC Sport, talks between United and Shanghai are continuing but the clock is ticking ahead of Sunday's deadline.

Ighalo looked relaxed as he arrived at Carrington training on Friday as he looks to get back to match fitness after lockdown.

Shanghai are said to be open to allowing the 30-year-old to extend his stay at the club he supported as a boy – if he puts pen to paper on a two-year contract extension with them first.

He is currently tied down at Hongkou Stadium until December 2022 but has been offered a £400,000-a-week deal to stay in the Chinese Super League.

Nigeria international Moses Simon has admitted his former teammate Ighalo deserves to seal a permanent move to Manchester.

He told Tribalfootball: “If the Manchester United deal can be sealed permanently, not just a loan deal, I think it will be good for his football, his family and for Nigeria football.

“Odion Ighalo has proved to be a good striker in Man United in the few games he played.

“It will be good for Nigeria football to see Ighalo succeed at Old Trafford. He has shown good qualities of succeeding already.”

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Say Goodbye to 'Maskne' With This 10-Pack of K-Beauty Sheet Masks

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Lately, we’ve started wearing protective face masks much more often than our beloved skincare masks. But the thing about protective masks is they can actually really mess with your skin, especially when they are not overly breathable, or if they are rubbing against your face. “Maskne” is real — and that’s on top of all of the other issues our skin struggles with 365 days a year!

This isn’t an either/or situation though. If you wear a protective face mask during the day, try finishing that day off with a sheet mask to give your skin the refreshing, moisturizing boost it needs. But what if one day you’re dealing with a breakout, another day you’re dealing with dullness and the next your fine lines look like they are on the verge of turning into straight-up wrinkles? You need a multi-pack of masks, and we have just the one!

Get the TONYMOLY I’m Real Sheet Mask Pack of 10 for just $26 at Amazon with free shipping! Get it as soon as June 3, 2020! Please note, prices are accurate at the date of publication, May 29, 2020, but are subject to change.

TONYMOLY is one of the most popular K-Beauty brands in the world, with affordable pricing, always adorable packaging and a wide range of skin-saving ingredients. The brand’s sheet masks are a go-to for skincare lovers everywhere, and we were so excited to find this pack of 10 from Amazon, featuring all different types!

These sheet masks are made of a three-layer pulp sheet that’s soaked in enriched essence. Depending on which mask you’re using, this essence could be watery, a milky lotion or a micro-emulsion. Simply apply it to a cleansed and toned face, smoothing it out, and then wait for 20 minutes before disposing it. Make sure to use any extra essence on your neck and décolleté, and pat everything in so it can absorb. Try sticking these masks in the fridge first for an extra cooling boost!

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Any benefit you’re looking for probably comes in this pack. The red wine version is made for pore care, the pomegranate and ginseng for elasticity, the pumpkin for anti-aging, the lemon for brightening, the tea tree for soothing, the rice for clarity, the orange for refreshing, the lotus for illuminating and the makgeolli (rice wine) for purifying!

Try using these masks at least once or twice a week, or use them multiple days in a row for a major skin revamp. We recommend buying them as a gift, or for distributing among gift baskets or goodie bags too. Everyone will be thrilled!

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The 55 best Netflix series to watch right now – The Sun

SELF-isolation and lockdown have made Brits retreat to their homes and stream to their hearts' content like never before.

But distraction is just a click away – look no further for our pick of Netflix's best series to binge on and beat the boredom.

 

 

1. Orange Is the New Black

This hit prison series revolved around Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a 30-something woman who is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary. The minimum-security women’s federal prison in upstate New York and the stories of the other inmates drives the series and you'll soon fall in love with the band of misfits. With seven seasons to binge on, it’s the perfect COVID-19 blackout show to watch. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%

 

2. Atypical

A coming of age story that follows 18-year-old Sam (Keir Gilchrist), who is on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence.

The funny and emotional journey of self-discovery sees Sam's family struggle with questions of what it means to be 'normal' in the 21st century.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 95%

 

3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

This sitcom follows the lives of a group of detectives in a New York precinct.

Among the bunch is renowned slacker Jake (Andy Samberg) who wants to make the new boss' life as hard as possible.

However, an unexpected friendship blossoms between Captain Holt and the rest of the gang follows suit.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 93%

 

4. Kim's Convenience

The Korean Wave keeps coming with this series.

It follows a Korean-Canadian family who own a convenience store in Toronto.

The family consists of two siblings and their parents who are trying to navigate their way through life.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%

 

5. The IT Crowd

This British sitcom shows a group of computer geeks whose careers reside in the basement of a huge company.

The comedic adventures of the rag-tag team of co-workers sees them regularly at odds with the company's boss, who is is technically inept and doesn't know the difference between software and hardware.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 85%

 

6. Jane The Virgin 

Telenovelas are a way of life for South Americans and this slice of life drama is no different.

Based on the immaculate conception Bible story, the series follows Jane Villenuva, who is a virgin that is artificially inseminated. With a cop fiancé and her very Catholic grandmother in tow, it shows how her life progresses through her pregnancy and beyond. Throw in a few kidnappings, murders, drug lords and it's the all-rounded telenovela with a Western twist. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%

 

7. Never Have I Ever 

Devi is a regular 16 year old girl who's trying to live her life but a few obstacles hold her back.

After her father passes away and she becomes paralysed from the waist down she thinks her life is over.

Her Indian immigrant mum who treads the line between modern and traditional is trying her best to raise her with the same values she was raised with.

Throw in an unreadable crush, an arch nemesis and fracturing friendships and you have a relatable sitcom.

Produced by Mindy Kaling. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 97%.

 

8. Glee

Everyone’s favourite music is sung by some of the best young voices.

The glee club is made up of the outcasts of the school and the school reminds them of this very thing.

With jocks, cheerleaders and nerds, these misfits use music in order to unite them.

However, a meddling cheerleader coach and noncompliant principle threaten their success in more ways than one. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 71%.

 

9. New Girl

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) moves in with three roommates who have a familial yet chaotic bond.

After moving in and facing many of life's obstacles the foursome establish a balance with each other.

Jess’s fun, quirky and bubbly personality clashes with her roommate's pessimistic, overbearing personalities. 

Facing the trials and tribulations of love, jobs and their relationships with one another in a humorous way. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 82%

 

10. Modern Family 

This family shows all the good and difficult parts of having a large modern family.

The story follows three different types of families. The nuclear family, step family and a same sex couple.

All living in the Los Angeles area facing different problems with their children and within their relationships in the most fun way possible.

Family comedy drama with Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and more. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

 

11. The Good Place

This show is perfect for people who want a visual representation of what  may happen when you die.

Or it could be an indication of what not to do if you want to go to the bad place (Hell).

Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, but an error sends her to The Good Place instead of The Bad Place.

Figuring out why she’s there and trying to hide the fact she shouldn’t be gets harder and harder as she hides from Good Place architect Micheal (Ted Danson). 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 89%

 

12. Dead to Me 

Jen (Christina Applegate) is recently widowed after her husband is killed in a hit and run accident.

Determined to investigate after the incident, Judy (Linda Cardellini) appears as her friend after meeting in a support group.

Judy is facing her own loss however, the pair bond despite their clash of personalities. 

However, Judy is hiding a secret that threatens to destroy Jen’s life. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 92%

 

 

13. Stranger Things

The acclaimed series is seen as a love letter to 80’s sci-fi. Set in 1983, Indiana, a young boy vanishes into thin air under seriously dark circumstances. Family, friends and the local police begin searching for answers, however they stumble upon a mysterious young girl in a top-secret government facility. Starring Millie Bobby Brown, the series is suitable for tweens upwards.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%

 

14. The Umbrella Academy

Based on the comic book series of the same name, The Umbrella Academy tracks forty-three infants who are born to an array of women who showed no symptoms of pregnancy until the day before they were due to give birth.

Seven of them are adopted by a billionaire industrialist, Reginald Hargreeves, who creates The Umbrella Academy.

He uses the children in his plans to save the world, but only ends up leaving the family fractured. The family disband and only reunite upon Hargreaves passing away, discovering his darkest secrets.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%

 

15. The Witcher

Fantasy fans looking to fill the void of Game of Thrones can be sure to love this one.

A mutated monster hunter struggles to find his place in the world where it becomes increasingly difficult to decipher who is more wicked: human beings or beasts?

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 92%

 

16. Teen Wolf 

In the remake of the Micheal J. Fox cult classic, Tyler Posey plays a teen who becomes a werewolf.

Far from the romantic cliche’s in Twilight, Teen Wolf is funny and action filled. 

With 6 seasons, and many mystical creatures who are easy on the eyes, this is the perfect series to binge watch.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%

 

 

17. The Stranger

If your fill of drama comes from mystery thrillers then look no further. This gripping whodunit follows a stranger who makes some shocking claims about members of a small town, throwing local families into chaos.

One family man becomes entangled in a mystery of deadly proportions whilst searching for answers about his wife's pregnancy. The show is guaranteed to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with its many twists and turns.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 76%

 

18. Gossip Girl 

If you’ve always wanted an insight on the lives of rich kids in New York, then this is the perfect escapism for you.

These privileged teenagers create chaos on the Upper East Side while a blogger named after the show's title writes about them, airing their dirty laundry.

The identity of the mysterious blogger isn’t revealed until the end and it’s a surprising twist to say the least. Starring You’s Penn Badgley and Blake Lively.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 77%

 

19. Sex Education

Filled with laughs and socially awkward teens, this coming-of-age drama offers something different.

Following the life of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mum, expect cringes and giggles in equal measure. Due to his mother's teachings, plus the endless manuals and books he’s been exposed to, he uses his specialist knowledge to elevate his social status in school.

Together with his friends, they set up an underground sex therapy clinic to help fellow students deal with their problems and ordeals. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 94%

 

20. Gilmore Girls

Mother and daughter duo Loralai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) show the humorous and heartfelt journey of friendship and family in this beloved classic.

It takes a cross-generational view of things, with single mother Lorelai's difficult relationship with her own parents also under the microscope, as well as Rory's journey through high school and university.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%

 

21. The Crown

Looking at the British monarchy and the government, The Crown follows the two famous addresses – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street.

The scandals, their love lives and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century make up the historic drama. Two houses, one court, one Crown.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%

 

22. Top Boy

Modern day gang members who are looking to get rich quick selling drugs rarely come without their own baggage and Top Boy is no different.

Far from the likes of Power, Top Boy offers insight into the British gang scene and the trials and tribulations of these young men. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 94%

 

23. Mindhunter

With the 1970’s as the backdrop, this story follows two FBI agents who are tasked with interviewing serial killers in order to solve older open cases. CSI enthusiasts will find the series absorbing, chilling and utterly addictive.

Probably not for you if you're on the squeamish side though…

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 95%

 

24. Pose

Set in the 1980’s during the AID’s epidemic, Pose is based on Blanca Rodriguez (MJ Rodriguez) after she is diagnosed with HIV.

Following her positive diagnosis, she breaks Elektra (Dominique Jackson), the mother of the House of Abundance and starts her own ‘’house’’.

The house takes in LGBTQ+ youth who have been rejected or thrown out by their biological families . 

The new family consists of youngsters with dreams who need a safe haven.

Be careful though, this series tugs at the heartstrings. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 96%

 

25. Suits

Megan Markle, Patrick Adams, Gina Torres and Gabriel Macht star as some of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers.

Macht plays Harvey Spectre, a brilliant lawyer who need to hire an associate.

Patrick Adams stars as college dropout Mike Ross, who's looking for his next gig but accidentally stumbles across a new opportunity.

Filled with scandal, lies, corruption, romance and more.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 86%

 

26. Ozark

A family moves into an Ozarks resort community and faces struggles due to the new place filled with dirty money.

Jason Bateman plays a financial adviser who must appease a drug boss by laundering money, with his wife Wendy (Laura Linney) being dragged into the criminal dealing too.

The series has just aired its third season, complete with jaw-dropping finale – and has been nominated for a slew of awards.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%

 

27. Better Call Saul

The prequel to Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is set in the 2000's, and follows the story of con-man turned lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk).

It begins six years before Breaking Bad and shows the transformation of the criminal for hire.

McGill uses his skills to enter the criminal underworld of drug trafficking, and meets a whole host of shady characters along the way.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 96%

 

28. How To Get Away With Murder

A law professor picks a group of her best students to assist her with some high profile cases.

However, all is not as it seems when Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) reveals that she has more than one skeleton in her closet.

Secrets, lies and death await the eager college students who got more than they bargained for.

Also starring Alfred Enoch, Connor Walsh, Aja Naomi King and Matt McGorry.

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%

 

29. Dare Me

This series follows the lives of competitive high school cheerleaders in a small town.

Specifically delving into two best friends whose relationship is tested after a new cheer coach arrives on the scene.

Boundaries are tested and a shocking crime rocks their quiet world. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 83%

 

30. Unorthodox 

Etsy is a 19-year-old Jewish woman who is living unhappily in an arranged marriage.

Living in the ultra-Orthodox community in Brooklyn, New York she runs away to Berlin.

She ends up rejecting the beliefs she grew up with and all semblance of secular life. 

After discovering she is pregnant, her husband goes to Berlin to find her. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%.

 

31. Peaky Blinders 

Set in 1919 England, a notorious gang is led by Tommy Shelby, a crime boss who is set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. 

The British crime period drama is set in Birmingham in the direct aftermath of the First World War.

This gang is no ordinary one, with them coming to the attention of Winston Churchill and being compared to the IRA and communists.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 94%

 

32. Riverdale

In this town, nothing is normal.

Based on the Archie Comics series, Riverdale follows the story of Archie and his friends.

Archie tries to deal with life, love and high school however when an unexpected murder occurs in town, him and his friends try to figure out whose behind it.

They discover something darker and sinister as time goes on and threatens the balance of life as they know it. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%.

 

33. Extracurricular 

Being in high school is tough enough for this student, and it’s about to be made harder when he encounters a situation he’s never been in before.

A young boy with an unstable home life has to turn to unconventional means to make money in order to live a simple life.

He wants a normal job, a normal family and to live a simple quaint life.

His extracurricular activity of protecting escorts whilst they're working gets him in more trouble than he anticipated. 

Original language is Korean, with English dubbing and subtitles available. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 100%

 

34. Dynasty 

These rich kids are more chaotic than normal when they have to wrestle with their father and his new fiancee.

As always, scandals and secrets throw lives into disarray as the family come to a head on the future of the companies involved.

With fractured relationships and feuding families, will they come to an amicable solution?

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 88%

 

35. White Lines

Axel moved to Ibiza 20 years ago and 20 years on and his body is found in the desert.

His sister, Zoe travels to Ibiza to find out what happened to him and doesn’t expect to find the answers she does. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 61%

 

 

36. Blood & Water 

Set in South Africa, a family is reeling at the loss of their baby daughter whose seventeenth birthday should be celebrated with them.

She was kidnapped at birth and her sister Puleng (Ama Qamata) is determined to find answers when she suspects that her sister might be someone she knows.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: %

 

 

37. The Haunting of Hill House

Turn the lights out and get ready to be scared out of your wits. With guaranteed jump scares, this series is not for the light-hearted but perfect for avid horror fans.

The story hops from past to present, following a family who are confronting their memories of living in their old home and what drove them away from it.

There are some disturbing themes in the series, but the plot had fans demand a second season after the first outing, so that should tell you all you need to know.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 91%

 

38. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

A reimagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch with all the dark twists and horror that come with the world of witchcraft.

Sabrina Spellman (Keirnan Shipka) reconciles with her half-Witch, half-mortal nature whilst fighting off evil forces that threaten her family, friends and the entirety of the human world.

If you like Riverdale, then this Archie Comics series will be right up your street.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 84%

 

39. American Horror Story

With seven seasons on Netflix, this binge worthy series will have you hooked.

Each season is a different world from supernatural to horror. With underlying themes from politics to social issues.

Season one follows a murder house, and the stories of the people that died in it. The drama is loosely based on true events that have happened throughout history.

With Evan Peters and guest star roles from Lady Gaga and Stevie Nicks.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 76%

 

40. Scream (2016)

Based off the hit horror film, this series follows the murder of an entitled teen.

Art loner Audrey and her nerdy friend Noah are impacted by the death after the masked serial killer targets their friend Emma.

Whilst the trio try and solve the mystery of the killer, the town sheriff investigates the murder and fears that it may connected to the a dark chapter in the town's history.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 62%

 

 

41. Love Is Blind

If you’re looking for a fix of love and drama then look no further. With this Love Island-esque reality series the contestants are thrown into a house and told to date one another in pods, where they can't see each other.

The speed dating format is supposed to help them decide whether they want to get married after going on a set number of dates. Women and men are kept separate and they do not see each other in person until they are engaged.

Viewers are in for a wild ride as contestants explore courtship like no other, with an explosive ending for many couples. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 64%

 

42. Queer Eye

Follow these five members of the LGBTQ+ community in their quest to uplift and help people get their lives back on track.

Heartwarmingly they all have a certain role to play.

Tan – focuses on changing the way they dress and making them comfortable in their new wardrobe. Anthony – focuses on relationships with food and creating healthy meals. Karamo – is like the in-house therapist. Bobby – works on the participants home interior. Jonathan Van-ness – works on hair and grooming.

It's more than just a makeover programme, it's a lifestyle change.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 90%

 

43. Too Hot To Handle 

If you loved Love Island and Love is Blind then get a load of Netflix’s newest dating reality show. 

The contestants are from Australia, England, Ireland and the US.

They’re also all banned from having sex and kissing. Any one of those activities leads to a penalty which is money off the overall prize money they’re due to receive.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 38%

 

44. RuPaul's Drag Race

Drag queens various parts of the world compete every week for a chance at being the America's next drag superstar and $100,00.

They have a different challenge every week like acting, composing music and they’re also judged on their runway.

From the makeup, wigs, outfits following a different theme every week, they're judged on all of them.

The bottom two have to lip sync for their lives, whoever loses goes home. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 85%

 

 

45. Pandemic 

More relevant now than ever, Pandemic hasn’t left the top of Netflix’s watch list for months.

A compelling series that showcases what is being done to combat the deadly COVID-19 pandemic and what the outbreak can lead to.

A no-frills, five part series that has arrived right on time. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 75%

 

46. Tiger King

Big cat breeding is illegal in many countries, but unfortunately this doesn't stop private zoo owners in the United States.

Joe Exotic is at the centre of this mind-blowing seven-part documentary.

The bizarre true crime series is messy and captivating, with twists and turns of deadly proportions.

Warring animal rights factions, professional sabotage and even assassination attempts all feature in this unprecedented show.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 93%

 

47. The Last Dance 

The story of Micheal Jordan and the quest the Chicago Bulls had to face in autumn of 1997.

Their journey to win a sixth NBA title in eight years is documented.

Jordan made his debut 13 years earlier and the journey was dubbed ‘’The Last Dance’’, by coach Phil Jackson.

The tension, the hardships and the challenges faced by Jordan and his extraordinary teammates is shown in full flight.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 95%

 

48. Don't F**k with Cats : Hunting an Internet Killer 

This twisted documentary shows the way gruesome videos put online lead to a manhunt for someone more dangerous than they expected.

The documentary series pulls the manhunt leaders into a dark underworld and has devastating impacts on their lives.

What started as just wanting to help turns into something much more sinister. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 79%

 

49. The Devil Next Door

 An elderly man in Cleveland is bought to trial in Israel after being accused of being an infamous Nazi death camp leader.

The grandfather is accused of being the guard known as Ivan the Terrible. 

The docu-series follows his trial as brave death camp survivors take the stand against John Demjanjuk.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 86%

 

50. Trial By Media: The Truth behind the crimes 

Notorious cases that have been played out in the media are shown in their entirety.

This series follows famous cases from a public rape, to a talk show contestant committing murder and the story’s behind the victims and the perpetrators. 

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 83%

 

51. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

The American miniseries looks at the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

It is based on the 2016 book of the same name, where the survivors of Epstein’s crimes describe how he used power and wealth to get away with his offences.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 70%

 

 

52. The Sinner 

Trauma can manifest itself in many ways, however when it’s repressed it can be even more detrimental.

This is definitely the case for Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel) when she ends murdering someone whilst on the beach with her family.

After the horrific events she’s taken in for questioning, where a full investigation is launched into a random attack.

As more questions are asked about her past, she realises that her past is filled with secrets she didn’t know about.

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Rating: 75%

 

53. Money Heist 

An intelligent, enigmatic character who goes by the name of 'The Professor' plans a unique plot to carry out the biggest robbery in history.

The series also goes by the name of 'La Casa De Papel', which is the Spanish title for the crime drama series.

Both English subtitles and dubbing are available.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 87%

 

54. You

A tech-savvy young man living in New York uses modern resources to lure women into falling in love with him. However, the further you peer into his life, the more sinister it gets. Joe has skeletons in his closet, ones that are made evidently clear throughout the gripping series.

If you enjoy suspense then You, is definitely one to add to the watch list. 

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 81%

 

55. ELITE

Not your typical murder mystery, this Spanish thriller TV drama, shows the loves of three working-class students enrolled in a private school through a scholarship.

However, their wealthy classmates make life anything but easy. Life is made even harder when a student is murdered and her classmates are potential suspects.

It could be described as a Spanish version of 13 Reasons Why.

English subtitles and dubbing are available.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 88%

 

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Going back to work: what you need to know

AS lockdown eases, thousands of Britons are returning to work with businesses doing everything they can to protect staff from Covid-19

(Note: government guidelines on returning to work currently apply to England only – the other nations of the UK are moving at a different pace)

In factories, shops and offices across the UK, social distancing and hand washing are taking centre stage to keep coronavirus at bay, and get the nation safely back to work.

Richard Hilton, the founder of Fabweld Steel Products in Telford, Shropshire, is tackling the challenge head on. As a manufacturer of essential steel items as well as manhole covers and shop signs, he felt he had to stay in business to help keep the UK going.

“At Fabweld, we make items such as fixtures for the national grid and London power tunnels, but our manufacturing has got to be done on site – there’s no way I can set up a power press in somebody’s front room,” he explains.

Since lockdown, half of Richard’s army of 40 staff have been on furlough or working from home – which means the safety of the remaining 20 employees who still work in the Telford factory has been his priority.

When making his plans, Richard was careful about following government guidelines on travel and safety at work, and also considered individuals’ needs.

“We carried out a risk assessment with each employee, talking about things like how they travel to work, and whether they live with someone who needs to be shielded,” says Richard. “Anybody who was in the high-risk category and would normally work on the shop floor was furloughed first.”

To protect those still working on site, working practices had to change. “We split up break times to limit the number of people in communal areas at once, introduced two-metre distancing rules across the site, and created one-way systems where walkways got a bit narrow,” Richard says. “We’re installing sturdy perspex screens around certain machines and work areas to replace the cordons that were there before, and on occasions when employees need to work at close quarters with each other, they have to wear a mask.”

Staff also have their part to play, with new personal hygiene rules being brought in. “Hand washing is crucial, and we’ve also installed additional hand sanitiser stations and quadrupled our cleaning hours,” says Richard. Of course, coronavirus doesn’t only pose a physical threat – Richard has also had to consider the emotional wellbeing of his employees.

“We’ve tried to make our staff part of the process every step of the way,” he says. “Our company values centre around teamwork, and that strength has been evident in dealing with the pandemic. There’s definitely a feeling of unity.”

With manufacturers such as Fabweld taking the right measures, businesses can start helping the wheels of the nation to start turning again – and rolling smoothly over those Fabweld manhole covers! And with this in mind, Richard goes above and beyond to keep his workers happy.

“We’ve looked at the little things we can do to help staff who are still on site. On a Monday we have a pizza day, where we’ll order in pizza for everyone, and all the vending machine drinks are now completely free. It’s things like that which help keep morale up.”

And Richard’s staff certainly appreciate his efforts, which include a free breakfast every Friday, and midweek bacon baps.

“Until last week I was on furlough, but I really missed coming to work– there’s so much cleaning and housework to be done at home!” jokes Fabweld dispatch coordinator Birige Lal Kainth, who’s worked for the company for 20 years.

“When I was told there was a large enough workload at the factory for me to be able to come back, I was keen – my philosophy is that you’ve got to keep yourself active, and working is one way of the ways I do that.”

After being told about the new safety measures in place in the factory, Birige was happy to return. “I wasn’t worried about coming back, because everything’s been put in place,” he says. “It feels safe to be at work because there’s a level of trust with your work colleagues.

“It’s a small company, but Richard is in a different class,” adds Birige.“He really looks after his employees. We all trust each other to follow the rules and stay safe. I’m pleased to be back!”

Find up to date advice for employers, employees and the self-employed on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic at gov.uk

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Discover the secret to hot sex with our ultimate sextrology guide – The Sun

IF you are a tender Taurus, a lusty Leo or any other sign of the zodiac, your sexual preferences are smitten in the stars.

Geminis and Scorpios are most likely to send naughty selfies, as we revealed earlier in May.

Now we have put together a sextrology guide so you can find out what a lover will be like in bed – and how you can turn them on according to your zodiac.

Telly astrologer Nicolas Aujula reveals each sign’s sexual prowess, naughty kinks, how to woo them and their perfect match.

♈ ARIES

March 21 to April 20

Prowess: Typical Arians enjoy the thrill of the chase – and with a high sex drive, they like exploring new positions. But they tend to think only of their own sexual needs.

Kink: Having sex outdoors or anywhere they could get caught.

How to woo: No time for games. Be direct and put your cards on the table.

Perfect sex partner: Fire signs Leo and Sagittarius will match their adventurous nature.

♉ TAURUS

April 21 to May 21

Prowess: Lots of stamina and can keep going in bed for hours. Taureans are very sensual lovers but can be a bit lazy and they are quite straight-laced in their ­sexual tastes.

Kink: They like to involve food in their sexual play.

How to woo: Look good, dress well and wear a nice ­perfume or cologne.

Perfect sex partner: Earth signs Virgo and Capricorn can help them spice things up.

♊ GEMINI

May 22 to June 21

Prowess: Loves foreplay and communication. It’s all part of the build-up to a steamy session.
But as they are ruled by the twins, their libido can be very up and down.

Kink: Dirty talk will really get them going.

How to woo: They love a good flirt – so if you can make them laugh, you’re in.

Perfect sex partner: Sagittarians add a fiery element to their lovemaking which ­Geminis can sometimes lack.

♋ CANCER

June 22 to July 22

Prowess: Cancer is unlikely to have one-night stands. They need to feel an emotional connection to get in the mood. If they don’t have faith in their partner, the sex won’t be good.

Kink: Being restrained – it shows trust in the other person.

How to woo: Reveal something personal about yourself to build a rapport.

Perfect sex partner: Water signs Scorpio or Pisces share their natural empathy.

♌ LEO

July 23 to August 23

Prowess: Leos like to be seen and heard – so they can be very vocal lovers. If they take a liking to you they don’t want to stay in the bedroom – they want to show you off. They enjoy giving love bites because it shows off their skills.

Kink: Dominating their partner with bondage.

How to woo: Look glamorous and flash the cash.

Perfect sex partner: Sagittarius matches their fire and drive for life.

♍ VIRGO

August 24 to September 22

Prowess: Keeping clean is vital to Virgos. They may ask you to shower before and after sex and make sure you are up-to-date on STI checks. Despite this clinical approach, they are passionate once they get going.

Kink: Wearing uniforms will appeal to a Virgo’s love of order.

How to woo: They like intellectuals and geek chic.

Perfect sex partner: Pisces will get Virgos in touch with their emotional side.

♎ LIBRA

September 23 to October 23

Prowess: Very likely to be ­coupled up – and sex is very important to them. Librans need their partner to be good-looking and well-dressed. They love to be the giver in lovemaking and sometimes forget their own needs.

Kink: Very sexual so can be into group sex or swinging.

How to woo: Show your ­creative or artistic side.

Perfect sex partner: Air signs Gemini and Aquarius will help Libra experiment more.

♏ SCORPIO

October 24 to November 22

Prowess: With a strong sexual energy and a passionate nature, Scorpios are very private but want to know everything about their lover before they do the deed. They also have a high libido.

Kink: Likely to challenge the status quo and explore bisexuality or pansexuality.

How to woo: Wear black and look mysterious.

Perfect sex partner: Aries will share their love of pushing boundaries.

♐ SAGITTARIUS

November 23 to December 21

Prowess: Does not like to be tied down and has a strong sex drive. They are very adventurous and want to try every ­position. You’ll need lots of stamina to keep up with them.

Kink: Their bum is their favourite body part so give them a good spank.

How to woo: Show you are up for anything, by talking about your past adventures.

Perfect sex partner: Gemini is their opposite and will challenge them mentally.

♑ CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 20

Prowess: They often end up in bed with work colleagues as they spend so much time at work. Capricorns’ libidos might run hot and cold. They like getting things done so sex can be very wham, bam, thank you, ma’am.

Kink: Too busy to bother with kinks. Just get it done already.

How to woo: Be direct. They have no time for flirting.

Perfect sex partner: Taurus likes traditional sex too but might loosen up Capricorn.

♒ AQUARIUS

January 21 to February 18

Prowess: Up for anything and everything, they are eccentric and rebellious. They want to connect to their ­partner on an intellectual and spiritual level as well as sexual.

Kink: Tantric sex could appeal to their spiritual side.

How to woo: Have tattoos, bright hair and piercings – anything to stand out.

Perfect sex partner: Geminis can provide intellectual rapport and experimentation.

♓ PISCES

February 19 to March 20

Prowess: Sensitive, dreamy lovers who need to feel safe. They can fantasise about elaborate scenarios like a lover rescuing them from a tower. Pisceans often blur the lines between good sex and love.

Kink: A tickly sign, they are likely to be foot fetishists.

How to woo: Pisceans can fall for sob stories as they like to rescue their lovers.

Perfect sex partner: A passionate Scorpio will make Pisces feel safe.

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Trump on hand to watch historic SpaceX rocket launch

President Trump arrived in Florida Wednesday afternoon to watch the historic SpaceX rocket launch — which is set to send the first Americans into orbit from US soil in nearly a decade.

Trump touched down in Air Force One at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral just before 3 p.m. to watch the Elon Musk-owned venture be the first private company to send humans into orbit.

First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined the president, who is expected to tour the space center and give a speech after the launch.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to travel on the brand-new Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station.

Both space veterans, Behnken and Hurley are set for blastoff at 4:33 p.m., weather permitting. The mission could be derailed by thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes.

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Matt Hancock says the UK is to 'stockpile' PPE with domestic deals

Matt Hancock announces the UK is to ‘stockpile’ protective gowns, masks and gloves as domestic firms sign deals to provide two BILLION items of PPE for the Government and the NHS

  • Health Secretary said that authoritieds no longer struggling with demand
  • Will now build up stocks against future outbreaks
  • Domestic deals to produce two billion items for the NHS and care workers
  • A further 3.7billion gloves will be made abroad for use in the UK 

Matt Hancock announced the UK would begin to rebuild its stockpile of personal protective equipment today as he unveiled deals with British firms to produce two billion masks, gloves and gowns.

The Health Secretary said that enough PPE was being made and delivered to the NHS now that it was no longer firefighting to keep up with demand but was able to  build up stocks against future outbreaks.

The Government has come under fierce attack in recent weeks and months over shortages and failures to create a manufacturing based here or bring in enough imports. 

But leading the daily Downing Street press conference tonight Mr Hancock said: ‘We have seen a mammoth effort, we have ramped up domestic production.

‘I can announce that we have now signed contracts to manufacture two billion items of PPE here in the UK.

The Health Secretary said that enough PPE was being made and delivered to the NHS now that it was no longer firefighting to keep up with demand but was able to build up stocks against future outbreaks

Junior doctor Jared Leggett visits a patient at the Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in Blackburn while wearing PPE earlier this month

‘I set a national challenge and I’m absolutely delighted that Lord Deighton has stepped up and helped us to deliver against it.

‘Around the world we have signed deals with more than 100 new suppliers, including agreeing contracts for a further 3.7billion gloves

‘While we continue to improve logistics and work hard to get everyone the ppe that they need, these new supplies mean that we are not simply keeping up with demand, we are now able to begin to replenish our stockpile.

‘There is a lot further to go on PPE as on so may things but we have made significant progress and i would like to thank everybody involved.’

Britain today announced 134 more victims of the coronavirus, taking the country’s total death toll to 37,048.

The Department of Health also confirmed that 2,004 more people have tested positive for the disease, meaning 265,227 have received a diagnosis since the outbreak began in February.

Today marks the first day since March that no coronavirus deaths have been announced in Northern Ireland. It had recorded one on Monday and one on Sunday, but the last time the figure was zero was March 23 – pre-lockdown.

It comes after separate data today revealed fewer people died of coronavirus during the week between May 9 and May 15 in England and Wales than at any point over the past seven weeks.

Figures collated by the Office for National Statistics show the overall Covid-19 death toll in that week was 2,639 across the two nations, a drop of 1,235 from the week before. And the count is a fall of more than half from the peak of the outbreak – 8,180 people died from the coronavirus during the worst week, from April 11 to 17.

Experts today raised concern, however, about the number of people who have died in their own homes during the pandemic, noting that there appeared to have been around 1,700 deaths that were not caused by coronavirus and not among people who would have otherwise been expected to die in hospital.

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