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WIN a festive hamper full of Lily O’Brien’s chocolates
WIN a festive hamper full of Lily O’Brien’s chocolates

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Meghan Markle has won another battle with the tabloids
Meghan Markle has won another battle with the tabloids

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The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away
The IMAGE Advent Calendar has arrived with LOTS of prizes to give away

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Accounts to follow for homemade giftspiration and Christmas décor ideas

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From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you
From Scandi chic to cheerfully colourful, create a Christmas wreath to suit you

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5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year
5 ways to help you fend off festive anxiety this year

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Streets, nightclubs, at home: There are no safe spaces left for women


by Kate Demolder
17th Nov 2021

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Needle spiking, taxi assaults, the shadow pandemic of domestic abuse – How are women supposed to feel safe?

The abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard while she walked through Clapham, south London, at 9pm on 3 March 2021, propelled the backing track of fear that the modern woman relentlessly experiences in public spaces. Social media imploded, rightfully, by way of timelines fit to burst with women distressed and worn by Sarah’s disappearance, backed up by a knowing feeling that it could have been them. Men have been kind. They’ve asked what they...

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