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UK faces leisurewear shortage after work from home pushes up demand

More fitness training during the pandemic contributed to a spike in demand, research has suggested - Joseph Branston/Future via Getty Images
More fitness training during the pandemic contributed to a spike in demand, research has suggested – Joseph Branston/Future via Getty Images

The UK is facing a leisurewear shortage after the nation traded office attire for comfortable clothing during lockdown, a new analysis has found.

Fashion retailers said they had experienced an explosion in demand for trainers, jogging bottoms and leggings as the country eschewed suits and high heels and began working from home.

The spike in popularity for comfortable clothes coincided with issues with supply chains, as factories in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia were forced to close, the fashion analysis firm Edited found.

One retailer said he received less than half of the quantity of products he ordered during the pandemic, with brands forced to ration their stocks across the country.

The news comes after the online retail giant Asos reported a worldwide shortage of trainers, jogging bottoms and

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Kelly Rowland Wants You To Feel Fabulous While Working from Home

The last few months have been eventful for Kelly Rowland. As a singer, television personality, and one-third of the iconic girl group Destiny’s Child, Rowland is used to tackling multiple projects. Still, this week she’s delighted fans with three big announcements. On the heels of a newly released single, “Crazy,” which hit Spotify this morning, and the reveal of her second pregnancy with husband Tim Weatherspoon, Rowland dropped the news that she’s launching a capsule collection with JustFab. Though she stepped into the athleisure space last year with a fitness-focused range for Fabletics, Rowland’s latest designs tread new territory. Conceived as a modern wardrobe that offered style and affordability, Rowland set out to make women feel their best. “I think that everybody wants to be fabulous, but they want to be able to do that in a way that doesn’t break the bank,” she shared via Zoom. “Especially right now

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Home workers won’t need to tell insurers of changes until the end of the year, industry confirms

Insurers have extended Covid-19 support for millions of home and motor policyholders to the end of the year.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) announced today that the measures, previously due to expire at the end of the month, will now be in place until at least December 31.

They mean that people working from home or using their car differently because of the pandemic do not need to inform their insurers as they normally would.

The ABI said that the cover of people who have signed up to volunteer for the NHS and are using their vehicle to deliver medicine or groceries to the vulnerable will not be affected.

The measures also require companies to provide additional support where necessary to customers who make a claim.

Laura Hughes, a manager at the ABI, said: “The extension of these temporary pledges underlines the commitment of insurers to helping customers through

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Millions told to shield in first wave will not be told to stay home

There are currently 2.2 million people identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. 

Officials said all these people – and their doctors-  should now recieve a letter explaining the changes to the guidance .

People were classed as clinically vulnerable in a range of situations, such as if they were undergoing treatment for cancer, were immunosuppressed, or suffering from conditions such as cystic fibrosis. 

Officials said the basic list is unchanged, but that GPs will be expected to contact anyone thought to be clinically extremely vulnerable, which could include other factors such as obesity. 

Health officials said the previous system of shielding, while successful in keeping people home, had been a “blunt tool” which did some harm.

They said too many people “felt imprisoned” by the previous advice, which was taken by many to be an order. 

Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Dr Jenny Harries said: “Over the last few weeks,

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No Home, No Wi-Fi: Pandemic Adds to Strain on Poor College Students

Mr. Sawyer, who wants to become a pastor, is using his time off to work for civil rights organizations and to fund-raise so that he can re-enroll in the spring and obtain a doctorate in theology. “It’s definitely a delay, but sometimes stumbling blocks come,” he said.

Many students like Mr. Sawyer have been looking for alternative ways to pay for their education. As the coronavirus was closing campuses this past spring, Rise, a student-led organization that advocates college affordability, created an online network to help students find emergency financial aid, apply for public benefits and locate food pantries.

Rise has continued to serve more than 1,000 students a month who are struggling with issues like paying rent, losing their jobs and lacking internet access, said Max Lubin, the organization’s chief executive. “We’re overwhelmed by the need,” he said.

Stable housing and healthy food were already major concerns before the

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Celebrating 30 Years At Advanced Dentistry With A Smile | Coronado Home and Business

Mother-daughter duo Dr. Suzanne Popp and Dr. Natalie Bailey recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of Advanced Dentistry in Coronado. Popp bought the practice from Dr. Joseph Drazek (who had been there since 1972) when she moved to San Diego after completing undergraduate and dentistry studies at Marquette University in Milwaukee. “We have a couple patients here that were joking recently about who’s been a patient here the longest,” Popp mentions. “One has been coming here since 1975!”

Popp knew she wanted to work in a healthcare profession since she was young, and at 10 years old she decided that she would be to become a dentist. “I always had that focus to be a dentist then, and in high school and even in college. A lot of family and friends said I shouldn’t or couldn’t, but I ended up getting in [dentistry school] after two years of college and graduated

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Trending now: Home Fitness Equipment Market Opportunities, Covid-19 impact Analysis, Development Factors, Business Efficiencies, and Forecast 2026

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Burglars use information from obituary to target Florida home

“It’s just too easy to get our information off the internet anymore, and people need to realize that,” the San Pablo woman said.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A San Pablo woman, who wishes to remain anonymous for her safety, said she came home from her father’s funeral Thursday to find medicine missing and most of her jewelry gone.

“My stomach is just, it’s just really torn up,” she described. “It really hurts my heart, some of the rings they got were very sentimental to me.”

She said the Jacksonville Sheriff’s officer who filed the police report believes it likely all started with her father’s online obituary.

“My name was in the obituary that came out on Tuesday. And the officer had thought that was the reason — they had a couple of days to check out the property and decide how they are going to come in,” she explained.

The San

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He’s stuck in a room with Covid miles from home, says student’s dad

Father Sanjiv Sachdev

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Sanjiv has ordered food deliveries online for his soon

With Covid-19 cases hitting nearly half of the UK’s universities, students and parents have painted a depressing picture of life as a fresher.

They were talking to Labour leader Keir Starmer in an online town hall meeting.

Father of a Leeds University student, Sanjiv Sachdev, appeared visibly shaken as he told of what should have been a new start for his son.

“He’s caught Covid and he’s far from home, and far from friends and family. He’s stuck in a small room,” he said.

“At the weekend he became ill, and he’s had a test now, He’s recovering he’s weak. He’s actually attending lectures [online] now – he’s a very hard working lad.”

“He’s in first year halls with lots of young people, they share a kitchen, share showers. Lots of young people are in the halls in isolation

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