Daily, life-saving calibrations of how much food the family could eat and how much to save for later in the month were made all the more acute by Covid-19 lockdowns which closed schools, restricted access to basic health services, cut rations and turned the world’s attention elsewhere.
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From Made in Chelsea to making it big in sweets
IF you're thinking of starting up a business in a sector you know nothing about, intending to fake it till you make it, Jamie Laing, the Made in Chelsea TV star-turned-sweets entrepreneur, reckons you're doing exactly the right thing.
Richemont in driving seat as sales of watches accelerate and profits double
SALES and profits have jumped at luxury group Richemont as millennials and Gen-Z get into high-end watches.
Facebook owner Meta brings augmented reality to our streets
FACEBOOK owner Meta is bringing its augmented reality (AR) research programme to London as it looks to develop hardware for the metaverse.
Intriguing story of Sadiq and his invitation to Harry and Meghan's £11 million mansion
SADIQ KHAN was secretly invited to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at their £11 million mansion in California on his trip to the US, the Evening Standard can reveal today.
Pelosi warns US-UK trade deal is off if the protocol is scrapped
A BREXIT bust-up erupted across the Atlantic today as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned there would be no US-UK free trade deal if the Government unilaterally scraps the protocol on Northern Ireland's trading arrangements.
So how come No 10 escaped £14,000 fine?
The partygate furore has highlighted the discrepancies in Britain's Covid lockdown fines and prompted accusations of one rule for the politicians and others for the public. So what of the cases where party hosts were hammered hard? Tristan Kirk reports
SUE GRAY'S 'NAME AND SHAME CALLS TO No10 STAFF
PARTYGATE SCANDAL | DOWNING ST CHIEFS TO BE PHONED AT WEEKEND | Partygate pictures may be blurred to protect identities
RISHI FEELS HEAT ON COST OF LIVING
LABOUR OPENS UP 15-POINT POLL LEAD ON WHO WOULD HANDLE ECONOMIC SQUEEZE BEST | Public 'wants more support to handle crisis of rising prices'
'Slow-motion gunshot marriage' left Amber emaciated, claims her sister
AMBER HEARD'S sister likened the actress's marriage to Johnny Depp to a "slow motion gunshot" as she accused the star of violent and controlling behaviour.
Parties! Politics! Blockbuster
This week, the world's most glamorous film festival returns to the French Riviera for its 75th year - and it's shaping up to be the most rock 'n' roll yet. Stephen Dalton has the red carpet lowdown
FOOD FOR Thought
All about food
Momoko Harada is turning macadamia nuts in Rwanda’s verdant, virgin fields into valuable export currency, in turn also helping the farmers and protecting the environment.
Combatting Virus Variants Before They Emerge
The technology could be used to create universal vaccines for COVID, malaria and more, its creators say
HAVING A NICE HOLIDAY IN FAR CRY
Is it possible to stay out of trouble and just enjoy the views?
BREAKTHROUGH WORLD'S FIRST MALARIA VACCINE!
Treatment could save 400,000 lives every year
ORNAMENTS for Joy
EXPERIENCE ALL THE FUN AND MERRIMENT OF CHRISTMAS KNOWING YOU ARE HELPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD.
When the Signal Goes Out
Government-ordered internet shutdowns are becoming more frequent
When I Left “Karl Liebknecht” (an excerpt)
In the Karl Liebknecht House in Leipzig, Germany, thirty people of various nationalities are seated around an improvised table on the stage in the Events Hall, interpreters behind them, some with texts in front of them, some without, and while it looks as if they’re at an ordinary meeting, they are, in fact, at an exceptional one, one that could be called a performance.
MOST INNOVATIVE STARTUPS OF 2020
When you say the word ‘startup,’ the first thing that comes to your mind is Silicon Valley. It’s hardly surprising, after all the world’s biggest startups sprang from garages in the Valley.
Helen Shaw on Hamilton and The Book of Mormon … Craig Jenkins on Fine Line … David Edelstein on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.