Why this teen set up a prize-winning fake cosmetics shop

Disturbed by reports of rising domestic violence under coronavirus lockdown, a Polish high school student decided to launch a fake online shop to offer a lifeline to victims trapped in their homes. Her idea won a European Union prize that came with €10,000 (£8,700; $12,120). “Firstly, I heard about the increase in domestic violence casesContinue reading “Why this teen set up a prize-winning fake cosmetics shop”

Coronavirus: Virtual Mass tour across Ireland for 107-year-old

A 107-year-old woman from Clonard, County Meath is attempting a virtual Mass tour across Ireland while in lockdown. Nancy Stewart and granddaughter, Louise Coghlan, have been shielding together since March last year, and have set themselves the spiritual challenge.They are attending Mass services across the 32 counties on the island from the comfort of theirContinue reading “Coronavirus: Virtual Mass tour across Ireland for 107-year-old”

India coronavirus: The mums who became pandemic chefs

king – and they were good at it too. But they only cooked for family and friends.But everything changed for them in March when India’s coronavirus lockdown kept them at home with more time on their hands than ever before. And cookingis how they chose to fill their days.But soon they started cooking for othersContinue reading “India coronavirus: The mums who became pandemic chefs”

Circus ring mistress ‘grateful’ for food banks

Big Kid Circus is a travelling circus that arrived in Morecambe in March 2020 and got stuck there because of the coronavirus lockdown. Unable to put onperformances, the troupe had to rely on local food banks to survive.Circus ring mistress Olympia Posirca explains what they have been doing since then to try and keep theirContinue reading “Circus ring mistress ‘grateful’ for food banks”