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5 August 2021

Seven signs you're in a toxic friendship, by Anna Kent

To celebrate the release of her new book, The House of Whispers, author Anna Kent has written a feature for Female First, all about the signs you should look out for ...
5 August 2021

National Family Fun Month: Celebrate August, 2021 with some hilarious comedies!

August 2021 is National Family Fun Month, which means that the next few weeks should be filled with amazing days out, picnics and all sorts! But, if you don’t fancy ...
5 August 2021

Exclusive: Why Doisy & Dam wanted to make a responsible change to the chocolate industry

Chocolatiers Doisy & Dam recently launched their first brand new product innovation of 2021 - the Peanut D&Ds. Shaking up the confectionary aisle, they're celebrating just how far they've come ...
5 August 2021

A day in the life of Nell Carter - author of 'On the Bright Side'

These days, I find it less easy to sleep through the night than I used to, so I can often be found up at the computer as early as five ...
5 August 2021

The best 'Worst Mix-Up' of my life, by Holly McCulloch

I make mini mix-ups all the time (although I usually call them f*ck-ups). I’ll go shopping and realise I left my bank card at home. I’ll forget the word for ...
5 August 2021

What your knicker drawer really says about you, by Kerry Hales

Have you ever given much thought to your knicker drawer and how it reflects each stage of your life? Does it reveal the person that you currently are? Or does ...
5 August 2021

Almost half of British parents think cricket is a great way to get active

The Hundred, cricket's new 100-ball competition, is now well underway. Aiming to open up the game to audiences who have never given the sport a chance before, it looks like ...
4 August 2021

World War Z revisited: An undead masterpiece

Zombie films might be a little diluted nowadays, as almost every scenario has been made into an undead nightmare. However, within the sea of this genre, there is a shining ...
4 August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics offer a watershed moment for mental health conversations

The most decorated athlete in US history, gymnast Simone Biles, has once again made headlines at the Tokyo Olympics, this time not with gold medals but with her decision to ...
3 August 2021

What is it about book-to-film adaptations that make them such a success?

Nowadays, you’d be more surprised to see a lack of book-to-film adaptations coming to cinema than learning one of your favourite novels or book series is about to hit the ...
3 August 2021

Why every couple doesn't have to resemble those on Love Island

Love Island has been on our screens for nearly a month. Our favourite islanders have been chosen, Casa Amor has hit the villa, and PLT is writing up their next million-pound ...
3 August 2021

Top tips for writing supernatural fiction, by Griselda Heppel

I’ll come clean straight away: I’m not a fan of horror stories. My kind of supernatural tale won’t involve a bloodthirsty monster; rather, the shivery element will be so rooted ...
2 August 2021

Forget prenups, it's time to make a petnup before you get married this year!

Lockdown was a make-or-break situation for most couples in the UK. Despite only dating for a couple of months, many partners moved in together for the lockdown period. We cuddled, binged ...
31 July 2021

July 31 Movie News Roundup: Sebastian Stan’s new project, new trailer revealed, and more!

Once again, we are treated with another week full of exciting movie news; from an update on Knives Out 2 and Jungle Cruise’s mixed reviews, to a trailer for House ...
31 July 2021

Sinister Saturday: The case that inspired the classic slasher movie, Scream

In March 1994, a struggling actor and screenwriter, Kevin Williamson, became highly interested in a news show that was discussing a drifter who terrorised a town called Gainesville in Florida, ...

30 July 2021

Seven things I learned while writing The Nature of Witches, by Rachel Griffin

The Nature of Witches is a young adult contemporary fantasy, but there are many things I learned that speak to the world we currently live in. Here are seven lessons ...
30 July 2021

Blossom Hill offering one lucky friendship group an experience worth over £10,000!

With lockdown lifted, it's finally time to reconnect with friends who we've not been able to keep in touch with as much as we might have liked over the past ...
30 July 2021

Seven must-see new and returning TV shows in August 2021

As we wave goodbye to July and all of the brilliant TV shows we enjoyed throughout the past 31 days, we now look forward to the month of August and ...
30 July 2021

Seven films coming to cinemas in August, 2021!

This year (2021) has seen some brilliant films hit cinemas, such as Black Widow and The Forever Purge. As we move forward into August, there are still so many great ...
29 July 2021

The seven greatest moments in X Factor history

Though the decision to axe The X Factor after 17 years was probably the right one, it’s still fair to look back on one of the most influential reality TV ...
28 July 2021

Deadpool revisited: How the merc with a mouth made a lasting impact on us all

Deadpool is a character we all know and love, from his sense of humour to his love of pink unicorns and killing bad guys. Ryan Reynolds technically played the character ...
27 July 2021

My seven favourite true crime drama series, by Joy Kluver

Quite often, crime authors are told in reviews that their stories are unbelievable. Yet, truth is often stranger than fiction. Crime dramas have always been popular on TV but more ...
27 July 2021

Meet the Queens taking part in Drag Race Holland Season 2

Not only have we now got a premiere date for the second season of Drag Race Holland, but the 10 queens fighting it out in some of the most campy ...

27 July 2021

Exclusive: Sharon Latham discusses new exhibition, being Noel Gallagher's photographer and more

Many people dream of being able to work alongside the football team they’ve supported since birth or go on tour with a world-renowned singer-songwriter– photographer Sharon Latham has done both. ...