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    No kissing or hugging on new series of First Dates

    There will be no hugging or kissing allowed between participants on the set of the upcoming series of First Dates Ireland in response to Covid 19. That is according to chief executive of Coco Content, Stuart Switzer whose company produces the format series for RTE. Couples who find romance on the show often share a kiss or a hug on camera after their date but as Mr Switzer said on Thursday: “They can blow each other kisses but no kisses or hugs on our watch due to social distancing.

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    Robbie Williams lives in a house with 27 toilets

    Robbie Williams has revealed that he has 27 toilets in his Beverly Hills mansion. The former Take That star, 46, lives in the sprawling property with his wife Ayda Field, 41, and their four children. On BBC Radio 1, the Stoke-on-Trent-born star joked about how he planned to use them.

  • Health
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    'I am fit and took all precautions yet I was floored by this bad virus'

    Positive "I rang my boss at Meath Enterprise Centre, where I am the Covid-19 compliance officer, and said I was going to get a test even just to rule out Covid-19. "I got the test within 90 minutes of talking to my GP and went straight into self-isolation. "Two days later I got the call and text to say I was positive and I nearly fell out of the chair with shock.

  • Politics
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    The goal is now herd immunity, Leo confirms as pubs look to stay shut for foreseeable future

    But this will happen over a long period of time. Mr Varadkar said the focus will be to suppress the virus "to such a level that we don't see millions of people getting affected." The aim remains that "we don't get into the situation whereby our health service and our hospitals are overwhelmed, as we have seen happen in some countries."

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    Locals demand action as hundreds gather for parties at pier in West Cork town

    People in the town of Schull in West Cork have demanded action is taken to prevent gatherings of hundreds of young people at the local pier. Up to 400 young people have been gathering for 'Club Piero' parties in Schull, with huge amounts of litter left behind after the late night parties. Fianna Fáil TD for Cork South-West Christopher O'Sullivan is among those who have spoken out about the 'Club Piero' parties.

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    Gemma Atkinson trolled on social media over weight as a 15-year-old

    Speaking to Women’s Health UK magazine, she said: “For Hollyoaks turning 25 years old, they’ve been re-running some episodes, and they’ve had a week of my episodes, and people have actually DM’d me. A guy DM’d me, and he said: ‘Wow, I never realised at the time, but you were fat in Hollyoaks weren’t you? I went back to him and I said: ‘Well, I was 15, so I was chubbier than what I am now, but please, please don’t let your daughter think that that’s your idea of fat.

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    Joss Stone annoys viewers with her tips for happiness

    Singer Joss Stone irritated TV viewers when she revealed her tips for happiness. The multi-millionaire was speaking from the Bahamas about how to find satisfaction. I’ve noticed that we have a lot of opportunity to be happy and we don’t always take it,” the 33-year-old told Good Morning Britain.