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The lifestyle barometer: Your guide to what’s hot and what’s not

Beat the Bardot ban and partake in plant-based eating to top the charts this week, and watch out as rising pollen counts put hayfever firmly back in our bad books

UK ban on microbeads to be ‘strongest in the world’

'This is great news for our environment and a positive sign of Britain's global leadership on ocean plastics'

The Government just announced it's banning microbeads

Any kind of 'rinse-off' personal care and cosmetic products are affected, but not 'leave-on' make-up or sunscreen after industry complaints about the cost