I’m facing up to working alone in the house again – and I don’t like it one bit

I’m facing up to working alone in the house again – and I don’t like it one bit

I’m wondering what this all means for the lockdown spouse, the cherished life partner who worked at home anyway, but has now spent two years getting used to constant company.

All aboard for a distracting announcement

All aboard for a distracting announcement

At a grammar school in the 1980s, we held fortnightly departmental meetings in a local pub (Letters, 20 January ).Working as a bus conductor in the 1970s, I remember that whenever a management meeting was held in the lounge bar of a local pub, a union meeting was arranged in the adjacent public bar.

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

Dog with $500 million trust sells villa once owned by Madonna

German Shepherd Gunther VI enjoys a luxurious life in his mansion when he's not at his "main home" in Tuscany.

Huge dog and tiny baby pony are best friends who love giving each other kisses

Huge dog and tiny baby pony are best friends who love giving each other kisses

Emma said: ‘We can’t wait to continue to see how their bond strengthens and grows’ (Picture: Caters)‘It is completely extraordinary,’ said Emma.

'I lost all sense of perspective!' The broadcaster whose dogs became superstars

'I lost all sense of perspective!' The broadcaster whose dogs became superstars

Yet, despite the winning combination of canine cuteness and comic talent, Cotter says Olive and Mabel would never have found global fame without the communal experience of lockdown.

Dogs visit seal sanctuary to keep them company because they’re missing humans

Dogs visit seal sanctuary to keep them company because they’re missing humans

Hugo meeting Aayla, one of the grey seals, who loves people to watch her from the underwater viewing area (Picture: PA)Staff at an seal sanctuary have come up with a novel way to cheer up their residents after they became lonely without visitors.

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

The three-year-old Cockapoo like the one pictured was left in a boiling hot car for two hours by David Kent (Picture: Getty) David Kent leaves Stockport Maigstrates’ Court after he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to his dog (Picture: Cavendish Picture Agency)Ms Garside said: ‘When he opened the door (the officer) could see that the dog was panting excessively and was physically hot to touch, he also noticed there was no water left in the boot for the dog.

Girl with Down’s Syndrome, 8, forms beautiful friendship with Golden Retriever

Girl with Down’s Syndrome, 8, forms beautiful friendship with Golden Retriever

Milli Gunn, eight, liked Emma from their first meeting (Picture: PA) The schoolgirl also has a serious heart condition and has already had open heart surgery twice, with the first operation taking place when she was just four months old.

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, the beloved gorilla who communicated using sign language, has died

Koko, a gorilla who became famous for her ability to communicate through sign language, has died in her sleep at the age of 46, according to The Gorilla Foundation. Koko, in 1972 with her lifelong friend, animal psychologist Francine ''Penny'' Patterson, who taught the gorilla sign language.