A couple who moved in together after just four dates when lockdown struck during a weekend minibreak are happier than ever.
When Lauren Arris Cartwright jumped on a plane from Northern Ireland to visit her boyfriend Dan in England she had only packed a small bag with a toothbrush and a few clothes.
But as the weekend unfolded it became clear her return flight would likely be cancelled – and the first national lockdown was announced on Monday.
The pair had met at a wedding three months earlier and got together for a handful of dates when they suddenly found themselves sharing a home.
“It was really hard at first,” Lauren, 27, told Manchester Evening News.
“When driving to the airport on the Friday, my dad jokingly said ‘you better come…