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VEGANUARY: WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN A MONTH MAKE?

I think everyone will agree that we could all benefit from a bit of positive news. And I might have just the ticket - this year, the...

MARCUS RASHFORD, EMMA THOMPSON AND MORE URGE PM TO REVIEW FREE SCHOOL MEALS

A group of celebrities and poverty experts have written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanding action on the free school...

 
 
 

WILL THE 48-HOUR WORKING WEEK BE SCRAPPED?

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has been forced to deny reports the Government plans to tear up workers' rights , amid claims the...

Millions in funding for kid's health ‘unaccounted for' in sugar tax dispute

MILLIONS IN FUNDING FOR KID'S HEALTH ‘UNACCOUNTED FOR' IN SUGAR TAX DISPUTE

Ministers are refusing to say how hundreds of millions of pounds earmarked for children's health has been spent, a charity has alleged,...

 
 
 

THE ‘IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE' OF BEING A WORKING MUM IN LOCKDOWN

When Gemma Whates started a company supporting working mums, she had no idea a global pandemic would bring to focus the stark realities...

Oldham councillor pens letter urging Hancock to prioritise homeless vaccines

OLDHAM COUNCILLOR PENS LETTER URGING HANCOCK TO PRIORITISE HOMELESS VACCINES

The councillor who spearheaded the first Covid-19 vaccinations for homeless people has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock demanding...

 
 
 

WHAT IS HOUSING FIRST AND HOW CAN IT SOLVE HOMELESSNESS IN THE UK?

If you heard anything about efforts to end rough sleeping in the UK over the last few years, chances are you will have heard Housing...

Wikipedia at 20: What next for the world's biggest collection of information?

WIKIPEDIA AT 20: WHAT NEXT FOR THE WORLD'S BIGGEST COLLECTION OF INFORMATION?

Wikipedia was launched on 15 January 2001. I know that because I looked it up on Wikipedia. The “multilingual open-collaborative online...

 
 
 

VEGANUARY: WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN A MONTH MAKE?

I think everyone will agree that we could all benefit from a bit of positive news. And I might have just the ticket - this year, the...

What it's like to accidentally start a movement

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO ACCIDENTALLY START A MOVEMENT

It's a surreal experience to watch the world's press crash into your life, with all their various journalistic guiles, competing in...

 
 
 

NO FREE SCHOOL MEALS AT HALF TERM, SAYS GOVERNMENT

Schools should not give out free school meals in the February half term, the Government has said, just two days after a photo of a...

DONATE YOUR OLD LAPTOP TO SCHOOLS IN LOCKDOWN WITH THIS ONLINE MAP

Got an old laptop collecting dust? A tablet stuffed in the bottom of a drawer? Now you can put it to good use by donating it to disadvantaged...

 
 
 

LACK OF LAPTOPS FOR REMOTE LEARNING IS PUSHING FAMILIES TO THE BRINK

Digital poverty among school kids is driving “just managing” families into crisis, according to frontline volunteers . A lockdown u-turn...

Free school meals: Food Foundation demands urgent review of Government policy

FREE SCHOOL MEALS: FOOD FOUNDATION DEMANDS URGENT REVIEW OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

Food insecurity experts are calling for the Government to immediately investigate its free school meals policy after pictures of spartan...

 
 
 

‘THIS ISN'T SCIENCE FICTION': WHY ANTI-AGEING DRUGS PREPARE US FOR PANDEMICS

After a year in which there was only really one headline in the health news - indeed, only one headline in the news overall - it might...

Homeless couple given Covid-19 vaccine in Oldham ‘world first'

HOMELESS COUPLE GIVEN COVID-19 VACCINE IN OLDHAM ‘WORLD FIRST'

A couple from Oldham have become the “the world's first” homeless people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine after the local authority kicked...

 
 
 

JOHNNY FLYNN: ZIGGY STARDUST ORIGIN STORY IS THE ONLY BOWIE FILM I WOULD MAKE

Five years ago this week, David Bowie died. Five years. That's all we've had without him. And by any standards, it's not been a good...

RISING IN-WORK AND BENEFIT POVERTY ‘A DAMNING INDICTMENT OF SOCIETY' - REPORT

People in work and on benefits are increasingly also trapped in poverty , a new report has warned, in “a damning indictment” of society...

 
 
 
UK furlough scheme: What can I do if my job is at risk?

UK FURLOUGH SCHEME: WHAT CAN I DO IF MY JOB IS AT RISK?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has extended the furlough scheme until the end of April. The move comes as the Westminster Government has been...

Voluntary redundancy and redundancy rights: Everything you need to know

VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY AND REDUNDANCY RIGHTS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

The economic impact of the pandemic has heralded the worst recession in 300 years. Businesses are closing, at least in the short term,...

 
 
 



Sri Lanka vs England, first Test day three: live score and latest updates...

Sri Lanka vs England, first Test day three: live score and latest updates from Galle

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Kanye West sues Yeezy intern for breach of non-disclosure agreement

Kanye West sues Yeezy intern for breach of non-disclosure agreement

Kanye West is taking Ryan Inwards to court after the intern breached a non-disclosure agreement by allegedly posting images of the Yeezy clothing brand to social media. Read more ...

Chinese lawyer who represented Hong Kong activist stripped of licence

Chinese lawyer who represented Hong Kong activist stripped of licence

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Meghan and Harry's royal exit left 'a lot of hurt feelings on all sides'

Meghan and Harry's royal exit left 'a lot of hurt feelings on all sides'

ITV news anchor and friend of the royals Tom Bradby says Megxit was 'painful all round' and that their departure from royal life has not been an 'easy or comfortable situation' Read more ...

Jordyn Woods' NBA star boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for...

Jordyn Woods' NBA star boyfriend Karl-Anthony Towns has tested positive for COVID-19

The NBA player was particularly crestfallen about his diagnosis as his mother, 59-year-old Jacqueline Cruz-Towns, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on April 13. Read more ...

Smalling 'so disappointed' by Roma defeat

Smalling 'so disappointed' by Roma defeat

Roma defender Chris Smalling finds it ‘hard to put into words how disappointed we are all feeling' after a 3-0 Derby della Capitale defeat to Lazio. Read more ...

Covid vaccine expansion with five million more Brits eligible 'from next week'

Covid vaccine expansion with five million more Brits eligible 'from next week'

Government insiders are reportedly poised to give the thumbs up for people over the age of 70 to be vaccinated, with nine out of ten over-80s already receiving their jabs in... Read more ...

Ethan Hawke set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain in Moon...

Ethan Hawke set to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the villain in Moon Knight with Oscar Isaac

Ethan Hawke will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe On Friday, it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that the 50-year-old actor had signed for a role in Moon Knight. Read more ...

Rebekah Vardy slams footballers for flouting Covid-19 lockdown to 'party'

Rebekah Vardy slams footballers for flouting Covid-19 lockdown to 'party'

The WAG, 38, who is married to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy, has criticised professional footballers who think they are 'above the law'. Read more ...

Ice-T reveals Dr. Dre is now HOME from hospital following his brain aneurysm

Ice-T reveals Dr. Dre is now HOME from hospital following his brain aneurysm

Ice-T has revealed Dr. Dre is now 'home, safe and looking good' after FaceTiming with the producer following his brain aneurysm. Read more ...