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What’s up, Doc? The enduring appeal of Dr Martens

October 31, 2018

More than 1,000 jobs were lost when factories were closed in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Somerset and manufacturing moved to China. Now, just the Made in England range is, well, made in England. That’s about 1% of its total output. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Trend-setters in the 1970s wore their trousers short to show […]

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What’s it like living in a shared house?

October 30, 2018

‘They cram as many people into one space’ She says her landlord has “crammed” four people on to the ground floor of the end-terraced house in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. “The upstairs is then rented out as a flat where people come and go, it is almost like a hotel,” she said. “We’ve had builders, a […]

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Sex slave ‘passed around for a decade’

October 30, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Salvation Army says the number of British slaves has nearly doubled A victim of modern slavery says she was passed around England for a decade by gangs of men using her for sex. Jenny* said she was groomed from the age of 11 and at 13 […]

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Topshop dismantles feminism pop-up

October 30, 2018

Planning for the pop-up to coincide with the launch took “months”, Ms Curtis said. Image Copyright @PenguinUKBooks @PenguinUKBooks Report End of Twitter post by @scarcurtis Despite making the decision to dismantle the pop-up, a spokesperson for the high street retailer apologised and said it would make a £25,000 donation to the Girl Up charity. “We […]

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The paedophile hunter turned prey

October 30, 2018

Sitting down with her other daughter, aged 26, she listened as the officer explained some “nasty” allegations had been made about her. A graphic email had been sent to Northumbria Police claiming she was sexually abusing children. The email claimed Kellie “regularly” made “homemade video” of her sexually abusing a child before “publishing it online […]

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Time off, not long hours ‘key to happiness’

October 29, 2018

Bartley and Berry elected co-leaders Last year the party announced a four-day working week policy, amounting to a maximum of 35 hours, and there have been reports suggesting Labour is considering a similar policy, as a way of sharing technological advances with staff. In Friday’s speech to the Green Party autumn conference in Bristol, Ms […]

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Seven facts about Zoe Ball

October 26, 2018

Image caption Live & Kicking was watched by 2.5 million children every weekend Zoe was just 10 when she appeared in the studio audience for the kids’ TV show Saturday Superstore in 1980. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zoe was raised by her father, Johnny Ball Zoe’s parents divorced when she was young, and […]

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How much do Instagram influencers earn?

October 26, 2018

“Once you get to 30,000 followers, for a fashion or beauty post, you could be looking at around £750,” she says. Rohan Midha, the managing director of influencer agency PMYB, adds that small – or “micro” – influencers can get paid with free products while larger accounts will get “well into the six figures”. Long-standing […]

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Nobody could handle the finale of the BBC’s crime thriller ‘Bodyguard’

October 24, 2018

At one point on Sunday night, a solid 11 million people were tuned in to watch the finale of the BBC’s nail-chewingly tense crime thriller Bodyguard. A whole bunch of them were tweeting about it, too. Just a quick glance through the #Bodyguard hashtag was enough to see just how much of an impact Jed […]

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Young sailors’ shock dolphin encounter

October 22, 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMembers of Tenby sailing club enjoy a close look at a pod of dolphins A group of young sailors had the perfect climax to their summer with a rare close encounter with bottlenose dolphins. Junior members of Tenby Sailing Club were out enjoying their last club night […]

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