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Tory MP Ben Bradley Suggests Unemployed People Should Have Vasectomies

A new Tory MP has apologised after he suggested unemployed people should have vasectomies to cut costs to the taxpayer. Ben Bradley – who is tasked with building the Conservatives’ youth vote – made the comments in a blog post in 2012, unearthed by BuzzFeed News. The Mansfield MP, who was made a party vice-chair in last week’s cabinet reshuffle, ...

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9 easy ways to make 2018 full of lovely little wins

Forget a mindfulness app or a colouring book, it’s easy to make 2018 a year full of lovely little wins, and it’s just as sweet as you’d imagine it to be. You’ve probably heard a lot about mindfulness, there are a lot of benefits, and thankfully, it’s not all about sitting and stillness. Making 2018 a fruitful year can be ...

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Aldi’s looking for mystery shoppers and they’re giving £100 to people who get chosen

(Picture: Getty) Fancy getting a fortnight’s worth of groceries for free? Of course, you do. And here’s your opportunity: Aldi is looking for a number of mystery shoppers to go and review its supermarkets. The budget store is offering a £100 gift card to anyone chosen for the role and all they want you to do is pop along to ...

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Blue Monday: Depression Is Far More Than Just A Day Of The Week

Where do I start? Well, for those that are unaware of the concept of ‘Blue Monday’, let me briefly summarise the meaning of this day. Typically the third Monday of January, it is known as the ‘most depressing day of the year’, but why is this? Weather related of course. Oh, and also apparent high levels of debt after the ...

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Remainers Need A New Election Before A Second Referendum

Referendums, as the British are increasingly aware, are different from general elections. In the latter a party makes a series of promises they then attempt to implement in office. This is their electoral mandate. If the electorate don’t like how these turn out, they kick them out. In contrast, however illusory, contradictory or empty the promises made by the winning ...

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Poppi Worthington Was Sexually Abused Before She Died, Coroner Rules

Toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused before her death, a coroner has ruled. The “fit and active” 13-month-old was in an “unsafe” sleeping environment and suffered injuries to her bottom caused by penetration, Cumbria’s senior coroner David Roberts said. Roberts gave his conclusions on Monday following a three-week inquest before Christmas at which Poppi’s father Paul Worthington refused to answer ...

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MPs Launch Inquiry Into Carillion-Style Contracts Despite Claims Whitehall ‘Played A Blinder’

House of Commons John Manzoni MPs have launched a formal inquiry into the Government’s public-private contracts in the wake of the Carillion collapse – despite claims that the civil servant in charge of the project ‘played a blinder’ in protecting the taxpayer. The Commons Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC) announced a probe into the way the public sector ...

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Carillion Goes Bust: George Osborne Mocked For Old Tweet Boasting About 'Long-Term Economic Plan'

JUSTIN TALLIS via Getty Images George Osborne, now editor of the London Evening Standard newspaper, whose editorial questioned whether civil servants were to blame for the Government being “so dependent on a few very large outsourcing firms”. George Osborne has faced online mockery after a four-year-old tweet hailing Carillion’s part in his ‘long-term economic plan’ was shared widely as the construction ...

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Jeremy Corbyn: Carillion Collapse Is 'Watershed Moment' That Should End 'Rip-Off Privatisation'

Jeremy Corbyn branded the collapse of HS2 contractor Carillion a “watershed moment” for the UK as MPs savaged huge salaries handed to the top execs who presided over its failure.  The Labour leader said Corbyn said the fall of the mega-contractor was symptomatic of a failing “outsource-first dogma” as he linked the news to the ailing Virgin East Coast rail ...

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Primark are in trouble for selling denim hotpants for babies

Sick, or just a bit impractical for January? (Picture: SWNS) Primark has come under fire for selling a pair of denim shorts for 0-3 month old babies.  A 23-year-old woman in Bristol happened upon the shorts while shopping and was horrified. She told the Bristol Post: ‘I just think they are sick. ‘I just stopped when I saw them and ...

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