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Chinese tourists splash out £29m in UK shops during Golden Week

Chinese tourists splashed out £29m in shopping centres and on high streets across the UK during this month’s Golden Week holiday, lured by a cheap pound in the aftermath of last year’s Brexit vote. New research from payments processor Worldpay, which analysed card transactions during the Golden Week holiday that lasted from 1 to 8 October, found that £11m was ...

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Mubashir Jamil: Wannabe jihadist convicted after telling undercover police officer he dreamed of joining Isis

A 22-year-old man from Luton has been found guilty of terrorism offences after he was caught in an online police sting, having boasted of his plans to fight for Isis in Syria. Mubashir Jamil was convicted of preparing acts of terrorism following a trial at the Old Bailey. He had previously written of his desire to conduct a suicide bombing attack. ...

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Cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008, shows research

The cost of childcare for young children has risen more than four times faster than wages since 2008, research shows. New analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) reveals that in England the average wages of those with a one-year-old child rose by 12 per cent in cash terms between 2008 and 2016, while their childcare costs shot up by ...

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Newcastle scientists eye-up cornea 'breakthrough'

Artificial corneas have been grown using a new method described as “revolutionary”. Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a process they say makes them fit better and offer better vision. Lead researcher and Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon said this had “never been seen before”. Cells grown on a curved rather than flat surface were “crawling over the dome ...

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Brexit: Theresa May urges new dynamic in Brexit talks

Theresa May has urged EU leaders to create a “dynamic” in Brexit talks that “enables us to move forward together”, at a working dinner in Brussels. The UK PM wants to move onto trade talks but her fellow EU leaders are expected to say on Friday there has not been enough progress in negotiations. But they may agree to begin ...

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6 Ways Men Can Be An Ally To Women In The Battle Against Sexual Harassment

Following the extensive accusations against Harvey-Weinstein, and the rapid growth of the #MeToo movement, it feels like society could finally be about to turn a corner in the fight against sexual harassment.  But, rather predictably, #notallmen continues to bubble away in the background, as some choose to focus on their own innocence rather than acknowledging the part that they have to play in ...

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Nobody Really Knows If UK Could Go Back On Brexit, Experts Say

Nobody really knows if the UK could go back on Brexit even if it wanted to, experts say. A panel of Europe specialists addressed the House of Lords Brexit committee this week and were quizzed on whether Article 50 could be revoked. Catherine Barnard, professor of European Union and employment law at Cambridge University, said there had been disagreement between ...

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Britain Is No Longer Considered A Safe Part Of The World For Trans People To Live In

Britain is no longer considered a safe part of the world for trans people to live in. We know from recent Stonewall research just how bad things are if you are trying to get on with your life as a trans person in Britain today. In the last twelve months, two in five trans people have experienced a hate crime ...

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Organ Donation And Presumed Consent

The Prime Minister’s coughing fit during her speech at the October 2017 Conservative Party Conference, meant that what she said was largely ignored in all the attention given to how she said it. But those who did listen attentively will know that Theresa May promised to take a radical step in the way organ donations are handled. Until now, if ...

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#MeToo, But Why Is It Up To Survivors To Call It Out?

I could say #MeToo, just like virtually every woman I know, but today I don’t want to write about my individual experiences of harassment or abuse. Instead, I want to shift the focus of the conversation: from women’s experiences of violence to men’s perpetration. This is an issue I have been researching for over a decade. The #MeToo campaign has ...

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