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Camilla Thurlow Breaks Down As She Recounts Visiting Greek Refugee Camp

Camilla Thurlow broke down as she hailed the “ambitious and intelligent” Yazidi women she met while volunteering at a refugee camp in Greece.  The former ‘Love Island’ star had an emotional response as she made her first appearance on HuffPost UK’s docu-reality series ‘New Activists’, where she discussed the trip she made after being a contestant on ITV2 show this ...

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The ‘Me Too’ Campaign Was Created By A Black Woman 10 Years Ago

A black woman named Tarana Burke is the original creator of the #MeToo campaign that has recently taken over social media. “It wasn’t built to be a viral campaign or a hashtag that is here today and forgotten tomorrow,” Burke told Ebony on Monday. “It was a catchphrase to be used from survivor to survivor to let folks know that they were ...

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Government Announces It Will Scrap Universal Credit Helpline Fees

The government is to scrap charges for the Universal Credit helpline after it was revealed some claimants have been charged up to 55p a minute to access advice and support. Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke confirmed the move on Wednesday saying the helpline will be free within a month. A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) spokesperson confirmed to ...

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'Strictly Come Dancing': Week 5 Songs And Dances Revealed

With 12 couples still in the competition, the songs and dances being performed in this week’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ live show have been revealed. After getting the first ‘10’ of the series from three of the four judges, Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez will be following their stunning Jive with a Samba routine, set to the Ed Sheeran hit ‘Shape ...

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Autistic People Are Acting Every Day – Acting Trying To Be Normal

I am dictating this to Mum who is typing. (Mum is the Shakespeare of her day. I think she would have really fancied Shakespeare who would have been her perfect life partner, even though he was bald.) Thank you for the sublime offer to write for you about my spectacular success in Holby City. Of course, the show was truly ...

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Thinking Outside The Neurotypical Box

My son Jules is on the autistic spectrum. He is now 26 and working as an actor on the BBC’s medical drama, Holby City. It’s the first time an autistic actor has been cast to play an autistic character and it’s been a huge success with audiences. After years of bullying at school and endless rejections, Jules’ self esteem was ...

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Hate Christmas And All Things Merry? This Advent Calendar Is For You

If the thought of Christmas makes you want to punch a wall, listen up. You can now ease the pain that accompanies repetitive Christmas music, busy shops and those unsightly festive jumpers with an anti-advent calendar. Prezzybox is selling the woe-filled calendar for £27.99, and while the price might make you want to weep some more, there is the promise of ...

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Arrested Development star David Cross responds to allegations of racism

David Cross, star of hit comedy series Arrested Development, has responded to allegations of racism made by actor-writer Charlyne Yi. Yi recounted her experience of first meeting Cross – best known for playing Tobias Funke on the sitcom – a decade ago claiming the comedian made repeated racial remarks. In a series of tweets, Yi wrote: “He made fun of ...

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Raw sewage flowing into more than third of rivers in England and Wales, WWF says

Around 40% of rivers in England and Wales are polluted with sewage, which poses a severe risk to the health of humans and wildlife, according to a new report. Conservation charity WWF’s research concludes water companies and the government are failing to prevent “the most urgent environmental crises facing the UK today”. Four out of five rivers in England and Wales are ...

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Studio for Electronic Music: Why was the German recording facility so innovative and influential?

Today’s Google Doodle marks the 66th anniversary of the Studio for Electronic Music, opened in Cologne, Germany, on this day in 1951. Berlin-based illustrator Henning Wagenbreth’s design celebrates a facility hailed as “the first modern music studio”, a home for electronically-synthesised sound that positively demanded envelope-pushing innovation from any artist who dared to pass through its doors. Founded by composers Werner ...

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