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Social Media, Social Responsibility: Why Online Platforms And Government Must Work Together On Young People's Mental Health

When the concerning case of Girl X made headlines recently, it simply provided more evidence of the parlous state of mental health support for young people in the UK. It is estimated that over a quarter of young people referred to CAMHS across England in 2015 were not allocated treatment. The Health Secretary himself has cited young people’s mental health ...

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Joshua Wong, Alex Chow, Nathan Law: Hong Kong's Icons Of Democracy And The Struggle For Freedom

I lived in Hong Kong for the first five years after its handover to China. I know Hong Kong’s political prisoners Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow personally. For those two reasons alone, and because I care passionately about freedom, human rights and the rule of law, Thursday 17 August was a dark day for me, and an even ...

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Barcelona Attack Main Suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub Shot Dead By Police

The man behind the Barcelona terror attack has been shot dead by police in Subirats in Spain, Catalonia authorities have said. Younes Abouyaaqoub, the 22-year-old Moroccan, was wearing a fake explosive belt when confronted by police. Spain’s bomb squad was using a robot to get close to the man. Police earlier named Abouyaaqoub as the driver of the van that killed ...

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Why Is Big Ben Going Silent For Four Years? A Guide To Why Britain Is Losing It

Big Ben has gone silent for what will be the longest period in its 157-year history. Britons are meant to be reluctant to show emotion but at midday on Monday, when the bell rang for the last time for four years, one MP shed a tear. He was at a vigil – yes, a vigil – where politicians, tourists and ...

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Sales of Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart have gone through the roof

Girl has some pipes on her (Picture: YouTube) It only took a small solar eclipse to thrust Bonnie Tyler back into the limelight. The sales of her classic hit, Total Eclipse of the Heart, have powered up 503 percent in the space of a week. Unfortunately, we don’t know how that equates in cash for Tyler. But she’s probably made ...

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The 2017 solar eclipse is finally here and it has not disappointed

Totality fell over Oregon at 10.15am Pacific time (Picture: AP) It’s here! The solar eclipse has finally happened and people all over the world are enjoying these awesome images of totality. Darkness first hit Oregon at around 10.15am Pacific time. South Carolina will experience the final moments of total darkness at 2.49pm Eastern time. Barcelona van terrorist shot dead while ...

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Virgin is about to sell 500,000 train tickets at half price

Virgin Trains are slashing train tickets tomorrow morning (Picture: Shutterstock) Virgin is slashing the prices of 500,000 train tickets by 50 per cent tomorrow morning. With train prices eye-wateringly high compared to elsewhere in Europe, Tuesday is a rare chance for train users to snag a bargain. Barcelona van terrorist shot dead while wearing fake suicide belt ‘Huge discounts’ can ...

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Eniola Aluko: England striker speaks out on 'bullying' claims

Footballer Eniola Aluko has spoken publicly for the first time about the “bullying and discrimination” she says she was subjected to by England head coach Mark Sampson. In her first broadcast interview since details of the controversy emerged earlier this month, the Chelsea Ladies striker – who has 102 caps and scored 33 goals for her country – told the ...

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Bus stop rape link investigated after Cromer disorder

A man has been arrested over the rape of a woman in Cromer, with police saying they are looking at links with disorder in the town on Saturday night. The teenage victim was attacked at a bus stop in Cadogan Road, near the seafront, late on Friday. On Saturday night, venues in the seaside town closed their doors due to ...

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NASA’s livestreaming 360 view of solar eclipse on Facebook

The stream will include camera angles from the ISS (Picture: Getty) You’re going to be spoiled for choice when it comes to viewing the solar eclipse on Monday. But the best place to see it unfold (apart from with your own peepers, of course) is on NASA’s Facebook livestream. Barcelona van terrorist shot dead while wearing fake suicide belt The ...

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