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What I learned speaking to the Grenfell families about the Inquiry

A public inquiry aims to get to the truth as a crucial step in delivering justice. No inquiry can achieve that if it doesn’t win the trust of those directly affected by the tragedy under investigation. But after the first hearings of the Grenfell Inquiry this week, there is a real danger that it is already failing to win hearts ...

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What your daily routine should look like, according to science

Wondering if it’s better to workout in the morning or at night? Whether that multivitamin you pop every morning does anything? Or perhaps how long you need to workout to start to see results? As it turns out, scientists have been looking for answers to these questions too. You can use their answers to guide many of the decisions you ...

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Transfer news live: Chelsea beat Manchester United to defender, Arsenal agree deal, Liverpool striker to leave

Snow is falling, all around you… which can only mean one thing – the winter transfer window is now just around the corner. Some of world football’s biggest names were on the move in the summer, Neymar smashing the world transfer record by swapping Barcelona for PSG, but as we prepare for the winter window to creak open many closer ...

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Carly Rae Jepsen hints at new music on its way soon on Instagram

Earlier this fall, Carly Rae Jepsen announced that she had written over 80 songs for her next album at The New Yorker Festival.  The best part: she divulged details of her new music having an “understated disco” influence. Plus, she revealed she’s been collaborating with Swedish pop star Robyn’s producer Patrik Berger. Fans were obviously excited to hear these details, but there’s been no ...

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The most overcrowded tourist destinations

Popularity can be a gift and a curse when it comes to tourism. Once a destination has reached a tipping point, the result can be overcrowding that alienates locals, pushes infrastructure to breaking point and consequently impacts negatively on the visitor experience. So says a new report from World Travel and Tourism Council in partnership with McKinsey, entitled Coping with ...

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Most used fashion words in 2017

As the year draws to a close, it’s only natural that we reflect on the buzzwords that stole the sartorial show. This year’s most-used words reflect fashion’s transition into its most progressive and politically-minded sphere to date, with words like “power” and “woke” taking the top two spots consecutively. Compiled by global search and shopping website, Lyst, the list was generated ...

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Private faith schools are 'spreading beliefs that clash with British values and equalities law', Ofsted warns

Many private faith schools are “spreading beliefs that clash with British values and equalities law”, Ofsted has warned.  The annual report by the Chief Inspector of Schools at Ofsted found that the number of independent schools judged less than good increased from 31 per cent to 40 per cent in the past year and a number are “highly conservative Christian, ...

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Driver caught doing 128mph through Derbyshire banned

A man caught speeding at 128mph through a 50mph roadworks area on the M1 has been banned from driving for 12 months. Amir Nazari’s BMW X5 was clocked driving 78mph above the speed limit between junctions 28a to 35a, near Duckmanton, Derbyshire on 24 May. He was driving at the equivalent of more than a mile every 30 seconds. Nazari ...

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Former Birmingham PC admits child abuse image charges

A former policeman has admitted making indecent images of children as young as two. PC James Duffield, 34, pleaded guilty to making 72 category A images of a child between December 2013 and August 2017. At Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, he also admitted possessing 27 category B and seven category C images. Duffield, of Warwick Road, Solihull, will be sentenced at ...

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Sex-on-duty Sussex Police officer Alan Ward sacked

A police officer who admitted visiting women for sex during his night shifts has been sacked. At a misconduct hearing Sgt Alan Ward, from Sussex Police, admitted meeting two women on 27 out of 56 shifts between January and September. Chief Constable Giles York ruled he had breached professional standards and dismissed him without notice. The 40-year-old, who joined the ...

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