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UK wage growth still below inflation

Wage growth fell behind inflation for a seventh month in a row, according to new employment figures. The Office for National Statistics said average weekly wages rose by 2.3% in the three months to October, below inflation at 3%. Real earnings, which take into account the cost of living, fell by 0.4% Unemployment declined by 26,000 to 1.43 million, while ...

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'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!' Voting Stats Reveal Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo Was Always Going To Win

In fact, not only did Toff top every single viewer vote (and by some margin) but in the final vote she scored three and a half as many votes (71.41%) as runner-up, Jamie Lomas (18.53%). That’s even more impressive when you consider Toff received the most votes for the very first Bushtucker Trial, ’Critter-Cal Rescue. That’s in stark contrast to ...

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'Girls Trip' Star Jada Pinkett-Smith Says Tiffany Haddish's Golden Globes Snub Indicates Wider Problem In Hollywood

‘Girls Trip’ actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has spoken out in defence of her co-star Tiffany Haddish, following her apparent snub at the upcoming Golden Globes. When nominations for next year’s awards were released earlier this week, many spotted that ‘Girls Trip’ and its standout star, Tiffany Haddish, were both noticeably absent from the list, despite the film’s commercial success over the summer. ...

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Ultra-conservative Faith Schools Found Teaching That Women Must Consent To Sex With Their Husbands

Schools The Ofsted report called for additional powers to tackle the growing menace of unregistered and illegal schools 130 schools fail to show any improvement in a decade Inspector concerned over rising exclusions and homeschooling Report calls for new powers to tackle unregistered and illegal schools  Some ultra-conservative, illegal faith schools have been found teaching pupils that women must consent ...

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If You Read Anything Today Let It Be This Harry Potter Book Written By An AI

J.K Rowling reportedly wrote a grand total of 1,084,170 words of Harry Potter (we weren’t responsible for counting that) but it seems that still isn’t enough Hogwarts-related wizardry to keep the world happy. This is after a company used artificial intelligence software to write a whole new Harry Potter book, based on the previous seven works of fiction. AI has ...

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Former Addict Explains Why Christmas Is Harder For Those Struggling With Alcohol Dependency

At the age of 12, John* was drinking four cans of lager a week, by 15 he was living above a pub and by 28 he was gripped by a near-fatal alcohol addiction. The now 49-year-old from Enfield, London, has shared his heartbreaking story in the hope it will encourage family members and friends to reach out to those they suspect ...

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Teenager Admits Causing Deaths Of 5 In Leeds Crash

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people who were killed when the stolen car they were in hit a tree in Leeds last month. Three children and two adults lost their lives when the Renault Clio crashed on Stonegate Road, in the Meanwood area of Leeds. Brothers Ellis and Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, aged 12 and 14; Darnell ...

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This Girl Made A 'Wall Of Sorrow' To Guilt-Trip Her Dad Into Getting Her A Cat

A girl who was told by her dad she wasn’t allowed a cat, refused to take “no” for an answer.  The 13-year-old opted to make a “wall of sorrow” in her family living room, which included pictures of cats, notes and desperate pleas for the fluffy pet. The girl’s sister, Danielle Grubisic, from the US, tweeted a photo of the wall on ...

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MPs Will Not Vote On A No-Deal Brexit, Confirms Minister

MPs will not be given a vote on Brexit if the government fails to agree a deal with the EU, parliament has been told. Brexit minister Steve Baker confirmed on Wednesday that MPs could “only vote on the withdrawal agreement” if one was signed with Brussels. He told the House of Lords Constitution Committee that if the UK and EU ...

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Roy Moore’s Spokesman Gets Awkward Fact Check On US Constitution By CNN's Jake Tapper

This is the awkward moment a spokesman for controversial American politician Roy Moore, who last night lost his bid for the US Senate, sat in silence on live TV after being schooled on the Constitution by a CNN host. As Alabama went to vote for their next US Senator on Tuesday, Moore’s spokesman Ted Crockett went on television to defend ...

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