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FIFA orders broadcasters to stop zooming in on ‘hot women’ in the crowd during World Cup games

FIFA orders broadcasters to stop zooming in on ‘hot women’ in the crowd during World Cup games

FIFA has ordered broadcasters to stop zooming in on ‘hot women’ in the stands at World Cup matches, to help tackle sexism in football. Before the tournament kicked off there were concerns that Russia 2018 could be tarnished by homophobia and racism – but sexism has been the biggest issue. Asked about the cameras focusing […]

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One of last living pilot ‘aces’ from the Battle of Britain dies

One of last living pilot ‘aces’ from the Battle of Britain dies

One of the last surviving RAF ‘aces’ who fought in the Battle of Britain has died at the age of 97. Wing commander Tom ‘Ginger’ Neil died peacefully on Wednesday evening, just two days before his 98th birthday. The RAF hero was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and Bar and Air Force Cross (AFC) […]

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Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay £3.6bn in the US talcum powder cancer case

Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay £3.6bn in the US talcum powder cancer case

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69bn (£3.6bn) to 22 women who alleged the pharmaceutical company’s talc products contain asbestos that caused cancer. After a six-week trial, a Missouri jury ruled in favour of the women and awarded $550m in compensation and $4.14bn in punitive damages – the largest payout the […]

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Morrisons introduce bottle deposit scheme

Morrisons introduce bottle deposit scheme

Morrisons has become the latest supermarket to introduce a bottle return scheme, giving customers 10 pence for each bottle they return as part of a new trial. The new recycling scheme will be introduced in Morrisons stores in Skipton in North Yorkshire, as well as Lindsayfield and East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire, for six months […]

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Police release audio footage of time-waster who dialled 999 to report his wife ‘snoring like a motorbike’

Police release audio footage of time-waster who dialled 999 to report his wife ‘snoring like a motorbike’

Police have released audio footage of a time-waster who dialled 999 to complain that his wife was “snoring like a motorbike”. Another person reported his neighbour power-washing a garden path while one young man asked call handlers to contact his mum as he’d run out of phone credit. West Midlands Police revealed example of the […]

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Wimbledon causes the number of summer injuries to soar in the UK

Wimbledon causes the number of summer injuries to soar in the UK

The last few weeks have been an exciting time in the world of sport and, coupled with the recent heatwave, spirits in Britain have been particularly high this summer. But recent events have also brought with them a wave of seasonal injuries. Health problems set to soar According to new research, a fifth of Brits […]

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Build-A-Bear forced to abandon promotion due to safety concerns

Build-A-Bear forced to abandon promotion due to safety concerns

Build-A-Bear Workshop has had to abandon its ‘Pay Your Age Day’ sale after being overwhelmed at its stores. The toy manufacturer launched their first ‘Pay Your Age Day’ in stores across the UK today – and chaos soon ensued, with customers in Sheffield facing nine-hour queues. Meanwhile, in Leeds police were called to the scene […]

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Thai cave rescue to be turned into a Hollywood movie – but there’s already controversy

Thai cave rescue to be turned into a Hollywood movie – but there’s already controversy

The miraculous rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand seems ready-made to be adapted into a Hollywood movie. And just days after the children were pulled from the cave on Tuesday (July 10) it’s been revealed that at least two film companies are looking to make a big screen drama […]

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The best hidden gems on Netflix UK

The best hidden gems on Netflix UK

Netflix has a pretty extensive library to wade through these days. But the downside of that is that many terrific TV shows and films go undiscovered and under-appreciated on the service. Scottish thriller Calibre is one recent addition that is gaining a cult fanbase. So we asked members of our Screen Babble group on Facebook […]

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Emma’s Diary advice website could be fined for selling data to the Labour Party

Emma’s Diary advice website could be fined for selling data to the Labour Party

Popular parenting advice website, Emma’s Diary, is facing a fine for illegally sharing more than one million people’s personal data with the Labour Party. According to the BBC, the company behind Emma’s Diary will be issued with a £140,000 penalty by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Sold data without disclosing it It is common for political […]

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