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Fancy dress video calls aim to lift lockdown mood

Image copyright Whyaye Ltd Image caption At Whyaye, the best effort receives a prize Home employees around England have been livening up online team sessions by holding them in fancy dress. Every Friday, health professionals, IT managers and environmental campaigners have been dressing up as penguins and pirates in an attempt to raise spirits. Company …

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Sydney cliff death woman ‘abused on social media’

Image copyright YouTube Image caption Madalyn Davis had thousands of adherents on Instagram and YouTube, as well as being on Facebook A British woman who died falling from a cliff in Australia was “left vulnerable to abuse, rancour and manipulation” on social media, her family said. Madalyn Davis, 21, from Lincoln, was fatally injured at …

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Labour breakdown and Celtic Boys Club abuse claims

Image caption The Daily Telegraph reveals that Boris Johnson has told MPs that Labour’s collapse is to blame for his party’s losses in Scotland. He promised unseated MPs they “will be back” in parliament. The paper has obtained a recording of the prime minister addressing MPs. Image caption The National reports that Boris Johnson will …

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UK Internet attitudes study discovers public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published annually which they’re calling the Online Nation report. The new structure hints at the direction of travel for online the rules in the …

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Review: Stormzy has written a book, but is it any good?

When Stormzy stood on stage at the BRIT Awards in February this year and delivered his stinging rap criticising the government’s handling of the Grenfell Tower Fire, the then 24 -year-old grime artist from Thornton Heath, south London, achieved something that is almost unheard of for a working-class, young black human from “a place where …

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Reality stars auditioned to ‘promote’ poison diet drink

Image copyright Getty Images When scrolling through Instagram, you’ve probably ensure celebrities ad loads of products like make-up and weight loss drinks. But do the influencers try the product and check the ingredients they’re promoting to their followers? Not always, according to a BBC investigation. Three big name Instagram influencers – Lauren Goodger, Mike Hassini …

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Bill Turnbull backs medicinal cannabis use

Image copyright Channel 4 Image caption Bill Turnbull discusses living with cancer in his new Channel 4 documentary Staying Alive Broadcaster Bill Turnbull says there should be a “proper conversation” in the UK about the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The former BBC Breakfast presenter, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, discusses …

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