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Ireland's Abortion Referendum: Voters Head To The Polls For Historic Ballot

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Voters in Ireland are heading to the polls this morning to decide whether the country should repeal its abortion laws, which are some of the most restrictive in the world.

Who Are The Undecided Voters In Ireland's Abortion Referendum?

In Dublin city it’s possible to tell which way a lot of people are voting in Friday’s abortion referendum by simply looking at their chests.

Best Places To Live In The UK To Raise A Family Revealed (And The Worst)

Those deciding where to live before having kids would do well to consider Bath, as it has been crowned the best city in the UK to raise a family in 2018, according MoneySuperMarket’s annual Family Living Index.

Revealed: 'Dark Ads' Dominated Facebook Advertising Ahead Of The Irish Abortion Referendum

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Almost two-thirds of the Facebook adverts around the Irish abortion referendum are so-called “dark ads” from unregistered campaigns, new data reveals.

HuffPets: 5 Cute Animal Pictures To End The Week

It seems like just yesterday we were basking in the gloriousness of a bank holiday and now here we are again with another three-day bonanza.


'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is The Definition Of Fine - HuffPost Verdict

Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo in this standalone spin-off; The cast also includes Donald Glover (as Lando Calrissian), Emilia Clarke and Phoebe Waller-Bridge; Production has not been without its problems and filming was delayed…


How The GDPR Data Crackdown Is Scaring The Hell Out Of Our Political Parties

They’re the four letters that have plagued everyone’s email inboxes for weeks.

Thursday, May 24


Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns Quits As Ministerial Aide Over Brexit

Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns has quit as a ministerial aide to fight for leaving the customs union via her membership of a powerful Commons committee.

Harvey Weinstein To Surrender To Police Over Sexual Harassment Charges - Reports

Harvey Weinstein will turn himself in to police in New York City on Friday, multiple news outlets have reported.


How Veganism Transformed My Diet And Bank Balance

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It’s estimated more than 3.5 million people in the UK now identify as vegan - and it’s a trend that’s going nowhere in a hurry. This Veganuary was the most successful yet with 168,500 people from 165 countries switching to a vegan diet for…

12 Things To Do Over The Bank Holiday Weekend (Whatever The Weather)

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With the bank holiday weather threatening glorious sunshine mixed with thunder, humidity and rain; it’s pretty hard to plan ahead. Wherever you are this weekend though - whether that’s at home, the city or the coast - you can have a good…


'They Were Expecting Me To Miscarry In My Own Home': Why This Mother Is Voting Yes To Abortion In Ireland

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Oonagh McDermott’s first pregnancy, she says, was a “brutalisation”.

Meet The Young Men And Women Voting To Keep Ireland's Ban On Abortion

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Ireland’s abortion referendum has been cast as an identity battle between the older, Catholic generation and a more liberal youth; old Ireland versus new Ireland in a battle for its principles. But some young people are bucking that trend.

Brexit Briefing: Permanent Transition?

You can sign up for this briefing by clicking here, and you’ll receive it straight to your inbox every Thursday afternoon.


Morgan Freeman 'Paused' As Voice Of Vancouver's Transport System, Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

Morgan Freeman has been removed as the voice of Vancouver’s TransLink transport system, following allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

Morgan Freeman Issues Apology After He's Accused Of Sexual Harassment By Multiple Women

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Morgan Freeman has issued a public apology after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment.

This Ramadan Let's Start Conversations Both Inside And Out Of The Muslim Community

Silence is only golden if all parties have had an opportunity to speak. However, when a group of people are collectively silenced, for a consistent period of time, it becomes less gold and more like bitter copper in your mouth. When it…

Primark's Pride Range Is A Disgrace

On Monday, the discount clothing retailer Primark announced that they were ‘super proud’ to be partnering with LGBT equality charity Stonewall, and selling a range of merchandise for this year’s Pride season.


Women Working More Is Not The Answer To The Gender Pay Gap

Last week, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) released a report on the gender pay gap. Amongst its findings, it showed that there is a gap between the earnings of men and women in 80% of clearly defined occupations.

Environmental Protections: Gove And The Lords vs The Treasury

The Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, has gone to war with the mighty Treasury over their blocking progress on our environmental protections. There is a happy coincidence between this Cabinet bust up, the EU’s taking the government to…

Theresa May Has The Space To Change Her Immigration Policy - It Could Transform Her Premiership

For Labour it’s a lack of competence; for the Tories it’s a lack of compassion. Severe, traditional weaknesses which colour each major party in the eyes of the electorate. Sometimes the Labour Party seems like it can’t be trusted with our…

I Stand With Hestia And 100 Colleagues In Parliament By Saying 'No More'

This Wednesday, during Prime Minister’s Questions, MPs from all parties showed their commitment to ending domestic abuse and sexual violence by wearing the distinctive pin of the campaign UK Says No More, run by charity Hestia. 100…

Why We Badly Need ‘Trickle-Up Economics’ To Boost Workers' Pay

The latest Office for National Statistics UK wage data shows that real basic pay (adjusted for inflation) grew around 0.4%, after a long period of shrinking. Yet, many workers (especially the lower-paid) have not experienced pay hikes, and…

Our Immigration Policy Is A Shambles - And We Can’t Even Blame It On Brexit

Over the past two years, it’s been all too easy to blame every national failing on the vote to leave the European Union. And of course there have been legitimate reasons to do so. Our reputation abroad has taken a hit, public respect for…

A WhatsApp Bug Is Reportedly Letting Blocked Contacts Still Message You

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A number of people on Twitter have reported a pretty serious-sounding WhatsApp bug that lets blocked contacts still message you.

Ariana Grande And Family Remember Manchester Victims With Private Vigil

Ariana Grande and her family held a private vigil to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing on the anniversary of the terror attack, her mum, Joan, has revealed.


Jaguar Land Rover Plant Workers Facing Redundancy Have Just Learnt Their Fate Through A Massive 'Data Leak'

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An apparent data breach at Jaguar Land Rover’s West Midlands factory has disclosed the personal information of hundreds of workers and revealed their possible fate amid mass redundancies.

We Should Never Forget The Pain Caused By Section 28

Section 28 was the most pernicious of legislation. No one was ever prosecuted under this provision of the law, but it was always enforced. Its name represents the clause number it once held in the 1988 local government act. It was a…