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National Living Wage: Gallivant Hotel Gives Staff Pay Rise While Welcome Break Includes Under 25s In Scheme

A hotel owner who increased his staff’s pay to at least £9 an hour by scrapping service charges and giving employees a share of the profits said the decision has led to a more productive – and happy – workforce. Harry Cragoe, owner of The Gallivant hotel in Camber, East Sussex, said he believed it…

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Unique Baby Names: Parents Changed Baby’s Name After Three Months Because It ‘Made Them Cringe’

A couple made the decision to legally change their three-month-old daughter’s name because it made them “cringe”.  Maryland-based Carri Kessler and her husband Will initially named their daughter Ottilie because they’d “always loved the name” after hearing it from a British friend.  But just hours after birth, they encountered strange reactions when they told people what their…

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OrCam Glasses Could Help Blind People ‘Read Again’, Study Finds

Glasses fitted with a specialised miniature camera could help people read who are legally registered as blind, a trial has found. The camera, which uses optical character-recognition technology, was mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind and was found to “dramatically improve” their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu…

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Women’s Equality Party Call For London Fashion Week Boycott If Body Image Demands Are Not Met

A political party has threatened to ask London Mayor Sadiq Khan to stop funding London Fashion Week unless designers stop using “unhealthy and underweight models”. The Women’s Equality Party (WEP) has launched a new campaign – #NoSizeFitsAll – with the aim of tackling negative body image issues and eating disorders in girls and women across the UK….

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Tearful Mum Defends Son With ADHD Who Is Often Called A ‘Bully’ And Asks People To ‘Give Him A Chance’

A mum has spoken out in defence of her son who is often called a “bully” at school. Sonia Buckley, from Victoria, Australia, explained her son Billy has ADHD, ODD (oppositional defiant disorder), intellectual learning disabilities and a severe behaviour disorder.  In a six minute video shared on Facebook, the mum said she needs people’s help…

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Illamasqua Launch S.O.P.H.I.E. Pencil And Blush For Sophie Lancaster Foundation Charity

Illamasqua has launched a makeup collection to support The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. In 2007, 20 year-old Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby, from Lancashire, were kicked, stamped on and left unconscious – simply for looking different. Lancaster later died from her injuries. To help eliminate prejudice and hatred across the UK, her mother Sylvia set up the foundation…

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London Restaurant Launches ‘Pay It Forward’ Campaign To Spread Positivity Around The Capital

For years charitable folk have been “paying it forward” by helping out people they’ve never met. But now, one London business is helping turn Pay It Forward into an official movement.  Bakery-cum-restaurant chain Le Pain Quotidien has launched its very own Pay It Forward campaign this week, giving diners the opportunity to purchase an extra…

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