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…

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…

World Day For Animals in Laboratories 2016: How One Charity Is Funding Replacements To Animal Research

Mention animal testing, and it’s likely you’ll be met with a barrage of very strong opinions on either side, from those who insist the practice is cruel, to scientists who say it is necessary to create invaluable medical treatments. But while the debate rages about whether or not it is ethical to test on animals,…

Fashion Revolution ‘Who Made Your Clothes’ Campaign Reveals Fashion Brands With Supply Chain Transparency

The list of clothing brands who responded to Fashion Revolution’s #whomadeyourclothes campaign has been revealed. Back in April, the sustainable fashion organisation called on the public to question their favourite companies about their supply chain transparency. Over 70,000 people took part on social media. In total, 1251 brands responded to requests, including 372 mainstream brands…

Four-Year-Old Girl Wears Late Mum’s Wedding Dress At Venue Parents Got Married In Heartbreaking Photos

A four-year-old girl put on her late mum’s wedding dress for a photoshoot at the venue where her parents got married. Nora’s mum, Amber Davis, who died from cervical cancer in 2015 aged 27, had planned the photoshoot to “do something special” for her daughter.  She had reached out to her close friend and photographer Heidi…

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…

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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