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December 23, 2023

Watchdog won't act over serial Jewish Chronicle failures

The sham ‘regulator’ admits there are standards problems at Sir Robbie Gibb’s newspaper but insists – against all the evidence – that it has the matter under control, writes Brian Cathcart. “We...

Barbie is releasing first hijab-wearing doll

Barbie will release its first hijab-wearing character in 2018, a doll based on the Olympian fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.The 31-year-old sportswoman rose to fame at the 2016 Summer Olympics, after becoming the first female Muslim-American to earn a m ...

UK spies in European court over mass snooping

Mass snooping by British spies that has been ruled illegal by a UK watchdog will be assessed by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week. The intelligence agencies are accused of breaching the European Convention’s fundamental right to pr ...

Britain has the highest drug deaths in Europe

An official report by the European drugs agency has revealed that almost one in three drug overdose deaths in the continent are recorded in the UK.The annual report published by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCCDA) this ...

New 'killer' drug on the streets of UK

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned that a new drug, known by the street names "Serial Killer" or "Drop Dead" is being blamed for a series of fatalities in Britain. The drug, which is a mix of heroin with fentanyl or its ch ...

UK hate crimes at record levels after Brexit vote

Hate crimes in the United Kingdom have risen to record numbers in the three months following Britain’s referendum to exit the European Union, according to a new analysis. More than 14,000 hate crimes were recorded by police departments in England an ...

Religious belief 'plummets after horrors of 2016'

Terrorist attacks, controversial election results, and the deaths of a string of beloved celebrities might have caused many to lose faith in God, a recent poll suggests.According to a YouGov poll for the Times, a total of 4 percent of Britons lost t ...

How sweet drink giants influence US public health policies

A study published by Boston University shows that top health and medical groups in the US – including the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) &n ...

Truth about Hillsborough you didn't read on Sun's front page

As Jared Ficklin wrote on The Conversation website, the verdicts returned at the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster of 1989 completely vindicate the 27-year campaign for justice resolutely undertaken by the families of the 96 who died.The verdicts, wh ...

Debunking myths surrounding Europe's refugee crisis

British and European handling of the migrant and refugee humanitarian disaster simply isn't working. The preventable deaths of another 400 people in the Mediterranean on Monday morning must be a wake-­up call.For all of the outcry we've seen i ...

Huge increase in Russia's 'censorship' of Twitter content

Twitter has released its latest transparency report which shows that the number of the Kremlin's requests to take down content grew more than 25-fold in the second half of 2015, compared to reports from previous periods.According to Twitter, ...

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