News archive from 10 October 2018

Clothing advert banned after model is deemed ‘too skinny’

Clothing advert banned after model is deemed ‘too skinny’

A TV advert for a clothing firm which targets young women has been banned because the model was deemed ‘too skinny’. Nasty Gal’s ad showed the model, whose rib cage could be seen, playing tennis in a yellow swimsuit and golf in a red skirt and top...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 
How to help a homeless person this winter

How to help a homeless person this winter

As the nights get colder and darker, it’s easy for us to curl up in our blankets in our warm homes and switch off from the outside world. But what about all those people who don’t have a home to go to at night this winter? Today marks World Homeless...

Metro, 00:09 in Hot News
 
Halt universal credit or face summer of discontent, Gordon Brown tells PM

Halt universal credit or face summer of discontent, Gordon Brown tells PM

Britain is on course for a summer of discontent and poll tax-style chaos unless Theresa May scraps plans for a full national rollout of universal credit next year, the former prime minister Gordon Brown is to say. In a ferocious attack on the...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Revised plans for Thames crossing attract controversy

Revised plans for Thames crossing attract controversy

A major new road incorporating the Lower Thames Crossing will be a three-lane dual carriageway throughout to almost double road capacity across the river, Highways England has announced, as the revamped £6bn scheme goes out to fresh public...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Vodafone's Martin Freeman break-up advert banned

Vodafone's Martin Freeman break-up advert banned

A Vodafone advert starring Martin Freeman, in which the actor seems to be breaking up with his partner but is really trying to leave the phone firm, has been banned for being misleading. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said the advert...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 

Should cyclists take priority on the network of paths created in their name - or do walkers and horse...

Signs identifying the National Cycling Network (NCN) in Lancashire are encouraging bike riders to dominate paths designed also to be used by pedestrians and horses, according to an equine enthusiast. Chris Peat, Regional Bridleways Officer for the...

 
Nissan censured by ad watchdog over electric car claims

Nissan censured by ad watchdog over electric car claims

The UK advertising watchdog has ruled Nissan made misleading claims about how fast its flagship electric car can be recharged, marking the first time a car manufacturer has been censured over charging speeds. An advert by the Japanese carmaker said...

Guardian, 00:12 in Business
 
Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

I'm guessing you are scoffing in disbelief at the very suggestion of this article, but bear with me. A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we'll all have stopped owning cars, and, what's more, the internal...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
The challenge of recycling waste in Antarctica

The challenge of recycling waste in Antarctica

Picture a wide snowy expanse as far as the eye can see, edged by mountains on one side, and an iceberg-filled sea on the other. That is the view from the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island, off the coast of mainland Antarctica. The base is...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 
Mental health: 'I returned to a deafeningly silent home'

Mental health: 'I returned to a deafeningly silent home'

Mental health problems can affect anyone in the workplace. Stress, depression, and anxiety have huge consequences for individuals and society. And, according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the most common causes are workload, following by...

BBC, 00:12 in Business
 

Carnival against fracking plans

Environmental protesters will gather in Sheffield city centre on Saturday for a Global Frackdown Carnival. A rally from 2pm to 4pm in Barkers Pool features speakers including MP Louise Haigh, performers and a mass bubble blow. Events move to DINA in...

 

New mental health campaign launched across Lincolnshire

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults to look after their mental health as they do their physical health through its new ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign – launching as a pilot exclusively in the Midlands today (Wednesday) which marks World...

 

New mental health campaign launched across Lincolnshire

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults to look after their mental health as they do their physical health through its new ‘Every Mind Matters’ campaign – launching as a pilot exclusively in the Midlands today (Wednesday) which marks World...

 
Skincare brand Deciem shuts stores following online post by founder

Skincare brand Deciem shuts stores following online post by founder

Toronto-based beauty brand Deciem has temporarily shut its stores following a shock announcement by its founder. Brandon Truaxe said in a video on Instagram that they were closing until further notice citing "major criminal activity". He did...

BBC, 00:21 in Business
 
Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article

Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir's magazine sorry for 'surreal' article

EgyptAir's in-flight magazine has apologised over an interview with actress Drew Barrymore that was slated on social media after being published. The article went viral after being posted online, with many questioning whether the interview was real....

BBC, 00:25 in World News
 


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