Tag Archives: The Independant

Elaine McIver: Cheshire Police officer killed in Manchester suicide bombing named

The police officer killed in the Manchester attack has been named as Elaine McIver. The Cheshire Constabulary officer was believed to be at the Ariane Grande concert with her husband and two children when it was bombed on Monday. Ms McIver’s family described her as a ” much loved daughter, sister, auntie, friend and colleague, the best we could ever ...

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Discussions you need to have with your partner before marrying them

Some couples who get married not long after meeting say that when you know, you just know.  However, there are undoubtedly issues that should be discussed before rushing into marriage and agreeing to spend your life with someone. More often than not, they’re not exactly sexy topics, but it’s crucial to tick off certain conversations to make sure you both ...

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Sleep deprivation can lead to the brain 'eating itself', says study

When you feel particularly exhausted, it can definitely feel like you are also lacking in brain capacity. Now, a new study has suggested this could be because chronic sleep deprivation can actually cause the brain to eat itself. New research, conducted by Michele Bellesi of the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy and published in the Journal of Neuroscience, analysed the ...

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Fox News host Sean Hannity blames 'liberal fascism' for sponsors deserting channel

Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of “liberal fascism” for targeting advertisers on his Fox News Channel show, as one company announced Wednesday that it would no longer hawk its wares there. The Chicago-based Cars.com said that it had been “watching closely” and recently decided to suspend its backing of Hannity. Hannity, the sole survivor from Fox’s once ...

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'Food revolution': Megabrands turn to small start-up ideas from kale chips to vegan burgers

Food and drink megabrands are seeing their sales chewed away by smaller, nimbler, cooler rivals. They can’t beat them – so now they’re joining them. Nine of the world’s biggest industry players, including Danone, General Mills, Campbell Soup and Kellogg’s, have launched venture capital units over the past 18 months, a Reuters analysis of the sector shows. The aim of the ...

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UK economy grows more slowly than expected in first quarter 2017

The UK’s GDP growth in the first quarter of 2017 has been unexpectedly revised down to 0.2 per cent, in a move that will compound fears about the slowing of the economy in the wake of last June’s Brexit vote. City of London analysts had expected no change in the Office for National Statistics’ initial estimate last month of 0.3 per cent ...

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Immigration to the UK fell sharply last year, official figures show

There was a sharp fall in immigration to Britain in last year, official figures released on Thursday morning show. The Office for National Statistics estimated long-term net migration to be 248,000 in 2016, down a “statistically significant” 84,000 from 2015. More follows… Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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Manchester attack: Wonder Woman London premiere and interviews cancelled

Warner Bros. has decided to cancel the London premiere of Wonder Woman in light of the devastating terror attack at an Ariana Grande in Manchester on Monday night. The film’s London launch was scheduled for 31 May, with press interviews set to precede it (The Independent was due to talk to stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright). “Our ...

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Justin Bieber forgets the Spanish lyrics to 'Despacito', sings 'bla bla bla' instead

Justin Bieber doesn’t know all the words to his latest No.1 hit, it has emerged, after footage showed the pop star singing ‘bla bla bla’ in place of the lyrics to ‘Despacito’. ‘Despacito’ was originally a reggaeton-pop single released by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee in January, which was then remixed to add vocals from Bieber.  It ...

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Helen Mirren on why she resisted calling herself a feminist until recently

Though Helen Mirren emphatically calls herself a feminist now, she admits she’s resisted the term in the past. Making the commencement speech at Tulane University in New Orleans, Mirren stated: “No matter what sex you are, or race, be a feminist. In every country and culture that I have visited, from Sweden to Uganda, from Singapore to Mali, it is clear that ...

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