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Innocent drinks hits out at ‘cheap Chardonnay’ politics of Wetherspoon

RIchard Reed said Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin had helped ‘junk’ the British economy (Picture: PA) The founder of drinks brand Innocent has launched a scathing attack on the Brexit-backing Wetherspoon boss, accusing him of selling Britain’s economy out for ‘cheap Chardonnay’. Richard Reed said that Tim Martin, chairman of the pubs chain, has helped to ‘junk’ the UK economy. Most ...

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Attention fashion heads: Hedi Slimane is heading to Céline

(Picture: Celine/Instagram) If you’re still getting your mind around YSL’s rebranding under Hedi Slimane, there’s more change afoot. Because fashion’s enfant terrible has announced that he’s leaving the brand to take over Céline. He’ll be joining the Parisian house on 1 February but won’t present his first collection until the SS19 shows in September. Assuming the rather bombastic title of Artistic, Creative and ...

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Britain’s smallest woman manages to smile despite constant pain

Georgia Rankin has a rare form of skeletal dysplasia (Picture: Georgia Rankin/Facebook) Britain’s tiniest woman manages to keep a smile on her face despite being in constant pain. Georgia Rankin measures just 2ft 7in but her condition is so rare she has never been given a diagnosis. Most Tories want an end to free movement after Brexit She has a ...

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William H Macy claims ‘it’s hard to be a man these days’ amid Time’s Up and #MeToo movements

William claimed it’s hard to be a man (Picture: REUTERS/Monica Almeida) William H Macy has claimed it’s ‘hard to be a man these days’ in Hollywood amid the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The 67-year-old won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series for his role in Shameless last night. And while backstage at the ...

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Wanna One fans arrested in Malaysia ‘for selling goods at gig’

Wanna One fans detained in Malaysia (Picture: EPA/KIM HEE-CHUL) Three Wanna One fans have reportedly been arrested in Malaysia. Other fans attending the event claim they were arrested for selling their own produced goods, which led to them being detained by immigration authorities for breaking the terms of their visas. The trio were reportedly only in the country on tourist ...

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PC parked in disabled bay to buy cakes then claimed racism as she’s disciplined

Simina Muntean parked in a disabled bay to buy cakes for her colleagues (Picture: BPM) A police officer who was reprimanded for parking her patrol car in a disabled bay to buy cakes accused her force of racial discrimination and victimisation. Simina Muntean, 36, was also warned that she could have faced prosecution for parking in disabled bays at her ...

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Arsenal to offer Olivier Giroud to Borussia Dortmund in second round of Aubameyang talks

The two clubs are still a long way apart so Arsenal will sweeten the deal with a player (Picture: Getty) Arsenal are ready to offload Olivier Giroud to Borussia Dortmund as a makeweight in their deal to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports in Germany. A delegation of Arsenal officials touched down in Dortmund on Sunday, with chief executive Ivan ...

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Most Tories want an end to free movement after Brexit

Most Tories are not keen on free movement (Picture: PA) Most Tory MPs want an end to free movement of people once the country has left the European Union, according to a new poll. As many as 74% of Conservative politicians are opposed to continuing the programme even for a transitional period following Brexit, the Ipsos MORI study for Queen ...

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"Fake news" crutch used by SE Asian leaders to control media, critics charge

MANILA/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms – now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: U.S. President Donald Trump’s “fake news” mantra. Most worrying to media rights advocates is that several countries are promoting new legislation or expanding existing regulations ...

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Protesters greet North Korean Olympic delegation touring Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – Small but vocal groups of South Korean demonstrators on Monday protested North Korea’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics, as a delegation of North Korean officials led by star singer Hyon Song-wol visited Seoul and inspected Games’ venues. South Korean police intervened when one group of conservative critics burned a picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

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