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‘Hair hasn’t got gender’: finally hairdressers are charging men the same as women

We did contemplate doing it slowly, raising it little by little,” says Susannah Richardson. “But then we thought no, we’re doing it completely, for moral reasons. It’s about equality, it’s the right thing to do.” Richardson owns a hair salon in Hackney in east London. As of next week, gents who visit Butchers will be charged the […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Life & Style | Read More »

Pamela Anderson’s Assange blanket conceals the truth of his detention

I see Pamela Anderson has been making yet another fashion statement. What is it? Joel, by email We’re a long way from the red bathing suit now, CJ. As you say, Joel, Pamela Anderson has indeed been putting the “statement” into fashion statement this week, when she was spotted – by a photographer who conveniently […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Life & Style | Read More »

My children are afraid I’ll steal their dinner – and they’re not entirely wrong

Nobody wants to waste food. I don’t think I’m projecting here; I think it’s a raw human imperative not to let a delicious thing rot into oblivion, as it is to be loved, or to collect the same notebook in many different colours. Thanks to the campaign against food waste, we now generate £3.4bn less […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Life & Style | Read More »

Ian Ogle: Man charged with Belfast murder

A man is to appear in court on Friday charged with the murder of Ian Ogle in January. The 40-year-old man was charged by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch. He is also being reported to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) for attempted intimidation. Ian Ogle, 45, died after he was stabbed and beaten in […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’

School break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons into the day, a long-term study suggests. Infants in England had 45 minutes less break time a week than in 1995, the University College London team found. Secondary pupils had lost 65 minutes over the same […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Gun fired at Ilford Seven Kings mosque

A gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers. Police were called to reports of a man with a firearm entering the Seven Kings Masjid in Ilford on Thursday night. Worshippers ushered him out of the building and a gunshot – thought to have come from a “blank-firing handgun” – was […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Emergency services radio system ‘£3.1bn over budget’

A replacement for how Britain’s emergency services communicate is set to go over budget by at least £3.1bn, a spending watchdog has warned. The Home Office has already delayed switching off the existing system by three years to 2022. But the National Audit Office (NAO) has raised doubts about whether the project will be ready […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in News | Read More »

Alex Scott: Ex-England defender receives sexist abuse ‘every single day’ on social media

Former England defender Alex Scott says she receives sexist abuse “every single day” on social media because of her role as a football pundit. The 34-year-old, who was capped 140 times before retiring in 2017, was part of the BBC’s World Cup team in 2018. Scott said she considered quitting social media but doing that […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Arsenal qualify for Europa League final: Petr Cech says Chelsea game is dream end

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says it will be a “dream” to face former club Chelsea in the Europa League final in the last game of his career. The Gunners booked their place in Baku after beating Valencia 7-3 on aggregate in the semi-final, and Cech, 36, is set to retire after the final. Cech has consistently played in […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »

Madrid Open: Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic; Simona Halep through

Naomi Osaka says thinking about retaining her number one world ranking hindered her in her Madrid Open quarter-final loss to Belinda Bencic. Osaka led by a break in the final set and served for the match, but Bencic fought back to win 3-6 6-2 7-5. Romania’s Simona Halep could replace Osaka at the top of […]

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Sport | Read More »