Council payout over bullied girl missing school

Her mother had to fund an alternative education placement, the report said. The council eventually provided alternative education in February 2019. By then the girl, who is now 11, had missed nine months of school terms, a period during which the report said she was “left to drift”. Follow BBC Yorkshire on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Send your story ideas to yorkslincs.news@bbc.co.uk.

The real price of buying cheap clothes

But how is that even possible? And what of the environmental cost of our shopping habits? The relationship between shopper and fashion industry may have become dysfunctional. Katharine Hamnett: Fashion tax is ‘stupid’ Boohoo’s recycled clothes ‘will not solve fast fashion waste’ MPs call for end to ‘throwaway clothes’ era A BBC Radio 4 investigation for the Today programme took us from Spain to Ethiopia as we examined whether the planet, and some of its poorest inhabitants, are footing the bill for our unquenchable thirst for fashion – and how we should tackle that. How do they do it? The pressure on brands to get trends from catwalks to our backs cheaply, and deliver profits for investors, can lead to …

Frank Turner excavates history’s forgotten women

When he first started making music with hardcore punk band Million Dead, Frank Turner refused to join the nightly ritual of tour bus debauchery. “I have a vivid memory of being in Belgium,” he recalls. “People were drinking anything that wasn’t nailed to the floor and I was sat on my bunk, reading my notes.” It’s not that the singer had a puritanical streak – far from it – but the tour clashed with a deadline for Turner’s history degree, so every night, he’d hunker down to research the British-Bulgarian tobacco trade in the 1930s. The paper eventually earned him a first-class honour – but his subsequent decision to quit and pursue music left his tutor unimpressed. Image copyright Getty …

House Painted With Giant Emojis Rankles Residents Of California Community

Manhattan Beach residents railed against the makeover during a City Council meeting Tuesday night, citing problems with spectators. Both bright yellow emoji are cross-eyed and have distinctly big eyelashes. The new paint job appeared after neighbors reported the home was being used for short-term rentals and the homeowner was fined $4,000. Download Join HuffPost Plus Original Article : HERE ;

SoulCycle Devotees Talk Boycotting The Popular Studio Over Trump Fundraiser

Devotees of fitness behemoths SoulCycle, both of which have cult-like followings, are angry over news that Stephen Ross, chairman of the company that owns both brands, plans to host aDonald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign in the Hamptons this weekend. The Washington Post The event ― and the rhetoric put forth by its guest of honor ― is in stark contrast to the A public relations team for SoulCycle and Equinox brands was quick to issue a response a note from SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan, she calls Ross a “passive investor” and stated the brand “in no way endorses” the event.  issued a statement, which was shared on Twitter,  Not everyone is Chrissy Teigen and actress Wilson Cruz Echevarria launched a “Equinox has portrayed …

The democratic socialist revolution comes to a crossroads

Atlanta (CNN)On the night Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016, the Democratic Socialists of America had about 8,000 dues-paying members. By the time the group opened its 2017 convention the next summer, its ranks had grown threefold. But in entering the current election cycle with such gusto, DSA also ramped up the internal divisions simmering within its rank and file. Many of those disputes mirror the ones facing the Democratic Party — the very party DSA is dedicated to radicalizing from the inside out. After Bernie, who? Ideology repeatedly clashed with electoral pragmatism during this year’s convention, which veered between a giddy celebration of the group’s previously unfathomable successes, delegates’ passage of Green New Deal and open borders initiatives, …

Ohio GOP Lawmaker Blames Mass Shootings On Trans People, Gay Marriage And More

State Rep. Candice Keller complained about Democrats playing “the blame game” after every mass shooting in a post on her personal Facebook account. The lawmaker from Middletown in Butler County — a small city 30 miles south of Dayton, where a gunman killed nine on Sunday — wrote that the real blame should be on the “breakdown of the traditional American family” and “acceptance of recreational marijuana.”  The breakdown of the traditional American family (thank you, transgender, homosexual marriage, and drag queen advocates); fatherlessness, a subject no one discuses or believes is relevant; the ignoring of violent video games; the relaxing of laws against criminals (open borders); the acceptance of recreational marijuana; failed school policies (hello parents who defend misbehaving …

Artificial ‘tongue’ could tackle fake whisky

Food safety testing Alasdair Clark, of the University of Glasgow’s school of engineering, said: “We call this an artificial tongue because it acts similarly to a human tongue – like us, it can’t identify the individual chemicals which make coffee taste different to apple juice but it can easily tell the difference between these complex chemical mixtures. “We’re not the first researchers to make an artificial tongue, but we’re the first to make a single artificial tongue that uses two different types of nanoscale metal ‘tastebuds’, which provides more information about the ‘taste’ of each sample and allows a faster and more accurate response.” He said the tongue could be used to “taste” virtually any liquid – not just whisky. …

Horrible Histories author ‘a fish out of water’

So you might assume that after writing more than 60 Horrible Histories books and seeing them adapted into West End shows, a Bafta-winning TV series, a major film and an art exhibition, Deary would firmly consider himself part of the literary elite. He doesn’t. “In the publishing industry, I’m a fish out of water,” he says. “I don’t do literary festivals. And I don’t mix with the literati.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cast of Horrible Histories: The Movie at its premiere last month The new stage show, Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain – Part Four, opens at London’s Apollo Theatre this week and runs until the end of the month – perfectly timed to catch the English school …