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BBC Question Time Audience Member Lambasts Tory Government For 'Writing Off' Those With Disabilities

(81) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (05:35)

A mother's heated exchange with a Tory minister took centre stage during Thursday night's BBC 'Question Time', as she castigated David Cameron's government for "writing off" those with disabilities.

The audience member lambasted Matthew Hancock after prolonged austerity has seen essential services relied upon...

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Katie Hopkins Responds To Brunel University Walkout, Describes An 'Offended Young Nation'

(46) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (04:02)

Controversial columnist Katie Hopkins has issued a cutting retort to the students who walked out in protest at her involvement in a university debate, describing them as "ill-educated by reality" and indicative of an "offended young nation".

The Daily Mail writer used her

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Black Friday 2015: Argos Deals, Currys, PC World, Very Offers and Opening Times

(1) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (01:53)

Retailers including Argos, Currys and Very are preparing to offer customers sensational discounts on items ranging from iPhones to designer clothes as part of their Black Friday events.

WATCH LIVE as UK head towards £1 billion record shopping...
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Black Friday 2015: Tesco Deals, Argos, Homebase, Halfords And Matalan Opening Times

(11) Comments | Posted 27 November 2015 | (00:06)

Retailers including Tesco, Argos, Halfords, Homebase, and Matalan are preparing to offer customers massive savings as part of the Black Friday sales.

WATCH LIVE as UK head towards £1 billion record shopping spend


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Kay Burley Recites Taylor Swift Lyrics In Interview With Bill Oddie

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (22:53)

Kay Burley has shown yet another side to her journalistic capabilities by artfully shoehorning Taylor Swift lyrics into an interview around the pop star's latest music video.

The Sky News presenter interviewed renowned bird watcher Bill Oddie to glean his thoughts around allegations that...

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18 Thoughts I Had When Trying Mens' Makeup For The First Time

(2) Comments | Posted 26 November 2015 | (12:20)


When I was asked to put some slap on to test out my masculinity as part of HuffPost's Building Modern Men month, I'll admit I thought twice.

Why? I'm not sure. Something about wearing makeup made me think "NO" in...

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Google 'Labour Leader' And The Party's Past Emerges

(2) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (21:36)

Google the phrase 'Labour leader' and faces and names from the party's not-too-distant past emerge.

Rather than current Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn, the search engine provides a grinning portrait of former prime minister Gordon Brown, next to Ed Miliband's name.

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World War III Trends Worldwide After People On Twitter Point Out It's Trending

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (20:04)

World War III began trending on Tuesday after the Turkish military downed a Russian fighter jet close to the Syrian border, quickly sending a terrified Twitter into panic.

Yet rather than indicating the genuine start of a third world war, the "most intelligent social...

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Riaz Khan Jihadi Sympathy Poll Video Sees Rupert Murdoch Eviscerated

(55) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (17:38)

A university lecturer aggrieved at the Sun newspaper poll which claimed "One in five British Muslims supports jihadis" has struck out at the paper's proprietor Rupert Murdoch in an explosive rant on Facebook.

Riaz Khan, an English as a foreign language tutor at Leicester's De...

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Men Reveal The Ways They Ignore Gender Stereotypes In Amusing Reddit Thread

(0) Comments | Posted 24 November 2015 | (15:49)

Men of Reddit have spoken out about the ways they completely ignore gender stereotypes, challenging tired expectations simply by doing whatever they please.

While the concept of masculinity has changed massively over the past 50 years, mens' behaviour continues to be guided by what is considered...

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Donald Trump GQ Interview Covers Marijuana, Hillary Clinton, And Man Buns

(1) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (21:57)

Donald Trump has spoken out on a eclectic range of topics including Hillary Clinton, The Pope, Chuck Norris, and Justin Bieber.

The front-runner for the Republican nomination for president, whose famed for his thinning golden locks, also aired his views on man buns, saying:...

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Black Friday 2015: 8 Scenes We'd Like To See (And Proof They'll Never Happen)

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (21:17)

Black Friday is almost here, sparking within us the sort of visceral desire to compete with fellow shoppers that can't be explained nor justified.

Millions will spend close to a billion pounds on ever-so-slightly discounted televisions and tat from online megastores.

But for those venturing to...

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Brussels Lockdown Photos Show City In Surreal Light As Armed Troops Patrol Empty Streets

(2) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (20:04)

A military-enforced lockdown in the Belgian capital Brussels has provoked scenes reminiscent of a Hollywood disaster movie as heavily-armed troops guard the city's prestigious institutions.

While the city endures a fourth day of disruption, schools and the underground network remain closed and more than 1,000 security...

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University Of Ottawa Yoga Classes Cancelled 'Due To Cultural Appropriation'

(7) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (17:11)

A university's free yoga class has been cancelled after students complained the practice represented "cultural appropriation".

The University of Ottawa informed yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf that her sessions would not be taking place during this academic year after members of the independent student federation decided to...

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Turkish Airlines' #FlowThroughIstanbul Hashtag Quickly Linked To Islamic State

(1) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (15:43)

An ill-timed social media hashtag intended to promote tourism in Istanbul has been taken over by Twitter users who quickly made the obvious connection to those travelling to Syria via Turkey.

Turkish Airlines hoped its 'Flow Through Istanbul' initiative would highlight a "poetic journey" through the...

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10 European Right-Wing Parties Poised To Exploit Post-Paris Attacks Fears At The Polls

(69) Comments | Posted 21 November 2015 | (22:43)

The aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris which left at least 130 people dead has seen a raft of criticism of the European Union's immigration policies, and calls for borders to be closed entirely.

In France itself, National Front leader Marine Le Pen...

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John Lewis Christmas Advert: Helen Mirren Lends Her Voice To The Lonely Elderly

(2) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (19:23)

John Lewis' Christmas advert told the story of an old man on the Moon, casting his eye down at the world below and connecting unexpectedly with a young girl using a telescope.

Now though, a fresh take on the original advert strips back the gloss, emphasising...

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John McDonnell 'Socialism With An iPad' Speech Is Like Something From 'The Thick Of It'

(15) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (17:39)

John McDonnell's pledge that a Labour government would deliver "socialism with an iPad" has been compared to Ed Miliband's disastrous 'Ed Stone' as people liken the idea to something from 'The Thick Of It'.

The shadow chancellor's offer to those working in...

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BBC Question Time: Mehdi Hasan Delivers Cutting Riposte To Calls For More Surveillance

(47) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (05:03)

Mehdi Hasan has eloquently countered calls for an increase in surveillance after the terror attacks in Paris, arguing: "That's what the terrorists want."

The Al Jazeera journalist appeared on BBC Question Time on Thursday in a special debate on Britain's next steps in the...

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22 Best GIFs On The Internet, According To Reddit

(0) Comments | Posted 20 November 2015 | (02:23)

GIFs are the ever-relevant moving images able to explain our emotions and feelings better than words ever could.

Now Reddit has helpfully ranked the very best of them. Here's 22 memes that will see you through most situations...

Putin's pen game

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