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This is the legal line between a hug and harassment at work

This is the legal line between a hug and harassment at work

Following the news that employees at fashion house Ted Baker have launched a petition over ‘forced hugging’, DAS Law’s Lucy Kenyon looks at what is acceptable in the workplace, and what could be considered harassment. What constitutes harassment? The law in this area is governed by The Equality Act 2010 and it sets out three […]

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Marks & Spencer to sell loose fruit and vegetables in a drive to cut down on plastic

Marks & Spencer to sell loose fruit and vegetables in a drive to cut down on plastic

Marks and Spencer will begin selling loose fruit and vegetables in an effort to cut down on single-use plastic. Hard fruit and veg, such as potatoes, are among more than 90 different lines which are to be trialled at the Tolworth Store in South West London. The trial will also see greengrocers in store advising […]

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Mum told dying toddler to ‘shut up’ as her boyfriend deliberately crushed him, court told

Mum told dying toddler to ‘shut up’ as her boyfriend deliberately crushed him, court told

A suffocating toddler was told to “shut up” by his mother as he was deliberately crushed to death by her boyfriend’s car seat, a court has heard. Three and a half year old Alfie Lamb was sitting at his mother’s feet in the rear footwell of an Audi convertible when Stephen Waterson, 25, pushed his […]

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Here’s how to get free popcorn at Showcase cinemas this weekend

Here’s how to get free popcorn at Showcase cinemas this weekend

This Saturday (19 Jan) is National Popcorn Day, and, to celebrate, Showcase Cinemas are offering a bag of the classic movie snack completely free. Here’s everything you need to know. How can I claim free popcorn? To claim a portion of popcorn, you first have to be a member of the chain’s Insider loyalty programme, […]

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Man who broke into Greggs got stuck on roof and had to be rescued with a cherry picker

Man who broke into Greggs got stuck on roof and had to be rescued with a cherry picker

by Tony Gardner A criminal who broke into a Greggs bakery on Christmas Eve got stuck on the roof and was caught hiding behind the chimney. Iain Thompson had to be coaxed down by trained police negotiators after his Yuletide raid of the Leeds city centre branch was foiled when he set off alarms. The […]

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Slimming World is launching syn-free chips – and you can eat as many as you like

Slimming World is launching syn-free chips – and you can eat as many as you like

Those watching what they eat will soon be treated to a new Slimming World product – syn-free oven chips, launching as part of the company’s branded meal range at Iceland. The hotly anticipated Chunky Chips have half the calories of McCain’s, and – since they are ‘syn-free’ – they can be enjoyed guilt-free. A healthy […]

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Pencil cases that look like soft drinks cans are back in fashion – here’s where to get one

Pencil cases that look like soft drinks cans are back in fashion – here’s where to get one

Pencil cases in the design of cans filled with popular soft drinks were once the height of fashion, but they sadly became a thing of the past. The good news for those who were fans of this quirky stationery trend in the 1990s is that it’s making a comeback. Where can I buy them? The […]

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WhatsApp bug reported that allows a stranger to read your messages

WhatsApp bug reported that allows a stranger to read your messages

The latest reported issue with popular messaging service WhatsApp isn’t a virus or a scam – but it is a bug that could allow users to access someone else’s private messages. WhatsApp user Abby Fuller took to Twitter to complain about the alleged new glitch, reports The Sun. Accidentally accessing a stranger’s messages According to […]

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New legislation will officially make ‘upskirting’ illegal – and punishable by up to two years in prison

New legislation will officially make ‘upskirting’ illegal – and punishable by up to two years in prison

Additional reporting by Jenn Selby People who take pictures up women’s skirts could now face up to two years in prison, after legislation was passed to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence. The bill cleared its third and final reading in the House of Lords on Tuesday (15 January), and is expected to receive the formality […]

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Warning issued about ‘holiday villa scams’ that cost travellers thousands

Warning issued about ‘holiday villa scams’ that cost travellers thousands

January is a popular time to jet off for a dose of winter sun or to book that highly-anticipated summer holiday. However, Barclays is warning travellers about the risk of holiday villa scams, which could lose holidaymakers hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds. Holidaymakers losing up to £5,000 because of scams Barclays’ figures come from […]

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