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Men still earn 8% more than women thanks to significant gender pay gap

Men still earn 8% more than women thanks to significant gender pay gap

The majority of medium and large UK businesses pay out more to men than women, according to a new government report. Around 74 per cent of organisations employing more than 250 people pay more wages in total to their male staff. On the opposite end of the scale, 15 per cent of workplaces reported paying out […]

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How we made the music for McMafia

How we made the music for McMafia

When Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann sat down to write the music for gripping BBC One thriller McMafia, the one overriding emotion they wanted to convey was “tragedy”. Those who have already seen the globe-trotting, morally murky crime drama – which is about to start its US run next week – will know that they succeeded. […]

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Samsung Galaxy leaks suggest exciting new features

Samsung Galaxy leaks suggest exciting new features

The latest model of the Samsung Galaxy is already exciting phone geeks thanks to a series of leaked reports about its new design. With the S9 set to be unveiled next week, a new dual-lens camera with amazing slow-motion video capability is perhaps the upgraded model’s biggest feature. A repositioning of the fingerprint sensor, and […]

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Tested: The best premium Easter eggs

Tested: The best premium Easter eggs

Looking to get something a little bit special this Easter? We put premium Easter eggs from six of the major supermarkets to the test to determine which one is the best. Morrisons Hand Decorated Belgian Dark Chocolate Easter Egg 200g, £4.00 Presentation: 3 | Taste: 3 | Thickness: 3 | Roll-ability: 5 | Overall score: […]

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What you need to know about the tuition fee review — and how it could affect students

What you need to know about the tuition fee review — and how it could affect students

Andrew Gunn, University of Leeds and Helen Carasso, University of Oxford The long awaited review of funding across the whole of English higher and further education has been announced by Theresa May – signalling changes to undergraduate fees and loans (again). The review fulfils a commitment made in the 2017 Conservative manifeso and can be […]

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GDPR: ten easy steps all organisations should follow

GDPR: ten easy steps all organisations should follow

Sara Degli-Esposti, Coventry University and Maureen Meadows, Coventry University Data protection law hasn’t undergone a significant update since the EU brought in legislation in 1995 – just six years after the birth of the World Wide Web. But GDPR is about to shake things up. Now, 23 years later, the new law – known as […]

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Prime Minister wants a fair and level playing field for the local press

Prime Minister wants a fair and level playing field for the local press

A Government review designed to protect the future of local newspapers may include the creation of a new category to describe the role of Facebook and Google in handling and promoting stories, Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested. Speaking to members of the Johnston Press editorial board, which oversees this newspaper, Mrs May said the […]

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Aldi booze ad chopped because Kevin the carrot ‘could attract kids to drink’

Aldi booze ad chopped because Kevin the carrot ‘could attract kids to drink’

An “irresponsible” Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol. The ad featuring computer generated carrot Kevin was screened extensively as part of the cut price supermarket’s Christmas campaign. But watchdogs launched an investigation following a single complaint that the […]

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World’s first VR football game set for release this month

World’s first VR football game set for release this month

Video games have long let you step into the shoes of your favourite footballers with the likes of FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. Figuratively speaking, at least. But Virtual Reality Football Club – or VRFC – allows you to get even closer to the action as you don a VR headset and partake in a […]

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Now you can learn about ancient history through Assassin’s Creed

Now you can learn about ancient history through Assassin’s Creed

Video game series Assassin’s Creed has always had one foot in the past, tasking players with living out the lives of adventurers in a number of famous historical eras. And now it’s proving to be a valuable tool for learning. The latest game in the series – Assassin’s Creed: Origins – is set in a […]

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