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ITV has taken over from Sky as the new home of the Oscars ceremony in the UK. The 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles into living rooms across the UK through ITV1 and ITVX next March. It is part of a new multi-year agreement with Disney Entertainment […]

Dissatisfaction among the British public at the Government’s handling of immigration is at its highest level since before the Brexit vote, according to research. Two-thirds (66%) of those questioned across England, Scotland and Wales said they are dissatisfied with the way politicians in charge are dealing with the issue, the Immigration Attitudes Tracker survey suggested. […]

Pay and housing will among the priorities of a Labour government as part of a “real life levelling up” for workers, the party’s deputy leader is pledging. Angela Rayner will set out Labour’s planned new deal for workers when she addresses the TUC Congress on Tuesday. As newly appointed Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Secretary, […]

Being an “evening person” or a “night owl” increases the risk of diabetes by 19% compared with being an “early bird”, research has suggested. Scientists found women who go to bed and wake up late – which means they have an “evening chronotype” – are also more likely to have unhealthy lifestyles. Tianyi Huang, an […]

Vaping has been linked to stress in teenagers and young adults, according to a study, but separate research has shown vapes may be the best tool to help smokers kick the habit. A study found that young people who vape are twice as likely to report chronic stress compared with their peers who do not […]

The news has been confirmed by adminstrators, PwC Another 9,100 people who work for failed retailer Wilko will be made redundant, administrators confirmed on Monday after talks to save hundreds of shops fell apart. Administrators at PwC said that the rest of Wilko’s shops would close by early October, with staff there losing their jobs. […]

All of Wilko’s 400 stores are set to close by early October, the GMB union has said. It means redundancies now look likely for all 12,500 staff at the high-street chain. The GMB union, which represents more than 3,000 Wilko staff, revealed the damning update after a meeting with the retailer’s administrators on Monday morning. […]

A last-ditch attempt by the owner of HMV to strike a rescue deal for stricken retailer Wilko has failed. Administrators for the high street chain had been in discussions with Doug Putman, who owns the entertainment retailer, over a deal to buy around 200 Wilko shops. However, the PA news agency understands that these talks […]

The Government is being urged to introduce mandatory reporting on the ethnicity pay gap for all companies employing over 250 workers. The Runnymede Trust and ShareAction, the charity campaigning for responsible investment, suggested legislation to end the “deep-rooted inequality” in pay identified over the last four years. A policy document published by the two organisations […]

Parents have less time to read, play, and cook healthy meals with their children as a result of the cost-of-living crisis, according to a new poll. Unicef UK said that many parents are working more, with a significant proportion saying their finances are “stretched to the limit”. Families are cutting back on activities, sport clubs […]

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