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Stationery company, Paper Chase, receives online backlash over Christmas advertisement

Stationery company, Paper Chase, receives online backlash over Christmas advertisement

Featured, News, UK
Paper Chase, a favourite among the UK public for Christmas gift shopping and wrapping papers, recently faced some negative feedback from customers on Twitter over their promotional partnership with the Daily Mail. https://twitter.com/StopFundingHate/status/931804462401892352 The stationery company expressed regret and promised to review all customer feedback. https://twitter.com/FromPaperchase/status/931885424909398016 What followed was a massive wave of people expressing their disappointment-- some saying they would revoke customer loyalty by switching to different brands. https://twitter.com/ljmgordon/status/931903523264057344 https://twitter.com/LucyTheSingerUK/status/931914774614507520 https://twitter.com/lotusflowerldn/status/931843211219427328 #StopFundingHate, a hash...
The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

The Strictly Come Dancing finale aired last night and Twitter is freaking out

Entertainment, Film & TV, UK
  Words: Fatima Nasir | Subbing: Joanne Clark Strictly Come Dancing's most anticipated grand finale aired last night and Twitter is in a meltdown. The hashtags '#strictlycomedancing', '#strictly2017' and '#strictly' are trending on Twitter as viewers pour in with their views on the series finale. The dance show has broken its own records, as this year's series is the most popular in the show's 14 year history with an average audience of 11 million. The grand finale finished with a 13.1 million viewership, which is less than the 2010 finale, which had an audience of 14.3 million. Fans were divided on last night's win, with Alexandra Burke being a major favourite, along with Gemma Atkinson. Strictly's 2017 winner Joe McFadden was taking the lead in most online polls and Twitte...
EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

Featured, News, UK
The Voice of London has obtained exclusive information around on the spot littering fines. The £80 fines are often handed out to unsuspecting smokers who drop the ends of their cigarettes onto the floor. North West London in particular has seen a steady increase in these fines over the past few years after they were introduced to try and change attitudes towards smoking after the 2007 smoking ban. It was announced in October that On-The-Spot littering fines are to be increased, almost doubling to £150 by the end of 2018. However figures obtained today by the Voice of London prove that councils are already making money from these fines. Last year, Brent Council issued 4146 fines, a total of over £330,000. 218 were issued for “smoking related” litter. "Educate people befor
What would you do for £1million?

What would you do for £1million?

Featured, News, UK
For working Londoners, £1million seems a dream that is not even comprehendible. The average salary in the UK is £27,531, with the average in London being £48,023. However, although these numbers seem fair and liveable, the extortionate rent in London makes that fact otherwise. The average price for a one bedroom flat in London is roughly around £1,133 every month, which according to CITY A.M. means that the under 25s of the city are spending just over 60% of their entire wages on rent. This makes London the only city in the UK that spends more than half of what they earn on rent. With £1million in the bank you’d pretty much be set for a stress-free life, with even the opportunity to invest in your own career and business. But, what would people do to cop £1million? According
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