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Why do we still care about Madeleine McCann?

Why do we still care about Madeleine McCann?

Featured, News, UK, Uncategorized, World
11 years of searching, £11.75m of taxpayers money, and still nothing to show for it. This is the reality of the search for Madeleine McCann. Police received a further £150,000 in government funding last week to aid their search. The investigation was taken up by The Metropolitan Police in 2011 after the Portuguese police had few successes in their search. BBC News reported that detectives have been applying to the Home Office every six months for a grant to continue their work. The extra influx of cash was met with criticism from other parents of missing children around the UK, claiming "all missing children need a voice." Karen Downes, the mother of 14-year-old Charlene Downes, told the Mirror, "A child goes missing in the UK every three minutes. What about all those others who neve
The Great (Invisible) Divide

The Great (Invisible) Divide

Brexit, Europe, Finance, News, Politics, UK, World
Nigel Farage, the face of Euroscepticism, told Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) that the Irish border issue was “the greatest hoax in modern history”. This 499km ‘hoax’ has been a thorn in every Brexiteer’s side for almost 900 days now. But did anyone know about it when they voted? Do they know about it now? Voice of London took to the streets of London to ask people what they knew about the Irish border, and what they thought of Brexit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2we8REeR_tA&feature=youtu.be Brexit negotiations are at a ‘critical point’ according to Prime Minister Theresa May ahead of an EU summit in Brussels this week and together with the EU, the UK said that they would consider technological solutions to replace a border backstop.    https://twitte
Mental health > Youtube ?

Mental health > Youtube ?

News, Technology, World
Lilly Singh aka IISuperwomanII, YouTube comedy star announced a break from creating videos to focus on her mental health, joining more content creators on hiatus.  https://twitter.com/CanadaMoments/status/1062493043272540160 Singh, 30 shared the news in a video titled "I'll see you soon" through her YouTube channel to over 14 million fans. She admits being "physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausted" after creating content for eight years and could be "mentally healthier".  She does not mention how long the hiatus will be saying it "could be a week, a month maybe more". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5OfFk5c01o The news follows after multiple youtubers reach a stage of burn out amidst peak popularity on the platform. In September, Lucy Moon, another vlogger and youtube
Come Again? The Simpsons to say goodbye to controversial character Apu

Come Again? The Simpsons to say goodbye to controversial character Apu

Activism, News, Politics, Religion, World
The problem with Apu is finally being addressed, as the Simpsons discuss removing the character to stop controversy. The fictional Kwik-E-Mart store owner Apu Nahasapeemapetilon was brought into question in the 2017 documentary called “The Problem with Apu” written and directed by Hari Kondabolu. The documentary questioned the use of a white actor to voice the “stereotypical Indian accent;” Hank Azaria, the voice of Apu quoted in the Guardian at a table read. Kondabolu said to SF Weekly, “The punch line to every joke is he’s Indian. I mean, how many jokes do I need to hear about multi-armed gods and arranged marriages and how many people there are in India?” https://twitter.com/barneyboos/status/1057647982382927872 Rival of the Simpsons, South Park addressed the debate in an episo
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