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Why do we still care about Madeleine McCann?

Why do we still care about Madeleine McCann?

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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
Christmas in a Nutshell

Christmas in a Nutshell

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It may often be seen as the Pantomime for the privileged but the Nutcracker is as quintessentially Christmas as stockings on fireplaces, mistletoe and mulled wine. As one girl told VOL ‘it just wouldn’t be Christmas without it” so why do we love the Nutcracker so much?   Based on ETA. Hoffmann’s 1816 classic the Nutcracker is the embodiment of festive joy, adventure and first love. Twas the night before Christmas and all was quiet until Clara sneaks downstairs to play with her beloved Nutcracker toy. Waiting to whisk the young girl on a magical adventure is the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer, who brings the Christmas toys to life along with the Nutcracker. Not unlike Alice Clara is shrunk to the size of her doll and together they defeat the Mouse King with her shoe. The
Ariana Grande Breaks YouTube

Ariana Grande Breaks YouTube

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Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' video is breaking records as YouTube's most-watched video in the first 24 hours.  Since its release (November 30), it also smashed YouTube's record for most-viewed video using YouTube's Premiere scheduling feature with 829,000 viewers watching simultaneously at its peak. According to Billboard, during the video debut, over 516,000 messages were sent on the Premier version of the platform. The huge traffic surge caused a delay in YouTube comments posting to the video, but this did not slow down fans watching, as the video hit 1 million views in 35 minutes. YouTube released a statement on their official twitter: Grande knocked K-Pop group BTS 'Idol' from the top spot with 'Thank U, Next', amassing an outstanding 47 million views and counting:
The stakes have risen: Number of children gambling doubles

The stakes have risen: Number of children gambling doubles

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The number of children, gambling has doubled in the past year. In a report published by the gambling commission, 55,000 children aged between 11 and 16 are addicted to betting. This figure is up from 25,000 last year. https://twitter.com/GamRegGB/status/1065183091793248256 The Times reported that more children have placed bets in the past week than consumed alcohol, smoked or took drugs. Fruit machines, in betting shops and online are all illegal for under 18s, but the internet is where children spend an average of £16 a week. “Younger generations are growing up quicker,” 18-year-old Tom Huianu told Voice of London. Recently graduated from Rutlish School, Huianu explained how a culture of gambling at his school started young, with playground games like ‘penny up,’ where winners would
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