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Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Activism, Featured, Health, Investigations, Society, Specials
Mo Sistas is a way for women to participate in the Movember Movement this month. "I usually pluck it or I wax it. When I was younger, it was very lush – I had a passionate moustache – but it's kind of moved to under my chin now so we'll just see what we get.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BppQjBllH8l/ The Loose’s Women panellist Nadia Sawalha told her co-panellists on growing her stache this Movember. Sawalha is ditching her wax to show support for her husband who is growing his beard for the movement. Movember began in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia when a bunch of friends decided to grow their moustache and commit to 30 hairy days to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It has since become a global men’s health movement. During Novemb
Huge turnout expected for Brexit march

Huge turnout expected for Brexit march

Activism, News, Politics, UK
More than a 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future this Saturday 20 October to demand a final vote on Brexit. The protest centres around the issue that people did not sign up for a bad deal when they voted in 2016. They are demanding a final referendum before the current Brexit situation accelerates any further. The Independent’s Final Say campaign is collaborating with the People’s Vote March to make the event “the most important protest of our generation”, according to their website. The event has already been backed by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London in his latest tweet. https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1053188980907393025 Deborah Meaden, businesswoman has also endorsed the protest through her social media encouraging #PeoplesVo
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...
Greggs advent calendar swaps Jesus for a sausage roll

Greggs advent calendar swaps Jesus for a sausage roll

Food
Bakery chain Greggs has apologised for substituting Jesus for a sausage roll in an image for its first ever advent calendar. The nativity scene, depicting the three wise men gathered around the crib with a sausage roll inside, is said to have offended Christians and commercialised religious themes. In a statement featured in a BBC Newsbeat report, Greggs said: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.” The controversial image is part of the promotional material for its advent calendar, featuring a collection of festive scenes with a Greggs’ makeover, which goes on sale next Monday in selected Greggs shops across the UK for £24. Following an engaging public response on social media, Greggs received accusations of offensive commercialisation
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