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During the pandemic Tim Maddox and his wife Ayla decided to leave the Virginia creeper to grow 'in sympathy' with the general public, who have been denied a trip to the hairdressers by Covid-19.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use next week's mini-Budget to announce more funding for apprenticeships. One government source described the 50% target, as 'middle-class bull***'.
The gravestone of a dog named the 'N word' based in Warwickshire has been removed by Coventry City Council in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. The animal died nearly 120 years ago.
For Regynald Augustin, a Black programmer at Twitter, the impetus for change arrived in an email last year with the phrase "automatic slave rekick." The words were just part of an engineering discussion about restarting a secondary process, but they prompted Augustin to start trying to change Twitter's use of words with racist connections. Augustin was used to seeing the term "slave" in technical contexts. "But with 'rekick' -- I was madder than I ever thought I'd be in the workplace," he said. From a report: First on his own and then joining forces with another engineer, Kevin Oliver, he helped spearhead an effort to replace terms like "master," "slave," "whitelist" and "blacklist" with words that didn't hearken back to oppressive parts of United States history and culture. He recounted his thoughts at the time: "This has to stop. This isn't cool. We have to change this now." No one expects that changing technical terms will end centuries of racial injustice. But some people at technology companies, including Oliver and Augustin at Twitter, are pressing for the changes that are within their reach. That includes the effort to replace racially fraught technology terms like "master" and "slave" that describe things like databases, software projects, camera flashes and hard drives. Managers at the social network formalized the two engineers' effort in January, endorsing work to address the issue systematically across the engineering division and expanding it to terms linked to discrimination on the basis of sex, age and disabilities -- replacing "man hours" and "sanity check," for example. Oliver and Augustin detailed the effort in an exclusive interview with CNET. Twitter is the latest company to make these changes. In recent weeks, scores of firms including JPMorgan GitHub, and developers of Python, Go, and Android have adopted similar measures.
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Simon Stevens said the pandemic has been the toughest challenge in its history. Since January, the NHS has gone from offering 150,000 'virtual' outpatient appointments to nearly 1.5million a month.
Agents across London and the south will stop using the term 'master bedroom' and instead will introduce the room as the 'primary' or 'principal' bedroom when they are showing a house.
Experts have put the fall in the pound against the euro down to Britain's struggle against coronavirus, and uncertainty around Brexit negotiations, after peaking in February after the general election.
The alleged madam of Jeffrey Epstein might be stuck in jail in New Hampshire, US for weeks before she is moved to New York to be formally arraigned on child sex trafficking charges.
More than 10million Britons are expected to hit the road as pubs, the RAC said. Its surveys suggest this marks the busiest non-Christmas or Easter weekend since the 2015 August bank holiday.
Moviegoers have lapped it up ever since it was first shown 65 years ago.
Officers were forced to retreat after they were showered with glass as they tried to break up 'an unlicensed music event' in White City, west London.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged madam of Jeffery Epstein, was found in a $1m luxury house in New Hampshire, US, after staging a photo in Los Angeles to throw investigators off her scent.
Laura Goldman, who has been friends with Ghislaine Maxwell for several years, has said she would 'never sell out' Prince Andrew, after she was arrested on child sex charges.
Skincare blogger Caroline Hirons (pictured) gives her verdict on misleading marketing plots and long-held beauty myths in her new book Skincare: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide.
Pupils from private schools start drinking at a younger age, binge drink more frequently and take more drugs than state-educated ones, a study claims.
Spencer Kuvin told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that Maxwell 'knows too much' and that powerful people may want to silence her even as she is locked up.
Matt Hancock was struck down by Covid-19 at the same time as Boris Johnson. The Health Secretary met his much-vaunted target of 100,000 Covid tests a day in the last week of May.
ALISON BOSHOFF: Johnny Depp is aiming to clear his name of allegations that he beat second wife Amber Heard in a sensational High Court case that starts in London next week.
Prince William raises a pint to pub re-openings in England as he visits one of his locals in Norfolk
Prince William, 38, visited The Rose & Crown in Snettisham, Norfolk today. During his visit, he spoke to the pub's landlords and staff members about their experiences of the pandemic.
ESA is transporting Earthlings to Mars, without them having to leave their home. The space agency released a stunning fly over of Korolev crater, which is coated in a thick layer of water ice.