BRIT Awards 2024: Ashley Roberts flaunts her jaw-dropping figure in a white cut-out gown as she leads the stars alongside Chloe Burrows and Laura Whitmore on the swanky red carpet
Hosted by Maya Jama , Roman Kemp and Clara Amfo , the event will see performances from Dua Lipa, Kyle Minogue and Ellie Goulding.
DAN HODGES: The political segregation we're creating wouldn't have been out of place in the 1960s Deep South
George Galloway's agenda was clear from the moment he arrived in Rochdale. The reality is the people of Rochdale didn't reject the politics of hate. They seized it hungrily.
Norfolk Southern freight train derails in Pennsylvania pushing carriages into river just days after it was revealed CEO got 37 percent pay rise to $13.4 MILLION and one year after East Palestine railway disaster
A Norfolk Southern freight train has veered off its tracks and plunged into a river in Pennsylvania.
How a farmer from Suffolk, who'd only ever haggled over the price of a cow, masterminded a £350,000 ransom to release his sister from Somali pirates: Part two of JENNY KLEEMAN's gripping book asks: What is the monetary value of human life?
Stephen Collett and Chris, his wife of 30 years, were in bed just before 7am on a Friday in 2009 when the phone rang. It was his sister, Sarah. 'I knew it was important,' he recalls. 'She hardly ever rings.'
Nearly a million Brits face being forced onto controversial smart meters as the BBC switches off longwave radio service that tells devices when to switch to low fees
Since the late 1980s, the BBC has broadcast the Radio Teleswitch Service (RTS) which tells meters across the country when to change their fees from high to low.
Sammy Stewart and Leah Ferguson, who both lived in Belfast , were pronounced dead at the scene of the collision near Crumlin in Antrim on Thursday night.
An anonymous Slashdot reader shared this report from The Washington: A YouTube contractor was addressing the Austin City Council on Thursday, calling on them to urge Google to negotiate with his union, when a colleague interrupted him with jaw-dropping news: His 43-person team of contractors had all been laid off... The YouTube workers, who work for Google and Cognizant, unanimously voted to unionize under the Alphabet Workers Union-CWA in April 2023. Since then, the workers say that Google has refused to bargain with them. Thursday's layoff signifies continued tensions between Google and its workers, some of whom in 2021 formed a union... Workers had about 20 minutes to gather their belongings and leave the premises before they were considered trespassing. Video footage of the moment is embedded at the top of the article. "I was speechless, shocked," said the contractor who'd been speaking. He told the Washington Post "I didn't know what to do. But angered, that was the main feeling." The council meeting was streaming live online and has since spread on social media. The contractors view the layoff as retaliation for unionizing, but Google and information technology subcontractor Cognizant said it was the normal end of a business contract. The ability for layoffs to spread over social media highlights how the painful experience of a job loss is frequently being made public, from employees sharing recordings of Zoom meetings to posting about their unemployment. The increasing tension between YouTube's contractors and Google comes as massive layoffs continue to hit the tech industry — leaving workers uneasy and companies emboldened. Google already has had rounds of cuts the past two years. Google has been in a long-running battle with many of its contractors as they seek the perks and high pay that full-time Google workers are accustomed to. The company has tens of thousands of contractors doing everything from food service to sales to writing code... Google maintains that Cognizant is responsible for the contractors' employment and working conditions, and therefore isn't responsible for bargaining with them. Cognizant said it is offering the workers seven weeks of paid time to explore other roles at the company and use its training resources. Last year, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Cognizant and Google are joint employers of the contractors. In January, the NLRB sent a cease-and-desist letter to both employers for failing to bargain with the union. Since then the issue of joint employment, which would ultimately determine which company is responsible for bargaining, has landed in an appeals court and has yet to be ruled on. "Workers say they don't have sick pay, receive minimal benefits and are paid as little as $19 an hour," according to the article, "forcing some to work multiple jobs to make ends meet." Sam Regan, a data analyst contractor for YouTube Music, told the Washington Post that he was one of the last workers to leave the meeting where the layoffs were announced. "Upon leaving, he heard one of the security guards call the non-emergency police line to report trespassers."
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Rishi Sunak's advisers were near-unanimous: leave the Election until the last moment to give the economy time to pick up. But the fraught build-up to Jeremy Hunt's Budget has cast doubt on this.
Skin creams, candles and protein powders that could turn any man into model DAVID GANDY (and which every woman will want to steal!)
I use My Nanna's Mousse. It's an incredible product by Larry King, who has been my hairstylist for years
The wreck in Carbis Bay, near St Ives, has remained largely hidden beneath the sand this winter, until now. It was sunk 131 years ago during a storm in 1893.
Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Ocado are caught up in food scare as pickle jars that may contain shards of glass are recalled
Patak's Aubergine Pickle, produced by AB World Foods and selling for £2.60 a jar, may contain shards of glass, the Government's Food Standards Agency warned in a nationwide alert.
Guardiola's Special Ones: how private school, psychologists and strict rules on how to wear socks helped Man City transform their academy into the ultimate talent factory
Once a bus is ready to pick up the squad for a four-mile trip to the City Football Academy in the afternoon, everything is taken care of.
Across Essex, ten postcodes were named among the winners.
Inside BRIT Awards' VERY lavish gift box worth £7k: VIP guests treated to dinner at five-star hotel, swanky club membership and pricey beauty treatments
The BRIT Awards are returning to the O2 arena on Saturday night, with a host of stars expecting to descend on the London venue.
Jayne Torvill's 'traumatic' journey to motherhood: Dancing On Ice star underwent 12 months of treatment in a bid to have children following life-threatening condition in her 40s
The British skating legend, 66, is happily married to American sound engineer Phil Christensen and they are now proud parents to their adopted children, Kieran and Jessica.
In 2005 Gabe Rivera was a compiler software engineer at Intel — before starting the tech-news aggregator Techmeme. And last year his Threads profile added the words "This is a little self-serving, but I want all social networks to be as open as possible." Friday Threads engineer Jesse Chen posted that it was Rivera's post when Threads launched asking for an API that "convinced us to go for it." And Techmeme just made its first post using the API, according to Chen. The Verge reports : Threads plans to release its API by the end of June after testing it with a limited set of partners, including Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Sprout Social, Social News Desk, and Techmeme. The API will let developers build third-party apps for Threads and allow sites to publish directly to the platform. More from TechCrunch: Engineer Jesse Chen posted that the company has been building the API for the past few months. The API currently allows users to authenticate, publish threads and fetch the content they post through these tools. "Over the past few months, we've been building the Threads API to enable creators, developers, and brands to manage their Threads presence at scale and easily share fresh, new ideas with their communities from their favorite third-party applications," he said... The engineer added that Threads is looking to add more capabilities to APIs for moderation and insights gathering.
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Inside the warped desire of Scarlet Blake: How besotted trans killer strangled victim in Don't F**k With Cats-style plot to arouse twisted ex-girlfriend before bragging 'my lover said it'd be hot'
Sick killer Scarlet Blake, then-23, murdered Jorge Martin Carreño, 30, to arouse her ex-girlfriend in a killing that had 'clear sexual motivation', the judge said.
Approximately 2,000 runners are expected to participate in Sunday's Chelmsford Half Marathon
No arrests have been made yet
A man who could hold vital information in connection with the incident has been pictured on CCTV in the area