The union was blocked from taking strike action in the run-up to the general election and Christmas period after the High Court supported Royal Mail’s bid for an injunction last November. The judge agreed with Royal Mail that members had been “encouraged” to vote immediately at work, rather than at home or away from the office where there would be less pressure. … [Read more...] about Posties’ union threatens fresh strike after accusing Royal Mail of declaring ‘industrial war’
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I started hiking there with a group of friends when I was in my early twenties on the network of hiking trails called El Anillo. We used to spend days in the mountains, staying at tiny, isolated mountain refuges. Perhaps my favourite hike is the ascent from Fuente Dé to the top of Pico Tesorero, but there are many to choose from. Apart from hiking, there is a lot to explore in the surrounding area: pretty villages like Potes with stone buildings in the distinctive Cantabrian style, and even some prehistoric caves. The local dish is a beef, pork and chickpea stew called cocido lebaniego, which is perfect after a long hike. … [Read more...] about My happy place: where European locals immerse themselves in nature
“Whilst 2 million people in the general population are at risk of developing a gambling addiction, we need to stamp out these underhanded practices from gaming and gambling companies now through introducing age screening for digital adverts and a complete ban on in-app purchases in games licensed for children, before more families across the country are bankrupted.” … [Read more...] about Young Brits spending millions every year on in-app purchases or video game extras
For Foulk, the comedian, seeing the term “short king” emerge on Twitter was empowering. “I think that sometimes it comes across as kind of silly, but it’s so important. It was a really big deal to me, especially when it came to weight and height, to be like, ‘I’m very into what I have going on.’ Despite many people telling me not to be.” … [Read more...] about In praise of short men: will the rise of ‘short kings’ spell the fall of toxic masculinity?