Cosmetics brand Lush has caused controversy after launching a campaign that appears to accuse police officers of 'being paid to lie'. Window displays in various branches across the UK show material associated with the campaign against 'intrusive, abusive, political policing'. Lush is calling for major changes to a public inquiry about undercover policing. The displays feature white and blue boxes with slogans including “spied on for taking a stand”, “spycops inquiry: truth or cover up?” and “police spies out of lives”, reports our sister paper Wales Online . Another part of the display features a photo of a man, with half his face depicted as a bearded civilian and the other half as a clean shaven police officer, with the caption “paid to lie”. Lush has been criticised, with customers and supporters of the police calling for a boycott. The firm, which has defended its campaign, is now being investigated by the Advertising Standards … [Read more...] about This is why Lush is using its stores to criticise the police
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Abortion is being thrust back in the spotlight this week, with a referendum in Ireland and a supreme court challenge in South Korea. In the US, meanwhile, President Donald Trump has issued a rallying call to opponents of abortion, encouraging them to head to the polls to elect conservative lawmakers. While many take the right to have an abortion for granted, the practice is still banned in some 20 countries worldwide. Others have highly restrictive laws in place. The restrictions mean millions of women risk serious illness or injury every year as a result of clandestine and unsafe abortions. Here is a snapshot of the global situation on abortion and the issues stirring the current debate. Where is abortion banned completely? Predominantly Catholic Malta is the only European Union country to totally ban abortion, imposing jail terms of between 18 months and three years if the law is broken. Abortion is also banned in Andorra, the Vatican and San Marino, which are in Europe … [Read more...] about Abortion around world: The countries with most restrictive laws and why debate is back in spotlight
Police are searching for a man seen in a hi-vis jacket after a bank card stolen from Carlton was used in a shop. Officers said the card was stolen on March 3, and was later used at a shop in Mansfield Road. Officers from Nottinghamshire Police have now released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation. A statement released by the force alongside the pictures on Thursday (April 5) said: "Do you know this man? Officers would like to speak to him in connection with a stolen bank card. "The card is believed to have been stolen from an address in Carlton on March 3. The card is then believed to have been used at a convenience store in Mansfield Road." If you recognise the man or have any information about the theft of the bank card, call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 789 of March 3. The Nottingham Post has a new app and it’s available to download now on Android and iPhone. Simply go to the Google Play store or the App … [Read more...] about Police seek to trace man in hi-vis jacket after stolen bank card is used in shop
As London Games Festival officially gets underway, there's an important event to put at the top of your 'to visit' list: Ensemble. New this year, the exhibition showcases eight creatives in the UK gaming industry that come from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. The exhibition highlights the contributions the different creatives make to the games industry, as well as showcasing why diversity is important in gaming. “Representation absolutely matters,” says curator Sharna Jackson, who has held roles at Tate, Design Museum and The Broad in LA. “The more voices you have in a room, the richer the story worlds and the experiences created will be. That’s why Ensemble is important.” Here are the Ensemble creatives you need to know Des Gayle, project manager, Altered Gene Des Gayle co-runs London-based indie studio Altered Gene, which is behind the hit mobile game Hyperstellar SV. He started working in games as a tester for Lego, before … [Read more...] about Ensemble: why diversity is important in gaming
THE VAR TV system passed its first test during the Brighton vs Crystal Palace FA Cup tie on Monday night.One slightly contentious point, when Albion's Glenn Murray moved his arm behind his body and ball went into the net off his knees, was easily cleared up.The Video Assistant Referee format will also be used at Stamford Bridge tomorrow when Chelsea entertain Arsenal in their Carabao Cup semi-final, first leg.But it won't be used in the other Carabao clash between Bristol City and Manchester City tonight.How does VAR work?THE technology allows referees to review key events with the help of videos and replays. CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun BetsUsed widely in rugby league, American football and cricket, it's application into football comes after a lengthy debate.It is meant to be used 'to correct clear errors and for missed serious incidents' in match-changing situations according to the International Football Association Board (IFAB).A referee … [Read more...] about Why isn’t VAR used in Man City vs Bristol City in the Carabao Cup tonight but is in Chelsea vs Arsenal?