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January 15, 2019 8:05 AM Boohoo remains in fashion as sales surge

Sales at Boohoo grew strongly in the last four months of 2018, in another sign that people are choosing online shopping over the High Street. The online fashion retailer, which also owns the PrettyLittleThing and Nastygal fashion labels, saw revenues in the four-month period jump 44% to £328.2m. It revised its revenue growth forecast for the financial 128

January 11, 2019 3:36 PM Out Texas lawmakers form state’s first LGBT caucus

Five out Democrats in Texas have formed the first LGBT+ caucus in the state’s legislature. The five lawmakers came together to launch the first official LGBT+ caucus, which will fight for equal rights in the traditionally-conservative, Republican-controlled state. The LGBT+ caucus will be chaired by state representative Mary González, who was only the second 107

January 10, 2019 7:45 PM Manchester Pride adopts Pride flag with black and brown stripes

Manchester Pride has chosen an official flag which includes black and brown stripes alongside the original rainbow. The 2019 Manchester Pride Festival will use a design with eight stripes which was originally flown outside Philadelphia’s City Hall in 2017, instead of Gilbert Baker‘s classic flag. Mark Fletcher, the chief executive of Manchester Pride 100

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 77

January 2, 2019 12:33 PM Guy Verhofstadt GLOATS after Sadiq Khan’s EU fireworks display ‘a powerful message!’

GUY Verhofstadt has lauded London’s European Union-themed New Year’s Eve celebrations that sparked fury amongst Brexiteers. As clocks struck midnight in Britain’s capital and the skyline was lit up with a flurry of fireworks, the London Eye was transformed into a 443-ft yellow and blue EU flag. And as the skies above the Thames were illuminated the words 68

January 1, 2019 11:15 AM Sadiq Khan sparks outrage over ‘anti-Brexit’ London fireworks

LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan’s choice to celebrate the capital’s “close relationship with Europe” during the traditional New Year’s fireworks display has sparked fury across the country, with outraged Britons branding the demonstration a “disgraceful ploy”. Mr Khan “ruined” the yearly display by turning it into a Remain-backing show, many disappointed viewers 62

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM Barcelona PROTESTS: Spain chaos as Catalan separatists RIOT at Spanish PM’s arrival

CATALAN separatists have clashed with riot police in Barcelona with the region on high alert over fears of more violence. Officers dragged masked protesters from roads on Friday as Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held crunch talks in the Catalan capital on the independence crisis. Demonstrators wearing high-viz vests sat on the AP7 highway, which 234

December 18, 2018 10:07 AM Lewis Hamilton faces backlash after Sports Personality of the Year 'SLUMS' remark

LEWIS HAMILTON faces a backlash after calling Stevenage a “slum” at the Sports Personality of the Year 2018 Awards on Sunday night. The racing driver quickly came under fire from fans and residents of Stevenage, who took to Twitter to blast the comments. “Lewis Hamilton said Stevenage is a slum — unbelievable, but then I suppose it is compared to Monaco 141

December 6, 2018 4:43 PM New York school paints over student’s pride flag mural

Officials at Oakfield-Alabama Middle High School in New York state have painted over the mural of a Pride flag citing issues with its size. An art student had painted part of the wall in the colours of the Pride flag. He was also planning on adding the words “love is love” on top of the flag as well as handprints of some of the other LGBT+ students 44

December 5, 2018 4:21 PM George HW Bush funeral: Where will George Bush Snr be buried? Will it be with his wife?

THE state funeral of former President George H W Bush is underway in Washington - but where will Mr Bush Senior be laid to rest and will it be with his wife Barbara? World leaders and dignitaries are paying their respects to the 41st US President in a memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral, beginning at 4pm GMT (11am EST). Mr Bush Snr died at the age of 94 on Friday 103