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April 20, 2018 3:36 PM California Assembly backs fraud convictions for gay cure therapists

The California Assembly has passed a bill to implement fraud convictions for people who practise gay cure therapy. AB-2943, which was greenlit by state lawmakers this week, would build on the existing law to introduce a possible conviction under state law for gay ‘cure’ practitioners. The law, submitted by out lawmaker Evan Low, would amend the section 6

April 20, 2018 2:05 PM Sussex Police call on residents to take part in rural crime survey

It has been three years since the first National Rural Crime Survey asked the public for their views on matters relating to rural crime. This year’s survey went live on Tuesday and Sussex Police encourages those who live, work or visit rural communities in the county to respond and have their voice heard. In late 2017, the force appointed Superintendent 6

April 19, 2018 8:21 PM Sainsbury's DROP Classic Coke from its £3 meal deal blaming price rises caused by the sugar tax

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has angered customers by ditching Classic Coke from its £3 meal deals, blaming price rises in the wake of the new sugar tax. It has dropped 500-mililitre bottles of the cola from the lunchtime promotion, altering shoppers with shelf stickers. Supermarket bosses said 500ml bottles of Diet Coke and Coke Zero Sugar would still 5

April 19, 2018 3:12 PM Panicked fans contacted record label after promotional pranks for The Shires

Country duo The Shires were left feeling a little guilty after a marketing ploy panicked fans. Ahead of the release of their third album, the band played a series of tricks – including pretending to leak their album artwork and airing distorted TV adverts. The pranks led to some fans contacting record label Decca in an effort to alert them. Ben Earle 4

April 18, 2018 2:56 PM Latest WhatsApp hoax message doing the rounds DOES have a shred of truth to it: Here's what to do if you receive it

The text, which asks people to pass it on to their friends, claims that a video is about to come out that could hack your phone. While the claim about the video is a scam, there is a genuine security risk about links to WhatsApp Gold, which can direct users to malicious websites. If you receive such a message and wish to pass it on, delete the first 5

April 17, 2018 3:58 PM Gordon Ramsay 'is going vegan'

Gordon Ramsey sent fans into meltdown after claims he is going to try a meat and animal-product free diet. The 51-year-old TV chef caused a stir on social media after telling his fans he was going to try cutting out all animal products - which includes all meat and dairy - in favour of a cruelty-free lifestyle, despite being vocal about his love of meat in the past. The Michelin-starred 10

April 16, 2018 8:21 PM Call The Midwife starts filming eighth series

A picture posted on the show’s official Twitter page shows cast member Jenny Agutter back in the habit, with a clapperboard reading “Slate 1, Take 1” in her hands. “It’s happening!!! Series 8 of #callthemidwife has just started filming!!” the message says. The BBC drama’s seventh run ended in March with a tear-jerking instalment that saw the midwives 9

April 16, 2018 11:11 AM Man armed with a gun and a machete tackled by brave club goers

THE bravery of patrons at a North Yorkshire social club has been praised, after they restrained a weapon-wielding man. Malcolm Paul Johnson assaulted a customer in a social club on East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire Police said. He left, but later returned carrying an imitation firearm (an air pistol) and a machete, the force added. It said a number 6

April 16, 2018 10:55 AM Wetherspoon on Twitter: The best bits

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has announced its head office and 900 pubs are quitting Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with immediate effect. The home of bargain pitchers and Curry Club Thursdays linked the move to bad publicity surrounding social media including the "trolling" of MPs and said it would be using its website and printed magazine to release 9

April 14, 2018 9:00 AM It’s no great depression at Roaring 20’s vintage bash

Channel your inner flapper girl and jazz up your social life, with a Roaring 20’s Party next week in Southend. The nostalgic bash will be held on Friday (April 20) at the historic Royal Hotel, 1 High Street, Southend, from 7.30pm onwards. Expect to Charleston the night away to music (just like the iconic Josephine Baker, pictured) from a 20s themed swing 7