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Does sharing photos of your children on Facebook put them at risk?

Every time you post about your child on social media you are helping to create for them a data-rich, enduring and potentially problematic online profile. Some experts suggest we should exercise more caution How to share family photos safelyThere is an …
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Ed Miliband pledges big pay rise for Britain’s poorest workers

Labour leader says he would raise minimum wage to £8 by 2020 in move that ‘reveals core party values’

Labour would significantly boost the national minimum wage to more than £8 an hour during the next parliament, giving many of Britain’s lowest paid workers an increase of about £60 a week, Ed Miliband has announced.

The plan, revealed in an interview with the Observer on the eve of Labour’s annual conference in Manchester, would see the minimum wage climb by at least £1.50 an hour from £6.50 an hour (the rate from 1 October this year) by 2020. The substantial rise would throw down the gauntlet to the Conservative party on low pay, as Miliband prepares to fight next May’s general election on a platform of raising living standards for the less well-off.

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Ravens fans flock to exchange Ray Rice jerseys as criticism of NFL swirls

Exchange takes place a day after Goodell says he wont quitSpokesman says Ravens spent six figures on the trade-inJameis Winston suspended for one FSU gameJeb Lund: Adrian Peterson and what our fathers did to us Continue reading…
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Truvada: use of ‘miracle’ HIV pill rare amid persistent controversy

It has been approved by the FDA and endorsed by the World Health Organization as safe and effective in preventing HIV, so why is there so much pushback to this so-called miracle drug? Continue reading…
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Inclusive sex education is vital and British schools arent delivering it

Why isnt there a mandatory requirement to teach children about sexual health and diversity, including LGBT, in the same way as other curriculum subjects?Sex and relationship education (SRE) is failing millions of pupils. Many will return to school this…
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Ebola outbreak: US to send 3,000 troops to west Africa to fight epidemic

Regional centre in Liberia will coordinate efforts to train health workers and build treatment centres to help tackle crisisThe US said it would send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola epidemic that has raged for nine months, overwhelming fragile he…
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