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Stop this mindless conflation of LGBT

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UK gender gap continues to widen, says World Economic Forum report

Britain falls to 26th in Global Gender Gap Report rankings, recording its lowest overall score for equality since 2008 Continue reading…
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Leaked universal credit memo shows jobcentre staff struggling with rollout

Jobcentre whistleblower tells Dispatches that computerised benefits scheme is unworkable, poorly designed and out of dateA leaked staff memo at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) appears to show the government is still struggling to roll out it…
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Ebola: the race to find a vaccine

Researchers in Canada, Britain, the US and Mali are testing drugs they hope will stop the humanitarian disaster unfolding in west Africa and prevent Ebola becoming as prolific as HIVEbola vaccine: diary of a guinea pigGraphic Ebola: the search for a va…
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Old white guy for mayor: has Toronto’s great multicultural project failed?

Its the worlds third most multicultural city but with voters poised to replace Rob Ford with yet another middle-aged white man, Colin Marshall asks whether Toronto needs a new big ideaWinnipeg confronts its ethnic chasmIf I entered Torontos heated mayo…
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Ebola: US ambassador hits out at countries failing to help west Africa

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Leigh Day: the law firm seeking justice for societys most vulnerable

Alison Millar has 50 clients who survived child abuse but rejects political narrative of monsters and victimsAlison Millars job title suggests an unusual burden of responsibility: as head of the abuse team at the pioneering law firm Leigh Day, she has …
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Leigh Day: the law firm seeking justice for societys most vulnerable

Alison Millar has 50 clients who survived child abuse but rejects political narrative of monsters and victimsAlison Millars job title suggests an unusual burden of responsibility: as head of the abuse team at the pioneering law firm Leigh Day, she has …
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Record number of Britons in low-paid jobs, says thinktank

Resolution Foundation says number of people earning less than £7.69 an hour increased by 250,000 last year to reach 5.2m

A record 5 million workers are now in low-paid jobs, according to a new report, sparking calls for government action to help tackle the problem.

The Resolution Foundation said the numbers earning less than two thirds of median hourly pay equivalent to £7.69 an hour increased by 250,000 last year to reach 5.2 million.

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Uruguays superstar president bows out but will his liberal marijuana laws survive?

The country is voting for a successor to José Mujica, and candidates have doubts about his headline-grabbing reform

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