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Source: The Guradian

Why aren’t we outraged by child poverty in Britain and the US?

Today 10:50 GMT

The JRF study found that much of the rise in child poverty has been driven by increases in in-work poverty and that between 2010-11 and 2016-17, the child poverty rate and the number of children in poverty in working families rose more steeply than at any time in the last 20 years.

Where are the mass protests about child poverty, or have we really become so desensitised by the juggernaut of Tory austerity in Britain, and to relentless attacks on welfare in the US, that we are no longer shocked by the desperation of these youngsters and their parents?

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Source: Common Domain

The Average English Home is Losing Value

Today 07:00 GMT

At the current growth rate, the average home is actually losing value in real terms, as 0.9% is way below the rate of inflation, last measured at 2.4%.

"Despite the current economic uncertainty it’s encouraging to see that there is still some increase in transaction levels," said Oliver Blake, managing director of Your Move and Reed Rains.

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Source: Global News

Top of mind: ‘Justice’ is Merriam-Webster’s word of the year

Tuesday 20:56 GMT

“feckless” (What Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump, combined with a pejorative that begins with “c”); “epiphany” (The title of a BTS K-pop song that dropped this year); “lodestar” (used in reference to McCain in the anonymous New York Times op-ed identified as coming from inside the Trump administration); and “nationalism” (At an Oct. 22 rally in Texas, Trump declared himself a nationalist).

Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, told the Associated Press ahead of Monday’s announcement that “justice” consistently bubbled into the top 20 or 30 lookups on the company’s website, spiking at times due to specific events but also skating close to the surface for much of the year.

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Source: BBC

Champions League draw: Liverpool v Bayern Munich, Man Utd v Paris St-Germain

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain.

Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham also face Bundesliga sides, with City meeting Schalke and Spurs meeting Borussia Dortmund. Liverpool will take on German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16, while Manchester United have been drawn against Paris St-Germain.

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Source: The Guradian

Netherlands PM uses Britain's Brexit 'chaos' as cautionary tale

Tuesday 12:39 GMT

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has written an open letter to the people of the Netherlands holding up Britain’s Brexit “chaos” as a cautionary example of what can go wrong when a nation fails to pull together for the common good. In a full-page advert in the Algemeen Dagblad, Rutte said he saw the Netherlands, “a country that isn’t perfect but where we do make progress”, as a “precious possession” that belonged to everyone but “was brittle … and can easily break”.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte