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Radical new approach to jobs needed to help young people ‘scarred’ by years of insecure, low-paid work, think tank says

A radical approach is needed to tackle “fundamental flaws” in the labour market that have harmed the prospects of highly skilled young people, a new report has said. Young people have been disproportionately affected by shifts in the nature of work in recent years, the Resolution Foundation said in the latest research...

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water charms Academy at politically-charged awards

Helen Mirren may have taken to the stage on the back of a jet-ski, but that still constitutes an understated Oscars ceremony in 2018, the 90th Academy Awards not proving as dramatic as the Trump-defying, wrong-winner-announcing year that came before it. Aquatic love story The Shape of Water picked up the night's biggest...

ITV profits slide as uncertain economic outlook hits advertising revenue

ITV has reported a fall in profits for 2017, hit by a slide in advertising revenue which the broadcaster attributed to an uncertain economic outlook. The company on Wednesday said that net advertising revenue had declined by 5 per cent in the year to the end of December, to £1.59bn. Overall profit...

Yes, there was some diversity at the Oscars. No, this isn’t a sign that Hollywood has changed

Every year, millions of people around the globe fixate on The Academy Awards, speaking to the social importance of film, a medium that can not only be transported to screens all over the world, but can transport viewers into the lives of others. The political potential of film is impossible to...

Plane talk: Can two simple words really get you an upgrade on your airline seat?

The ceaseless quest for upgrades, I contend, began in 1952. Before that, there was one class of flying: astronomically expensive. But 66 years ago in May, TWA introduced “tourist class”. These days, TWA is sadly no more. One of its former rivals was Virgin Atlantic, which is flourishing and offers three classes:...

Oscars 2018: Guillermo Del Toro wins Best Director award for The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro has won the award for Best Director at the 2018 Oscars. He wins for The Shape of Water. Inspired by his memories of growing up watching the Creature from the Black Lagoon and wishing to see the film end in a happy romance, del Toro’s film follows a sweeping...

Daily Mirror publisher Trinity to change name to Reach after reporting slump in revenue

Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror has announced that it intends to change its name to Reach plc in an attempt to more accurately reflect the size of the company after its agreement to buy some of its best-known rival newspapers earlier this year. The publisher on Monday also reported that revenues had fallen...

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you. It'll depend a lot on how you spend the next decade or so -- i.e. will you start saving or rack up credit-card debt? Wallow in self-pity or...

Chelsea estate agent who sold his Porsche for £20 is now selling his Jaguar for the same price

A Chelsea estate agent made headlines in August when he decided to raffle off his Porsche Cayman for just £20 a ticket. Ed Bezzant, who shares photos of his extravagant London lifestyle full of expensive cars, clothes, watches, travels, and parties on Instagram, came up with the raffle as a way to...

Oscars 2018 as it happened: Shape of Water triumphs with Best Picture and Best Director awards

The 2018 Oscars has come to its (rather staid) conclusion, with major wins for The Shape of Water, Darkest Hour, Three Billboards and Get Out. This year's ceremony witnessed multiple political causes championed: from gun control to the plight of Dreamers children to the Time's Up and #MeToo movements. Frances McDormand's powerful acceptance speech for Best Actress (apologies for the spoiler) calling for...

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