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Many Major Corporations Have Done Almost Nothing to Defend Voting Rights
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Joey Barton charged with assault after woman suffered head injury
Joey Barton, manager of the Bristol Rovers football team, has been charged with assault by beating after a woman received a head injury, police have said.
Behind The Lens, These Women Created Photographs That Leap Over Decades
Lee Miller, Self-Portrait with Headband (variant), 1932 gelatin silver print, Lee Miller Studios Inc., New York Lee Miller Archives Would you buy a headband from this woman?
Labour recruiting staff on insecure contracts while making mass redundancies
Labour is quietly recruiting staff on insecure temporary contracts with worse employment conditions while it moves to make a third of its existing permanent employees redundant, The Independent can reveal.
Scott Morrison defends George Christensen's anti-lockdown activism but labels Sydney rally-goers 'selfish'
Scott Morrison has sought to defend government MP George Christensen for anti-lockdown activism in Queensland, stating Australians have "free speech" and can attend rallies where public health orders allow, while condemning rally-goers in Sydney as "selfish".
Ricky Gervais campaigns for ban on all animal experiments in UK
Animal-rights campaigners staged a protest camp at a "factory farm" that breeds puppies for laboratory experiments after comedy actor Ricky Gervais launched a campaign to ban all tests on animals in the UK.
Sonny Stores, Bristol: 'They get things absolutely right' - restaurant review
There is no glittering river running down the middle of Raleigh Road, in Bristol's Southville district. There are no Arctic snowfields of white linen dressing the tables.
MoD 'failed to protect female personnel' from gendered abuse, inquiry finds
Women serving in the armed forces have experienced "shocking" levels of rape, sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination, while having such little faith in the complaints system that more than half of them did not report what they had suffered, an MPs' committee inquiry has revealed.
Why is the UK still getting money from the EU?
The Independent revealed today that the government is telling councils to put up EU flags around public buildings and streets.
Testing Britney Spears: Restoring Rights Can Be Rare and Difficult
To get out of conservatorship, the pop star will likely have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an uneasy melding of legal standards and mental health criteria.