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The biggest lie told in the lead up to Christmas

    Is the gift a good match for the person?That’s what counts in gift giving.  The greatest lie ever told in the run-up to Christmas is this – it’s the thought that counts. Believe me, it’s definitely not the thought that counts. It’s the actual present and whether it’s a good match for the person who is getting it. “The thought that counts” is meant to provide cover for whatever gift you give – no matter how inappropriate – an excuse for the fact that because you’ve actually thought…

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Richard Leonard to lead Scottish Labour

Scottish Labour has announced Richard Leonard as its new party leader after a bitter battle to succeed Kezia Dugdale, who resigned from the role in August. Party members had to choose between centrist Anas Sarwar and his left-wing rival Richard Leonard. The contest has been marred by personal attacks, accusations of plots and claims of underhand voting tactics. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the result could lead to Scottish Labour becoming “a real force for change”. Mr Leonard spoke immediately after the announcement in Glasgow. He said: “”With this new…

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Modern Love: Senior Couples Try the 36 Questions That Lead to Love

Modern Love By SAMANTHA STARK and BONNIE WERTHEIM In 2015, the writer Mandy Len Catron invited Modern Love readers to join her in an experiment. First, find someone you’d like to know better — ideally, a person you view as a romantic prospect. Then, ask each other a series of increasingly intimate questions and see where the experience takes the two of you. Ms. Catron couldn’t have known then how many couples would come to credit the questions for their unions, or how many strangers would try, and fail, to…

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Australian model Duckie Thot, Naomi Campbell and RuPaul lead the 2018 Pirelli calendar

Last week, British Vogue‘s new editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, ushered in his first issue at the helm of the magazine promising greater diversity. By the weekend, the publication’s first man and person of colour helped reach another milestone by helping to launch the next year’s Pirelli calendar which he styled, and cast with an all-black group of 18 models, activists, artists and actors. For the 2018 edition, British fashion photographer Tim Walker reimagined Lewis Carrol’s fanciful tale, Alice and Wonderland. South Sudanese-Australian model Duckie Thot was cast as the cover star, titular Alice along,…

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News: Lundgren to lead easyJet as McCall departs for ITV

UK-based low-cost carrier easyJet has confirmed it has appointed former TUI Group deputy chief executive Johan Lundgren as its new chief executive officer. He will replace Carolyn McCall who will step down at the end of the month to lead ITV. Lundgren will join the European budget airline on December 1st. He also leaves his role as chief executive of the mainstream markets division at TUI. ADVERTISEMENT McCall will step down as easyJet leader on November 30th but will remain with the company until the end of the year to…

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Man City outclass Arsenal to open up eight-point lead

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised his side’s “amazing” run of form after they outclassed Arsenal to open up an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League. City have won nine consecutive league matches, a club record for a single season, have progressed to the knockout stage of the Champions League and are through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup. “We cannot deny the last two months have been amazing,” Guardiola said. “We knew how important this game was and we prepared well. The players gave an…

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