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YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she was alerted to the clips. The High Court in London heard that the accused – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had accepted liability for his unlawful activity. He also agreed to pay an undisclosed sum as well as to cover legal costs. Ms Chambers’ lawyers have described the sum as “substantial”. “[This] should serve as…

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Unbuttoned: Airbrushing Meets the #MeToo Movement. Guess Who Wins?

Advertisement The galvanization of women, whether as candidates for political office or as voices speaking up as part of the #metoo movement, has challenged yet another traditionally sacred practice: the airbrushing of beauty images into unachievable perfection. This week, CVS, the American pharmaceutical giant, has pledged to stop “materially altering” all of the imagery associated with its beauty products — in stores, on its website and on social media. Starting in April, the photographs women see when they go to buy a CVS brand lipstick or perfume or moisturizer will…

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Sigrid: Norwegian pop star wins BBC Sound of 2018

Media playback is unsupported on your device Norwegian pop singer Sigrid has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2018, which aims to showcase the most exciting new music for the year ahead. Aged just 21, she is one of the youngest ever artists to receive the honour – beaten only by Adele, who was 19 when she topped the 2008 list. “It’s a huge honour,” she told the BBC. “I don’t know how to explain it.” Influenced by Lorde, Robyn and Joni Mitchell, the star has become known for catchy, quirky…

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Middlesbrough 2-0 Sunderland: Tony Pulis wins battle of Welsh bosses

Rudy Gestede and Martin Braithwaite scored in the first half as Middlesbrough dumped dismal north-east rivals Sunderland out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 win at the Riverside Stadium. Gestede took just 10 minutes to heap more woe on the Championship’s bottom club and Braithwaite’s effort just before the break effectively ensured the visitors’ sole remaining focus this season will be avoiding a second consecutive relegation. Black Cats boss Chris Coleman may take heart from an improved second half display from his injury-hit side, but they had only a…

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Former GB prop Bailey wins 'landmark' drugs case

Former Great Britain prop Ryan Bailey has escaped a drugs ban for refusing to submit a test sample, after winning a “landmark” case against UK Anti-Doping. The Toronto player, 33, was charged with “evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection” at the club’s Lamport Stadium in May 2017. He was worried water from the doping officer may have been contaminated. The National Anti-Doping Panel ruled Bailey “bears no fault or negligence” on the basis of psychiatric evidence. The tribunal added that he had committed an anti-doping rule violation,…

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Helen Dunmore wins posthumous Costa poetry prize

Helen Dunmore has won the Costa Book prize for poetry for her 10th and final collection, Inside the Wave. She was named on Tuesday along with four other winners across five categories in the Costa Book Awards. The poet and novelist died from cancer in June last year. Inside the Wave explores the borderline between the living and the dead and includes her final poem, Hold Out Your Arms, written shortly before her death. The judges described the collection as “a final, great achievement”. Also honoured was Gail Honeyman, who…

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Swansea sack Clement after just three wins in 18 games

Swansea City have sacked manager Paul Clement with the club bottom of the Premier League, having won just three times this season. Clement, 45, took charge in January with Swansea in the relegation zone and guided them to a 15th-place finish. Chairman Huw Jenkins said that changing the manager halfway through a season “was the last thing we wanted to do”. He said: “We felt we couldn’t leave it any longer and needed to make a change to give the best chance of an uplift.” Swansea announced that assistant managers…

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