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Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Snoop Dogg shares ‘nasty’ Gascoigne post to warn of alcohol abuse

Entertainment
Snoop Dogg has been criticised for posting pictures of himself and former footballer Paul Gascoigne on Instagram to illustrate the negative effects of alcohol compared to cannabis.The US rapper uploaded a picture showing him and the ex-England midfielder at the ages of 20 and 47, in an apparent attempt to show that "marijuana abuse" is safer than addiction to alcohol. His post has divided his followers, with some praising him for "speaking the truth" about the dangers of drinking and others accusing him of a lack of respect for Gascoigne, 52, who has repeatedly struggled with alcoholism and mental health issues over the years. Piers Morgan is among those to have criticised the 47-year-old Gin And Juice rapper over the post, tweeting: "This is nasty. Shame on you @SnoopDogg."Another tweeter...
Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Domestic abuse survivors ‘more at risk of serious mental illness’

Health
Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests.They are also twice as likely to have had some form of mental illness already, the study in the British Journal of Psychiatry found.Experts said opportunities were being missed to detect abuse and support vulnerable women.GPs said they were highly trained to spot it, but it was often well-hidden.The study was based on 18,547 women who had told their GP of domestic abuse they had experienced.They were followed up over a number of years and compared with a group of more than 74,000 women of a similar age who had no experience of domestic abuse.Dr Joht Singh Chandan, lead author and academic clinical fellow in public he...
Google’s Chrome plans ‘risk undermining fight against online child abuse’

Google’s Chrome plans ‘risk undermining fight against online child abuse’

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter A planned change to the Chrome web browser by Google would have a "catastrophic impact on victims of online child sexual abuse" by undermining internet filters in the UK, the government has been warned.Techniques used to prevent images of child abuse being spread online would be made "obsolete" unless the government takes action, according to a parliamentary briefing note obtained by Sky News. The briefing, written by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) - a charity with the task of finding and removing child abuse images online - says its "crucial service" of filtering URLs is now at risk. Image: The IWF describes the changes as 'catastrophic' The governm...
R Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sex abuse with victims aged 13 to 16

R Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sex abuse with victims aged 13 to 16

Entertainment
R Kelly has been charged with 11 additional counts of sexual abuse.The Bump n' Grind singer faces charges for aggravated criminal sex assault, criminal sex assault, and aggravated criminal sex abuse, among others. His alleged victims are reported to be between 13 and 16 years old. According to CBS Chicago, Kelly is expected to appear in court to face the new allegations next week, on June 6.Back in February, he was arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women. Of the four women, three of them were under the age of 17 when the alleged assaults reportedly took place. Kelly pleaded not guilty in February to the charges put before him by the three teen girls and the adult woman. In total, seven women including his...