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Caroline Flack’s family release unpublished Instagram post as inquest opens

Caroline Flack’s family release unpublished Instagram post as inquest opens

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Caroline Flack's family have released an unpublished Instagram post she wrote days before she took her own life, ahead of the opening of the inquest into her death.In the statement, the 40-year-old wrote that her arrest for assaulting her boyfriend Lewis Burton, 27, last year, meant "within 24 hours my whole world and future was swept from under my feet". The former Love Island presenter was found dead at her east London flat on Saturday having taken her own life, her family said. An inquest into her death was opened on Wednesday morning, with the court hearing Flack was found by residents and that police attended the property after being flagged down. Paramedics were unable to save her and she was identified by her twin sister, Jody.Funeral arrangements are still to be decided, the co...
Caroline Flack’s unpublished Instagram post released by family

Caroline Flack’s unpublished Instagram post released by family

Entertainment
Caroline Flack's family have released an unpublished Instagram post that she wrote days before she died. It comes ahead of the inquest into the death of the former Love Island host, which opened on Wednesday morning. In the post, the 40-year-old wrote that her "whole world and future was swept from under my feet" when she was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend.Her mother shared the words, which Flack had been advised not to publish, through the Eastern Daily Press.The TV presenter was found dead in her home on Saturday, weeks before she was due to stand trial on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, Lewis Burton, in December.Flack pleaded not guilty to the alleged assault at a court hearing in December and was released on bail.She was ordered to stop a...
Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog

Instagram e-cigarette posts banned by ad watchdog

Technology
Four vaping companies, including British American Tobacco (BAT), have had Instagram posts promoting e-cigarettes banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).The posts showed models and celebrities such as Lily Allen holding electronic cigarettes.The advertising of these products is banned on social media.One of the groups that had complained said the ruling was "a huge step forward"."While the ASA ruling is great news, urgent policy change is needed from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to prevent BAT and other tobacco companies from using social media to advertise their harmful products to young people around the world," the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said in a statement. ...
Instagram to warn users over ‘bullying’ language in their captions

Instagram to warn users over ‘bullying’ language in their captions

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Instagram will start warning users when it detects potentially bullying language in its captions.The app said it will use artificial intelligence to spot possibly harmful language and give users the opportunity to reconsider it before sharing. A similar feature was introduced earlier this year which warned users if it thought their comments on other people's posts contained bullying or offensive language.If the AI spots something, a message will appear telling the user the caption looks similar to others that have previously been reported and gives them the option to edit it, learn about why it was flagged, or share it anyway.It comes amid criticism that Facebook-owned Instagram has not acted quickly enough to remove abusive and potentially dangerous content from the platform. ...
Shakespeare gets a digital make-over for Instagram generation

Shakespeare gets a digital make-over for Instagram generation

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Shakespeare has been given a digital makeover, in an effort to inspire the Instagram generation to connect with arguably the world's greatest playwright.New research from the digital technology company, Adobe, has revealed 77% of 11-18 years olds struggle to understand William Shakespeare's plays because of the "challenging" language used. Image: A painting of William Shakespeare from The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 42% do not understand how studying his work will help them get a job in the future - while 29% said modern day interpretations of his plays would help them understand them.As a result of the poll, The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has teamed up with Adobe to try to encourage more young people to engage with the Bard's...