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Influencers ‘being offered thousands for sex’

Influencers ‘being offered thousands for sex’

Technology
Top social media influencers are being propositioned daily by strangers with offers of thousands of pounds in return for sex, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has been told. One said social media had become "a catalogue" for men to select their next conquest. "It's high-end prostitution - it's just scary to think if they've messaged me, they've probably sent it to thousands of pretty girls on Instagram," says Tyne-Lexy Clarson.She says she was only 19 when she was first propositioned, with an offer of £20,000 for dinner and drinks. But after starring in series two of Love Island, an agency emailed, offering her £50,000 for five nights in Dubai. It contained a non-disclosure agreement, stating that the details of what she would b
Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in ‘greatest need’

Free NHS hospital parking for thousands in ‘greatest need’

Health
Thousands more NHS patients and visitors will be able to access free hospital car parking, the government says. From April, all 206 hospital trusts in England will be expected to begin offering the concession in line with the government's manifesto promise.Those with the "greatest need" will benefit.That includes groups such as people with disabilities and NHS staff working night shifts. Currently, hourly charges at hospitals for parking vary between £1 and £4. It is up to trusts to make their own car parking arrangements.NHS hospital car parking fees were abolished in Scotland and Wales in 2008, although a small number of hospitals in Scotland still charge as they remain tied in to contracts with private companies that manage their parking facilities. Fe
Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

Thousands gather for police-approved Human Rights Day protest Hong Kong

World
Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to keep up pressure on the government six months after sweeping pro-democracy protests began. Organizers estimated that about 800,000 people participated in the protests in Victoria Park on Sunday afternoon carrying banners that read "Free Hong Kong" as the region continued to call for greater democratic freedoms. While protests in recent months have been marked by violence and mass arrests, deployment of tear gas and threats to use live ammunition by police, Sunday's event featured an exhibition of posters and exchanging of Christmas cards. It was also the first march organized by the Civil Human Rights Front to be granted police approval since mid-August. Hong Kong's police commissioner, T...
Thousands die in Japan due to overuse of antibiotics, research shows

Thousands die in Japan due to overuse of antibiotics, research shows

World
Dec. 5 (UPI) -- More than 8,000 people die annually from antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Japan. Japanese researchers at the Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine said methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, and fluoroquinolone-resistant salmonella were the leading causes of death among patients in 2017, Kyodo News and NHK reported Thursday. The total number of MRSA-related deaths was more than 4,200 in 2017, and the number of patients who died from salmonella was more than 3,900, according to researchers. Patients' overuse of antibiotics and the application of antibiotics on animals for consumption, were cited as the causes of the fatalities. Hiroshige Mikamo, a bacteria expert at Aichi Medical University, said the actual number of annual d...
Thousands face delays as BA flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’

Thousands face delays as BA flights disrupted by ‘technical issue’

Business
Thousands of passengers face delays as British Airways experiences disruption to flights caused by a "technical issue".The airline said overnight that a small number of planes were affected by the glitch - the latest in a series of PR headaches for the carrier caused by apparent computer system woes and, latterly, damaging strikes by pilots. It later confirmed: "Our teams are working hard to resolve a technical issue which is affecting some of our flights, and we have rebooked customers onto alternative flights and offered hotel accommodation where they have been unable to continue their journeys last night."We are very sorry for the disruption to their travel plans."By mid-morning BA confirmed it planned to operate a full flight schedule on Thursday but admitted: "There may be some knock-...