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Scottish referendum most discussed UK Facebook topic of 2014

The Scottish referendum was the most talked-about event of the year for UK Facebook users, beating the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge<p>TheScottish referendum was the most discussed topic on Facebook for UK users throughout 2014, generating 10 million interactions in the five weeks prior to the vote.<p>The …

Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children

Blatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to an uncompromising report published in the aftermath of allegations of gang rape and trafficking in the South Yorkshire town.<p>Written by Prof …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

Cheese! 20 Awkward Family Christmas Portraits

When the family comes together for Christmas, it’s a great time for family portraits, but it’s an even better time for *awkward* family portraits. We’re talking tacky Christmas sweaters, #TBTs with Santa and puppies in holiday outfits. We’ve found the most awkward, most adorable family portraits …

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