• Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spain’s parliament

    Jailed Catalan separatists take seats in Spain’s parliament

    • May 21, 2019

    By Aritz Parra, Associated Press Jailed Catalan politicians have taken their seats in Spain’s parliament after being released from pre-trial detention for the occasion. Two dozen MPs from an upstart far-right party also took their seats as the Spanish parliament convened after last month’s inconclusive general election. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez won the national election

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  • People still likely to share and like ‘junk news’ on Facebook, study suggests

    People still likely to share and like ‘junk news’ on Facebook, study suggests

    • May 21, 2019

    By Jamie Harris, Press Association Science Technology Reporter People are still likely to share and like news stories from unreliable sources on Facebook despite overall levels of “junk news” circulating across social media being relatively low, a study has claimed. In the run-up to the 2019 European parliamentary elections, researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute

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  • Instagram influencer data discovered online

    Instagram influencer data discovered online

    • May 21, 2019

    By Martyn Landi, Press Association Technology Correspondent A database of personal information on millions of Instagram influencers has been discovered online. The database was stored on a server and was not protected by a password, leaving it vulnerable and accessible by anyone. According to US site TechCrunch, which first reported the incident, the database contained

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  • Scottish European election candidates demand answers on Brexit party funding

    Scottish European election candidates demand answers on Brexit party funding

    • May 21, 2019

    By Lewis McKenzie, Political Reporter, Press Association Scotland The Brexit Party in Scotland has been pushed to answer questions over its financial dealings. Jim Ferguson was quizzed on the issue during a debate on STV’s Scotland Tonight programme on Monday. Meanwhile, a review was launched by the Electoral Commission into the Brexit Party’s financial systems

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  • 80% of children would eat healthier food if they knew their heroes did too, finds survey

    80% of children would eat healthier food if they knew their heroes did too, finds survey

    • May 21, 2019

    A worldwide survey conducted by Beko in 18 countries highlights the gap between children’s approach to healthy eating vs. their approach to football Only one fifth of children identified the daily fruit and vegetable recommendation Today Beko released the results of a global survey that reveals a gap in children’s knowledge in healthy eating compared

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  • Make post-Brexit driving permits available online – Peers

    Make post-Brexit driving permits available online – Peers

    • May 21, 2019

    By Neil Lancefield, Press Association Transport Correspondent An online option should be available to buy permits which may be required to drive in the European Union after Brexit, a group of peers has said. It is “unsatisfactory” to require motorists to visit a Post Office to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP), according to a

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