Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

Modern slavery and trafficking 'in every UK town and city'

Modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is “far more prevalent than previously thought,” the National Crime Agency has said. The NCA said there were more than 300 live policing operations currently, with cases affecting “every large town and city in the country”. The agency estimated that there were tens of thousands of victims. It said previous estimates of 10,000-13,000 victims in the UK were found to be the “tip of the iceberg”. “The…

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US African-American art exhibition Soul of a Nation opens at Tate Modern

US African-American art exhibition Soul of a Nation opens at Tate Modern

The art world’s response to the birth of Black Power is being highlighted at a major new exhibition at the Tate Modern. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power explores what it meant to be black – and to be a black artist – in the USA from 1963 to 1983 as cultural identity was shifting and reforming. Some of the pieces on show at the London gallery take direct inspiration…

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Father's Day 2017: Gifts for the Modern Dad

Father's Day 2017: Gifts for the Modern Dad

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Buying a gift for Father’s Day used to be easy as picking up something techie (like a new smartwatch) or something more masculine (like a new grill). But dads are no longer a homogenous group. The old-school testosterone-fueled father has been supplanted by ones that are more versatile and in-tune with their specific likes and dislikes. Modern dads now fit into a few categories including hipster, sporty, stylish, creative and cerebral, among others. So if you’d like…

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Modern Family's Sarah Hyland hits back over body shaming

Modern Family's Sarah Hyland hits back over body shaming

“I’m here to say that no-one should aim to be the weight that I am right now,” Sarah Hyland said as she responded to criticism about her appearance. The Modern Family actress took to social media after suggestions she looked anorexic in a recent photo. Hyland underwent a kidney transplant in 2012 after battling kidney dysplasia her whole life. “I’m not in control of what my body looks like,” the actress said in a post…

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: How the show influenced modern entertainment

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: How the show influenced modern entertainment

It’s been 20 years since Buffy The Vampire Slayer first hit our TV screens. It has fans all over the world, and made a star of its lead actress Sarah Michelle Gellar. A TV series based on a not-great movie about a Californian teenager who attends high school by day and fights vampires by night, seems an unlikely candidate to be a serious contender to become a TV classic and hugely influential piece of popular…

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Robert Rauschenberg: Critics hail 'must-see' Tate Modern retrospective

Robert Rauschenberg: Critics hail 'must-see' Tate Modern retrospective

The Tate Modern’s new Robert Rauschenberg retrospective been has hailed as “the exhibition of the year” and “a must-see” by art critics. The show brings together more than 200 paintings, sculptures, photographs, digital prints and performance pieces from the US artist’s six-decade career. The Times, The Telegraph and The Guardian awarded the show five stars. The Telegraph‘s Mark Hudson wrote: “This, to my mind, is the exhibition of the year.” He added: “I can’t recall…

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