Lush quits Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat over safety concerns | Retail industry- Tempemail

Lush has announced it is closing its accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok until the social media sites do a better job of protecting users from harmful content. The campaigning beauty retailer said it had “had enough” after the allegations of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen who claims the company Continue Reading

‘Injecting poison will never make you healthy’: how the wellness industry turned its back on Covid science | Coronavirus- Tempemail

Ozlem Demirboga Carr is not really into all that woo‑woo stuff. “I’m definitely a full-science kind of person,” says the 41-year-old telecoms worker from Reading. She doesn’t believe in crystals, affirmations or salt lamps. But she did find herself unusually anxious during the UK’s Covid lockdown in March 2020 and, Continue Reading

Firms under fire for using UK influencers to push nicotine products | Tobacco industry- Tempemail

Posing expertly for Instagram snaps, a parade of young and beautiful DJs, models and socialites line up to endorse Velo, a brand of flavoured nicotine pouches made by British American Tobacco (BAT). Between them, the 26 social media influencers boast 2.2m followers, and an audience that skews young, meaning they Continue Reading

Shop workers become TikTok stars with home-spun video clips | Retail industry- Tempemail

Step aside Kim Kardashian and Joe Wicks, retailers are turning shop floor managers into the new influencers, as their home-spun video clips are building a huge fanbase on social media. Marks & Spencer has Craig Field at its store in Longbridge, whose enthusiastic TikTok clip about how to use self-scanning Continue Reading

‘Rust’ assistant director hopes for film industry changes- Tempemail

The assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the gun that killed a cinematographer says he hopes the tragedy prompts the film industry to “reevaluate its values and practices” to ensure no one is harmed again. David Halls released a statement to the New York Post, breaking his silence following the Continue Reading

Red list timing: ‘A final gesture of contempt for travellers and the industry’- Tempemail

Simon Calder, also known as The Man Who Pays His Way, has been writing about travel for The Independent since 1994. In his weekly opinion column, he explores a key travel issue – and what it means for you. November is a great month to explore the world – mainly Continue Reading

Red list cull: jubilation from travel industry as restrictions ease- Tempemail

The travel industry has welcomed the abolition of hotel quarantine from next month – but is questioning why the “red list” was allowed to drag on for so long. After nine months in which tens of thousands of travellers have spent millions of pounds on hotel quarantine on arrival in Continue Reading

Government deletes document recommending curbs on aviation industry- Tempemail

Boris Johnson’s government has deleted a document which recommended strong “interventions” to tackle aviation emissions – including curbs on airport expansion and subsidies for the industry. The government was criticised for failing to outline measures to curb emissions from flights as part of its Net Zero Strategy, published on Tuesday Continue Reading

UK industry could ‘shut down’ from gas shortages this winter, government warned- Tempemail

High gas prices will continue throughout winter and UK industry could be forced to “shut down” if supplies run out, the founder of manufacturing giant Ineos has warned. Sir Jim Ratcliffe said a lack of gas storage has left the nation vulnerable – warning the government that that a sharp winter could lead to Continue Reading

Playwright Jasmine Lee-Jones: ‘The theatre industry is full of isms and schisms and nepotism’ | Theatre- Tempemail

Jasmine Lee-Jones, 22, is a writer and actor from London. In July 2019, shortly after graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, her first full-length play was staged at the Royal Court theatre. Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner follows a digital activist, Cleo, and her best friend, Continue Reading