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The 10 naughtiest children’s names have been revealed by teachers and parents

We all know a Jack!

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The naughtiest and best-behaved children’s names has been released, and it’s bad news for Jacks…

Choosing your child’s name,  I can only imagine, causes significant amounts of stress, what with everyone telling you that ‘oh no, Ryan used to pull my hair in school’ and ‘Laura used to pee her pants all the time’. 

A brand new study shows that Brits make assumptions about kids based solely on their name.

The study has released the list of top naughtiest names with all teachers, parents and children surveyed revealing Jacks are the most likely to misbehave. Teachers even said they expect Jacks to be mean to their class mates. 

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For girl’s names, teachers and parents most associate those called Mia with mischief but children expect Emilys to be the naughtiest. 

It’s even worse when you find out bad behaviour is linked to intellect, with Jack and Mia also being considered the least intelligent. 

A whopping 96% of teachers, children and parents don’t associate the name Mia with being clever. Awkward.

The study, commissioned by My Nametags, also found that Arthur takes the top spot for best behaved boys, and is regularly associated with being quiet and shy like Noahs. 

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The study also found that Graces tend to be the shyest in class, with teachers, parents and children all agreeing Grace tends to be introverted. 

Charlie and Olivias tend to be assumed to be the most confident kids, while George is usually the most intelligent and regularly associated with kindness.  

While Isabella tops the list for being smart amongst teachers, children tend to think Isabellas are spoilt. 

Managing director at My Nametags, Lars B. Andersen, said: “We know that there are strong stereotypes attached to names and that someone’s first name can really paint a picture of what they are like.

“It was interesting to discover that these stereotypes are formed from a young age, with children and adults quick to make judgements about children based on their first name alone.

“These beliefs can make the difficult task of naming a child even more challenging, but we hope that our research will help give expectant parents an insight into society’s opinions of the most popular boys and girls names in the UK right now.”

Naughtiest Boys:

  1. Jack
  2. Harry
  3. Charlie
  4. Oliver
  5. George

Naughtiest Girls: 

  1. Mia
  2. Ella
  3. Isabella
  4. Amelia
  5. Sophia
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Best behaved boys:

  1. Arthur
  2. Noah
  3. Oscar
  4. Muhammad
  5. Leo

Best behaved girls:

  1. Isla
  2. Ava
  3. Grace
  4. Olivia
  5. Emily

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Morrisons shoppers upset over ‘intimidating’ Union Jack packaging in the supermarket

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Morrisons use of the Union Jack flag on British products has kicked off a debate online.

It was sparked when a shopper posted a picture of the Union Jack branding on the supermarket’s eggs and butter.

Pictures of the products were posted to Twitter, with the customer writing: “Just back from a trip to Morrisons. Is it just me, or have their butter and eggs always been this… patriotic?”

The post sparked a debate and divided opinion in the comments, with some saying they will boycott the items while others argued it was just marking them as being British products.

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Someone replied to the tweet to say: “Very upset by porridge I saw in Morrisons. This flagging everything is very unpleasant and quite intimidating.”

A second added: “Retaliate. I’m no longer buying anything packaged as such. Hurt them through their bank accounts.”

While another replied: “Won’t be buying eggs from Morrisons.”

Some people were confused as to why people were so offended by the Union flag being on British products.

One person said: “I can’t believe you all get triggered over the fact it’s showing we have British products in our stores. You should be proud that it’s cut down on air miles and transport costs and in turn is helpful for the environment. No, you’d rather moan about the national flag.”

A second asked: “They also have the French flag on Brie and Camembert cheeses and the Italian flag on a number of meats. Should we remove them as well? Or is it just because it is the British flag?”

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Handbag thief faceplants into ‘one way’ sign after stealing £760 Moschino bag in the city centre

That’s gotta hurt…

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A man trying to make a swift getaway from police ended up getting more than he bargained for.

The suspect ended up with a sore head after smashing into a ‘one way’ sign after his concentration slipped.

The 33-year-old male was attempting to give Greater Manchester Police the slip after stealing a £760 Moschino bag in the city centre.

While he was making off from officers he looked behind him and ended up faceplanting straight into the sign.

He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody to recover from a ‘sore head’.

GMP took to Twitter and Facebook yesterday to share the news, saying that ‘all signs suggest he’ll make a full recovery’.

GMP City Centre wrote: “One way to custody… A 33yr old male stole a £760 Moschino hand bag. Whilst making off from officers, he looked behind him & then faceplanted straight into a One Way road sign.

“Male now in custody recovering from a sore head, all signs suggest he’ll make a full recovery!”

Ouch!

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Police at the Arndale as huge queues form on first day of non-essential shops reopening

Are you heading out to the shops today?

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Today, Monday April 12th, sees stage two of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown come into effect.

As part of this second stage, pubs, bars and restaurants can reopen for outdoor drinking and dining, while places like gyms, salons and hairdressers can also welcome people back.

Non-essential retail can also throw open its doors once again, meaning shops in places like the city centre, Arndale and Trafford Centre can reopen from today.

Huge queues have been forming as people are keen to return to shops after lockdown, with large gatherings of people spotted at the Arndale.

Photos and videos have been posted to social media showing people trying to get in the shopping centre from Market Street, with the Arndale opening at 8am today.

Sean Hansford posted a video to Twitter showing a large group being dispersed from the entrance to the Arndale, with very little social distancing happening.

A security guard asks them to move away and to social distance, but the group initially just congregates nearby.

Later videos show a more orderly queue going down Market Street after Covid marshals managed to organise shoppers, with police also spotted assisting with the queues.

Large queues were also spotted at Primark over at the Trafford Centre, as the popular budget retailer reopened its doors.

Will you be heading out shopping today, or are you waiting until things calm down a bit?

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