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Let’s take a look back at the stories with the most interactions from the public this week.

Not So Well Heeled

The story of Nicola Thorpe, the London receptionist who was sent home from PwC for not wearing high heels, has certainly ruffled more than a few feathers. The news broke on Wednesday with the company apologetic and ready to review their guidelines. But that still doesn’t take away the fact a young woman was sent home without pay for not wearing a pair of 2-4 inch heels.

Thorpe has since set up a petition, which already has surpassed the 10k it needs to for a response from the Government, and at over 120k, has surpassed the 100k it needs to have its argument considered for debate in Parliament, asking for an update to the company dress codes in the UK, which are outdated and sexist.

In 6 hours, the story had 8,279 interactions.

The Long And Short Of It

Is One Direction member Harry Styles hair about to break the internet? Let’s cut to the chase. Harry has long, some say god-like, hair like Samson. And like Samson, not only is it the source of all his powers, but it makes hum vulnerable to untrustworthy women, so they say. Harry has now had his hair cut. As in, cut very short, and fans are already freaking out that this could be his demise.

A photo of the pop star has surfaced, but his barnet is obscured by a hat. But know this: the frenzy has begun. This nail-biting story already has hashtags as a keen topic of interest. One article has over 20k interactions already.

Eurovision Enters The Big League

Erm… Eurovision fans, you may need to sit down for this next bit, but Eurovision (a trending topic) is about to hit a completely different level. Justin Timberlake is set to perform his #1 single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ at this year’s competition in Stockholm. It’s the first time in the show’s history that such a global megastar has graced the stage, which is a major coup for the organisers.

The news has been enthusiastically shared over Facebook and Twitter to the tune of nearly 20k (organic) interactions. It certainly seems that the online chatter in the run-up to this year’s final on Saturday will now seem a little louder.

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