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British luxury fashion house Burberry has announced that it will stop the practice of burning unsold goods, with immediate effect.

The fashion label also said it would stop using real fur in its products, and would phase out existing fur items. In July, an earnings report revealed that Burberry destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m in 2017 to protect its brand.

The news had led to an angry response from environmental campaigners. At the time, the retailer said that 2017 had been unusual as it had to destroy £10m worth of old perfume products after signing a new deal with US firm Coty.

"Burberry to stop burning unsold goods, removes real fur from collections." @Reuters

A British astrophysicist Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell has been awarded a Breakthrough Prize for the discovery of radio pulsars.

This was also the subject of the physics Nobel in 1974, but her male collaborators received the award.  The sum will go to fund women, under-represented ethnic minority and refugee students to become physics researchers.

The Breakthrough award also recognises her scientific leadership. "Thank you Prof Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, always amazing."   @r1cc4rd0

Charlton have appointed caretaker boss Lee Bowyer as their manager on a deal until the end of the season. The 41-year-old took the helm in March after former manager Karl Robinson was sacked by the League One club.

The Addicks were ninth in the table when Bowyer took charge and he guided them to the play-offs after winning six of their final 10 league games. "I'm delighted and very proud to be appointed manager," Bowyer told the club's official website.

 "CAFCofficial confirm permanent appointment of Lee Bowyer as manager after six months in caretaker role. "