As figures show young people taking part-time jobs has fallen, our Sun writers reveal the valuable lessons they learned from their summer jobs

THE days when teenagers would pick fruit, sweep floors or stack shelves during the summer holidays are almost gone. The number of 16 to 17-year-olds taking part-time jobs has more than halved since 1997, dropping from 42 per cent to 18 per cent. It means young people are missing out on essential skills as they …

The reluctance of EU leaders to discuss Brexit at upcoming Salzburg summit is shameful

Salz and vinegar THE apparent reluctance of European leaders to even discuss Brexit at the upcoming Salzburg meeting is shameful. When Liam Fox described the EU and the Continent’s political leaders as “intransigent” at the weekend, they hopped up and down with righteous indignation at the supposed insult. AFP or licensors Liam Fox described the …

The Prime Minister’s Chequers Brexit plan is not perfect

Now or sever DONALD Trump reckons he’d make a better job of Brexit than Theresa May, and now it seems as if some European chiefs would rather be dealing with him, too. EPA An EU ambassador has said Theresa May has been irrational throughout the Brexit talks We understand the frustration of those across the …

Universities have become get-rich-quick schemes for their top staff while student debt is on the rise

What a strip-off IT is scandalous that universities are using students’ and taxpayers’ funds to bankroll trips to strip clubs, casinos and sex shops. As we reveal today, staff at 54 universities spent £204million in two years on company cards. Refer to Source – Alamy Universities are using students’ and taxpayers’ funds to bankroll trips …

Brexit deniers are playing with fire with their campaign of outraged hysteria

Brexit’s deniers playing with fire THE next eight months before Brexit will seem like an eternity if the lavishly funded, tightly choreographed campaign to prevent it keeps up this level of outraged hysteria. Remember — if you’re tempted to pay it any attention — you’re being played. Alamy Live News Conducting a second referendum would …

Photoshopped images on social media offer us impossible beauty standards — it’s how you are that makes you happy

DID you see the photos of Jennifer Lopez on her 49th birthday looking unfeasibly gorgeous? Guess what? She is the same age as me. But that’s where the similarities stop. In fact physically, the only thing that is similar about our ­bodies are our toenails. Instagram Jennifer Lopez looks amazing as she celebrates her 49th …

Theresa May should go home, put her feet up and let her party elect a leader who will take no more c**p from Brussels

TWO years ago the people of Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire, marched down to the polling station and voted to leave the European Union. They did so by a huge margin. Sadly, a year or so later they also voted to keep the appalling Anna Soubry as their local MP. Let’s hope they never make that mistake again. …

Theresa May is offering a peace deal to EU with her soft Brexit plan at Chequers and it betrays voters

SO Theresa May did have a plan. It was to steer Brexit up a well-known creek and leave us without a paddle. The crew are too scared to desert. The shore is lined with hostile Remainers. As for the voters — the 17.4million “thick and ignorant racists” who backed Brexit in 2016 — who cares …

Nursery ban on superhero costumes is about staff’s own politics — not what our kids and country need

THERE’S a reason they are called superheroes – they’re super and they’re heroic. You wouldn’t think ­anyone would question the notion that we need more of that, not less. But they do. Andy McNab explains why the nursery ban on superhero costumes is totally wrong Remarkably, one in 20 British nurseries is banning superhero costumes …

It’s high time the NHS trusts went to war on millions they waste

NHS bosses have complained that Theresa May’s £20billion cash injection is not enough, while chucking hundreds of millions away themselves. As we reveal today, £500million was squandered last year alone. PA:Press Association Pouring money into the health service without sweeping reforms is a folly and Health secretary Jeremy Hunt must tackle the issue The health …