Picks of the day: The three stories to read today

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Need inspiration for a bit of snappy conversation or an on-point after work drink? We’ve done the legwork for you, and put together the top stories people are talking about today in bite-sized form, just to make your life that bit easier.

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Mary Berry quits Bake Off

Having lost its star hosts after it was the announced the show would be moving to channel 4 for its next series, Great British Bake Off is also saying goodbye to judge Mary Berry as she announced that she will also be stepping down from the programme.What was Mary’s reason for leaving the show, and what will become of her soon to be ex-co-host Paul Hollywood?

Four things women need to succeed in the City

There’s little doubt that when it comes to the City, barriers still exist that harm women’s potential and their success. To tackle those barriers, a discussion by a panel of high-profile female leaders has determined a list of skills and initiatives that will help women succeed in the traditionally male-dominated landscape.

Zuckerberg’s next big project

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced they want to help scientists to "cure, prevent or manage all diseases". The couple intend to invest billions of dollars over decades in hopes of making the world a better place for future generations.