Picks of the day: The three stories to read today

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You have probably been working hard all day - looking to take a break to catch up on the latest news?

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.

Samsung’s Galaxy implodes

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handset, you should probably start working out how best to get rid of it: the company has decided to completely ditch the problematic model. Aside from the compensation claims, Samsung is also likely to take a big financial hit from the impact on its reputation - find out just how much this could cost the tech firm.

Ofcom boss accuses BBC of lacking diversity

The BBC is under pressure once again as the broadcast regulator’s boss has her say over a lack of diversity. As of April the BBC Trust is to be scrapped, meaning the corporation will have to answer to Ofcom. What did the BBC have to say regarding the accusations?

#Southernfail responses

The latest round of Southern rail strikes, which began this morning, have already taken their toll, and commuters had some very British responses. Passengers expressed their views on the disruption over social media, with some even managing to retain their sense of humour.

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