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The receptionist who was sent home for not wearing heels has donated her shoes to Hackney Museum

Isabelle Aron

In today's weird news, a pair of New Look flat shoes are going on display in the Hackney Museum. But they're not just any pair of shoes - these are political pumps. 

Earlier this year, Nicola Thorp, a temp worker at finance company PricewaterhouseCoopers, was sent home for refusing to remove her flat shoes and don a pair of heels. The temp firm's dress code meant that women were required to wear heels with a height of two-to-four inches. It being 2016 and everything, Thorp decided that this was completely archaic and started a petition calling for a change in UK law to make it illegal for employers to require to women to wear high heels to work. The petition was signed by nearly 150,000 people and the issue is scheduled to be debated in parliament. Thorp's shoes (the flat ones, not the heels, obviously) are being exhibited in Hackney Museum as part of a show on female activism.

Find out more about the Hackney Musem or read the latest on the inquiry

In other news, a Hackney resident is giving out flowers to make migrants feel welcome in London

And a Notting Hill café has banned Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Nigel Farage

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