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Anonymity for teachers…Mr ?

6 Oct

As of Monday this week, British school teachers accused of criminal offences by pupils at the schools they work at will now be granted anonymity under new legislation put forward by the Education secretary. Continue reading

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Attention Carnivores! What they didn’t tell you…

20 Aug

As I walked through Hyde Park, London during the midst of the Olympics two weeks ago I was given a leaflet about Veganism. Be Vegan Make Peace spokespeople were scattered about the city handing out fresh leaflets promoting a healthier lifestyle. Little did they know I was already considering a Vegan lifestyle after conducting a little research of my own. You’ll be surprised, it’s not that easy. Continue reading

The trial of bias – is freedom of speech damaging society?

20 Aug

Since the events of 9/11 we have seen the world of newspaper journalism alter dramatically. Not only have the readership figures seen a reduction but the writing has more often than not become biased, steering more toward the incitement of war and conflict rather than the encouragement of peace. Continue reading

‘Honour’ killings – time to step out of ignorance’s shadow

7 Aug

According to the Crown prosecution Service it is believed that over 10,000 forced marriages take place every year. Whether they are about retaining honour, culture, or adhering to what are believed to be the ‘rules’ governing their religious practices is highly debateable, however, this is not for myself or others to insist or assume. Continue reading

100 metre sprint final ‘no problem’ for Usain Bolt on the eve of Jamaican independence

5 Aug

The National Stadium in Kingston holds a special place for Jamaicans. It was the stage for a crucial moment in Jamaica’s history, the lowering of the Union Jack flag on 6, August 1962 to signal true independence for the country. Jamaica’s 307 years as a British colony was finally over and a brand new independent and free nation was born. 

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The disease of ‘Aesthetics’

11 Feb

Whilst evolving into a media saturated world full of idols which are both healthy and harmful, society has begun to struggle in its prioritising of values as well as its moderation of them. Television advertisements for face creams which slow down the process of aging or even out skin tone, bill boards portraying the latest diet trend in a celebrity gossip magazine and cosmetic surgery adverts on the side of buses, what do they all have in common? untitled Continue reading

Today’s child, Tomorrow’s forgotten ‘Celebrity’?

9 Jan

Celebrity:            A famous person, especially in entertainment or sport.

                                The state of being well known. 

In contemporary society, the celebrity has fast become a valued icon being held in very high esteem. From sportspeople to singers, actors to reality television stars and glamour models to those who sell-their-stories we would all be guilty of making them all household names and making them a part of celebrity culture. Continue reading

Forgiveness…A New Year’s Resolution?

7 Jan

CalenderEach and every year, millions of people around the world make New Year’s resolutions to ensure a fresh start to the coming year. Each and every year, millions of people around the world also struggle to keep such resolutions and I am sure by now, only the seventh day into the New Year, many of you are either already struggling or have already failed in keeping to them? Continue reading

The disturbing evolution of Christmas.

14 Dec

untitled.png eThe most unexciting part of Christmas as an adult probably has to be opening your wallet or purse after completing your Christmas shopping and wrapping and discovering that it is empty. Continue reading

The ideal gift this Christmas: The Morning After Pill?

6 Dec

Over the festive season, what is it likely you will be doing?

Relaxing?

Spending time with family and friends?

Eating too much?

Getting merry?

Or perhaps having unprotected sex?

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