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For the record – Vinyl’s got it’s groove back

12 Apr
RSD Press

Could one day’s events pave the way for the way music is sold?

This year sees the sixth celebration of the UK’s independent record community, an annual event founded in America in 2007. As retail music giants, HMV and Fopp disappear off the Nottingham high street, could now be the time for the return of independent record stores, or are they hidden beneath digital music’s shadow? Continue reading

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The Paralympic games – where’s the hype?

22 Aug

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Chris Hoy to name but a few have already become household names and legends in British hearts but how many of you, as readers, can claim to know where you’ve heard the names Oscar Pistorious or Ellie Simmonds before? Continue reading

Nottingham convicted rioter prepares human rights case to contest guilt by association

7 Aug

Perry Atherton, 22 hopes to contest his conviction at the ECHR.

A young Nottingham man jailed following the national riots last year is preparing a case for the European Court of Human Rights. 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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London 2012 – left cold from a corporate dream

5 Aug

What has the Olympics done for us? 

It is a widely accepted fact that no city engages in a bid to host the Olympics for the economic prospects which is quite possibly why there was an extremely mixed reaction to London’s accepted bid to host the Olympics in July 2005. The public began to ask questions ranging from ‘what facilities do we have?’ to’ where is the money going to come from?’ Our pockets, was the assumption.

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Topical Jokes, a ‘Blur’ between Social Media and Reality?

12 Feb

untitledOn the eve of the death of Whitney Houston when millions, if not thousands have already tweeted and facebook-ed about her death, I ask if it’s too early to be making jokes? 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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When ‘charity’ becomes an insult.

18 Nov

The winter fuel allowance, does anybody know what it is? Chances are, unless you were born in 1951 or before, you won’t have a clue. Continue reading

Prostitution…a crime?

15 Nov

Over the past decade across Britain the number of sex workers/prostitutes murdered across Britain is believed to lie anywhere between 65 and 150 with only one quarter of the cases ever being solved. Although the nature of their work is extremely controversial the majority of women are left hopeless and defenceless against men like the Ipswich serial killer; Stephen Wright, or men akin to the likes of Peter Sutcliffe. It is a debate that has gone on for decades, but perhaps now is the time to make the lives of these sex workers safer and more legitimate? Continue reading

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