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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

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

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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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

Ladies and Gentlemen…

15 Dec

On Sunday 13th of November I vowed to begin a social experiment which would help me to understand the place of a ‘lady’ in our society today, whether real ‘ladies’ could exist in a world of equal rights and ladette type culture and also to see if behaving in a ‘lady-like’ manner attracted polite etiquette and manners from others. As I did this, I kept a daily diary which can be found at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/diary-of-a-lady-in-training/ in order for both myself and others to track my progress, encounters and any lessons learnt.

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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

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