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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

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

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

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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Valentine’s Day, Opportunity to Spread Love, or Simple Consumerism?

14 Feb

untitledValentine’s Day has always been a ‘holiday’ that has baffled me. Continue reading

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 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

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