Tag Archives: News

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

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

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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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

Excerpt from ‘The Diary of a Lady in Training’

14 Nov

Excerpt from ‘The Diary of a Lady in Training’

Monday, November 14th – Training Day

It’s only training day, is what I kept telling myself after my first mishap of the day; waking up and phoning my other half whilst still half asleep and walking to the toilet to have a wee whilst continuing to chat. It was only after I flushed the toilet and washed my hands that I thought ‘Oops! Real ladies don’t have conversations on the phone whilst have a tiddle!’….

Read the rest at: http://thenotsobblackandwhite.com/the-diary-of-a-lady-in-training

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Keep calm and protest peacefully…

9 Nov

In light of the recent riots earlier this year, many people appear to be anxious about the possible consequences of the student protests happening today in London concerning, the scheduled rise in tuition fees and the possible ‘privatisation’ of Universities. But after the outcome of last year’s student fees protests resulting in violent clashes and the riots of recent, is it any wonder that the public and police are concerned?

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