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Could telling better stories about climate change save the planet?

COULD TELLING BETTER STORIES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE SAVE THE PLANET?

It might be the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced, but when it comes to stories about climate change , many people simply...

Scream: the genre-defining meta movie refuses to be killed off

SCREAM: THE GENRE-DEFINING META MOVIE REFUSES TO BE KILLED OFF

A pet peeve of mine when it comes to contemporary films or TV shows is the idea that the characters have never seen or read any horror....

 
 
 
DWP discriminated against disabled people in switch to universal credit, says court

DWP DISCRIMINATED AGAINST DISABLED PEOPLE IN SWITCH TO UNIVERSAL CREDIT, SAYS COURT

The government discriminated against people who lost money when moved onto universal credit , the High Court said today. Two severely...

Charles Mingus: The angry man of jazz

CHARLES MINGUS: THE ANGRY MAN OF JAZZ

From a young age, Charles Mingus had designs on being a classical musician. He grew up in Watts, LA, in a household that celebrated...

 
 
 
Poorest will be hit hardest by plans to scrap insulation scheme, warn experts

POOREST WILL BE HIT HARDEST BY PLANS TO SCRAP INSULATION SCHEME, WARN EXPERTS

The poorest in society will pay “the highest price” if the government goes ahead with plans to scrap a scheme that makes low-income...

Boris Johnson's parties may sink the Conservatives but we can't let it tank our trust in democracy

BORIS JOHNSON'S PARTIES MAY SINK THE CONSERVATIVES BUT WE CAN'T LET IT TANK OUR TRUST IN DEMOCRACY

There's no doubt that something remarkable has happened to Boris Johnson and the Conservatives in the past few months. Just two years...

 
 
 
‘Pensioners died without getting their due' from DWP, says scathing report

‘PENSIONERS DIED WITHOUT GETTING THEIR DUE' FROM DWP, SAYS SCATHING REPORT

Tens of thousands of pensioners missed out on a share of around £1bn from the government in what MPs have called a “shameful shambles”. The...

The French horn maestro who plays using his feet

THE FRENCH HORN MAESTRO WHO PLAYS USING HIS FEET

Felix Klieser's bio follows the same format as most classical musicians' promotional literature. There's a bit about his early studies...

 
 
 
Government has made ‘scant progress' towards gender equality in Westminster

GOVERNMENT HAS MADE ‘SCANT PROGRESS' TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY IN WESTMINSTER

Progress towards gender equality in Westminster has been described as “glacial” in a new report by women's equality charity The Fawcett...

What is the four-day working week and why are UK campaigners calling for it?

WHAT IS THE FOUR-DAY WORKING WEEK AND WHY ARE UK CAMPAIGNERS CALLING FOR IT?

The Covid-19 pandemic has already had a profound impact on working lives and a shift towards flexible working may see ideas like a...

 
 
 
How to get mental health support at work as workloads swell and burnout hits

HOW TO GET MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AT WORK AS WORKLOADS SWELL AND BURNOUT HITS

The UK is seeing a shortage of labour across many sectors including transport , hospitality and education, leading to intense workloads...

‘The Big Issue got me back on my feet': Magazine seller turns his life around with new security job

‘THE BIG ISSUE GOT ME BACK ON MY FEET': MAGAZINE SELLER TURNS HIS LIFE AROUND WITH NEW SECURITY JOB

Big Issue vendor Will Adams has turned his life around after selling the magazine and has now swapped his red tabard for a high-vis...

 
 
 
Screw creator Rob Williams: ‘We don't always look at prisoners as individuals'

SCREW CREATOR ROB WILLIAMS: ‘WE DON'T ALWAYS LOOK AT PRISONERS AS INDIVIDUALS'

Writer Rob Williams launched new series Screw on Channel 4 in the first week of January. It stars His Dark Materials ' Nina Sosanya...

Government rejects calls to improve climate change education in schools

GOVERNMENT REJECTS CALLS TO IMPROVE CLIMATE CHANGE EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS

The government has rejected calls to expand environmental education across all school courses in its response to a key report on green...

 
 
 
Four-day work week trial sparks interest from ‘hundreds' of businesses

FOUR-DAY WORK WEEK TRIAL SPARKS INTEREST FROM ‘HUNDREDS' OF BUSINESSES

The organisation behind a new UK four-day work week trial says it has been “inundated” with hundreds of enquiries from businesses interested...

‘People fall into addiction because they feel lost, alone, unhappy or just baffled by life'

‘PEOPLE FALL INTO ADDICTION BECAUSE THEY FEEL LOST, ALONE, UNHAPPY OR JUST BAFFLED BY LIFE'

I've just finished watching Dopesick , the brilliant dramatisation of America's opioid crisis, with my 14-year-old daughter. It was...

 
 
 
Mass review: Compelling drama faces every parent's worst nightmare head-on

MASS REVIEW: COMPELLING DRAMA FACES EVERY PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE HEAD-ON

Back in April 2020 a widely shared tweet suggested that the previous month was the first March since 2002 in which there had not been...

Here's where to find help as the cost of living soars

HERE'S WHERE TO FIND HELP AS THE COST OF LIVING SOARS

With the cost of living in the UK increasing at the fastest rate for 30 years, families across the UK are struggling to make ends meet. The...

 
 
 
‘He's thrown vulnerable people under a bus': Dismay from campaigners as face masks scrapped

‘HE'S THROWN VULNERABLE PEOPLE UNDER A BUS': DISMAY FROM CAMPAIGNERS AS FACE MASKS SCRAPPED

Equality campaigners have called the government's decision to end the mandatory wearing of face masks in indoor spaces “reckless” and...

‘Shameful': Tracey Emin asks for her artwork to be removed from 10 Downing Street

‘SHAMEFUL': TRACEY EMIN ASKS FOR HER ARTWORK TO BE REMOVED FROM 10 DOWNING STREET

Artist Tracey Emin has asked for one of her pieces to be removed from Number 10 Downing Street, saying “the current situation is shameful.” The...

 
 
 



Regina King calls her son a “bright light” following his death

Regina King calls her son a “bright light” following his death

Trigger warning: This post contains mentions of suicide Regina King has paid tribute to her son Ian Alexander Jr., who has died at the age of 26. According to a spokesperson... Read more ...

Fleabag star Andrew Scott enjoys Venice break with Pride writer Stephen...

Fleabag star Andrew Scott enjoys Venice break with Pride writer Stephen Beresford three years after split

Andrew Scott and Stephen Beresford enjoyed the sights in Venice Fleabag star Andrew Scott has been spotted enjoying a break in Venice with Pride writer Stephen Beresford, who... Read more ...

TikTok star Jack Wright accuses influencer Sienna Mae of sexually assaulting him

TikTok star Jack Wright accuses influencer Sienna Mae of sexually assaulting him

Wright, in a video released Friday, claimed Gomez 'got on top of me, took advantage of me, groped me' while he was unconscious at a party in Hawaii. She has denied all allegations. Read more ...

Tyson Fury calls out Francis Ngannou as UFC heavyweight champion 'unsure of...

Tyson Fury calls out Francis Ngannou as UFC heavyweight champion 'unsure of future'

FRANCIS NGANNOU retained his UFC heavyweight crown on Saturday night. Read more ...

Watch Virgil van Dijk give Liverpool early lead with bullet header at...

Watch Virgil van Dijk give Liverpool early lead with bullet header at Selhurst Park

It's taken Liverpool less than eight minutes to take the lead at Selhurst Park courtesy of a bullet header from Virgil van Dijk. The Dutchman headed in from a superb Andy... Read more ...

Tilly Ramsay shows off painful bruises after falling on stage during...

Tilly Ramsay shows off painful bruises after falling on stage during Strictly tour

Tilly Ramsay has revealed the bruises and scratches she sustained after falling down during... Read more ...

Prosecutors probing Rudy Giuliani get more than 3,000 of former Trump...

Prosecutors probing Rudy Giuliani get more than 3,000 of former Trump lawyer's communications

There were more than 25,000 communications found on 18 devices seized by the FBI during a raid on Giuliani's home and office in April 2021. He's being investigated by the... Read more ...

Covid infection could put you at risk of an irreversible condition warns new...

Covid infection could put you at risk of an irreversible condition warns new study

ALZHEIMER'S disease is linked to specific proteins accumulating in the brain. A new study has found that COVID-19 can cause the same proteins to accumulate. Read more ...

Katie Price could be jailed for alleged breach of restraining order terms

Katie Price could be jailed for alleged breach of restraining order terms

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Juventus star could be Villa bound after glowing Luis Suarez reference and...

It's little wonder that Steven Gerrard is happy with his lot at Aston Villa at present. A fine away win at Everton put a smile on the former Liverpool man's face at full-time... Read more ...