Day: 27 January 2015

FRACKING: Government faces public rejection despite U-turn “victory”

By Elsa Buchanan, International Politics Correspondent  A Tories U-turn vote on fast-track fracking is being dubbed a ‘huge victory’, but campaigners say now is not the time to celebrate. The government made a major U-turn on plans to fast-track UK fracking after accepting Labour proposals to tighten environmental regulations on ...

I vowed never to be a bystander

By Ben Gelblum Remembering the work of pioneering refugee human rights advocate Helen Bamber She helped the orphans of the Holocaust rebuild their lives. Then later, the tortured, broken survivors of Pinochet, the Argentinian junta, African and Middle Eastern conflicts, and a modern British approach to refugees that "disbelieves, destitute ...

The Patience Test finds Brits’ Tolerance may be Slipping

A new study has uncovered key trends on how patient we are as a nation, finding the internet may have had a role to play in our slipping tolerance levels. The survey of 2,000 people found a third of Brits now describe themselves as someone who has no patience generally ...

A day out at Woking FC

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport  @davidjdewinter Non-league football: a world away from the glitz and glamour of the Barclays Premier League.  Ramshackle stadiums in which you can only stand (for me, a plus), pitches that look like agricultural fields, facilities that are, putting it ...

Brits’ Holiday Ambitions 2015

 By Steve Taggart Brits have high hopes for holidays We’re a nation of unfulfilled travellers with high hopes for an action-packed year of holidays –according to a lastminute.com study looking into Britain’s 2015 holiday ambitions. With eight in ten Brits committing to spend more, it seems we’re willing to splash ...

Selma – Film Review

By Corrina Antrobus @CorrinaCorrina  In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr, led 1000s of protestors 54-miles from Selma to Montgomery in support of black citizens’ right to vote - something that was already a constitutional right but was met with institutional hurdles. Director Ava DuVernay’s accomplished new film tells the story ...

A Most Violent Year – Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel  thefinalreel.co.uk   After the fast paced economic implosion of Margin Call and the remote terror of All Is Lost, J.C. Chandor’s third feature takes place in a dark and icy New York of 1981. This is a place in which protagonists walk a yellow tinged balancing ...

A future Kurdish state is inevitable; the West should support it

Written by Max Bluer Since at least 2011 it has been clear that the break-up of the modern state of Iraq into its constituent ethnic territories is a distinct possibility, one only strengthened by IS and their dramatic gains across the region. Although many in the Western world have been ...