Day: 18 January 2016

95 % of Brit Expats Sent Back to UK for Failing Language Test

95 % of Brit Expats Sent Back to UK for Failing Language Test

The biggest movement of migrants since the Second World War began today, as countries across the world demanded UK expats had to  speak the language of their chosen country, or they had to leave...and most failed. Foreign officials have said the test wasn’t even that rigorous. You only had to ...

The London Economic

Fear my Botany Powers! First Ever Flower Grown in Space

The Martian's space botany theme has been affirmed this week after US astronaut Scott Kelly confirmed that a zinnia plant had flowered on the International Space Station (ISS). Ridley Scott's film, due for UK release on February 8, is based on space botanist Mark Watney's incredible survival on Mars where he was able to grow ...

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol. 31

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol. 31

By Alex Lodge (@alexlodgemusic | Insta @alexlodgemusic7) Alex Lodge is a music supervisor for film, TV and advertising at Studio 32 Music. According to the Internet, today is ‘Blue Monday’, which if you believe the tsunami of lifestyle articles flooding your timeline means that we all feel more miserable today than on any ...

TLE

How To Make The Perfect… Stalker’s Pie

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food National Pie Day is coming, falling on January 23rd this year. And although somewhat less popular than a classic Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie, Stalker’s Pie is ideal for the winter months, using slowly braised venison that’s perfect for this time of year, combined with ...

NHS sugar tax in hospitals to fight UK obesity crisis

NHS sugar tax in hospitals to fight UK obesity crisis

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The NHS is trying to tackle the obesity crisis in its own restaurants and vending machines. There are plans to create a sugar tax in hospitals to address the issue of the "national sugar high," which is ruining the nation's health. English hospitals will charge ...

The London Economic

Talking About Race isn’t Divisive, it’s Necessary

The most baffling aspect of the recent all white Oscars nominations was not the lack of ethnic minorities. That's par for the course thanks to the ageing, mostly white and male Academy voters. The really disturbing part was reaction from some online commentators, including journalists, who criticised the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. ...

The London Economic

62 People Own the Same as Half of the World

New Oxfam research has revealed runaway inequality has created a world where 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the world's population. The report, published ahead of the annual gathering of the world's financial and political elites in Davos, found the wealth of the poorest half of the ...

How to Cope With Blue Monday

How to Cope With Blue Monday

By Mark Turnbull, Health and Wellbeing Practitioner  Blue Monday….how does it feel? During the last full-working week in January, the Monday is said to be one of the most ‘depressing’ days of the year for many people. But why is that? The evidence behind this suggests that there are several reasons ...