Day: 25 October 2016

Campaign Launched to Overturn Negative Stereotyping of Essex Girls

Campaign Launched to Overturn Negative Stereotyping of Essex Girls

A campaign has been launched to overturn the negative stereotyping of Essex girls after the term "Essex Girl" became officially recognised by dictionaries. Natasha Sawkins, 34, and Juliet Thomas, 32, have started an online petition to get the expression removed and have already had thousands of signatures in support. The Oxford ...

In Pictures: Calais Migrant Camp Cleared

In Pictures: Calais Migrant Camp Cleared

New pictures have emerged of French police clearing up the final refugees at the Calais migrant camp before demolition work begins. Some 2,000 migrants left voluntarily on Monday for centres across France, with hundreds more leaving today. The tents and structures that formed "The Jungle" which was once home to some ...

DVD Review: Notes on Blindness

DVD Review: Notes on Blindness

By Leslie Byron Pitt/@Afrofilmviewer A recreational documentary in a similar vein to The Arbour (2010) or Dreams of a Life (2011), Notes on Blindness details us of the grand upheaval taken of famed academic John Hull as he loses his sight days after the birth of his first son. Directors ...

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Restaurant Review – Walkers of Whitehall

The great British pub is almost dead and I, for one, am unhappy. A few weeks ago, I visited Avebury’s The Red Lion Inn – the only pub within an ancient stone circle, built during the 1600s. Ten years ago, it was impossible to leave without having been filled with ...

CSI – Crime Series Interference

CSI – Crime Series Interference

Dr Nigel Mellor is a bit confused about the revolving door for actors in cop dramas We’ve got a severe case of CSI : Crime Series Interference. Unfortunately our recorder can only handle one show at a time, which means we watch one, save one, get one on catch up ...

Workplace conflict: How do you deal with the stress and not blow a fuse?

How to Tackle Dropping Wealth Levels

Recent research has found that people in their 30s are half as wealthy as those in their 40s when they were the same age, signalling a drop in wealth levels. This has made it harder to afford houses, led to lower pension levels and made it harder to save up. ...

Labour Fined £20,000 For Not Declaring Ed Stone

Labour Fined £20,000 For Not Declaring Ed Stone

Labour has been fined £20,000 by the Electoral Commission for failing to declare the infamous Ed Stone. The commission launched an investigation after it was found that “two payments “totalling £7, 614, relating to spending incurred on a stone tablet – referred to in the media as the “Ed Stone” – ...