Day: February 17, 2017

Banned and Overpriced: But Why Do Cigarettes Still Sell?

Banned and Overpriced: But Why Do Cigarettes Still Sell?

State measures like banning and overpricing cigarettes has reduced the number of people smoking. But why are some people still picking up the old cancer sticks? Regulations such the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act are one of the many things a state does to protect its people – both ...

Donald Trump at a press conference at his newly purchased Turnberry Golf Course in South Ayrshire, where he outlined his plans for the course. July 02 2014.

Will holidays to America become harder after Trump?

With the first travel-industry tycoon now living in The White House, things are set to change with Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. While tourism has not been spoken about specifically, there is a lot of speculation regarding a number of different aspects. With the possibility ...

Theatre Review: A Clockwork Orange, Park Theatre

Theatre Review: A Clockwork Orange, Park Theatre

Have I read A Clockwork Orange? Have I fuck. I haven’t even seen the film. Which naturally makes me a perfect fit to review Action To The Word’s all-male stage version, which opened at the Park Theatre on February 16th to many a gasp, giggle and gurn from the audience. ...

Review: Fla.Co.Men, Sadler’s Wells

Review: Fla.Co.Men, Sadler’s Wells

“One of the most striking questions about flamenco performances is the apparent rigidity with which both men and women perform and recreate their own stereotypes”, Joaquina Labajo wrote in an essay exploring the construction of gender in the Spanish art form. You can certainly see how it has become a ...

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TLE Sports Podcast 17.02

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter & David de Winter - Sports Editor @TLE_Sport @rgdewinter  @davidjdewinter In this episode, Richard & David de Winter discuss the exciting start to the RBS Six Nations,  Arsene Wenger's woes at Arsenal, the relegation battle in the Premier League, Leicester City's decline and ...

Another NHS crisis! Number of people waiting over 18 weeks for op has risen 163%

Rise of deadly super bugs in hospitals linked to Tory austerity cuts

An ‘appalling’ rise in deadly super bugs E.coli and MRSA is linked to the Conservatives cutting and outsourcing cleaning contracts, according to GMB. Three thousand cleaners have been slashed from the NHS wage bill since 2011/12, new figures reveal - despite hospitals treating more than a million more patients every ...

Putting up a fight in the age of misinformation

Mexico wall has already been breached more than 9,200 times

The 654 miles of fence already lining the border between the US and Mexico have already been breached more than 9,200 times between roughly 2010 and 2015, according to a report released  by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) citing records from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). As plans ...

Cruelty to crocodiles unmasked at London Fashion Week

Cruelty to crocodiles unmasked at London Fashion Week

A trio of bikini-clad beauties braved the chilly capital in a bid to raise awareness for crocodiles being used in high fashion. The beauties wore fake crocodile masks as part of their snappy protest against the likes of Louis Vuitton for using their leather to make expensive bags. Holding banners, ...

Forgotten Film Friday: The Night of the Hunter

Forgotten Film Friday: The Night of the Hunter

Michael McNulty Let’s be honest, how many times have you decided against a night in, instead opting for a night of heavy drinking and ear deafeningly loud chart topping tracks just to avoid flipping through endless TV channels, scrolling past countless Netflix programmes and trawling an infinite number of IMDB ...

The Great Wall: Film Review

The Great Wall: Film Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric  House of Flying Daggers director Yimou Zhang new film The Great Wall is a spectacular behemoth of a film. A fantasy which centres around one of the many mythical stories surrounding the mystery of great wall of China. The film is to this date, the biggest ...

The Longest Road: Documentary Review

The Longest Road: Documentary Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel The treatment of refugees is still an ignored problem. Whether the West is directly or indirectly involved - and given the long tentacles of history, it’s usually one of the two - the fate of those left to bear the brunt of chaotic violence and repression ...

Sickening! Austerity killing 30,000 people a year

Sickening! Austerity killing 30,000 people a year

After years of Tory rule and harsh austerity measures the UK is on its knees. The Red Cross called the NHS was facing a “humanitarian crisis,” and waiting times are now at the highest levels recorded. Drastic cuts to the social care fund has left local authorities barely able to ...

The 24hr tube is ten years too late for London…and for me

Top 10 things lost on the London Underground

Over 3,000 hats, scarves or gloves, 1,356 rucksacks, 1,473 mobile phones and 1,163 wallets and credit card holders were mislaid on the Tube in the month of December, according to information provided by Transport for London (TFL) in response to a Freedom of Information request. Debit and credit cards ranked ...

Extremism on the up in Britain – From the people who claim to be fighting it

Extremism on the up in Britain – From the people who claim to be fighting it

Extremism is increasing significantly in the UK - from the right-wing groups who claim to be fighting it. Suspected Right-wing extremists now make up a quarter of people referred to the Government’s flagship counter-radicalisation programme, the terror watchdog has revealed. David Anderson, QC, said the large numbers being identified as ...