Day: 27 February 2017

The London City Gentleman: On black cabs vs Uber

The London City Gentleman: On black cabs vs Uber

I have a friend – let’s call him Tom, because that’s his name. Now, Tom does not like public transport. Not one bit. He is, however, a proud and passionate Londoner, and so is very happy to support the hackney carriage industry, and is famed for his addiction to what ...

Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Young Vic

Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Young Vic

This Dream is a bit of surprise- silent weavings of the spirit (or fairies) explode at the end of director Joe Hill-Gibbins' interpretation to give us something in the epilogue that is both nightmarish and joyful and brings new meanings to the play’s normal tranquil self. To this end it ...

Interactive film launched to reduce threat of far-right radicalisation

Interactive film launched to reduce threat of far-right radicalisation

A new interactive film has been launched to counter the growing threat of far-right radicalisation. ‘Choices’ is a first-of-its-kind UK film which sets out to highlight the dishonesty of far-right organisations and encourage people to think critically about what they’re being told online and in social situations. Inspired by real life ...

Copeland is May’s Basildon Man

Copeland is May’s Basildon Man

In the early days of Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as Prime Minister a sociological phenomenon dubbed the "Basildon man" came into existence to describe the archetypal Thatcher supporter that had previously been expected to vote Labour. The Basildon Man was at the heart of her political machine, denoting aspirational voters who ...

Gerald Kaufman In His Own Hard Hitting Quotes

Gerald Kaufman In His Own Hard Hitting Quotes

Honouring Sir Gerald Kaufman MP who has died aged 86, many tributes today mention the pugnacity as well as intellectual might, influence, length of career, kindness and concern for those most marginalised by society of the outspoken former frontbencher. The controversial Labour was unafraid to tell truth to power even ...

GHOGY, The Online Personal Trainer Launches

GHOGY, The Online Personal Trainer Launches

GHOGY, an online personal training website that provides interactive personalised fitness plans via instructional videos and customisable meal plans has launched. The online personal trainer aims to motivate and transform clients into the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves. Before online fitness subscriptions became available, fitness enthusiasts were forced to ...

Fair trade and veganism have more in common than you think

Fair trade and veganism have more in common than you think

By Dominika Piasecka Fighting world hunger, defending those without a voice and making it easier for customers to choose ethically-made products are all noble goals. They also happen to be what The Vegan Society and the Fairtrade Foundation have in common. To mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2017, here ...

Ten fun free things to do in London

Ten fun free things to do in London

To help out ideas-strapped parents in London, Family & Friends Railcard, which saves a third off most adult rail fares and 60% off kids’ fares, has compiled ten free activities and days out to keep families entertained in the capital city. 1. Make a date with a dinosaur at the ...

Certain Women: Film Review

Certain Women: Film Review

By Linda Marric @linda_marric Kelly Reichardt’s films are beautifully crafted poetic pieces feature unusual stories about unusual people. By her own admission, her films are “glimpses of people passing through”. Reichardt’s painstakingly long takes and repetitive quotidian scenes are what makes her productions into masterpieces of modern cinema. The Night ...

“Low priority” sixth form funding now at “1990” levels

“Low priority” sixth form funding now at “1990” levels

Not great news for 16-18-year-olds hoping to get some decent A-levels, as the government has decided that ensuring this age group gets good grades had taken a back seat, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Money has recently been clawed back from schools, after the government ditched its plan ...

The Case Against Heathrow Is Not The Case For Gatwick

2017 “Superbrands” announced

British Airways has held off Apple, Microsoft and PayPal to be crowned the top business superbrand of 2017. Despite successive strikes making the headlines and unpredictable poll results disrupting the economy BA was ranked top in a survey of marketing experts and thousands of British business professionals. The airline outperformed nearly 1,500 others ...

The day the music dies: What happens to unwanted pianos?

The day the music dies: What happens to unwanted pianos?

Getting rid of a beautiful grand piano may seem sacrilegious. But sometimes, sadly, they just aren’t usable anymore. Even working pianos can be difficult to sell, and as transporting them is a difficult and dangerous task for anyone other than professional piano movers armed with “heavy duty slippers, shoes, blankets, ...

UK Gaming landscape – sinking or swimming?

People whose Lives were Changed by Gambling for the Better

Gambling is considered by many a potentially dangerous activity. And it can indeed be dangerous, especially if the right kind of personality meets the right circumstances. Of course, it takes a person prone to addiction to become a gambling addict, just like in any other case - some people get ...