Day: 29 August 2017

Could the humble Hash be the solution to our food waste problem?

Could the humble Hash be the solution to our food waste problem?

Of all the problems facing our food ecosystem it is surprising how many of them stem from the home. Industry has taken quite a battering of late over the trail of devastation it has left in beefing up our food supplies. Speaking ahead of the Extinction Conference Professor Raj Patel says ...

Vandal caught wrecking war memorial trees on CCTV

Vandal caught wrecking war memorial trees on CCTV

Police are hunting a mindless vandal who was captured on CCTV bizarrely snapping a row of trees planted at a posh school to honour their war dead. The yob was caught violently shaking the cherry trees until they broke at one of Britain's oldest boarding schools on Friday night . ...

Film Review: Moon Dogs

Film Review: Moon Dogs

By Michael McNulty For those trying to sex up Philip John’s debut feature, Moon Dogs, comparisons will be made to Alfonso Cuarón’s sexy, impulsive road movie, Y Tu Mama Tambien.  This would be a stretch at best. Moon Dogs, backed by Scottish, Irish and Welsh film boards, centres on two ...

Is social homogeneity ruining journalism?

Journalists: Why Does Everybody Hate Us?

There's a grand old romantic comedy, released on April Fool's Day in 1958 called Teacher's Pet. In one scene, Clark Gable playing a crusty newsman named Jim Gannon growls and sneers at Doris Day's journalism professor Erica Stone about the whole idea of journalism schools. 'The only way to learn ...

Can Bitcoin Be Called Money?

Can Bitcoin Be Called Money?

Bitcoin has gained much media attention over recent months. The original cryptocurrency brand has come a long way in less than a decade. Launching at a price of just six cents, the electronic asset is now worth more than $3500 per token. Earlier this month, Bitcoin touched new highs of ...

Scottish colleges struggling to meet gender balance targets

Education: The cost of going private

Parents on an average UK salary would need to hand over 39 per cent of their earnings to pay the average annual day fee of over £13,000, new research has revealed. The total cost of private school education from Reception to Year 13 has risen to an average of £152,906 ...

Network Fail: Fresh Waterloo chaos in five glorious tweets

Commuters faced fresh misery this morning as journeys in and out of London Waterloo were disrupted by faults with the signalling system. Following weeks of delays and reduced services due to a £800m project to increase capacity the re-opening got off to a rocky start with delays and cancellations expected until ...