Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of Content

Arsenal – So far, so good

By David Edwards Arsenal supporters have had the unaccustomed experience of an enjoyable pre-season. No key players pushing to leave, deals already done for Sanchez, Debuchy, Chambers and Ospina and the possibility of a couple more signings before the end of August. Just to round things off nicely we put...

Nuance in War

By Lock Bailey Anti-Semitism is rising in the world. One reason for the hate is the inability for many to separate the policies of Israel with the people of Israel. Few seem to see the distinction. Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times quoted Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman last week: “The...

What WWII Pilots Can Teach Us About Maths Education

By Robert Sun Last March, 34 years after its predecessor program became the most viewed series in PBS history, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, began its mission to introduce a new generation of viewers to the wonders of the universe. No less a fan than President...

Boom time for UK beauty businesses

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor The UK has seen a 21% increase in number of beauty-related businesses in last four years says Barclays. The number of beauty businesses in the UK has risen by over a fifth in the last four years, according to new data from Barclays Business. Barclays...

The Next Class of 92

By Matt Allen The class of 92 will be forever held in the highest regard, not only by fans of Manchester United, but football fans across the globe. The very essence of producing youngsters from your own stable and watching them make the transition from academy to first team can reduce...

Top 30 Arsene Wenger quotes

Top 30 Arsene Wenger quotes

It was first Blood to Wenger today, as Arsenal overcame Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield. After the game Arsene, speaking to BT Sport, said: "Overall it was a united team performance. Aaron Ramsey's goal was good and it showed that the belief was there, but what I keep...

Classic Cricket youtube – Fast Bowling

By David de Winter – Sports Writer @davidjdewinter It could be the fact that I have very few friends or that I’m just a bit of a loser, but my idea of a good night in involves watching classic sport clips on youtube with a glass of wine in hand....

Recreating Fifties Style in 2014

By  Leanne Dempsey   @leanneysbabble Fashion and style in the fifties was fun, flirty and feminine, so it comes as no surprise that it is still a favourite of many in 2014. The floaty skirts, kitsch patterns and block colours make fifties inspired clothing ideal for the summer months, but sometimes fifties,...

Labour are presenting you with a choice, but are you listening?

By Peter Shand @peter_shand89 Labour’s attack plan for the summer recess has been to complete a volte-face on last year’s holiday season, when leader Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet up and left to go on their holidays and Ed saw the Tories take momentum in to the autumn. This year Shadow...

Guardians of the Galaxy Review

By James Mackney @JimMackney Six years ago Marvel set out its stall in bringing a series of high budget films initiating the world into everything Avengers based. Despite spending nearly $1 billion in the process (on that felt exhaustive and fundamentally unnecessary aside from Iron Man 1&3, Thor and the final...

Top 10 Wedding Gift Rules You Should Know

 By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor This summer, all over the country, people will be visiting an online John Lewis wedding gift list to buy one of a pair of cappuccino towels (because it’s the only thing left for under £50).  Selecting a gift for the bride and groom is as...

England cricket back on track but only just

By Gregory Taylor So at long last the England Cricket team are starting to play well, but like most sports, one good result does not mean that England are back on track. It’s great that both Ian Bell and Alistair Cook did well and the new boys Jos Buttler and...

Birmingham City Season Preview: A Journey into the Unknown

By Chris Brown @vivabrownie You’ve all heard the expression before. If an infinite number of monkeys typed on an infinite number of typewriters for an infinite amount of time…..could they write an article accurately predicting Birmingham City’s fortunes for the 2014/2015 season? Of course the answer for Lee Clark is ‘how much...

So the Macron Stadium it is Bolton

Sport News 24/7 By Henry Austin No longer will our football fayre be served up at “The Reebok” and there’s been a little bit of grumbling in Bolton about the name change. We’ve traded, some say down, from sportswear manufacturer Reebok, to well, sportswear manufacturer Macron. Admittedly, it’s always been...

TTIP: Have we lost our democratic privileges?

By Elsa Buchanan As the European Commission and the US are busy negotiating a free trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), campaigners say they are increasingly worried citizens are losing their democratic privileges. While corporations are looking forward to an improved trade and regulatory cooperation between the...

05/08/2014

By Charlotte Hope – Celebrity Writer Russell Brand v Sean Hannity Russell Brand has never been known for his reticence when it comes to political issues so it should come as no surprise that he has some feelings about the current conflict going on in Gaza. Brand posted a 12...

Art, Censorship, and the Modern Horror Movie

By Dan Sampson @dan_sampson The debate over what constitutes ‘art’ is as old as art itself. Quite why there is such a divergence of opinion is difficult to tell but personal taste, whether admitted or not, is probably the most significant factor in the discussion and is also why it...

Can Louis van Gaal lead Manchester United to a 21st league title?

    Sport News 24/7   By Peter Shand @peter_shand89 Whilst the appointment of a world class coach is an exciting prospect for United fans, reinforcements are still needed for the squad to pose a title challenge After a season that was worse than anyone could have predicted, 2014/15 promises...

Liverpool, how do you solve a problem like Suarez?

By Andy Ollerhead I could start this article with something out of leftfield and try to wax lyrical about shaving foam for free kicks or the colour of the seats in the Upper Centenary Stand but there's only one question that matters in L4 this summer.. .How do you solve...

Keep skin looking great through the ages

By Laura Casewell As experts tell us all too often, looking after your skin is unfortunately not a one-size-fits-all process. We start to see the early signs of ageing in our late twenties, but as each decade passes the skin changes, and so too must your skincare routine. Of course,...

Euro-African trade signifies changing relations

By Stephen Angus Peter Junor  October represents a deadline for the various African blocs to negotiate and accept a free trade deal with the EU, a deal which has been on the table since Doha 2000. African relations with the EU are split into five blocs: West Africa, Central Africa, Eastern...

Why ‘leave no man behind’ can be the wrong call

By Guy Dorrell @GuyDorrellEsq On Saturday, Hamas appeared to have captured alive an Israeli junior army officer. Pundits immediately feared that ordinary Gazans would face an armed response more ferocious than anything yet seen in this already dirty and bloody conflict. Lieutenant Hadar Goldin seemed to have been taken during...

One in ten Brits can’t name the capital of Scotland

By Leanne Dempsey With the commonwealth games a big success north of the border and the Scottish referendum imminent, it is no surprise that all eyes are on Scotland. So, it is somewhat shocking that one in ten of us do not know what the countries capital is. A recent YouGov survey, commissioned...

Jonny’s Shares

Randgold have been digging up profits and a fruitful reward for staff of BT. Last week saw British American Tobacco’s share price decline due to the strength of the pound, which affected their profit margins whilst market analysts are still calling for investors to hold shares for a long-term yield....

Rebranding Albania: Europe’s hot new destination?

By Steve Taggart For many decades, Albania was not considered a tourist destination. Although situated just 45 miles from the eternally-popular coast of Italy, this South-Eastern European country was considered a world away. With a recent history peppered with the restrictions that come from living under communist rule, travel to...

Future Beauty Innovations And Trends

By Steve Taggart The non-surgical treatments industry has seen massive growth throughout the last few years, with demand for anti-ageing and cosmetic treatments remaining buoyant even during the darkest days of the recession. Perhaps one of the reasons is that the market is still in growth, expanding naturally as more...

Rebuilding our economy with digital currencies?

By Philip Benton Recently I attended a talk here in London about digital currencies and how they could be the answer to our economic woes and the key to rebuilding our broken society. I went in with an open mind, keen to broaden my interest in the curious world of...

Gaza: Bloodbath or Global Inspiration . . . You Choose!

By J T Coombes www.globalmagnacarta.com @GMagnaCarta   From the fall of Rome in 476 the recorded history of warfare has shown that the quest for power and then holding on to it has cost the lives of millions, if not billions of innocent people, manipulated into fighting by religious or...

FT encourages young authors to tackle emerging business themes

By Nathan Lee  The Financial Times has introduced a new scheme encouraging young authors to tackle emerging business themes. The Bracken Bower Prize has been launched by the FT alongside McKinsey & Company, organisers of the Business Book of the Year Award, with the aim of unearthing new talent and...

Gentrified hipsters: The changing face of Shoreditch

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic All this talk of the high street demise seems rather perverse walking along the streets of Shoreditch. The pop-up shops selling locally sourced produce and the wealth of arts and crafts ventures that litter the street are a massive f**k off to...

Things my children won’t understand

By Sallie Bale, Director, Communica PR In life, things change and move on. There are so many things in my everyday life that by the time I have children, will be obsolete. And many things are already going that way. Every now and again, it strikes me that something that...

30/07/2014

By Charlotte Hope – Celebrity Writer Tulisa Contostavlos There really isn’t more I can add to this title. There’s just so much to SAY. I understand that Tulisa’s drug bust trial fell apart last week in court when it was decided that the ‘fake Sheikh’ was actually not telling the...

Don’t sanction Russia – Integrate Putin

By Elsa Buchanan As US and EU leaders outline the finishing touches on their Russian economic sanctions, experts say Putin needs to be integrated to the debate, not economically quarantined The European Union and the US have finally imposed punitive economic sanctions on Russia in response to Moscow's continued support...

Brazil emerges victorious as World Cup host nation

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor They may not have been crowned world champions on the pitch but Brazil, hosts of this year's momentous FIFA World Cup 2014, have come out as victorious in a wealth of other ways. Have a look at these fantastic statistics; •Over 1 million foreign tourists...

A day out at Lords

By David De Winter, Sports Writer I like to think that I’m a man of the people. When I’m not working (which is most of the time) I like to spend my time wine-tasting, going to the opera and answering questions on University Challenge – pursuits to which I think...

Healthy salads stuffed with secret salt

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Huge amounts of salt continue to be added to many restaurant, café and supermarket salads, according to a new survey by Consensus Action on Salt & Health (CASH). This is despite calls in 2010 to lower salt in salads, as certain restaurateurs and food manufacturers...

Jonny’s Shares

British American Tobacco are smoking profits along with Next who have had a terrific start to 2014  Despite the stagnant market place over the summer months there has been numerous goings on over the past two weeks with many interim results publications. In previous share news Sports Direct owner Mr...

The TTIP threat to locally-sourced food

Buying British Food and EU-US trade deal: Why you can’t have both, Mr Cameron By Elsa Buchanan David Cameron’s reshuffled government should be applauded for outlining a £400 million plan last week to boost the central government to buy fresh, locally sourced, seasonal British food. "Our long-term economic plan is...

Top 5 tips on how to meet your dream girl this summer

  By Jason Lloyd When it comes to finding ‘the one’, most guys leave it to fate. A single guy may spend his time working out in a gym trying to get that ‘dream six-pack’. After battling the nine-to-five throughout the week, he feels that he’s earned the right to...

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