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16/09/14

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope Katie Price names baby ‘Bunny’  Katie Price, at least initially, became famous for having massive boobs. Is that an incorrect analysis? Obviously she’s expanded her empire to reality TV, books, a song (did she release that song?) and probably fragrances. I haven’t looked properly. What do you think Katie Price’s fragrance (provided she has one) smells of? I dare not venture a guess. Okay, you twisted my arm. I reckon it would smell like sweaty fishnets...

Ask not what your country can do for you

By Andy Irwin Andy Irwin argues that social change isn’t going to come from Westminster, we (the people) have to drive it. He talks to an activist in Staffordshire about a new environmentally responsible social enterprise designed to alleviate fuel poverty and reliance of fossil fuels in the area. The steamroller of unrest ignited by austerity and widening social inequality that some predicted would come chugging through the streets of England in the midst of the London riots in 2011...

10/09/2014

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope Kate Middleton is pregnant Did you hear? Of course you did. It was actual breaking news on rolling news stations regardless of continent. There’s something unifying about a Royal baby. The weight on that poor foetus' shoulders is quite something. At least it can stay incubated, blissfully unaware, for another little while. The two things I’ve taken from the almost relentless news coverage of what is seemingly quite an ordinary pregnancy are: People are using this...

Football, fuβball, fύtbol?

Sport News 24/7 By Philip Benton A few weeks into another domestic football season, arguably set to be the most exciting Premier League season yet, and as we approach our first international break, I’ve been reflecting on what was another dismal World Cup campaign for the English national team and whether a fundamental reason for it could partly be down to the fact I had to Google translate the title of this article. The ‘English’ Premier League There’s been a...

Higher education: Has the US got it right?

By Gregory Taylor For most university students the next few years will be the best years of their lives, but although the university experience is life changing, I feel it does not prepare a student for the outside world of work. Far too often you hear employers moaning about university graduates not having the right skills for the work place and graduates not having good work ethics. So how do you solve a problem like this? Well, we should look no...

02/09/14

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope Britney Spears is single again  Britney Spears’career is trucking along at a steady ‘under the radar’pace with a residency in Vegas (which, by the way, she only performs on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Pretty sweet little deal she’s got there) but last week we were alerted, via the beautiful medium that is social media, to her recent relationship status: single. Spears set gossip sites on fire with the cryptic tweet ‘Ahhhh the single life!’More intrigue...

Africa Rising

By Ikràn M.Omar @IkranM Despite Africa's long prophesied ascension as the next economic powerhouse there are still questions to be answered on whether this could ever materialise. The main question is whether it is a safe and solid investment. To invest in anything there needs to be a prospect of a strong return. You can never to be too cautious when entering any market let alone an emerging one. As Africa ascends she is showing exciting growth that is attracting many investors....

26/08/14 VMA special

By Charlotte Hope @charlottehope VMAs Special The MTV Video Music Awards happened this weekend. Did you know? Of course you did. The annual ceremony is the focal point for many pop stars the world over. It is, after all, the forum in which Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake decided to wear matching patchwork denim outfits (2001) and in with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter announced her pregnancy (2011). These two events alone give the VMAs a huge amount of significance, so I thought...

Four letters that will energise America

By Robert Sun America is in danger of becoming the world’s first “derivative economy.” Once renowned around the world for our prodigious ability to manufacture, invent, and revolutionize, the U.S. is becoming a place where pastimes take precedence, image is king, and quick money is the goal. Eighty years ago, banking profits accounted for less than 5% of all U.S. corporate profit. In recent years they peaked at around 40%. College graduates are lured with the promise of making big...

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