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Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Over the past couple of years there has been a growing conversation about representation in film. The Miseducation of Cameron Post isn’t the first coming of age film about an LGBT teen (indeed, it’s enough of a subgenre to have its own established cliches), nor is it the first of those to deal with ‘conversion therapy’ (1999’s But I’m A Cheerleader, also directed by a queer woman, looks at a similar situation with a more comedic eye). It is, however,...

Film Review: Heathers

When I first saw Heathers I was in hospital. It was, perhaps, an unusual choice; a blackly comic satire about a popular girl (Winona Ryder’s Veronica) who has come to hate the clique she’s a part of (the titular Heathers, played by Kim Walker, Shannen Doherty and Lisanne Falk). Veronica gets roped into murder when her new boyfriend JD (Christian Slater) serves one of the Heathers a ‘hangover cure’ that is actually drain cleaner. The two of them make this,...

Bill Oddie to deliver 70,000 signatures calling for a Foie Gras free Britain

Bill Oddie is to deliver 70,000 signatures calling for a Foie Gras free Britain to parliament today. The celebrity joins Chris Packham, Ricky Gervais and Evanna Lynch in calling for an import ban post-Brexit. Animal Equality, the animal protection organisation behind the campaign, has documented the extreme suffering of ducks and geese on dozens of foie gras farms in France and Spain. The group launched the petition in June 2017 after a poll found overwhelming support for a UK import ban...

London’s Biggest Residential Builds in 2018

Recently, there have been reports of Britain’s construction industry suffering from it’s ‘least optimistic’ period for five years, a slump that the reports put down to ‘fears over Brexit’ and ‘an economic slowdown’. However, the construction industry in London is still alive and well, and there are plans underway for the building of some truly awe-inspiring structures; created from a range of supplied concrete, steel & glass. One Merchant Square, Westminster Perhaps London’s most famous upcoming residential development, One Merchant...

Revealed: The best things about working from home

Not having to commute, being able to stay in your pyjamas all-day and not having to do tea rounds are among biggest perks of working from home, according to a study. Researchers polled 2,000 people who work from home and identified the benefits of doing so - including the avoidance of office politics and annoying colleagues. However, it comes with distractions too - with the most common being daytime TV, social media and household chores, such as emptying the washing...

Quit your job and travel the world like… Jon Martin

With nights getting darker and work getting more stressful in the run-up to Christmas, the urge to knock your job on the head to travel becomes more enticing. For this month's slot Quit your job and travel the world like..., TLE caught up with professional photographer Jon Martin whose photo recently won Network Rail’s ‘Line in the Landscape’ category at the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards. If Jon's stunning travel photography doesn't tempt you to travel, we don't know...

Time between world-changing volcanic ‘super eruptions’ less than previously thought

We may be much nearer to a cataclysmic volcanic 'super-eruption' than previously thought, warns new research. That is the conclusion of Bristol University scientists after analysing a database of geological records dated within the last 100,000 years. They discovered the average time between so-called volcanic super-eruptions is actually much less than previously understood. Volcanoes and 'bolides' - such as asteroids - are geohazards powerful enough to be destructive on a global scale. One recent assessment described them as capable of...

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