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Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

Key workers share their thoughts on working during the pandemic

This pandemic has placed extreme pressure on key workers who often have to work in difficult circumstances. Our reporter Ryan Cumberworth, spoke to a nurse and support worker to find out their thoughts on how the pandemic has affected their work.   Leedstrinitycfj · Working during the pandemic

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“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

“From a very young age I had to fight for myself”: Errol Kerr on autism, activism and accessibility

By Richard Liddle “Growing up autistic, growing up disabled, growing up with these kinds of experiences – from a very young age I had to fight for myself.” Errol Kerr is autistic and suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition affecting connective tissue which can cause issues with hypermobility, dislocation and pain while moving. He’s also something of an activist extraordinaire […]

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“This is where I’m supposed to be” – the student nurse thrown into the frontline of Coronavirus

“This is where I’m supposed to be” – the student nurse thrown into the frontline of Coronavirus

On April 3, Health Education England announced more than 5,000 student nurses had volunteered to help the NHS in dealing with the current pandemic. Among them is Jordan Cunningham, a 26 year-old second year nurse who has just volunteered to work at Royal Berkshire Hospital to help in its fight against COVID-19. Ryan Cumberworth has been speaking to her: Asked […]

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REVIEW Sex and the City: From a modern woman’s perspective

REVIEW Sex and the City: From a modern woman’s perspective

  By George Arkley On TV, threesomes, cheating and anal sex can only mean one thing: Sex and the City. Or, you have finally discovered how to watch PornHub on the big screen. As our favourite show approaches it’s 22nd anniversary this June, I can’t help but wonder: why are we still watching it, and more importantly, should we be? […]

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The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

By Jamie Heron “Everyone has always thought that working in a supermarket is a rubbish job and now we’re superheroes. Without a doubt, we’ll be back to the bottom of the priority list soon.” For retail keyworker Sue Heron, 47, being thrown into the frontline in a global pandemic has touched her in more ways than just the temporary change […]

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Small acts of kindness and community spirit: It’s what keeps our key-workers going

Small acts of kindness and community spirit: It’s what keeps our key-workers going

By Thomas Reyer “Stay home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives. I can’t emphasise the importance of this government message enough,” says NHS nurse practitioner Victoria Reyer. We are currently living through the most uncertain time in many of our lives, fighting a war against an invisible enemy. All that most of us have been asked to do is very simple […]

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REVIEW: The Platform – a crazy, psychological thriller with themes as relevant as ever

REVIEW: The Platform – a crazy, psychological thriller with themes as relevant as ever

By Thomas Reyer Rating: **** Following Bong Joon Ho’s triumphant run at this year’s Academy Awards with Parasite, people seem to be paying a little bit more attention to foreign language films. The Oscar-winning feature made more than $500,000 at US cinemas the day after it won the award and swiftly became the UK’s record holder for foreign language film […]

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Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

Saluting our supermarket heroes: an ode to the underappreciated workforce

By Jack Walker The names of people mentioned in this article have been changed for confidentiality purposes. Queuing two meters apart. Only one member of a family allowed in a shop at a time. Frequent shortages of essential items. No, this is not the plot of some new futuristic dystopian novel or movie. This is the very real lifestyle we […]

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REVIEW: Nothing is True & Everything is Possible – Enter Shikari

REVIEW: Nothing is True & Everything is Possible – Enter Shikari

By Richard Liddle Enter Shikari are a band who tend to defy genre – while they sit somewhere in a vague niche of alt-rock, hardcore or post-rock (depending on who you ask) they’ve never been shy about taking cues from other areas, liberally sprinkling past albums with elements of electronica, punk, drum and bass, dubstep and metalcore. With this in […]

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Yorkshire’s answer to Banksy joins forces with Essex gallery owner for limited edition art project

Horse Vaults, Pontefract

By Grace Pritchard “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. It’s the voice of people who aren’t listened to,” said street artist Banksy in 2001. In his book Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall  Banksy encapsulates what it means to empower people through street art. Now, almost two decades on from the […]

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