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The care sector continues to struggle: how many of us will step up to help?

Carers personal protective equipment

By Grace Pritchard As we continue to live on in lockdown, pressures on the care sector are increasing daily. Rolling news shows the media focus has turned to how those working in Britain’s care sector are coping amid the coronavirus outbreak. With the number of lives lost to covid-19 now at well over 18,000, eyes and ears have turned to […]

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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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School children demand change on climate strike with posters and banners in Manchester

School children demand change on climate strike with posters and banners in Manchester

By Sarah Smith People gathered in front of Manchester Library for Valentines Climate strike on February 14, to support climate action. There were around 100 or more people attending the event, mostly school children taking a Friday off school to express their thoughts and feelings on climate change and the way the government is handling it. They are putting a […]

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World Earth Day – Jane Browne Interview

World Earth Day – Jane Browne Interview

Leeds Trinity University Broadcast Journalism student Kudzai Chinembiri interviews children’s book author Jane Browne about the origins of her first trilogy, the topic of climate change, and tips on getting through lockdown.  

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Tiger King: How Joe Exotic saved the world. (REVIEW)

Tiger King: How Joe Exotic saved the world. (REVIEW)

By Joe Greenough Hark, our saviour has come! In the stormy seas of Corona depression, Netflix has heard our call for help and thrown us the gun-toting, mullet-wearing, country-singing, polygamous life raft that is Joe Exotic to drag us back to sanity. Yet, as the 64 million households like mine that have fallen in love with the tiger king found […]

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REVIEW: Gerry Cinnamon – The Bonny: The Soulful Scot and his Six String Gun

Gerry Cinnamon, Picture Copyright (Paul Gallagher)

By Jamie Heron Rating: **** Gerry Cinnamon’s people-powered propaganda has seen the Glasgow-born singer-songwriter rise to fame through natural growth and hype. Simplicity is the appeal with Gerry Cinnamon’s music, with he himself admitting to having deep despair for the music industry, with its multi-million-pound marketing and advertising deals to hype up ‘inferior’ artists. Three years after his release of […]

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Girls on Canvas: A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Girls on Canvas: A review of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

By Zoe Peck If you’re a fan of French, lesbian, romantic-drama – and goodness knows I am – you’ll probably already be aware of César Award winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire, written and directed by Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Water Lillies). Viewed à la lockdown for £9.99 via Curzon Home Cinema might not be ideal for loyal cinema-goers, but if […]

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#Coronacuts: A Collection of Quarantine Hairdos

#Coronacuts: A Collection of Quarantine Hairdos

By Zoe Peck When people go through a period of change – be it stressful or positive, the effect is often shown on their head. But what we’re collectively going through right now is more than a break-up. Let’s take a look at some of the occasionally inspired, but mostly diabolical results of mixing government enforced salon closure, the threat […]

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A guide to the top 5 lockdown listens

Off Menu Podcast

By Grace Pritchard Day 29 of lockdown. Have you scrolled through everything on Netflix, Amazon Prime AND Disney+? Got on the Sims hype and fallen back off of it again? And just can’t bear to part with upwards of £200 to play Animal Crossings: New Horizons? Well, podcasts might be the perfect companion to help you while the days away. […]

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Let’s move to Welbury, North Yorkshire

Let’s move to Welbury, North Yorkshire

By Emily Hartley Where is Welbury? After 21 years of trying to answer this question, I am accustomed to trying to describe to people where I live. Most people have never heard of Welbury before, so I’ll start off as I always do, by saying that it is a village 8 miles north of Northallerton. If you are still none the wiser, don’t worry, it isn’t an uncommon response! Welbury is a tiny village in […]

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