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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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“Am I going to die doing this?” – Leeds student nurses join the fight against Coronavirus

Olivia Massey, third year Adult Nursing student

There has been a large recruitment drive to bring more health workers to the front line in the fight against Coronavirus. Along with those who have retired, students who were nearing the end of their degrees have been asked to help. Immy Share reports.    

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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: BBC’s Noughts and Crosses showcases a race flipped version of Britain

REVIEW: BBC’s Noughts and Crosses showcases a race flipped version of Britain

By Kudzai Chinembiri This six-part drama series derives from the established successful novel ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by black British author Malorie Blackman. The first episode of this compelling series sets the scene in a 21st-century Britain. We are taken to a fictional place in London, England named Albion where we see Native Africans (who are known as crosses) as the […]

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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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Leeds Bradford Airport plan to build a new terminal despite opposition from climate activists

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By Jacob Smith Leeds Bradford Airport plans to build a new state-of-the-art terminal expected to cost around £150m. This latest announcement by Leeds Bradford Airport explains that rather than extending the existing terminal, the plan is to now build an entirely new facility which will replace the current terminal. Plans had already been approved by Leeds City Council to extend […]

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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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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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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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