When I first started acting, I knew it was what I wanted to do and I feel very fortunate to have made a career of it. I know how rewarding it can be to do a job you love, but I also know that for many young people starting out in this tough economic climate it can be difficult to get a foot in the door of a career they want. There are thousands of young people out there who are struggling to find their way, facing all kinds of challenges - from physical or mental health problems to a childhood spent in care. Without the right support they can feel isolated and overwhelmed by their circumstances, making it very difficult for them to get where they want to be in life.
Rita Ora wore a pin emblazoned with the words 'Not Becky' to a Met Gala afterparty. Katy Perry also donned a 'Not Becky' pin - perhaps as a sign of support for Ora who has been the victim of intense trolling. I fear it is now only a matter of time before the first 'Not Becky' slogan tees pop up on the high street and this is not a good thing.
Zac Goldsmith is also pally with his former brother in law, Imran Khan. A Pakistani former cricketer and politician who has, in his work as opposition leader, negotiated with the Taliban many times. This then makes Zac Goldsmith surely a graver threat (by proxy) to UK security than MP Sadiq Khan.
Did you know that the saying actually dates back to pre-Twitter times of 1979, and that late prime minister Margaret Thatcher is to thank for the tradition? Well, she sort of is. When she was elected on May 4, 1979, a headline in the London Evening News read, "May The Fourth Be With You, Maggie. Congratulations."
Instead of sitting back, crossing our fingers and hoping for an end to the Syrian civil war, the EU should be uniting to heap pressure on those regional powers blocking the path to peace. Never before has a continent with so much invested in the stability of its surrounding regions, been so reluctant to project its power and defend its interests.
The International Development Committee is encouraged by DFID's focus on the long term development of Yemen and the department's support for UN efforts to facilitate peace talks. We urge the Government to apply pressure on all parties to the conflict so we can see progress in the peace talks and particularly to ensure that the accompanying ceasefire is adhered to by all sides.
According to a survey, 79% of people said they would welcome measures to curb alcohol intake on flights while 11% said they would be happy with a total ban. But banning alcohol on a flight isn't the solution because the problem is in fact much, much bigger than our inability to say no to free drinks on a plane.
Our young people deserve an Education Secretary that listens to, and takes seriously, the concerns of the experts: teachers. They deserve someone at the helm that recognises the crisis at the heart of the system they steer and acts to resolve it. Only this will stem the haemorrhage of principled educators from the profession. Be in no doubt, Nicky, this is happening on your watch. Act now.
As A-level students at a sixth-form college in south-east London, we have a real passion for politics and we're especially interested in the impact of policy on working-class young people. We might be unusual in our interests, but surely that's all the more reason to support us. Or so you'd think.
According to the bookmakers, this is the single least likely event that has ever occurred in recorded history. Leicester's glory breathes life in to an increasingly cynical world that persistently reinforces the idea that you have to have some kind of head-start to have a chance of succeeding.
Against everyone's better judgement, Brexiteers have now been forced to abandon all reason and double down on their hopes that Britain's festering xenophobia will ultimately be enough to defeat economic literacy come June. Politicians like Boris Johnson and Michael Gove have consequently placed every last shred of credibility on the line by attempting to disprove their own fundamental beliefs on the supposed economic benefits of immigration. That's a pretty risky bet...
On the other side of the coin, spending big and adding too many new faces could just as easily wreck everything that has been built. But again, as things stand, the current Leicester side has a limited shelf life. What it really comes down to is how this season and its significant achievements are viewed within the club. Is this the pinnacle, or is it only the beginning?
The Tory government doesn't care about the fire and rescue service. If it did, it wouldn't have slashed 7,000 frontline firefighter posts, closed around 40 fire stations and scrapped scores of fire engines since 2010. The last recorded year saw a reduction of 1,200 in the number of firefighters - the biggest drop in a single year in the history of the modern fire and rescue service.
Adding 'okay' to your vocabulary is so vital in today's society when there is pressure from every angle. When you're expected to do unpaid overtime, have a 'perfect' house, a 'perfect' body and a 'perfect' social life all at the same time (which, by the way, is entirely unrealistic). You are okay. You really are okay. And most of the time, so am I.
Barbell front squats provide all the muscle building stimulus of a back squat, but with more emphasis on the quads and less on the lower back, hips and hamstrings. Don't expect to push as much weight on a front squat, but if you can set aside your ego, the results will be more than worth it.
I am a dermatologist. I suffer with acne. I have often thought about writing about my experiences and then promptly talked myself out of it. And when I've tried to psychoanalyse why, it is because at times, I still feel resounding shame and embarrassment of my skin.
Due to me losing the plot so regularly, I have now devised a few tactics to help me see through the red mist and keep my cool. So for all those parents regularly muttering FFS under their breath, whilst day dreaming of wine and down time, these top nine tips are for you...
Expectations for dads are so low, that fathers get plaudits for simply doing what mothers do as standard. I think we're rewarded for showing just a little engagement, because our role has become so emotionally removed from the nurturing aspect of parenting.
As a parent of school children myself, I would agree with some of the concerns expressed about the primary curriculum. Not only have Ministers chopped and changed a lot recently, they claim they are making it "harder" but many would say they are making it more obscure and much, much narrower. We all want a stretching, broad and balanced curriculum for our children. But the micro-managing by ministers often misses the point entirely. The way this government has handled changes to the assessment regime means that the system is being undermined. That parents are taking children out of school speaks volumes about the approach this government has taken. At every turn they are cutting parents out of their children's education.
In the 80s and 90s, Madonna established herself as an unapologetically strong, female role model. She pushed the boundaries of sexuality and femininity to become the ultimate sex symbol and global superstar. Now, she's expected to revoke all that, because society can't handle it when women age. We like our older women invisible and devoid of sexuality.
As the scandal of anti-semitism on the British left rumbles on - and in Ken Livingstone's case it's been rumbling for quite some time - we are hearing more and more of the notion that minority groups should have the final say in defining what does and does not constitute a racist attack on them. In other words, this means that if X is a member of racial group Y, and they think that comment Z is a racist attack on racial group Y, it is a racist attack on racial group Y and that's the end of the matter.
As the Statista infographic based on ICM figures shows, the posher parts of the country are mostly in favour of staying put, while the less well-off seemingly want to get out.