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Nick Purves

Editor, The London Word

Nick's writing career has taken many notable turns from being employed at Fertiliser International to interviewing film stars and directors. He definitely prefers the latter although the former is a good story. Other than writing about film and music, Nick is the editor of the website The London Word, which covers all that is going on in London. In addition to all of this, Nick is a contributor to BBC Radio 4 Xtra series Newsjack, a topical weekly comedy show.

The Fight for Women's Rights in America's South

This year's American presidential election was supposed to have been about the economy, a referendum on how whether president Obama had done enough to revive America's economic fortunes after the crash of 2008. Then Missouri congressman Todd Akin chose to give his views on the issue of abortion.
27/11/2012 11:00 GMT

What an Obama Victory Means for the Rest of the World

<a href="" target="_hplink"><img alt="2012-11-05-HP_World_Graphic_300x70.png" src="" width="300" height="70" /></a>This year, the prevailing feeling is one of relief. An election that has been fueled by fear and cynicism means that Obama's supporters are not so much elated to have won but more relieved not to have lost.
07/11/2012 08:29 GMT

Who Will Be Running for the Democrats in 2016?

If President Obama loses this year, it is highly unlikely that he will run again in 2016. Only one president in US history has served non-consecutive terms and Obama would leave office with the perception that he was the man who failed to get the American economy going again. So it will be left to others to put themselves forward as possible candidates.
01/11/2012 11:12 GMT

How Will Spain Evolve?

Spain's triumph at Euro 2012, becoming the first team to win three consecutive international tournaments, was not only based on technical excellence, tactical flexibility and a desire for repeated success.
10/07/2012 09:51 BST

Where in the World is Jerome Taylor?

After the West Indies' defeat at Trent Bridge, questions will be asked about why the tourists are unable to assemble a side that can pose a meaningful threat to the hosts.
28/05/2012 17:09 BST

How Far Right Can Sarkozy Go to Save Himself?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come out fighting in his attempt to secure a second term. Although beaten into second place after the first round of voting, he issued a strong declaration to his supporters that 'the fight begins now'. He will need to galvanise his support as there had been fears amongst his party that he would be knocked out in the first round.
24/04/2012 07:37 BST

Can Twitter Save Women's Football?

The second season of the Women's Super League (WSL) kicked off on Sunday with expectations high after a successful inaugural year. In 2011, riding a post-World Cup wave of popularity, attendances at matches shot up and viewing figures on ESPN were on a par with the men's Scottish Premier League.
09/04/2012 22:42 BST

The Hunger Games (2012) - Review

With the Harry Potter films all released and the final Twilight film coming soon, the search for the next big film franchise has been quickly answered by The Hunger Games, the first adaptation of the trilogy of books by Suzanne Collins.
18/03/2012 17:57 GMT