Danielle Lowe
Studied journalism at college before going on to study at university, some could say I have lived, breathed and slept journalism for nearly four years. I used to be young enough to write book reviews for the Guardian Children's book website, while having to write community columns and pieces back at the local paper. Now freelance on local journalism, sport, culture, politics and food&drink.

Entries by Danielle Lowe

Mental Health Stigma Is Still Alive

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2015 | (18:13)

People keep insisting that the stigma of mental health problems are long gone. From institutions saying it's okay to speak up about your mental health if you are having issues to health professionals putting on an awkward smile not really sure how to tackle to problem.

Sure you can now...

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How I Grew to Love Women's Football

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2015 | (15:06)

I've just finished reporting the Women's World Cup and England having the most successful world cup in a generation (I wasn't born in 1990 so it is at least a generation to me).

During the whole competition I only missed two games and that was either because of not wanting...

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My Newsquest Journey

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2015 | (10:58)

It was near the start of my second academic year and I'd decided to pull my socks up and get my act together.

Regardless of living in Croydon for just a few months I decided to take the leap and get in touch with the Croydon Guardian about doing...

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Losing Hope for the Future

(0) Comments | Posted 5 May 2015 | (15:02)

You don't have to search far to find out that I have no hope in the future regards politics and everything that politicians and spin doctors claim to 'do for the ordinary people' (such banter). But casting aside the general election and all the politics bouncing around at the minute...

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Watching Graduation Is a Bizarre Experience

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (18:08)

As July comes and goes undergraduates from many different universities go through the unique experience of finding out their results, meeting up with friends (sometimes for the last time) and wearing a gown, mortar board and hood.

They are surrounded by friends, peers, family and those that have assisted...

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The End of a University Year Is a Time to Reflect

(1) Comments | Posted 28 May 2014 | (01:00)

Most students, whatever year of university you are in, get to exam season and suddenly realise just how quickly the last academic year has zoomed right on by.

For some, it's an exciting moment, a chance for them to 'move on', for others it's nothing more than a daunting...

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London: It Really Isn't All It's Made Out to Be

(0) Comments | Posted 17 February 2014 | (14:37)

London. The end of the road of hopes and dreams. A place where people hope their lives will become complete, they will bag a job that they always wanted and have thousands of hobbies and interests at their fingertips.

Of course, for anybody living in London, they know those views...

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Tube Strikes This Week Are Important

(31) Comments | Posted 5 February 2014 | (00:00)

The tube strikes this week and next will cause chaos to many commuters attempting to get across London from Tuesday evening until Friday morning.

According to Transport for London (TfL) most lines will still be open, they just might be running on a reduced service with certain stations being closed,...

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Finding the Right Student House

(0) Comments | Posted 4 February 2014 | (17:27)

Time at university flies by for most students. Days blend in with the next as we stay up late reading for tomorrows class, getting that essay written, preparing for that exam next week or having a good time with friends.

Before you know it summer term is just around the...

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You Know You're An Adult When...

(0) Comments | Posted 30 January 2014 | (23:49)

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end).

Then we hit adulthood, and everywhere our...

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Sharing Medical Data Is Not Okay

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2014 | (14:12)

There are many issues about sharing a persons personal medical data with other organisations and companies, some issues are big and others are much smaller.

For me, it causes many issues. I'm not afraid to share with the world that I have a heart condition, caused by a lack of...

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Last Night I Learnt: I Can Have Wrinkles or Diabetes

(0) Comments | Posted 20 January 2014 | (12:30)

Last night, as I was following the hashtag #Tomorrowsnewspaperstoday on twitter around 10:30pm, I spotted two very interesting front pages that combined make a rather amusing story.

The Daily Mail and Daily Express, both mentioned sugar and the effects that it can have on your body. I'm not sure...

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Fitness Apps Have Risks

(0) Comments | Posted 15 January 2014 | (11:06)

Since New Year magazines poured into our shops and onto our mobile devices they've all seemed keen to tell us about one thing: fitness apps to help you with that 'New Years resolution'.

In many ways it is great to see apps out there that make it easier for us...

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Automation of Services and People - Are You Kidding Me?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2013 | (00:00)

A spring is certainly present in a lot of Londoners steps right now. They're pleased to hear that they can party all night and take multiple methods of transport home rather than dashing for the last tube or trying to find where that night bus goes from.

However, there are...

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Altering the Age of Consent Will Change Little

(0) Comments | Posted 21 November 2013 | (18:59)

Recently the debate about the age of consent has flared up in the United Kingdom again. Is 16 the right age or does it do harm to children and adults alike?

An argument that I haven't seen raised very often, but one that I have believed in for a long...

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Avoid the Tube? Who Are They Kidding?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 November 2013 | (11:09)

Over the weekend TFL shared with the world a new idea of theirs, that they hope and think will really work.

They've decided to hand leaflets out to people between Tooting Bec and Clapham North on the Northern Line to try to encourage them to take another method to get...

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Women's Football Atmosphere Is Completely Different

(0) Comments | Posted 27 October 2013 | (12:18)

Many people attend a club football game to see their club win and to share the experience with fellow supporters.

Atmosphere in a club game is normally loud, passionate and reacts to every single run, tackle, shot and referees decision.

On TV, the male international games show nearly sold...

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The Tube: Don't Cross The Line

(2) Comments | Posted 10 October 2013 | (16:29)

Public transport is a common method of travel by many people across the globe, yet somehow some people still haven't mastered the art of getting it right.

We have people that seem to think that they are the only one in a rush to get to a certain place, that...

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Free School Lunches Are Important

(0) Comments | Posted 17 September 2013 | (19:55)

I remember being in primary school, you could get a warm lunch with vegetables, carbs, protein and so on. You'd also get a dessert, that would often involve fruit.

Basically, at primary school being on free school lunches meant you got a balanced and healthy warm meal.

However, at...

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Friendlies Are Important For All

(0) Comments | Posted 11 September 2013 | (13:37)

Last night, while some of the home nations were playing world cup qualifiers, Oman was trying to secure a victory.

During the international break, the Oman international team have taken the opportunity to play some challenging football.

It gives them a chance to mould further, to develop fluidity in...

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