Aside from backpackers checking their insurance fully, the providers also need to be doing more to ensure that their policies are completely clear and that customers are informed before travelling and working abroad.
The French government has made a bold decision this week in the name of reducing waste and tackling climate change - good on them! By committing to ban disposable cups and plates by 2020 - except those that are completely compostable - France is taking a huge step towards tackling the one million coffee cups that reach landfill every minute. Perhaps it's time that Britain took the leap?
Just as there is no 'typical' rapist or sexual offender, there is no 'typical' victim. It may sell papers and gain more hits but if we in the media don't reassess the language used when reporting on alleged sexual assaults then we will continue to reinforce stereotypes that should have been left in the last century.
We, The Carnabys, gave away all of our pre-order earnings from this summer's album release to the Trust. 'Too Much, Never Enough' is an album that we are really proud of and we haven't taken this decision lightly. However its even more important to us that we - and the bands coming up behind - actually have somewhere to play in 5 years time. So if you want to really go and see the next Bowie rather than imagine what might have been, get on board and help us to #savelivemusic.
We must not go astray in our commitment to the implementation of universal and inveterate human rights, rights not only for those persecuted minorities who are increasingly taking recourse in arguments which ground them, but for the tragic story of a couple who went so far as to honour their love for one another despite their disparate creeds and despite the dangers that regressive people in their isolated communities are viciously willing to pose.
When looking at these things from a different perspective, everyone's favourite bulldog-like British prime minister seems a bit less of a hero and a bit more of a ruthless warmonger. Churchill is famed for saying history would judge him kindly because he intended to write it himself. It seems he was right.
Like most people my mornings are unremarkable, I wake up and have a brief struggle to pull myself out of bed. Then like millions of others around the world I go into a digital loop. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, emails, looping over and over throughout the day.
So often refugees are painted as a burden on societies, but these rich family histories show that refugees are just as capable as we are of achieving greatness and contributing to society, if given half a chance - and who knows what wonderful things their children and grandchildren may end up accomplishing.
I recently defriended someone on Facebook. I know, such a modern drama. I had just had enough of my news feed being disrupted with his right wing views on the world, which seemed so out of line with my own. But by casting him digitally aside, I was complicit in that world becoming instantly smaller.
People moaning about trash news really bores me. We need it. Yeah, I said it. Journalism needs it too. I'm also convinced that a lot of you people that moan about it secretly love it, especially that particular kind of prick that pretends not to know who anyone in Made In Chelsea is. You know who they are, I know you know, you know you know, just admit it
Most of us don't know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today's article in the BBC, we're under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this in mind, here is my easy guide for understanding portion sizes and it's based on a simple tool - your hand!
Did you know.... 10% of women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis? That's a shocking 176 million. Yet, despite this, very little is known about the c...
Over 11 years have passed since 7/7, the terror that took place that day still haunts me as if it were yesterday. As a Muslim and 7/7 survivor, sat on the same train as the bomber, I was horrified to learn that the perpetrators had carried the attack out in the name of Islam, a religion of peace.
If moderates within the Labour Party truly feel that this is the party that best represents them and not a football team you support for nine years of hardship in the hope it may vaguely reflect something you once knew then they must win fairly. Like last time, this leadership election should be a battle of ideas between the leadership candidates and not a cabal trumping basic rules.
Along with workers' rights, economic concerns and international trade agreements, one important consideration for businesses in the UK - particularly for small to medium enterprises - is how Brexit will affect an organisation's protection of their intellectual property. While potentially compromised intellectual property rights may not dominate the scare-mongering headlines, the implications for British SMEs are worth noting.
In a country where complete political turmoil is a daily occurrence, we need a strong Labour party for those who voices struggled to be heard. We especially need the Labour party together. Therefore, I am voting for Owen Smith and hope everyone else does so we keep an united, strong, pragmatic Labour party for those who need it the most.