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'Soho Cigarette' Film Review: Style Can't Keep This Cigarette Alight

Greg Wetherall | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Soho Cigarette is Jonathan Fairbairn's debut feature film as writer/director. Shot on a small budget through crowd funded contributions, it follows D - a self-assured young Italian male - in and around the streets of Soho.

Why the Drug Laws in the UK Must Be Reformed if the Government Truly Wants to Address the Racial Disparities in Stop and Search

Niamh Eastwood | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Niamh Eastwood

Ending the criminalisation of drug use would remove the need to unnecessarily search hundreds of thousands of people every year. Thus ensuring that the numbers of people, especially those from the black community, caught up in the criminal justice system is significantly reduced.

Why the Kremlin Jailed Navalny and Let Him Go (And Why It Won't Be for Long)

Patrick Reevell | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

To everyone's surprise Alexei Navalny was released this afternoon, pending the results of his appeal. First interpretations are that the Russian gover...

Stud Life and Homophobia in the Community

Campbell X | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Campbell X

East London, where Stud Life is shot, has always been and continues to be an area with high immigrant population from Africa, the Indian Sub-Continent, the Caribbean and more recently Eastern Europe. I used real locations as it was easier to negotiate on our 10 day shoot.

The Courage to Cry

Jayne Morris | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

Our resistance to crying in front of others is likely to stem from our primal instinct to protect ourselves against predators, because in nature tears tend to be interpreted as a signal of distress or helplessness. Yet in exposing our vulnerability we access the power of authentic self-expression and communication, which can be our greatest strength.

Danny the Champion of the World? Boyle Sends Audiences Into a Trance

Greg Wetherall | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

Returning to his day job, Boyle re-enters the film arena with Trance, a London-based psychological thriller that rushes around with about as much calm and patience as an ADHD sufferer. He has said that he was finishing this project whilst he was working on the Olympic opening ceremony, and that this should be viewed as its 'dark, evil cousin'.

The Curious Case of the Home Affairs Select Committee's Drugs Policy Report

Jason Reed | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

The last time a Royal Commission was called for on drug policy was that of the 9 March 2011; Lord Norton of Louth raised the issue in a question for short debate - the call for an evidence lead policy was to such an extent that the word evidence was used 42 times in only an hour.

Film Screening: 'The House I Live In' at The Oval Space - An Event That Should Not Be Missed

Jason Reed | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Reed

Owing to its immeasurable impact there is a special screening: On 11 December, at the prestigious Oval Space, Bethnal Green, The House I Live In will be shown with the accompaniment of a panel discussion complete with the erudite people who are on the frontlines of the drug policy discourse.

The US Elections: History Was Made, But Not by Obama

Jason Reed | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Politics
Jason Reed

On the US election night, there were a host of unprecedented referendums that included three states proposing full-blown reform and regulation of their marijuana laws, in essence, and to use the shorthand, marijuana would be legalised. Those who follow drug policy held their collective breath (if they were awake to see it) as the results poured in from Washington, Oregon and Colorado.

Open Letter to Winston Matthews - Prisoner Number A8167CK

Jason Reed | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Reed

Dear Winston Matthews, Words simply cannot express how I felt when I learned of your incarceration.

Let it Go: A Beginners Guide to a Healthy, Happy Mind

Alice Grist | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Let it go, let it be, release, relax, stop worrying, chill. How often are you told this, or how often do you tell yourself this and in actuality fail miserably to achieve any of these seemingly simple concepts?

Pick Your Battles and Breathe

Alice Grist | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Be yourself, with no control, with no reaction and breathe! Suck up some oxygen, decide to alter your thoughts, pick your battles and breathe.

Drugs: Why Evidence Based Policies Must Lead the Way

Jason Reed | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK
Jason Reed

It's time that the burden of proof was shifted. The case for reform is firm and hard to ignore. The rationale for keeping the drug laws anchored needs justifying, and evidence must be placed by those who want to keep the 'drug war' alive.

UK Stores Expect Surge For New iPhone

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Tech

Crowds are expected to flock to Apple stores throughout the country to get their hands on the latest must-have smartphone. Described by its makers ...

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable"

Jason Reed | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

"We've been fighting a drugs war for 40 years, that war is lost, and completely unwinnable." These were the eminent words of Mr James Duffy from Law...

The Misuse of Drugs Act - Happy 40th Birthday

Jason Reed | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK
Jason Reed

40 years old, and some argue the Misuse of Drugs Act is ready for retirement. Others reason that it is a good act but just needs the correct application. Whatever the consensus, the hangover will rage for a little while longer.