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Mental Health Care Is In Crisis And The Consequences Will Be Fatal

James Woods | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Woods

We need to talk about Mental Health but we also need the Government to address this very stark and real crisis that is unfolding in front of our eyes. A sticking plaster is not sufficient and it never will be.

Syria, Yemen And How Double Standards Block The Path to Peace

Alistair Burnett | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

As the siege of Syria's second city Aleppo intensifies again and the Saudi campaign in Yemen grinds on, there is an urgent need for the main powers to get back round the table and at least agree to stop fuelling the conflicts. But this week has shown that prospect seems remote.

Brexit Britain: A Foreign Student's Blues

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

All things considered, I am no longer sure I want to stay. The only consideration keeping me here is last year's £18,000 university fee - it would really be a waste not to graduate. I can only hope that as Britons are confronted by a longer non-EU queue at Charles de-Gaulle's airport and the need to apply for a visa for a weekend break in Stockholm, these attitudes will change.

The Pressure To Be Positive

Erin Adams | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Erin Adams

There is a difference between using your voice for good and just using it to be hateful; it is very important to know the difference, but just because something has negative undertones doesn't mean it should be automatically disregarded. I think that that is one of the most dangerous things we as human beings can do.

Data Shows Why Building A Wall In Calais Is Bound To Fail

Natalie Stanton | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Natalie Stanton

If policymakers are serious about resolving the crisis in Calais, they need to take immediate steps to fix this broken system. It has become clear that no progress will be made until funds are invested in educating and empowering the camp's residents, rather than continuing to segregate and dehumanise them.

Theresa May's Latest Immigration Plan Branded 'Skewed' By Top Charity

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been accused of “skewed priorities” over plans to redirect £100 million of the foreign aid budget to keep migrants out of Europe....

Ex-Cop Warns: Fabric Closure Will Help Gangs Flourish in London

Kirsty Bosley | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK
Kirsty Bosley

As I read the book following our interview, I learnt of Neil's work in nightclubs, busting dealers that were pushing drugs to revellers. It's work that I'm sure he'd freely admit did nothing to dent the 'war on drugs'. So when London nightclub Fabric closed, it got me thinking. What will this mean for the city, and it's criminals? I called Neil to get his thoughts.

Britain And The Military Rulers Of Egypt - Another Extraordinary Special Relationship

Mark Curtis | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

Britain has struck a new special relationship with the military rulers of Egypt which is as deep as it is worrying. As we approach the 60th anniversary of the British invasion of Egypt - known in polite circles as the 'Suez crisis' - Britons should reflect on their government's relationship with this key Middle Eastern country.

Basic Income and the Three-Day Work Week

Julian Vigo | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

There is a crisis in the British Labour Party and it is not just the internal struggles of the hard versus the soft left, nor is it between the few wh...

How Can We Prevent Our Suicide Crisis?

Matt Streuli | Posted 10.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Streuli

We live in a country where more teenagers are self-harming than ever. We live in a country where the biggest killer of men is not guns, cars or cancer but suicide (men under 50, ONS). In the UK, one person ends their own life every TWO hours. It's Time To Change.

Things To Do On A Gap Year

James Farrell | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Farrell

A gap year can be a great way to experience things you normally wouldn't and offers a break from studying between your school and university education. The key is to make your gap year count by enjoying the time while also building on and developing new skills.

Parents Are The Best Ones To Decide What Goes Into Packed Lunches

Brook Whelan | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics
Brook Whelan

New research published in the last few days suggests less than 2% of children's packed lunches meet the government's nutritional standards. We can offer an obvious explanation for this. The reason why less than 2% of packed lunches meet the government's nutritional standards is because parents have worked out what their children like and what they don't like for their lunch.

Brexit Is No Blank Cheque For Eurosceptics

Benjamin Butterworth | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Politics
Benjamin Butterworth

If those of us backed remain don't make our arguments clearly and forcefully through the impending negotiations, we risk writing a blank cheque for the eurosceptics. During the referendum, the Leave camp were at pains to tell us they didn't know to set out specifics of a post-Brexit Britain, because this wasn't a manifesto. They won the EU vote - now they must be held to account on the ideas put forward.

Jobs in the UK Post-Referendum

Julian Vigo | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Vigo

This past week has seen Theresa May telling pro-EU civil servants to get on with the mandate of preparing the exit from the EU.  Yet recent findings ...

France Ban On The Burkini Spurs Worldwide Sales For Leading Islamic Design House

Tasnim Nazeer | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK
Tasnim Nazeer

One would hope that the French government would be aware that within a democracy nobody has the right to restrict people from wearing the clothes they choose to. The ban has certainly shown that the attempts to deter people from wearing the burkini have been hindered and you may just see more women, expressing their freedom through the inspirational garment.

The Schools Consent Project

Emily McFadden | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Emily McFadden

I attended training recently with The Schools Consent Project. I'll be going into schools as a volunteer lawyer to present workshops on the issue of c...

Britain's Dangerous and Ignored Special Relationship With Oman

Mark Curtis | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Curtis

By retaining faith in repressive pro-Western leaders in the region, backing them to the hilt, supplying them with arms and using their territory to militarily intervene in the region, Britain is continuing its long-standing Middle East policy... It really is time that British journalists find out where Oman is on the map and highlight what their country is actually doing there.

Who Says Girls Aren't 'Meant' to Like Science?

Dr Sam Giles | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Sam Giles

I always knew that I would be a scientist. As a child I loved exploring the world around me; I was fascinated by fossils and had a voracious appetite for any science books, documentaries or experiments.

Plastic Bags and the Ecological Revolution at Hand

Julian Vigo | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

A report published in the journal Science in 2015 estimates that about eight million tonnes of plastic ends up in global waters each year:  "We calcu...

Best of the Edinburgh Fest for a Weekend Visit

Heather Irish | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Heather Irish

Today the world's biggest art festival hits Edinburgh's gardens and closes for three weeks! The city's population doubles in size as people from all over the world flock to the streets and the various festival venues. The streets are filled with performances and exhibitions, actors arrive at bars in their outfits post performance and bars and clubs are open late - 3 am and 5 am.

Everybody Wants Some!!

Harry Crawford | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I can't personally fault Linklater et al. Everybody Wants Some!! made me nostalgic, and others will feel the same. It rides on the Boyhood realist wave to great effect too. But if you don't want to reminisce... what's the point? To think this is a standalone film is the failure. If it was part of a bigger picture, a trilogy maybe, you could see loads of promise.

The Tyranny of the Seemingly Urgent: Why the Media Neglects International Development

Alistair Burnett | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK
Alistair Burnett

George Monbiot - the environment commentator - wrote a recent cri de coeur on the failure of the media - by which I think he meant most mainstream out...

The BFG

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

There's no John Williams score to rave about, but Mark Rylance follows up his Oscar-winning performance in Bridge of Spies with his charming take on the title character, and with Ruby Barnhill's steadfast Sophie in hot pursuit it's hard not to see the appeal of this colourful movie for all the family. It hits hard at the niche market and stays put.

Victoria

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Morality and mortality have never seemed so aggressively real. First hour aside, this European hit has few rivals, technically or aesthetically. What else: it's a classic in the making, even if it is reserved for a cathartic thriller.

The Legend of Tarzan

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Forget Disney, forget Phil Collins and forget coherency. Yates's take will leave hearts swooning for the leading couple, but if it's not a catwalk you're after, or melodrama, then you might as well pretend this film never existed. This is for teenage girls who can handle a little angst.