The End Of A Yellow Era

Laura Frankland | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Laura Frankland

The Yellow Pages has been a permanent fixture in UK households for over 50 years and as the adverts illustrate every search has a story to tell whether practical or sentimental. It is strange to think that it will soon be a thing of the past, joining the club that public telephones, faxes and CDs are already members of. .

Back in Blighty - Behind The Wheel

Toni Hargis | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Toni Hargis

I've been driving for over thirty years. I realise I'm jinxing it when I say I've never had an accident, (if you exclude the idiot in Finchley, arguing with his girlfriend and ramming me up the back end), but I haven't.

Surviving Student Halls

James Gullis | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Universities & Education
James Gullis

To make the most of your time in halls, remember that not everyone will agree with you, will share your values or will have a similar lifestyle. Be open, be accepting and most of all be considerate. Student halls are a once in a lifetime experience, so take time to enjoy it!

Are WWE And ITV Poised To Take Over The London Wrestling Scene?

Dan Higgins | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Sport
Dan Higgins

With UK talent being quickly signed to WWE contracts, ITV's World Of Sport plans have now been indefinitely postponed. And with their toes firmly out of the water, WWE seem to have claimed the audience.

Is This The Future Of Care For Young And Old?

Stephen Burke | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK
Stephen Burke

The co-location of care for young and old makes sense in so many ways. As nurseries and care homes struggle to avoid closure, there are rays of hope on the horizon. Here is a model of care that works for all generations.

Cheeky Newborn Twin Sticks His Tongue Out At Caesarean!

Helen Turier | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Parents
Helen Turier

My three (twin girls and a boy) are way past the nappies and bottles stages, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy a cute twin picture from time to time...

Why Britain's Still Great, By Someone Who's Leaving

Vicky Mitchell | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Mitchell

We may be politically-divided, with a slowing economy, a 'severe' national threat level and have just become the fattest country in western Europe but in many ways the UK's still winning.

The Rise Of White Nationalism And Anti-Immigration Bias

Meriam Sabih | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK Politics
Meriam Sabih

As Britain prepares to leave the EU, it will have to either negotiate an agreement to continue to reap benefits: especially in terms of intelligence sharing, security, collaboration in policing, and even cooperation to help prosecute perpetrators of terrorism, or Britain may have to form national institutions which will serve the function of providing safety to its citizens while facing both internal and global threats.

No More Walkers Salt And Vinegar?

Carina Maggar | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

News on the potato-front is that Walkers Crisps are threatening us, the British public, with the discontinuation of their iconic (and arguably most de...

EU Talent Remains Essential To Success Of North West's Booming Tech Sector

Katie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK
Katie Gallagher

Technology is now one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, making up nearly 10% of the country's GDP. Venture capitalists have been quick to see the growth potential in the sector, pumping £6.6bn of investment into new businesses since 2010.

Eleven Reasons For The UK's Poor Productivity

Paul Sloane | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Paul Sloane

Improving productivity in the UK is not a matter of getting people to work harder. It involves training, investment, innovation and finding smarter ways to do things. Above all we need to improve the quality of management and leadership across the board.

The 2017 Challenge For GCSE Students? Explaining What Their Results Mean

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

The real worry for every teacher though? Once the changes have finally come in, some bright spark in government might well decide to change the whole thing all over again. Politicians like changing things, you see. Sometimes though the best thing to do is leave everything well alone - and allow teachers sufficient time to become experts in what they're teaching.

On The Divorce We Must All Go Through

Katja Garson | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katja Garson

Clean energy may not sound glamorous, but neither is a future of increasingly parched summers and wet, flooded winters. Neither is crop failure and loss of biodiversity. Neither is increased suffering - for poor communities, marginalised groups, and all of us.

Protecting Cultural Exchange Will Save Our European Friendships

Ciaran Devane | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Politics
Ciaran Devane

The repercussions of Brexit have been measured almost exclusively in economic and political terms. Very little has been said about the impact on the country's reputation, particularly among young people in Europe and further afield.

Unveiling BBC Talent's Pay Is A Deliberate Attempt To Undermine A Great British Institution

Professor Steven Barnett | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Professor Steven Barnett

For the right wing of the Conservative Party, there is a deep ideological conviction that private is always better than public, and only the market can deliver value - not to mention a passionate belief in the BBC's left-wing bias, despite clear evidence to the contrary.

How Can Parents Help Their Children Prepare For Secondary School Over The Summer Holidays?

Georgina Masefield | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Parents
Georgina Masefield

As parents glimpse the imminent arrival of the summer holidays with a mixture of relief, exhaustion and gratitude, they could be forgiven for not wanting to dwell immediately on the next school term. But for parents with children due to start secondary school for the first time in September that probably isn't an option.

At Least Two Women Are Stalked And Murdered A Week - What's Funny About That?

Laura Richards | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Laura Richards

At Paladin we take all threats to harm and kill seriously, including an alarming increase in threats to throw acid at a victim, which has happened in 12% of our recent cases. We know that 1 in 2 of domestic stalkers, if they make a threat will act on it and it's 1 in 10 of non-intimate stalkers, if they make threat, will act on it.

The 'Cuts' And 'Cutting' - And So Female Genital Mutilation Continues In The UK

Hilary Burrage | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Hilary Burrage

The 'cuts' and 'cutting'. Both should be bothering us Brits a lot right now. 'Cuts', of course, are austerity. And 'cutting' is what unsuspecting...

Contraception 101: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Katie Grace | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Grace

The education system should be equipping young people to deal with the real world, and this is a real issue that can have a massive impact on your life. While I don't expect Contraception 101 to replace History or Spanish, it could at least knock a few P.E lessons of the timetable.

Stoke-On-Trent: City Of Comedy

James Morris | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Comedy
James Morris

As a Stokie, I know all too well the difficulties faced by the Potteries breed during the rare occasions we decide to grace the uncivilised world with...

Five Brilliant Family Days Out In The UK

Amanda Statham | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Parents
Amanda Statham

A recent survey revealed an average family of four spends around £3500 on an annual holiday abroad (£860pp), that's an awful lot of days out back home...

Am I A Stranger In My Own Home? Reflections Of A European Student In Post-Brexit Britain

Andrea Carlo | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Andrea Carlo

My ultimate fear is that, in its process of leaving the European Union, the UK will ironically end up more similar to its continental neighbours, and lose what makes it so special. I hope that the country, in having made the decision to detach itself from the continent, does not compromise its identity in order to fit a cliché mould of nationalism.

Teaching Excellence Framework Results: It Is Time To Stand Up For Quality Teaching - Every University Should Be Going For Gold

Graham Galbraith | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK
Graham Galbraith

The release of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has been met with mixed reactions. The new scheme was set up to recognise excellent teaching an...

For Children Caught Up In War, Empowerment Is The Key To The Future

Sophie Bray-Watkins | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Sophie Bray-Watkins

Many children we work with at War Child have known nothing but war.  Speaking of the conflict in Central African Republic, where violence between rival militias is inescapable for most, Stephanie, 15, says, "Pregnant women gave birth to a generation of kids that have war in their mind and spirit."

Sikh Representation - A Decolonised Perspective

Ranveer Singh | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ranveer Singh

The only expectation the Sikh community have of the newly elected MPs, in terms of matters pertaining to the Panth, is the expectation of gaining an honest and upfront answer from the UK government on the Panthic objective; which for the Sikhs remains complete autonomy and independence from the Indian State.