• Missguided or Miss-Guiding Customers? A review of the C4’s Inside Missguided: Made in Manchester

    August 28, 2020

    “Fast fashion – that’s our culture. Bigger, better, faster, sicker.” These words became the tag line of Channel 4’s new documentary Inside Missguided: Made in Manchester, a four part series which followed the “220 badass bitches” at the top of Missguided. However, despite the promising title, viewers are offered a very limited glimpse inside Missguided’s…

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  • I’ve Graduated: What’s Next?

    August 25, 2020

    Recently I finished my undergraduate degree, and so whilst I figure out what I want to do next, feel like I’m on the threshold of the ‘real world’, as I have no solid plans of what I am going to do next. Throughout my whole life, the next step has always been planned: after GCSE’s I…

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  • Earth Overshoot Day 2020

    August 23, 2020

    Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the point where scientists say humanity has burned through all the natural resources that the planet can replenish for 2020. . For the rest of the year, we are maintaining our ecological deficit by drawing down local resource stocks and accumulating carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are operating in…

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  • How the Government plans to slim down the UK in the midst of COVID-19

    August 3, 2020

    Last week the Government announced its plan this week to tackle obesity in Britain, by encouraging overweight people to lose five pounds. They claim this will save the NHS £100 million and help lower their risk of dying from coronavirus. As well as banning junk food adverts before 9pm and launching a weight loss app,…

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  • The End of an Era – I’ve Finished University

    May 31, 2020

    On Wednesday I submitted my final ever university essay, bringing not just four years of degree study, but almost 15 years of education to an end… (unless I decide to do a panic Masters!) I’ve heard a lot of people say I’ve reached ‘the end of an era’: all the ups and downs I’ve experienced…

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  • Coronavirus could cause a global food shortage, so now it is more important than ever to cut down on food waste

    March 28, 2020

    Although harvests have been good this year so far, and the outlook for staple crops is promising, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation border closures, quarantines, and supply chain disruptions could restrict people’s access to sufficient, diverse and nutritious sources of food, especially in countries hit hard by the virus or already affected…

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  • Veganuary: Does it make any difference?

    January 19, 2020

    The Veganuary campaign, encouraging people to try a vegan diet for the month, is under-way, with a record 385,000 people spanning 178 countries signed up .  The TV adverts are out, restaurants are shouting about their new meat and dairy-free dishes, and campaigners are out in full force in social media; but can forgoing meat,…

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  • Endometriosis: Over 13,500 share devastating impact of condition

    October 10, 2019

    Despite affecting one in ten women of reproductive age in the UK, endometriosis is often regarded as a hidden condition leaving sufferers with unrelenting pain that affects every aspect of their day to day lives. Earlier this week, the BBC released research revealing the reality of what living with endometriosis is like. 13,500 women across…

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  • Giving a Voice to India’s Waste Pickers

    October 6, 2019

    Globally, 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year – that’s the equivalent weight of the whole population of the world. Every year. While plastic is an amazingly versatile product, it is virtually indestructible, with a life span of over 1,000 years. Poor waste management coupled with human neglect has resulted in plastic pollution…

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  • Ashley Banjo’s Life Lessons

    October 2, 2019

    A few weeks ago I completed work experience with Bauer Media and whilst I was there I was given the opportunity to interview Dancing on Ice judge and Diversity member Ashley Banjo for Closer magazine. We spoke about what he’s learnt since rising to fame in 2009 when Diversity won Britian’s Got Talent. The interview…

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