How do we feed the world? A bargain will help

Shockingly, the UK throws away £13 billion worth of food every year. Considering that 842 million people in the world are starving, this is ill favoured and somewhat careless; many products don’t pass what’s called a “quality control” process in which items are scrutinized to meet appearance and taste standards. Ever seen wobbly fruit and veg bags? – these guys didn’t make it through to … Continue reading How do we feed the world? A bargain will help

Spotify’s first UK live event a sensation

Spotify’s first live event in the UK was a resounding success; the near capacity crowd bounced carelessly bursting with vivaciousness at Alexandra Palace on Thursday. The sell-out event was the first of its kind; inspired by the playlist: ‘Who We Be’ from the world grossing music app, the nation’s favourite grime and rap artists came together for an evening of well-deserved hedonism. The playlist sprung … Continue reading Spotify’s first UK live event a sensation

How do Buddhism and Hinduism intertwine?

In the words of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, “Buddhism, in it’s origin at least, is an offshoot of Hinduism.” But how exactly do the two religions intertwine? The practise of meditation is at the forefront of both, with the view of bringing peace within ones self. This merges with the overall aim of Buddhism perfectly which is: “To attain enlightenment and be released from the cycle … Continue reading How do Buddhism and Hinduism intertwine?

Bradstock takes the crown in B&C Handicap Jumping at Windsor

Alfie Bradstock pipped Katy Meredith to the post yesterday pocketing £550 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show after she’d been in the lead since riding fifth in the class. Bradstock, who was riding his grade B gelding Tiger Bright flew round the 1.35m course with an exceptional time of 52.86 seconds.     The GB rider is ranked third in Fairfax Young Rider’s League and rides for … Continue reading Bradstock takes the crown in B&C Handicap Jumping at Windsor

Meet Overdog; the Geeky un- ‘Rock-‘n’-Roll Rockers

Students with a divine passion for music often form bands with strange names and even weirder lyrics to find their place or share their love of audio- be it screaming down the mic or singing operatically whilst furiously playing the violin in unison. But how many of these bands actually stay together? I think my brother’s Uni band “Back alley abortions” (don’t ask) were jamming … Continue reading Meet Overdog; the Geeky un- ‘Rock-‘n’-Roll Rockers

Kinema in the woods is Lincolnshire’s own hidden pinnacle of beauty

Grandparents will remember how the cinema used to be. It was such a treat! Boys would dress up in their finest suits and slick their hair back with bryl cream whilst the ladies would carefully pick out their prettiest petticoats and squeeze into their most exquisite heels. The tickets were a keepsake- no bigger than a raffle ticket. Plush curtains were drawn around the screen … Continue reading Kinema in the woods is Lincolnshire’s own hidden pinnacle of beauty

“Game changing” funding injected into Colchester Hospital’s A&E department

The Department of Health has awarded £1 million to Colchester hospital to loosen the tension on its Accident and Emergency department. This was the highest amount of funding available. Colchester’s A&E performance target is 91.7% – it’s currently in special measures which were imposed by the Care Quality Commission in 2013. The next assessment will take place in July. The funding was mainly introduced to … Continue reading “Game changing” funding injected into Colchester Hospital’s A&E department

A Dog’s Purpose isn’t to be exploited

Footage suggesting animal cruelty took a part in the production of upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” has caused uproar on social media. The film is about a devoted dog discovering the meaning of his own existence through teaching it’s humans to laugh and love. The dog gets reincarnated as different canines over several decades and develops an unbreakable bond with a boy called Ethan. The dog … Continue reading A Dog’s Purpose isn’t to be exploited

The practical test is changing, so learners better get a move on

This December marks a changing point in the practical test for learner drivers, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced. The organisation is imposing these changes to help improve road safety. Road collisions are the biggest killer of young people, accounting for over a quarter of all deaths of those aged between 15 and 19. The most fatal of these accidents happen on high … Continue reading The practical test is changing, so learners better get a move on