The UK is in a current state of fear after the recent attacks in Paris. Last year, our threat level was raised from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ and many believe an act of terror is imminent. With this in mind, it is understandable that the government will be working towards an increased level of security and intelligence in an attempt to prevent such attacks from occurring on … [Read more...] about Security, surveillance and Snapchat
Walking into university the other day, I was stopped in the street by a middle-aged man going in the opposite direction. “Led Zeppelin? I saw them at Knebworth. Had my first ever (he gestured smoking a joint).” “Wow, really? In ’79?” “I was 14, I expect you weren’t even born then?” The man tutted and walked away before I even had a chance to reply. This is not the … [Read more...] about Old or New- a Fan is a Fan
For the first time in the UK music charts, British artists have completely dominated the top ten best-selling album chart. Ed Sheeran was crowned top of the 2014’s album chart with his second album X, selling over 1.7 million copies. Even with their vast array of fangirls, One Direction could not crush Ed’s ascending success to worldwide fame as they came in at a … [Read more...] about 2015: Another year for great British music?
My guilty pleasure has always been reality television. From the robust Leteesha in The Valleys right through to the variety of ‘singers’ on The Voice, I am a sucker for a good reality show to make me feel just that bit better about my own life. Big Brother used to be the perfect antidote for just that. Much like the Jeremy Kyle watchers among us, I too enjoyed … [Read more...] about Celebrity Big Bother
January 7 2015 was a shocking day for journalism. The murder of five cartoonists, two editors, one economist, two police officers, one maintenance worker and a guest of the magazine of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris rocked an industry, a nation, and the world. December 29 2014 marked the first year of imprisonment of three Al Jazeera journalists in … [Read more...] about Is journalism a career or a crime?