Category Archives: Britain

‘Having it all’ and why at 23 I feel under pressure to do it now

My quarter life crisis has come early, and society doesn’t like it.

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I read this the other day and it resonated with me.

It talks about the taboo of having children in your early twenties — after your teenage years so you’re not seen as “irresponsible” in the eyes of your parents, but also before you hit 30, the average age a mother is when she has a child today.

I felt confused, and even more so because I didn’t know why I was feeling confused.

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Does anyone have a chance against Jim Murphy for Scottish Labour Leader?

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As the TV hustings for the Scottish Labour leadership got underway last week, Sarah Boyack and Neil Findlay have jobs on their hands competing with the charisma, confidence and experience of Jim Murphy. Will any of them even get a look-in? Simple answer: no, not really.

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Deeming a club owner ‘fit and proper’ is harder than it sounds

Photo: Joe Shlabotnik

Photo: Joe Shlabotnik

What makes a suitable football club owner? Fans think they should be financially sound, have the club’s interests at heart and keep the heritage and history of the team. But the rules say otherwise.

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The money-saving site you own: free money and shares

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[Promotional post for imutual, by Natasha Clark]

Richard Yendall is transforming the way we shop online, and getting us involved in it. Meet the money-saving site that offers you business shares in a new online business model based on mutuality.

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Woolwich attacks show terrorism at its worst: taking advantage of a media-saturated society

Photo: Steve Rhodes

Photo: Steve Rhodes

As usual in such a tragic event, the devastating effects of yesterday’s terror attack in London have left myself and many others in a position of shock, to the point of being unable to comprehend a coherent response. Many will condemn the hateful attack, the violent backlash and others will call for new counter-terror legislation to try and deal with a supposed increased threat to security. What stands out, however, in this attack and others over the past 20 years, is the true extent that terrorism has been transformed by the mass media.

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Could a ‘jury service’ type body be the next step for press regulation?

noMost people in Britain are convinced that after the disaster of the phone hacking scandal, something needs to change in the press in order to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again.

Despite the considerable debate and dominating news coverage there has been on Leveson and whether the government will implement its recommendations, not many people are really sure on what this translates into, in real terms, for the future of the press.

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Give it a rest Jim, we can’t fix it.

Heads have begun rolling in the latest revelation in the Jimmy Savile affair.

It emerged yesterday that Newsnight editor, Peter Rippon, responsible for dropping a report into Savile’s sexual abuse claims has temporarily stepped aside.

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