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Doctor and Patient
Medicine, Uncategorized

Happy 70th Birthday NHS

Earlier this year, the National Health Service, commonly known as the NHS, reached its platinum milestone, celebrating its 70th birthday. The National Health Service is the organization run by the British government to supply free and easy healthcare to all citizens of the United Kingdom. The healthcare has been a vital value of the U.K. within the 70 years of being created, supplying free and quick care to all, regardless of class, age, gender, religion

Europe/UK

How to Survive Your Last Semester of Sixth Form

The start of this new year means so many different things to billions of people worldwide. However, to students in their last year of sixth form, it means A-Level or IB exams coming up soon, as well as coursework deadlines around the corner. At this point, everything gets hard to deal with. Trying to juggle your school work, relationships, university interviews and a part-time job (if you have one) can cause a lot of stress on

Feminism

Prostitution: An Identity Or A Stigmatized Profession?

Prostitution is the world’s oldest trade. Throughout history, the sale of sex has been a necessity for some and a major point of contention for others. More often than not, the victims of the system are working class women who are subjected to humiliation and degradation, from their abusers and the authorities alike. Before the 18th century, the term referred to any woman who took part in sex outside of wedlock, but by the 1700’s the term became

Europe/UK

Top Tips for First-Year Sixth Form Students

After getting your GCSE results, the next thing for you to think about, if you decide to further your education, will be sixth form or college. Sixth form seems very exciting at the start, it’s a new environment, regardless of you moving to another school or staying in your current one. The one thing I remember about my run-up to starting sixth form was getting super excited about not having to wear a uniform anymore,

The remains of Grenfell tower
Europe/UK, Uncategorized

Poverty, Homelessness And Injustice: Grenfell 2 Months Later

In the early hours of June 14, a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in Kensington, London. The blaze destroyed 151 homes and left at least 79 people missing or presumed dead. The death toll, even months on, is still uncertain. It is predicted to be unknown until early 2018. Within days, media attention toward the tragedy skyrocketed. Videos and articles were shared all over the internet with the scarring details of the long night. Survivors came

Feminism

Scotland’s Approach To Penniless Periods By Supplying Free Sanitary Products Is Progress

According to the Huffington Post , Scotland has responded to a ‘period poverty’ by providing free sanitary products to women with low incomes. There will be a six month scheme that will provide free sanitary products for low income households in Aberdeen. MoneySavingExpert recorded that eligible women are issued ‘S-Cards’ to display to at their pharmacies for free products. It was only recently that it as been recorded by the The Independent  that girls from low income backgrounds are

Fire brigade attending a fire at Rick Stein's restaurant
Op-ed

Where’s the Uproar Against Cornish Terrorism?

Britain has a long and complex history with many, many places. This includes not only the vast stretches of the world which it colonised, invaded, claimed as its own, or uses for a military base, but also its own land. Celts are considered the oldest population in Britain, existing before the Roman invasion in 43AD. In the following years, many Celts were pushed into the far end of England – known as Cornwall. Cornwall has, up until around

The Inside of Grenfell Tower
Europe/UK

Grenfell Is The Final Straw for the Disenfranchised UK

The West has an ego about its ability to provide for its citizens. The UK is no exception. Despite this ego, London, as Charles Dickens wrote, tells a “tale of two cities” – meaning the divide between the rich and the poor forms almost two completely separate worlds and living experiences. In London, 21 %of people working are paid less than the London Living Wage, and 18% of all jobs in London are considered low-paid. In

Paper strips displaying "Thank You" in several languages
Europe/UK

England’s Problem With Language

Despite being in such close proximity to it, growing up in England is drastically different from growing up in mainland Europe. Like every other continent, Europe has several countries and numerous languages, teaches English from an early age, and has so many close countries that you’re likely to be able to understand at least a little of your neighbouring country’s language. England, however, doesn’t. The English language is not mutually intelligible with any other language

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