November 2006

Website scooped news of Grade's switch to ITV

Deborah HobsonNews that BBC Chairman Michael Grade was to defect to ITV, the corporation's biggest terrestrial competitor, was sensationally broken by the online arm of one of Britain's biggest selling newspapers, The Telegraph. The newspaper credi ...

Profile: Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster is a writer, performer and broadcaster. Drawing on her own experiences, Foster's poetry is intimate and emotive. She has performed in numerous plays and hosts a radio show, interviewing guests such as the musician Don-e and Nubrownsoul. ...

It's not so great being young...

Emily Phillips When our parents look at us in comparison to themselves at the age of 25, we really seem to have it all. So, why are we so dissatisfied? Educated, employed, often well paid and with no children to tie them down, under 30s should be living th ...

Catholics Ponder The Unthinkable In Fight Against Virus

Dave Burke Roman Catholic opposition to the use of condoms has been thrust under the spotlight again this week after figures from the UN programme on HIV/AIDS showed that the killer virus has continued to spread at an alarming rate. UNAIDS estimate that 49 ...

Glittering talent under the trash

James CombesNerina Pallot: Shepherd's Bush Empire: Tuesday, November 28, 2006In a world dominated by media-tramps such as Lily Allen and Paris Hilton, you could be forgiven for thinking that good, classy pop-music has had its day. But in the midst of a ...

Bond's Mars Bar-Fuelled Success

James CombesThere's something quite nerve-wracking about watching a new actor playing James Bond. It's rather like going on a first date: every part of you wants it to work, but there's the unfortunate fact that some things are out of your cont ...

'Sambo' Sweet Packets Attacked

Anti-racists campaigning against offensive imagery on the packets of one of Finland's most popular sweets have scored a double victory. Firstly, the largest Finnish community centre outside the Scandinavian country have banned the products. And, Britai ...

Blind prejudice in Scandinavia

Sweden is known for its liberal views and general tolerance. But not, it seems, when it comes to rights for blind people with guide dogs as Verity Smith has found out. I am blind and visit Sweden regularly because I have a Swedish horse and a Swedish dres ...

Tropical Island Battles With Hand-Size Snails

Giant East African snails have invaded the Caribbean island of Barbados in swarms and are destroying farmers' crops of sugar cane, bananas and papayas. Islanders have asked for immediate government action.David Walrond, chairman of the local emergency ...

Citizen journalism is a 'democratic conversation'

Richard Keeble The key to citizen journalism is that it reverses the traditional dissemination of news from a lecture to the public by powerful journalists to a democratic 'conversation', editor Marc Wadsworth told students at the University of Li ...

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