“It can be anything really. It can be lonely. It can be scary.” Nick has been homeless for almost two years. His struggles started when he fell ill and wasn’t getting better. Regular visits to his GP were not giving him the answers he wanted and low energy levels left him unable to work. Before … More Homelessness in Chelmsford- My health put me on the streets
Essex has a new Zero Waste store in Tiptree. RECO sells refillable products so that customers can avoid buying single use plastic products. Cereals, herbs and dried fruit are all available to refill jars and tubs. A large selection of household liquids are on sale such as washing up liquid, shampoo and white vinegar. Owners … More RECO- Essex’s new Zero Waste store
Colchester’s streets were filled with young people today as they joined together to march about climate change. The event organised by Colchester Youth Strikes saw signs and banners paraded around the town campaigning for government action on the issue. The activists were made up of students, school children and their parents who had taken time … More “Save our world” – Colchester youths strike for climate change.
After nearly 20 years with no change, the sex education cur- riculum in the UK is finally being updated but is this too late? It has just been announced that all schools will have to start teaching sex and relationship education, something that was only compulsory in council-run schools. For the past two decades, sex … More Let’s talk about sex… Maybe?
It is estimated that 11.6 million people in the UK suffer from eating disorders, Olivia used to be one of those. As a second year degree student, Olivia is now physically healthy after a long battle with anorexia however; she is still suffering from the emotional damage caused by the illness. I went to speak … More How I beat anorexia by myself
What is there to do on New Year’s Eve? A question I find myself asking every year. There are the usual night club celebrations, not really my scene. Many people choose to stay with their families to welcome in the New Year, but after spending the whole festive period with my nearest and dearest I … More New Year’s Eve in Stockholm
The link between social media and metal health has long been a topic of conversation. Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley announced that she had deleted all of her social media accounts because she feels that they are dangerous for her mental health. Ridley said that she believes the number of distorted images which are on … More Is social media bad for our mental health?
The idea of zoos first came to the UK in the Elizabethan era when the queen would let the public view her collection of species, for free if they brought a dead pet to feed the animals. Since then, zoos have evolved and many now focus more on animal welfare rather than audience entertainment. Opinions … More Zoos – love them or hate them?
Some of the lovely ladies of the Bellydanza dance troupe told me why they love to dance, how it makes them feel and what they think when people call belly dancers strippers. They also let me film some of their rehearsal class. Click the link to view the video. Why we love to belly dance … More Why we love to belly dance
In the past few years, Disney has been remaking some of their best stories from years ago. The new films have all been created as live-action movies instead of the cartoon classics from many people’s childhood; this means that rather than 2D characters, we now see real people playing our favourite roles. Disney hasn’t stopped … More Has Disney run out of ideas?