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The Positive Power of Youtubers

The BBC does most things well. My father is a proud lifelong employee having travelled the globe on behalf of the public broadcaster. But the newly released documentary “The Restaurant That Burns Off Calories” –  featuring actress Zoe Williams and chef Fred Sirieix – embodies everything wrong about our values as well as the organisations…

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Universities accused of ‘silencing’ students

Up to a third of UK universities have used ‘gagging’ clauses to prevent their students going public with complaints ranging from sexual assault, to poor teaching since 2016, according to research done by BBC.  Students have felt pressured into signing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), a move which Universities UK, an organisation which represents 136 higher education…

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Conservative election candidate Nick Conrad has said he is standing down over “ill-judged comments” he made on the radio about a rape case.

The former BBC Radio Norfolk presenter had been chosen as the party’s candidate for the Broadland seat in Norfolk. However, he withdrew because of the media attention surrounding his previous comments on-air. During an on-air radio discussion in 2014, Conrad said that women should, “keep their knickers on” to avoid rape and ever since then,…

TV, Venue

The return of Peaky Blinders

Looking now at Steven Knight’s passion project, sold to the BBC as a four-season presentation of the gritty violence of 1919 Britain, ‘Peaky Blinders’ is now in its fifth season with no signs of an end close; but I honestly wished it had. What, in the past, came off as good writing depicting Birmingham’s underbelly…

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