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Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

Smash-hit documentary shines spotlight on young Leeds writers

The premier of ‘We Are Poets’ in Leeds was truly a night to remember. Held at Leeds Town Hall in celebration of the talents and skills of a group of young writers in the city, the film was hosted by internationally recognised poet Benjamin Zephaniah and featured commentary from Saul Williams – another world-famous poet. We Are Poets is a[Read More…]

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

To sue and protect: Policewoman sues crime victim for falling over

  A policewoman has launched a lawsuit against a burglary victim after falling over a pavement kerb, it has emerged. WPC kelly Jones has launched a five-figure lawsuit against victim Steve Jones – who bears no relation to the officer – after she tripped over a kerb near his garage following reports of a break-in. She claims that the owner[Read More…]

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

NEWS IN-DEPTH: A Time for Change: THREE INDEPENDENT VOICES FROM THE REVOLUTION

The last couple of years has been a turbulent time for many people across the world. The economic crash which erupted in 2008 has resulted in mass unemployment across the globe, with many businesses imploding under the pressure and people losing their homes, jobs and families. Meanwhile the people in charge of the banks have paid themselves huge bonuses as[Read More…]

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

NEWS IN DEPTH: How protests across the world, have shapes our views of democracy and civil disobedience

The last few years have been rocked from worldwide protest movements and revolutions that have erupted in response to increasing austerity measures, poverty and corruption. One of the most notable of these was the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions in 2011 that received widespread news coverage across the world at the time. Millions of protesters across the country demanded the overthrow[Read More…]

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NEWS IN DEPTH:IT TAKES ONE TO CHANGE THE WORLD: How one man started a revolution in Iceland which changed the political landscape forever

This is the first in our three-part series about the revolutionary protests that swept across Iceland which not only resulted in dramatic changes across the country but also has implications for other protest movements taking place across the world. While protests have erupted across Europe, the Icelandic revolution was unlike any other that has taken place in Europe over the[Read More…]