Society: Why I’m #TeamNigella

Nigella Lawson arrives at court like a bias

I have loved Nigella Lawson since I was 17 years old. How To Be A Domestic Goddess was one of the first cookbooks I actually bought myself rather than raiding my mother’s bookcase (yes she has at least a whole … Continue reading

Society: Demonised and Degraded – My Home Town in the Media

Young men binge drinking

In my family’s home town, the poor have been let down enough without programmes about the UK’s binge drinking culture doing more damage. Channel 4, stop vilifying disadvantaged people in one of the UK’s most deprived areas, says Rosie Cowling. Continue reading

Posted in Society Tagged binge britain, binge drinking, binge drinking culture, booze britain, bouncers, channel 4, clacton, clacton-on-sea, colchester, Essex, poverty

Society: This is Why I Shout


I just walked into the disabled loo in my office – yes I know this is frowned upon, but it has a full-length mirror – and overheard a conversation between two men outside the door. The first comment I heard … Continue reading

Society: Freedom of Speech Debate – Insult me if you dare.

Free Speech

            Guest post by Damien Clarkson Imagine living in a society where you can be arrested for insulting a religion or where you could be ridiculed and hated for opposing a political party. It’s difficult to … Continue reading

Posted in Society Tagged Communications Data Bill, Free Speech, Freedom of speech, Human Rights, Leveson Inquiry, Press Reform, Reform Section 5, Snoopers Bill

Society: How Hobbits will survive 6°C climate change

damien hobbit

Guest post by Damien Clarkson ciprofloxacin 50mg I recently watched the film ‘The Hobbit’ and the thought struck me that it might be nice to live in their fictional home ‘The Shire’. Don’t get me wrong, I love a stroll through … Continue reading

Blog: Dear Australian Media, please don’t make excuses for 2Day FM


  Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who had transferred the call from 2Day FM Summer 30 presenters Mel Greig and Michael “MC” Christian has  been found dead on Friday in her nurse’s residence. Saldanha had previously been on the receiving end … Continue reading

Society: Lush Cosmetics Fight Animal testing in Style


Guest post by Damien Clarkson Last Thursday, I was honoured to be invited to the inaugural Lush Prize Awards which is a collaboration between Lush Cosmetics and Ethical Consumer. The evening saw Lush  award £250,000 to projects and individuals working to … Continue reading

Society: Go Vote. It makes you feel big and strong

Foxy Business

Guest post by Nadia Ramoul  This week I watched the 3rd Presidential debate and the moderator Bob Schieffer ended with advice from his mother: “Go Vote. It makes you feel big and strong.” I really couldn’t agree more with this. … Continue reading

Posted in Society Tagged Elections, Lush Ltd, no cop out on wildlife crime, PCC, Police, police commissioners, Politics, voting

Society: Day of the Girl #DayoftheGirl

Plan UK - International Day of the Girl

Guest post by Nadia Ramoul  It’s a sad fact that millions of girls around the world are currently being denied access to education and healthcare, are being sexually exploited through forced marriage to much older men and are facing crippling … Continue reading