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Kids Of Colour: Race, Identity And Culture In Modern Britain

I have worked with young people for a while now. Through my time I’ve had to deal with conversations like ‘did phones exist when you were a kid Roxy?’, and disbelief that Craig David is actually having a comeback, not a breakthrough. However, the most interesting conversations for me have been those around identity and race. I have been a ...

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Magnus Hirschfeld Advanced LGBT+ Rights In The 1800s – His Pioneering Work Mustn't Be Forgotten

Over 100 years ago, the gay German sexologist Dr Magnus Hirschfeld pioneered the understanding of human sexuality and the advocacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights at a time when it was deeply unpopular to do so. That took immense courage – and determination. He was battling against the ignorance and prejudice of centuries. While Oscar ...

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Disability Comes With A Major Price Tag

Life can be expensive, at the best of times. As the prices of most necessities continue to rise, too often we can all feel overwhelmed when it comes to our own mounting expenses. But for disabled people the cost of living can be far higher than most of us would imagine. That’s why we’ve exposed the hidden financial reality of ...

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Two 'Normal' Dads Here. But What Is Normal?

Last Thursday, unsuspecting gay dads like me were treated via the Daily Mail to the headline ‘Please don’t pretend two dads is the new normal.’ Just in case you missed it, here it is, in all of its unfortunate glory. @BecomingDads Daily Mail article, shared via @BecomingDads on Twitter I’m Jamie, one half of Daddy and Dad with my fiancé ...

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Government Plans To Tackle Air Pollution Are Unlawful, Court Rules

PA Wire/PA Images Government plans to tackle air quality are unlawful and do not go far enough, a senior judge has ruled. Environmental lawyers ClientEarth hauled the Departments for Transport and Environment, Food and Rural affairs before the High Court over unacceptably high levels of pollution across the UK, and the government’s lack of action in tackling them. Presiding judge ...

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10 best single malt scotch whiskies

A scotch single malt is a drink like no other, synonymous with the sophistication of James Bond yet sewn into the fabric of proud working class life. It’s a drink that demands appreciation and another glass. Mark Twain mused that “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough”, and we can’t help but agree. ...

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9 best reusable coffee cups

There are many benefits of having your own reusable coffee cup, rather than using countless disposable ones for your caffeine fixes. For one, keeping and reusing one mug is obviously better for the environment than chucking away ones you get from the coffee shop. According to the latest statistics, the UK throws away around three billion disposable cups a year. A ...

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10 best products for hyperpigmentation

The acne spot you wish you never picked, too many years lazing in the sun, genetically prone to discolouration – hyperpigmentation can happen to anyone. It’s the darkening of skin patches caused by a build-up of melanin in the skin and there are three main types:  1. Sun spots – most common in fairer skin and appear as a result of overexposure to ...

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Havana city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Cuba's capital

Sun, slinky dancing, icy cocktails in bars fashioned from backyard wrecks and slumping colonial ruins, designer buys, avant-garde art, and a dose of communism draw visitors to the tropical nation island of Cuba. Havana’s seven-year economic revolution has revived the spirit of this glamorous sea-facing city. From 26 February to 2 March Havana lights up with the annual Habanos Cuban ...

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Florida shooting survivors taunted by right-wing commentators and conspiracy theorists

Students who survived the Florida school shooting have been mocked and targeted by conspiracy theorists who claimed they were “crisis actors” only pretending to have been caught up in the violence. Conspiracy claims have spread across Facebook and Twitter in the week since 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, while commentators have cracked jokes ...

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