Gay man nearly killed in 'homophobic' attack had gone out to make friends in new area

A gay man left for dead in a suspected hate crime was violently attacked as he lay “curled up in a ball” after he went to a pub in his new area to make friends, his family say. Carl Johnson, 25, had moved to Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in recent weeks after getting a job there and on Saturday night went out and got chatting to a ...

Read More »

Houghton Festival 2017 review: A utopic retreat like no other

The sun never sets on Houghton – or at least that’s what it feels like. When the music starts at 9am on Friday morning, it doesn’t stop until dawn breaks on Monday. Wherever you go on this site – the looming, misty Warehouse stage, the subterranean cocoon of the Quarry or the effortlessly beautiful lakeside Pavilion – the music follows ...

Read More »

Sunfall Festival 2017 review: Local noise restrictions means a stellar line-up goes to waste

The sound restrictions on London festivals put in place by local residents and councils are well-documented and would ordinarily have been a well-established premise for those going to a festival in Brockwell Park, which is a space tightly surrounded by residential streets lining its under one kilometre width and length in Lambeth. However, the disappointment many punters had at the ...

Read More »

We need a mental health league table for universities

There is a mental health crisis on college campuses, and it’s getting worse. Of the roughly 410,000 students collecting their A-level results who will then move on to university, at least one in four will report experiencing a mental health problem. That number rises to 34 per cent for women and almost half for LGBTQ students. Even if they don’t ...

Read More »

Donald Trump condemns the removal of 'beautiful' statues of Confederate generals and slave owners

Donald Trump has just tweeted once again about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia saying that the removal of statues of Confederate Generals makes him “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart”.  He also tweeted “you can’t change history, but you can learn from it,” appearing to imply that keeping the statues up would ...

Read More »

Judge rules it is legal for Northern Ireland not to recognise same sex marriages

Two landmark court challenges against the ban on same sex marriage in Northern Ireland have been dismissed. Mr Justice O’Hara rejected both cases, insisting the ban did not violate the rights of LGBT couples in the region. Delivering judgment at the High Court in Belfast, he said it was for the Stormont Assembly not a judge to decide social policy ...

Read More »

Tim Cook Criticises Trump's Reaction To Charlottesville In Letter To Apple Employees

It’s fair to say US President Donald Trump has had a pretty tumultuous relationship with his own country’s tech industry. Clashing with Amazon over its huge expansion into the groceries industry or Apple when it withheld encrypted information from the FBI. Well now Apple, or rather Tim Cook, has something to say to Donald Trump. Drew Angerer via Getty Images ...

Read More »

Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, Bradley Walsh And Peter Jones All Went On Holiday Together And Things Got A Little Messy

You’d think Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield would want a bit of a break from each other after living in each other’s pockets for months on end, but not so. The ‘This Morning’ hosts are currently on a six-week break from the ITV daytime show, but they obviously can’t bear to be apart, as they headed off on holiday together. ...

Read More »

Can We Be The Generation To End Bear Bile Farming?

Bear bile farming is one of the cruellest abuses of animals in the world and is of dubious medicinal value. After 14 years of relentless campaigning, we could be the generation to end the cruel and unnecessary suffering of these beautiful and proud animals as the tide begins to turn, driven by governments, practitioners and the power of the people. ...

Read More »

CrossFit Athlete's 'Transformation Photo' Is Not What You Think

Instagram is full of body transformation photos, from people who’ve lost weight to those who’ve seriously hit the gym. And while many people work hard to change their body in a healthy way, a CrossFit athlete has reminded her followers how easy these photos are to fake. Earlier this week, Jennifer Smith posted her very own before and after photo. The ...

Read More »