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Wednesday, March 3, 2021
This week Brighton Journal spoke to jewellery designer Risza Lopes da Cruz. Risza found her love for jewellery design whilst living in Timor-Leste, where she learnt traditional techniques from local jewellery makers. She designs and makes contemporary pieces inspired by Timorese ceremonial and matrimonial objects, or the animals that...
Life outside the womb is tough – not least because of the many bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can harm a baby. Not only does a baby’s immune system need to be able to recognise and eliminate pathogens, it also needs to be able to distinguish harmless substances...
I recently spoke to a man named Adam who told me that every object he owns could fit in one of Ikea’s famous shelving units. He owns two pairs of jeans and T-shirts in just three colours. He is so concerned with the ethical and environmental impacts of his...
Sarah Schiffling, Liverpool John Moores University and Liz Breen, University of Bradford The UK’s COVID-19 response has been criticised severely. Britain is among the countries with the highest number of recorded COVID-19 cases and deaths. But with its vaccination campaign, its fortunes seem to have turned. The UK is one of...
Of the hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s estimated that around ten million tonnes enters the ocean. Roughly half of the plastics produced are less dense than water, and so they float. But scientists estimate that there are only about 0.3 million...
Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for the afternoon ahead. Even Boris Johnson supposedly favours a power nap during his work day (though the prime minister’s staffers contest this claim). Winston Churchill,...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Orna Schneerson Pascal, whose abstract paintings explore pattern and colour. Orna was one of the winners of the 2020 Habitat Brighton art project, which invited artists to create work inspired by Brighton. She has also exhibited at Farleys House & Gallery, and is currently...
Facebook has barred Australians from finding or sharing news on its platform, in response to an Australian government proposal to require social media networks to pay journalism organizations for their content. The move is already reducing online readership of Australian news sites. Similar to what happened when Facebook suspended Donald...
  The events of the past year have had a devastating impact on the hospitality sector in the UK. At the forefront of lockdown’s sacrifices for many is the closure of an institution that is a cornerstone of british culture – the pub. An estimated 2500 pubs closed during 2020, accelerating...
It’s been a long old journey for former Uber drivers James Farrar and Yasseen Aslam. But after a five year legal battle, the pair arrived at their chosen destination – a court ruling that drivers for the taxi app firm should be treated as workers rather than independent contractors. It...