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Sunday, April 11, 2021
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...
What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They are all part of a rich lexicon of protest now being deployed by young activists contesting Myanmar’s military coup. The country has been in turmoil...
The UK, along with large parts of northern Europe, is in the grip of an unusually cold period of weather thanks to a flow of cold easterly winds from Siberia. On the morning of February 11, the village of Braemar in the Scottish Highlands recorded -23.0°C, the UK’s coldest...
Brighton and Hove Green Party Chair calls for misogyny to be made a hate crime in support of domestic abuse victims ahead of Valentine’s Day   For some, Valentine’s Day symbolises love, romance, and affection. For domestic abuse victims, it represents additional pressure, helplessness, and trauma. Brighton and Hove Green Party...