Musicians have endured a tumultuous and difficult time during the pandemic, with little support. Leeds based quintet ‘himehabu’ spoke to Isabel Ralphs to discuss their experiences.
Eve Clark looks at who has been selected to receive the funding from the Bezos Earth Fund, and what the venture represents.
“Not one of my staff avoided being tear-gassed and pepper-sprayed, you know, myself included”. Tom Grundy left the University of Leeds to co-found Hong Kong Free Press; a paper that has become even more significant since the National Security Law. Clarissa Leung interviewed him about upholding free press in a dangerous climate.
Manasa Narayanan reports on the present political situation of Hong Kong, and contemplates what the court rule against the city’s government means for its pro-democracy protests.
Muneera Abdullah explores the life of plastic, after disposal. In our ‘out of sight, out of mind’ culture, she lifts the lid on plastic pollution, illegal recycling facilities and landfill, finding that recycling shouldn’t be our first line of defence but our last.
As hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes make their way around the globe just as they do every year, Hollie Tuffnell contemplates the relationship human activities have with climate change.
Once the brainchild behind the Vote Leave campaign, next the puppet-master at the heart of the Johnson government. Now, Dominic Cummings has resigned after a period of infighting in the government. Will Nixon reports on the events leading to his departure.
No refugees have been resettled in the UK since the 12th March. Many are living in a dangerous state of limbo, both in squalid camps abroad and unsuitable halfway houses in the UK, where Covid-19 has spread at exorbitant rates. Isabel Ralphs reports.
With Scotland’s smacking ban coming in to force, Jess Tait explores the age old debate of when discipline becomes harm.
The Hostile Environment policy still stands to enforce systematic socio-economic immobilisation for refugees to this day. Geeta Wedderburn sets out some of the hurdles faced when seeking asylum.
Have we been prioritising physical health and containing the virus at the expanse of neglecting mental health in this country? Clarissa Leung and Ahnaf Akeef report on Covid’s impact on mental health.
November marks Islamophobia Awareness Month. Philippa Humphreys explains what IAM represents and why it’s important.