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The UK Government Needs To Start Taking The Climate Crisis Seriously

The world was shocked last month following the IPCC’s special report on global warming. The planet is moving to a rapid and irreversible temperature rise of 1.5c. We are already starting to see the effects of this, with devastating wildfires in Greece and Turkey and more countries recording their highest ever temperatures. World leaders now have to set examples for the planet. It must become a joint effort to slow down the rising temperatures.

My Favourite Recipes For World Baking Day

It almost seems like a lifetime ago when national shortages of bread and flour made the headlines. As the country prepared for lockdown, masses stocked up on baking supplies, providing some with a new hobby and others a way to entertain their children whilst they were off school. I have always enjoyed baking, but with university and work, I found I had less time to spend in the kitchen creating. After finishing university and being on furlough for most of the year, I was able to return to my ho

Nominations Announced for the 78th Golden Globe Awards

Award Season officially began this afternoon as nominations were announced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson. The Golden Globes is an annual ceremony that honours achievements in the TV and film industries. The ceremony is usually held in early January, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed to 28 February. It will be hosted for the fourth time by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. For the first time, three women are nominated for Best Director: Regina King for One

No Films, But We’re Open: Working at a Cinema During A Pandemic

The cinema industry was one of many brought to a halt back in March due to national lockdown. The steady flow of guests at my Odeon cinema in Newcastle was already beginning to falter as major distributors pulled blockbusters from their schedule. No Time to Die, Mulan and A Quiet Place Part II all disappearing from the March-April timeline. When we reopened, guests tentatively started to return. Realising it was still business as usual gave more the confidence to come back.

Mum who overcame addiction and abandonment set to start new chapter

A young mum whose life spiralled out of control as a teenager has overcome adversity to create a better life for her and her family. Judith Cossey grew up in foster care after she and her siblings were abandoned by their mum. From the age of 13 to 18, she stayed in a children's home but her world turned upside down after a destructive relationship. Judith turned to drink and drugs to cope before finding out she was pregnant. A short time later she found herself homeless. Judith, now 26, from

Northumberland school handed award for mental health work

A Northumberland secondary has been recognised for its work to help break down barriers surrounding mental health. Cramlington Learning Village has become the sixth secondary school in the region to be presented with the Wellbeing Award for Schools. The award is given to schools that promote exceptional dedication to the promotion of mental health and wellbeing for its staff and students. Once a fortnight, students will meet to discuss important topics such as drugs, alcohol and unhealthy eat

Trailer Released for ‘French Exit’ Starring Michelle Pfeiffer

The first trailer for Michelle Pfeiffer’s latest film French Exit has been released, ahead of its February 2021 release date. French Exit is directed by Azazel Jacobs and is based on Patrick DeWitt’s novel of the same name, who also adapted the screenplay. The film sees Pfeiffer as Frances, an American socialite who uses the last of her late husband’s inheritance by moving from New York City to Paris with her son (Lucas Hedges).

‘Endless’ Attempts A Fresh Take on A Ghost Story: Review

After her boyfriend dies in a tragic car accident, Riley (Alexandra Shipp) is determined to prove to others – and herself – they can still have a connection beyond the grave. Endless begins with the stereotypical teen struggles: disapproving parents, first relationships, college choices. Riley grapples with all three as they slowly start to become overwhelming following the death of boyfriend Chris (Nicholas Hamilton).

A new free cinema audio tour arrives at Leicester Square

Leicester Square has launched its first movie audio walking tour, a free outing available for the whole family. Coinciding with its Scenes in the Square statue trail which opened to the public in February, the audio tour highlights eight icons throughout a century of cinema. Presented by Sky Cinema’s Alex Zane, the audio tour features specifically curated interviews, movie clips and trivia for each individual statue.
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