YOUR VIEW: Why we need a reading revival

We live in an age of instant gratification. And I’ll be the first to admit, as an Instagram addict, regular tweeter, and serial Netflix-binger, that I am a victim of this. Yet it saddens me all the same, because not only has this new lifestyle negatively affected our self-esteem and attention spans (and that’s only […]

Back to school style

Heading back to the grind this week? It’s no fun for anyway. Apart from when it comes to stocking up on new school clothes, stationery and that all-important pencil case! If you still haven’t got yourself sorted for back to class, we’ve been trawling the shops for a bit of inspiration. You can thank us […]

5 of the best movie remakes

From the Lion King to IT, it feels like Hollywood is on a mission to remake every film ever made. But while the trend of destroying previously good, classic films continues, in no particular order, here are just a few of the best film rehashes that were, in fact, better than the original. 1. Alice […]

Remembering Robin Williams

It is hard to believe three years ago today the world lost one of the greatest comedic movie stars – Robin Williams. The chameleon of film, Robin brought the world an array of memorable characters that will live on for years to come. Remembering one of the funniest and most genuine celebrities out there, we […]

IAAF World Championships 2017: How to get involved

The 16th IAAF World Championships kicked off in London last week, and will be rounding up this Sunday, 13 August. From Usain Bolt’s bronze in his final solo race to Mo Farah’s triumphant 10,000m race, there’s been heaps going on – and we’re almost feeling inspired to give it a go ourselves. Here are some […]

Praising our feline friends 🐱

How’s your day going? Good? Not so good? Either way, results day is a big ol’ bag of stress. We’re shaking just thinking about it. Never fear though as today marks an even fluffier, happier, sometimes sassy occasion – it’s International Cat Day. 🐱 Yup, the king of the jungle and the king or queen […]

Reasons to volunteer

Many organisations and charities depend on volunteers to help with the day-to-day running of their operations, as recent economic problems mean they simply can’t afford to pay as many staff members – and more and more people are relying on their services. Here are a few reasons why I think you should consider giving up […]

Staying safe on the road

Congratulations! You’ve passed your driving test and all you’re waiting for is your updated insurance papers and your little pink card. Driving is a wonderful skill to have, but at the risk of sounding exactly like your parents, it comes with a lot of responsibility. August is National Road Victim Awareness Month, so it’s important […]

When boredom strikes… Things to ask Siri

It’s a well-known feeling – you’re four weeks into your summer holiday and rapidly running out of means of amusement. Fear not, for we’ve come up with a guaranteed half hour of (mostly) innocent amusement. So grab your iPhone, and get ready to torment that poor little pocket PA that we call Siri – don’t […]