Staying off social media during COVID-19

During uncertain times such as these, you might find yourself glued to your phone, scrolling Twitter for constant updates, or retreating to Instagram to try and find some positivity.

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Is this the best internship in the world? We talk the man behind 2017’s most epic prize

  Royal Caribbean is hiring an intern to travel the world by luxury cruise and take photos for Instagram. Just take a moment for that to sink in. Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland will be hiring one budding snapper this summer for its new “intern-ship” program. Not only will the winner get the chance to spend three weeks between June and July 2017 cruising around the world – they’ll also get a jaw dropping £3000 prize money plus complimentary access to climbing walls, Flowrider, restaurants, swimming pools, zip wires, water-slides and onboard fitness facilities.” The only snag? You’ll have to…

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All The Celebrities That Marched This Weekend

Saturday January 21st, saw 2.9 million people – yes men and women –  take to the streets to join the peaceful protest across the globe in support of women’s rights. Think hosting the march the day after Trump was inaugurated was a coincidence? Think again. The global marches aimed to unite people against Donald Trump’s presidency, highlighting issues under threat from the new US administration and draw support for all minorities – from LGBT members to people with disabilities. Though individual reasons for marching were varied – follow the #whyimarch hashtag to see more stories – one thing is for certain, these…

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Was Brexit Illegal? High Court Ruling Explained

Three judges ruled on Thursday that Theresa May cannot invoke Article 50 – to start formal exit negotiations with the EU – without Parliament’s support. But what does that all mean? Source gives you the answers.  Following the EU Referendum in July that saw 52% of Britain vote to leave the EU, there has been a lot of changes in British politics. David Cameron and Nigel Farage both stepped down from their respective roles, Theresa May became our Prime Minister (without an election) and Nicola Sturgeon is threatening to call a second Independence Referendum. It’s been a busy summer with lots…

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Terror In Nice: What We Know

It seems not a week goes by in 2016 without the announcement of a terror attack. The Orlando club massacre. The assassination of Jo Cox. The bombings of Brussels and Istanbul airports. This morning the world wakes to yet another dark shadow, cast across a tormented year. As France celebrated Bastille Day on the evening of July 14, a terrorist attacker drove a lorry into jubilant crowds on a promenade in Nice. Driving for two kilometres, the killer ploughed down hundreds of innocent people. there is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people and there's not any god that…

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2016 Olympics to include refugee team

Nothing brings people together quite like the Olympics. So it’s only right that world’s biggest sporting event just got a whole lot more inclusive. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) have announced that, for the first time ever, a team of refugee athletes will competing at the Olympic games in Rio this year. The mixed-gender team includes six men and four women who will compete in events such a judo, swimming and athletics. Each member was selected based on their verified refugee status, individual circumstances and, of course, athletic ability. Anjelina Nada Lohalith and Rose Nathike Lokonyen are two of five…

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Scottish Election 2016: The campaign begins!

Yesterday, the MSPs who take up residence at Holyrood went their separate ways to get stuck into the Scottish parliamentary election campaign. The Parliament will be on a break until the election to give the parties the chance to get on the campaign trail and win the support of the voting public. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday encouraged MSPs to go for a “a battle of ideas, not a battle of insults”, to focus on what they’re going to do rather than smearing other politicians – a pretty grown-up move. In the Scottish Parliamentary on 5 May, Scots will be…

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Why are celebrities boycotting the 2016 Oscars?

Celebs have spoken out about boycotting the 2016 Oscars due to the lack of diversity in the nominations. Director Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith’s wife, took to social media to voice their views on the nominations and announce that they would not attend the awards ceremony on February 28. This outcry comes after the nominations for the awards were announced last week revealing that only Caucasian actors had been nominated for the second year in a row. In a caption on a photo on Instagram, Spike Lee announced that he and his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, would not…

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Taxi scheme for Glasgow students

Students in Glasgow will be able to ensure they have a safe way of getting home after a night out, thanks to a new scheme set up by a taxi firm. Glasgow Taxis have signed up to the Safe Taxi scheme, which permits students to guarantee payment for their taxi journey, even if they have no cash or a debit card on them at the time. The system works via student cards. Students will be able to call the firm for a taxi, and by quoting a code issued by the university they can get that ride for free after giving…

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