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Lola Phoenix

A series of articles I've written about gender as well as articles written about my experience of being ...

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Ashlie Francis Brombley

Freelance writer who has written online content and ads for The Telegraph, the National Trust and Thomas Cook. ...

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Ian McCurrach

After university, Ian trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and worked as an actor. He ran ...

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Randall Hauk

Randall Hauk is a freelance writer and editor living in the USA while covering German football. He is ...

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Matt Millington

NCTJ-accredited journalist. Shorthand 100 wpm Former agency reporter and now Video Journalist for Made in Leeds. Below find ...

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Latest Articles

Woman surprises 'homeless' man with McDonald's meal - then realises he isn't actually homeless

To anyone who's ever embarrassed themselves in public, spare a thought for good samaritan Claire Varin. Claire, 33, a full-time carer, recently popped into McDonald's in Halifax town centre to pick up some breakfast. Among her fellow McDonald's patrons, she spotted a rather dishevelled-looking man with a rucksack, who had no food in front of him - instead, he was was eating ketchup directly from the sauce dispenser. Concluding, not unreasonably, that the man was homeless and hungry, Claire de
By Ashley Pemberton

LVMH backs London online fashion business Lyst

Bernaud Arnault, the billionaire owner of luxury fashion house LVMH, has become an investor in Lyst, one of London’s newest online fashion retailers, after taking part in a $40m (£26m) financing round. The latest fundraising comes on the heels of online fashion rival Farfetch, which raised $86m last month in a deal that valued it at more than $1bn . Lyst's founder Chris Morton, who started the business in 2011, refused to comment on its valuation saying he took the decision early on that it wo
By Katy Lubin

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing'

When I was at school, ICT was labelled, rightly or wrongly, as the “doss lesson”. Unlike English, maths and science, ICT was not tested and, as such, was universally thought of as an hour of either surfing the internet, or falling asleep over yet another lesson in Microsoft Office. Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum, announced in July by Michael Gove the Education Secretary, seems a step in the right direction. With the focus shi
By Allison Krok

From platform to panoramic views

These days when the Orient Express goes nowhere near the Orient, Concorde has been grounded and long-haul describes the queue at US immigration, there is still luxury and romance to be found in travel, even in the unlikeliest of places. I found it when invited to my friends' wedding in Berwick-upon-Tweed and decided to go by train. It didn't make sense to fly; I live near London's King's Cross and can travel from front door to parish pew in less than four hours. And I'll get far more green Brow
By Ian McCurrach

Six Nations 2016: England are going to rule the world under me, says Eddie Jones

Eddie Jones has set his sights on making England “the most dominant team in the world” as he prepares to name his squad for the Six Nations this week. The Australian will name a 33-man Elite Player Squad on Wednesday ahead of England’s Six Nations opener against Scotland on Feb 6, with the likes of Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje set to be recalled after missing out on the World Cup. Jones also has to deal with a growing injury crisis, with the locks Joe Launchbury and George Kruis sustaining head
By Henry Sandercock

'Stepford student' culture threatening free speech (The Telegraph)

University campuses: training grounds for each generation’s best and brightest. Bastions of free speech, radical thought and centres for progressive change - or at least they used to be. Unfortunately, the recent decision by the University of Manchester ’s students' union to ban radical feminist Julie Bindel and right wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos from participating in a union debate on free speech, is just another example of the ludicrous " Stepford student" culture - a term coined by jou
By Rod Ardehali