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Klopp: Brewster will get all the support he needs

Jürgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool will offer Rhian Brewster ‘all the support he needs’ after the young striker this week spoke out about the racial abuse he has faced during his fledgling career. In an interview with the Guardian published on Thursday, Brewster detailed instances where he has been targeted by fans and opponents while […]

UK teenagers’ hopes and fears

A brilliant article in The Guardian by five teenagers on the challenges they face, and the good parts of belonging to ‘Generation K’: Jodie wrote: Growing up through the financial crisis, I do worry about whether I’ll have a job or a house when I’m 25, or be able to have a family, but I also […]

Debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth

The Guardian have published some interesting data that shows that young adults face a huge economic challenge: A combination of debt, joblessness, globalisation, demographics and rising house prices is depressing the incomes and prospects of millions of young people across the developed world, resulting in unprecedented inequality between generations. A Guardian investigation into the prospects […]

Interactive Map of James Bond’s Travel Destinations

Agent 007 has travel all over the world while working for the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service. The latest film, Spectre, takes James Bond to Austria, Italy, and Morocco. These may be great journeys for us, but for Bond, it’s just another day at the office. The Guardian offers an interactive map that shows where James Bond has traveled over […]

Exams are ruining teenagers’ lives

Emma Jacobs is studying for her A-levels. She is an aspiring journalist and occasional slam poet. She blogs here and tweets @ESophieJ.  Yesterday she wrote a fantastic article on how exams are ruining teenagers’ lives: Spring is the start of a period of intense pressure for 16-year-olds taking GCSEs. Schools push their more academic pupils in order to […]

Let teenagers have their kicks

Over the weekend there was an interesting article in The Guardian, on Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally: British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and preparations are made for a […]

Visualising the Bible

The Guardian newspaper has compiled this cool collection of infographs created by a team of scholars that utilise creative visuals to show larger themes throughout scripture. Unlike traditional methods of analysing text, these Bible infographs instantly create pictures that represent larger ideas, teachings and trends in the Bible. In the image below, the grey horizontal line represents […]

Amazon Olympics

100 meter freestyle swimming in a nice, clean, piranha-free swimming pool? That’s cute, Summer Olympics! REAL men swim at the brutal Amazon Olympics, where surviving the event itself is its own reward: Poised on the starting blocks at the Olympics, the 15 swimmers had good reason to feel apprehensive. But the cause of their nervousness […]

The Bible TV series to screen on Channel 5

According to The Guardian, The Bible TV series will be shown on channel 5: It is better known for Celebrity Big Brother and documentaries featuring very long trucks, but Channel 5 will also be home this autumn to a sweeping 10-hour epic, The Bible. Richard Desmond’s channel announced on Monday it had bought the rights to the show […]

11 year old fakes being kidnapped to avoid parents evening!

A boy in Spain was dreading a planned parents evening.  He had not done well in school, so he anticipated a bad meeting. Fortunately, he came up with a brilliant solution: Early on Monday afternoon the unnamed 11-year-old son of a Spanish police officer stationed in the north-western town of Xinzo de Limia sent a […]

How to survive being 13 by a 14 year old

A Netmums survey suggests that 13 is the most difficult age of all.  A 14-year-old has written a fantastic piece in The Guardian explaining how to get through it, well worth a read: According to a Netmums survey, 13 is the most difficult age. But it’s not only parents who find it hard going – it’s tough […]