5 Biggest Stories of the Week

In this week’s edition, an update on the Bake Off debacle, who was elected as Labour leader, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to get divorce, and more!

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Some Awesome Distractions… I mean Films

Only two weeks back and we can already feel the pressure of exams looming. With teachers reminding us at every turn and the homework piling up, sometimes you need a little something to take your mind off it. Here are five upcoming films guaranteed to take you to another world…

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The Multi-Millionaires of Tomorrow

Photo by Jade Chance
Photo by Jade Chance

I met up with Tom Garrett who, when eighteen, won the award for Best Short Documentary at the 2015 Southhampton International Film Festival; Matt England who began an online video production business at the age of seventeen; and with Jade Chance, an aspiring photographer with an extensive professional portfolio and a large online following, and discussed where their entrepreneurial drive came from, how they achieved what they have, and what their goals are for the future. Here’s what they said.  Continue reading “The Multi-Millionaires of Tomorrow”

Why Zayn’s ‘PILLOWTALK’ is possibly the worst thing I have ever heard

Foolishly, I was willing to give the newly solo artist ‘Zayn’ (née Zayn Malik of preteen heart throbs One Direction) a chance. I had assumed that as he stated himself his own disdain of the ‘pop’ genre and his desperation to escape the ironclad fists of Simon Cowell, he was going to create something new, something different, something meaningful. My ideas were only amplified by the amateurish ‘Microsoft Paint’-esque style of his EP cover, suggesting perhaps that, in a fit of antiestablishment fury, Malik had fired his production team and done the ‘design work’ by hand. Continue reading “Why Zayn’s ‘PILLOWTALK’ is possibly the worst thing I have ever heard”

Should I Just Watch The Highly Acclaimed West End Production? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens

Which is more satisfying, to have the culturally stimulating experience of sitting in the architecturally and historically embellished Gielgud Theatre? Or to pick up a book and have the intellectually invigorating experience of being invited into a mind very different to one’s own?  Of course, these are not the only contributors to making a decision as the price of a book tends to be around £7.99 and West End ticket prices tend to be, well, not that.


If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the book or watch the play, the story encapsulates the inner struggles of Christopher, a boy of fifteen with Asperger’s Syndrome, as he comes to terms with the murder of his neighbour’s dog and decides to go against everything his body tells him to in order to become a ‘Detective’ and discover who killed Wellington. Despite the simplicity of the book’s basic plot, the complexity through which Mark Haddon describes the mind of a child with Asperger’s makes it undeniable that any theatrical interpretation deserves recognition, with this being no exception. Continue reading “Should I Just Watch The Highly Acclaimed West End Production? The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens”

Dear Carrie, Tom and Gi

With Tom Fletcher being the frontman of McFly and, his sister, Carrie starring in the Les Miserables 8 shows a week, there wasn’t ever really a lot of time for a Fletcher sibling catch up. So hence came the plan to send weekly videos to each other via YouTube, updating them on the past week.


This weekly updating lasted a few months, until suddenly they just got too busy to even film and edit a video. Tom was having a baby and Carrie was practically living at the theatre. There was no time to sit and film a video.

But then came Gi…

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Gleam Features do Chistmas


Gleam Feature; the only reason we have videos to watch daily.

They are the management of practically all the youtubers we watch, admire and enjoy almost daily. Zoe, Joe, Alfie, Jim, Tanya, Marcus, Louise and Caspar to name a few.

The time has come for the Gleam Team to party hard. Christmas is upon us and YouTubers never miss a chance to party. So they all packed their bags and headed for a day out in ……….. They took part in team challenges and competed against each other in outdoor activities that threw them right in at the deep end. They did segwaying, quad biking, human table football and clay pigeon shooting, all very different to beauty and fashion vlogging and humorous videos.

This YouTube management sent a bunch of avid technology fans, people who spend their lives indoors filming and editing videos, into the wild. They put them in a field and told them to enjoy the outdoors, although not without their vlogging cameras at the end of their arms of course. It must be hilarious when YouTubers spend the day together but all just talk to cameras.

Some enjoyed the day in a field, some thrived on being outdoors, and others turned up in a dress with a handbag. Yes Zoe, we are looking at you.

A day filled with humour, laughter and exciting experiences with your friends is always going to be fun and it did look highly amusing. We wish we could have tagged along… maybe one day.

Eventually the technology yearning became too much to handle and they were all let back inside to warm up and get ready for the party!!

From the vlogs that have been uploaded we have witnessed many hotel room tours; outfits of the night; food supplied in the rooms to drunken antics.

By all the vlogging accounts a fun night was had by all. At least one member of the team had an awesome night. Joesph Sugg, as seen in many vlogs, took it upon himself to party the night away. I’m sure he woke up the next day feeling a bit worse for wear but it made for some hilarious vlogs.

The night ended, hangovers arrived and some people probably regretted partying as hard as they did.


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