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Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa’ Wins Mercury Music Prize 2016, And He’s Using His Prize Money To Give Back

Skepta has revealed how he plans to use his Mercury Prize money to help the disadvantaged. In Thursday (15 September) night’s ceremony, a panel of musicians and industry experts chose Sketpa’s ‘Konnichiwa’ as the album most worthy of the £25,000 prize, ahead of recent releases from Radiohead, Bat For Lashes and eventual runner-up David Bowie….


Plastic Bags Charge Leads To 40% Drop In Carriers Being Found On UK Beaches

The number of plastic carrier bags found on UK beaches has dropped by almost half, according to conservationists. The Marine Conservation Society said the introduction of a 5p levy on single use plastic bags in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the last five years was instrumental in the drop. According to the charity’s…


Junk Food Advertising Targeting Children Should Be Banned On Apps And At Cinemas, Urges Charity

Children should not be able to see junk food adverts in apps, on social media or even in the cinema, a national kids’ food charity has urged. The Children’s Food Trust’s comments came after the publication of a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that addressed concerns around advertising in apps, on social media and vlogs. The WHO report…


Science’s Magic Solution To Children’s Mental Health Is Missing One Simple Ingredient

We’re walking through an “ivory tower”, a few doors away from where the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, spent his final years. The “tower”, as Dr Dickon Bevington calls it, is the Anna Freud Centre, named after the great man’s daughter and herself a founding figure in the study of children’s mental health. Forget the…


Fashion Week Diversity Report Shows SS17 Shows Were Some Of The Most Diverse In ‘Recent History’

The Spring/Summer 2017 catwalks were some of the most racially diverse in history, according to The Fashion Spot. The bi-annual Diversity Report examined 299 runway shows and 8,832 model appearances from New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Weeks this September, and discovered more than 25.4% of the model castings were non-white. It’s a long…


Mum Photographs Children With Down’s Syndrome To Challenge Negative Perceptions Of The Condition

A mother has created a photo series to challenge negative perceptions of children with Down’s syndrome. Julie Willson, from New Jersey, US, said she had wanted to do a photoshoot for Down’s syndrome awareness since her sister Dina, who had the condition, died in January 2011, aged 35.  Wilson invited 11 families of children with the condition…


Richard Branson Says Banks Should Be ‘Force For Good’ And Those Driven By Wealth Won’t Succeed

Richard Branson thinks banking should be “a force for good in the world” and that people who only want to earn money stand little chance of “making it” in business. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post UK, Branson revealed three ideas he thinks will change society for good – stressing that those whose sole…