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Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

culture, Culture, Lifestyle
Tommy Robinson, a far-right political activist and former leader of the English Defence League, has sent a post circulating on social media. A Broadcast Journalist Trainee opportunity for BBC World Service, which he questionably labels as “blatant racism”, states that the internship is only open to candidates from a black, asian, or non-white ethnic minority background. This opportunity was run by Creative Access, an organisation that provides paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented black, Asian and non-white ethnic minorities. Not-for-profit, Creative Access exist to ensure that diversity of Britain is reflected in the media. Stating that “media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media.” However, as
Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
With the cold and flu symptoms lurking around, all we want to do is lock ourselves indoors, nestle up on the couch and light the fire.  But contrary to what many believe, winter is actually the perfect season to get out of the house - no, not to the nightclub, but to any parks or open spaces close by. Even just by taking a short stroll during the day, you are doing your body great wonders that cannot be offered by the interiors of your own house. Below we've listed six great health benefits that parks have to offer almost all year round. Parks encourage exercise It’s important to try and get active every day of the year, but during winter we all lose motivation. However, science shows that you burn more calories when exercising during winter because your body works harder to warm i
Are digestive biscuits really digestive?

Are digestive biscuits really digestive?

Featured, Food
We all love a cuppa with a digestive biscuit, be it chocolate-topped or just a plain one. But what baffles us all, is the name.  The word ‘digestive’ is derived from what intended to be, actually digestive. The original recipe for the biscuit contains whole wheat and baking soda. Does Britain's favourite biscuit have any health benefits though?  "Literally the name digestive, comes from the reduction of flatulence" (passing wind) McVitie's Factory Manager, Peter Senior confesses that the original digestive biscuit recipe is exclusive to McVitie's, in an interview for The Great British Bake Off. Although a small amount of baking soda dissolved in water can aid indigestion, the same effect is not relatable to the biscuit. When the biscuit is baking, the heat causes the sod
#TalkingtoAnorexia

#TalkingtoAnorexia

Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
Anorexia: a word that sends a million different thoughts and images running through our heads. We all know what it is. But do we actually understand it? Anorexia is more than just about being thin. More than just being the smallest you could possibly be – Talking to Anorexia explores exactly that. Our understanding of what Anorexia really is begins to change as we see several women's different stories. Anorexia is not about being a size zero but rather a guilt that runs through your mind whenever you eat food. A voice in your head telling you "you don't deserve to eat." The documentary aired last night at 9pm on BBC Two. Since then #TalkingtoAnorexia has been trending on Twitter as sufferers felt Theroux captured the essence of their mental illness accurately and fairly, inspiring them
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