Words: Fatima Nasir | Subbing: Joanne Clark Strictly Come Dancing's most anticipated grand finale aired last night and Twitter is in a meltdown. The hashtags '#strictlycomedancing', '#strictly2017' and '#strictly' are trending on Twitter as viewers pour in with their views on the series finale. The dance show has broken its own records, as this year's series is the most popular in the show's 14 year history with an average audience of 11 million. The grand finale finished with a 13.1 million viewership, which is less than the 2010 finale, which had an audience of 14.3 million. Fans were divided on last night's win, with Alexandra Burke being a major favourite, along with Gemma Atkinson. Strictly's 2017 winner Joe McFadden was taking the lead in most online polls and Twitte...
Bakery chain Greggs has apologised for substituting Jesus for a sausage roll in an image for its first ever advent calendar. The nativity scene, depicting the three wise men gathered around the crib with a sausage roll inside, is said to have offended Christians and commercialised religious themes. In a statement featured in a BBC Newsbeat report, Greggs said: “We’re really sorry to have caused any offence, this was never our intention.” The controversial image is part of the promotional material for its advent calendar, featuring a collection of festive scenes with a Greggs’ makeover, which goes on sale next Monday in selected Greggs shops across the UK for £24. Following an engaging public response on social media, Greggs received accusations of offensive commercialisation
Debuted yesterday at Glamour's 2017 Women of the Year Summit, the first hijab-wearing Barbie doll stirred up the people on Twitter. https://www.instagram.com/p/BbcW30QD8Q7/?taken-by=barbie Modelled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim-American woman to compete in hijab at the Olympics, the progressive Barbie is part of annual “Shero” line. The collection celebrates inspiring females who challenge the status quo and infused other women the courage to do the same. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbce3H-BvfW/?taken-by=ibtihajmuhammad The Mattel’s attempt to design a more inclusive and representative Barbie doll set the Twitter on fire. For some, the revolutionary initiative was just about to happen. https://twitter.com/MuslimIQ/status/930263900662136832 https://
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Brenda Zini Poppy Appeal is one of the leading charities that help rehabilitate soldiers after deployment. However, over the recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing not to wear poppies. Remembrance Sunday is a day that originally marks the lives of those fallen on the battlefield during WW1 and WW2. It is officially thought of as a reminder to those who gave us a free, democratic country. It is also a mark of respect to those who have served in the army after this time, so why are there so many people against it? The red poppy is thought to have lost its original identity. Many people see it as a sign of patriotism, a true mark of how British you really are. And if you don’t wear it? You aren’t proud to be British, and you d