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Sarah Everard’s Death Strikes a Sombre Chord with Women

What happened to Sarah Everard? On the evening of March 3 2021, 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard disappeared in South London. She began walking home from a friend’s house but never made it home. A fear every woman knows. Everard left Clapham and is believed to have walked through Clapham common, on her journey home …

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Air Jordans, Yeezys and Insider Information: the Teenage Sneaker Reseller that made $100k per Month

Streetwear hoarder On 25 February, Bloomberg Businessweek published a profile on Joe Herbert and his thriving sneaker-resale business, West Coast Streetwear. At just 19-years old, Joe has launched a lucrative resale business off the back of sneaker bots.  Sneaker bots are advanced software programs that allow Joe to automatically add shoes to his cart and purchase …

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State v Chauvin: 11 Months Since the Killing of George Floyd

The Background Almost one year ago, on 25th May 2020, George Floyd was killed during his arrest in Minneapolis. Suspicion had been raised by a cashier in a grocery store that Floyd was attempting to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill. 4 police officers from the Minneapolis Police Department attended the scene, including …

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Snapshot update: What digging a little deeper can reveal

The chariot unearthed from the Civita Giuliana Excavation has not only challenged what is known about the ancient world but digging a little deeper, a more interesting picture emerges. The dig has always had two purposes. The first reveals the constant threat faced by any archaeological site – theft. The dig was organised in cooperation …

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Reddit vs Wall Street: Meme Stocks and Market Manipulation Kick off 2021

Here’s how the GameStop saga began and what could happen next… The Reddit campaign that fuelled Wall Street chaos On January 13, a Reddit forum called WallStreetBets began boosting GameStop stocks. The campaign, led by Redditors, aimed to champion the cause of retail investors and teach Wall Street a lesson by pushing up shares that short …

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Supreme Court Finally Rules Uber Drivers as Employees

Uber drivers have recently been ruled as workers, rather than as self-employed, in the highest court in the land of England and Wales – the Supreme Court. This decision could mean the thousands of Uber drivers are entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. Former Uber drivers, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam took Uber to …

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Putting An End To Fly-Tipping

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New legislation  In April 2020, the House of Commons published a briefing paper regarding fly-tipping, its implications for the environment as well as the penalties and responsibilities derived from it. With continuous discussions regarding the environment and the policies put in place by countries globally to save it, it’s concerning that fly-tipping still occurs and is still …

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Britain’s Systemic Sexual Harassment Problem: What Can Be Done?

TW: RAPE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE What are the figures? In a recent study by UN Women UK, it was found that 97% of 18- to 24-year-old women have faced some form of sexual harassment in their lifetime. The same survey also found that 80% of women, from all ages, have been subject to public sexual …

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes loses bid to dismiss criminal charges. A federal judge has denied requests to dismiss the criminal charges filed against Holmes and former top executive Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani in connection with their blood-testing start-up. Holmes went to trial on March 9th, facing charges that she and Balwani defrauded investors and deceived patients …

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