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COVID-19: A chance for social media to show worth?

The current coronavirus pandemic is causing disruption to normal life which, for many people my age and older, is unprecedented. Already we are seeing public events, sporting fixtures and even blockbuster films being postponed or cancelled due to the threat the virus would pose for public gatherings. Italy, France and the Republic of Ireland were …

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The Disproportionate Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Black People

Recently, the news and social media have reignited with fury in response to the ongoing prevalence of racism, police brutality and the murders of innocent black people wherein justice is not being served. I’ve found the news heart-breaking, as I’m sure many of you have too. It’s triggered self-reflection, conversations with my family and friends …

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The Government attempts to tackle homelessness due to the COVID-19

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Despite adequate housing being a basic human right, it is still a rising problem within the UK and world wide. In 2018, it was estimated that 4,677 were sleeping rough in England alone, with around 2% of the world’s population being homeless. Staying at home in order to control the spread of the virus means …

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COVID-19 : More trouble for the retail sector?

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The UK government introduced various measures to financially support companies that are struggling due to COVID-19. One of the measures is the three-month moratorium (ban) on tenant eviction for non-payment of rent. The government has also provided £330bn worth of loans to support businesses and encourage borrowing during this difficult time. However, we’ve seen several …

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