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Saturday, September 23, 2017

‘Hear Me’ – A poem on mental health by Jeanette Lambert

Hear Me by Jeanette Lambert   When I’m very ill All I’ve got is a pill When I want to go bang my head My only thought is being...

The Regeneration of Chelmsford

Born and raised in Chelmsford, I've seen the town, I mean city, go from strength to strength. Over the past few years, Chelmsford has...

Are shows like TOWIE influencing Chelmsford?

BY Megan Reeves IN my opinion, the short answer is yes. The Only Way is Essex (a show I can’t stand for the record) gang...

Online voting will strengthen democracy

By Councillor Alex Donald Do you remember your first visit to the polling station and how great a social experience it was? No, neither do...

Lower the voting age to 16!

By Fenn Van den Brande Sixteen. A tender age for a growing adolescent, yet the responsibilities they are able to undertake seem farcical. Some include...

What makes Billericay so great?

By Jack Cowling I have lived in Billericay Town for most of my life and believe it is a great place to live. I am not...

“Think before you share”

By Rory Allen Recently I have seen many articles and posts being shared on social media that display messages from the group Britain First. I just...

Injustice in our Social Hierarchy

By Matthew Curtis. “Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world...

Sticking up for the youth of today

By Grace Gunnett My generation or would you rather ‘the youth of today’ are labelled generically as rough teenage thugs/ self obsessed youth who are...

The school uniform debate

By Hanna Luisa Pregun As a German exchange student in England, the School Uniforms of the English students caught my eyes from the first they...

The Sweatshop Debate

By Hanna Luisa Pregun After all the Christmas shopping and the New Year's Eve partying it is finally calm and quiet around the end of...

The Ockendon Studio School

By Tony Williams It has now been almost two years since The Ockendon Studio opened, so why is it that so little information about this original,...

Brandon Groves AFC

By Jordan Townsend Who is Brandon Groves? What can it offer for a young child right up to a late teen with a sparked interest in...

The Youth Perspective

By Bobbie Corleys The youth of today travel through their school years unaware of the fact they will soon be entering real life. The school...

Defending the Oceans – OVERFISHING

By Olivia Wigginton - Sparks Over 80 per cent of the Earth’s life forms are in the oceans and many fish are being driven toward extinction...

Friend or Food?

By Olivia Wigginton - Sparks On many news programmes and in newspapers, you may have seen the issue of the Dog Trade in Vietnam, imported illegally...

Getting a Pet: Reasons to adopt rather than buy

By Annabel O'Connor When people consider buying a pet, their minds often jump straight to buying a young animal from their local pet shop. They...

Huntington’s Disease: Everything you need to know

By Abi Lofthouse Huntington’s or HD, is a disease that affects people very dear to me. It is a neurodegenerative illness that causes behaviour changes,...

English literature dead and gone

By Olivia Krauze SPOTTING someone with a copy of a Dickens or Brontë novel on the train has become so rare nowadays, that it is...

The battle of the sexes continues

By Georgia Bartlett  With Beyoncé and Rihanna dominating the music industry alongside female TV presenters, comedians, actresses and chefs, are women really able to ‘run...

How the beautiful game is now origami over a sport

By Joseph Cousins For all football fans in the world there is no doubt football has  done immense things. Looking at the sheer millions pumped...

The robotic generation of technology

By Georgia Bartlett A staggering 90 per cent of adults own a mobile phone, whilst one in four teenagers own a device in which they can...

Are Best Before Dates to Blame for Mountains of Food Waste?

By Emma Bullen Finding a mysterious tin of forgotten food at the back of the cupboard, or an old, unopened yoghurt hiding in the fridge is...

Tackling the normalisation of obesity

By Emma Bullen The Department of Health's annual report on the state of the nations' health has suggested that people are eating too much and consuming too much...
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