17.3.19

How Emily Penn Got to Founding Ocean Plastics

Emily Penn is an international public speaker and adviser on issues relating to our oceans. She has worked with Sky TV as an ambassador, has shared her research with Prince Charles at the Waste to Wealth...

02.3.19

Katie Smith's Ability to Overcome the Odds

Katie Smith is nearly 30 years old and currently an apprentice studying her level three in bricklaying. She is Jelson Homes first female bricklayer since the company was established over 129 years ago....

02.3.19

Eight Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Western consumer culture is having disastrous effects on the environment; there is no doubt about that. It may come to mind that one person’s actions won’t make a huge difference to our oceans and...

05.2.19

I Know You Don’t Want to Hear It, the Dreaded B Word, but I’m Going to Say It...

Understandably, people of Britain have had this word crammed down their throats since 2016 and, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. And neither do its consequences. It is...

21.1.19

Saint Petersburg Smart City 2030

When I travelled to Russia back in 1972, I was very much impressed by St Petersburg (then called Leningrad). It was, at that time, already more westernised than Moscow. And now, while this city has seen...

16.1.19

A Recap of Macron’s Gilets Jaunes' Civil War

With the festive period now drawn to a close and seasonal reminders of peace and goodwill a fond memory, it is easy to forget that in France, civil strife still rages with the ongoing protest of the gilets...

15.1.19

On the Eve of Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to battle against an increasingly antagonistic House of Commons. Brexit negotiations with the European Union have come to an end for now, with European Commission...

15.1.19

Aid Helping Aid

When Bob Geldof conceived of the idea of Band Aid at the end of 1984 with his hugely successful and influential single Do They Know It’s Christmas, the plan was to give desperate people in Ethiopia...

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