Autism – the mental condition that affects the way people communicate and form relationships – does not discriminate. Continue reading “Fundraiser boosts autism awareness”
This piece was updated at 15:00 on 5 December 2016 to include the response from the John Lewis press office (see final paragraph). The blog was originally published at 00:36 on 5 December 2016.
There was a time – not too long ago – when the airing of the Coca Cola advert in the UK heralded the start of the Christmas season. But in my opinion, UK high street supermarket adverts are slowly but surely stealing Coke’s thunder. Anticipating what our retail chains are going to come out with annually has become a big talking point that even deserves column inches in our top newspapers. Continue reading “Where has the Black family gone from the John Lewis Christmas advert?”
Enforced child marriage generally conjures up images of young girls being wed under duress to older men. But on Ghana’s Lake Volta, in the central region of the country, one charity is saving young boys from the practice. Continue reading “Boy slaves and forced marriage on Ghana’s Lake Volta”
I remember the first one. I was about six years old or so and innocently used to bop to it without paying too much attention to the lyrics. But as I got older and Christmas swung around again, I actually started to feel increasingly irritated when the song came on air. Continue reading “Why I am not buying the new Band Aid 30 single”