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What To Do When You’re Sad

15th September 2019

We all have those nights when you go to bed and things just don’t seem right inside. It doesn’t matter what song you put on, none of them are right. It doesn’t matter who you think about texting – nobody is the right person to listen. So you’re at a loss. Do you really know […]

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Low-Cost Airlines: Sky High or Grounded?

14th September 2019

The increase of package holidays across the UK is clearly evident. Low-cost airlines like Thomas Cook and TUI are aware that many Brits are lazy and will sacrifice extra paychecks to ‘queue jump’ the hassle of booking a holiday the old-fashioned way. Instead, all aspects of what previously made booking a holiday stressful have been […]

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It’s Time to Talk About Horse Racing

13th September 2019

Only weeks after the infamous ‘Ladies Day’, the buzz and publicity horse racing encourages is still at a high. The seemingly innocent sport can be easily seen as both fun for the horse, jockey and spectators. However, the sinister realities horse racing couples itself with are becoming more and more evident to the general public, […]

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Michael Owen and Alan Shearer Spat Explained

12th September 2019

Michael Owen and Alan Shearer are two of the greatest forwards of their days, with the latter being the Premier League’s all-time top goal-scorer, finding the back of the net 260 times over the course of his career. Of those 260, one hundred and forty-eight came for his home club, Newcastle United. It’s clear that […]

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The Truth About the Amazon Fires

11th September 2019

At b**p we always strive to deliver the truth to our readers, and, in part, we did this with our article on the agricultural industry feeding the fires in the Amazon rainforest. However, that’s not the full truth. In fact, there’s a lot more to the Amazon fires than simply going vegan. The truth about […]

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How to Start Afresh

11th September 2019

Sometimes in life things don’t go to plan and you can get really bogged down in wondering why. The ‘what ifs’ of life are attractive to get lost in, but they are also irrelevant. It is possible to start afresh, and with the steps in this article, you will be able to get there. Change […]

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Why We Need to Go Further Than Banning Straws

10th September 2019

We all know someone who is boycotting McDonald’s because of their new paper straws, and while it seems like a revolutionary step towards a cleaner Earth, the reality is far from it. It appears that a lot of food establishments are ‘eco-friendly’ because of this new trend, but they fail to consider the fact that […]

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MPs to force No. 10 to release texts

10th September 2019

In a shock move last night, MPs voted to force the government to release some of their no-deal planning documents and private messages from No. 10 officials. The vote came as the fifth defeat of five votes within a week for Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It also followed the resignation of former Work and Pensions […]

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Mastering Politics: Prorogation of Parliament

10th September 2019

When it comes to politics, nothing is simple. Let alone the current goings on in Westminster. Recently in the news, there has been lots of talk around the prorogation of Parliament. Of course, any ordinary person has no idea what that means. But don’t worry – that’s why we’re here. Prorogation is the term used […]

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How to Succeed This Upcoming Semester

9th September 2019

It’s September again. The arrival of the new semester or school year can make you feel a crippling dread of things to come over the next 12 weeks. That’s why it’s important to go into the new year armed with a positive attitude and a practical plan on how you’re going to make the best […]

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Brexit: The embodiment of everything wrong

9th September 2019

‘Brexit’: the blatant jargon that has blazed our headlines not-so-graciously over the past three years. Once a foreign concept, the term is now something we are all too familiar with. That’s not necessarily a good thing. Regardless of your stance on the issue, I think we can all agree it has gotten completely out of […]

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Tin Can Cook: A New Way To Cook on a Budget

8th September 2019

Jack Monroe is almost a scientist in the way she experiments with food. She takes the experimenting to a whole new level in her latest cookbook Tin Can Cook. The canned food-based recipe book is food blogger and anti-poverty activist Jack Monroe’s fourth cookbook. For anybody who hasn’t done much cooking, the wording of the […]

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Film Review: Brooklyn

8th September 2019

5/5 It’s the age-old dream of many: move to New York and start a life there. It’s a magical, monumental fairytale. A childhood dream of millions. But those brave enough to pack up their bags and head across the Atlantic to the City of Dreams know full well how difficult it really is. And so […]

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The Peculiar Sleeping Habits of History’s Greatest

7th September 2019

For some reason, the sleeping habits of celebrities and the greatest figures throughout history really grabs our attention. Be it Margaret Thatcher sleeping for just four hours each night, or Elon Musk sleeping in the Tesla factory so he can best inspect the new models, sleeping habits are fascinating. So, without further ado, here are […]

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Is animal testing the only option?

7th September 2019

Animal testing is a controversial issue which is avoided by many for reasons such as personal guilt, lack of understanding and ignorance. It’s completely understandable to want to shut out the inhumane and cruel realities of something like animal testing, especially when you’ve been led to believe it’s the only option. Be it testing life-saving […]

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How Your Lifestyle is Causing the Amazon to Burn

6th September 2019

You’ve most likely seen it a million and one times on social media. Photos, videos, campaigns and information about the Amazon Rainforest fire. Though it was a couple of weeks ago now, yet more fires have been sparked in the rainforest. Whether this is another world crisis that you’ve desensitised yourself to, or if you’re […]

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A Year in British Tennis

6th September 2019

2018 was a pretty sore year for British tennis fans. Andy Murray’s hiatus and Johanna Konta’s fall in form meant that both men and ladies’ tennis was slightly lacklustre. For the first time since 1997, we ended the year without a British male or female tennis player in the top 20. How could this happen? […]

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Unpopular Opinions: Free Tuition Doesn’t Work

6th September 2019

Free tuition. Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Many young people reading this will be heading off to university very soon, and we all know that with a degree comes that dreaded mountain of student debt. The government has predicted that, by the middle of the century, outstanding student debt will reach an astounding £450 billion, which […]

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Boris was wrong to sack 21 MPs

5th September 2019

British politics at the moment is moving at such a rapid pace it’s hard to keep up. But one particular event has lasted longer than most in the news – and that’s Boris Johnson’s sacking of 21 of his own MPs. Don’t be misled by that statement – the Prime Minister hasn’t just got rid […]

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We’re All Screwed

5th September 2019

It’s 2019. You would think considering the technological advancement over the past 100 years that we, as a ‘smart’ race, could actually safeguard our future. We’ve gone from the industrial revolution – a period in time fuelled by a thirst for knowledge – to now: a time where we’ve all miraculously and unanimously decided to […]

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The Day Democracy Dies

5th September 2019

In four days’ time, we will witness the death of democracy in the UK. The British Parliament will shut down for approximately five weeks and during this time, your MPs will be rendered useless. For five weeks the Chamber of the House of Lords will be empty. For five weeks the voices of MPs in […]

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Whose Fault is the Current Brexit Crisis?

4th September 2019

As we see our most recent Prime Minister Boris Johnson rack up a 100% defeat rate in the House of Commons, we are all beginning to lose the plot. Every news story is about Brexit, and every news story calls it a ‘crisis’. Every news story is pretty much right. But whose fault is this […]

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Is the vegan diet really as eco-friendly as we think?

4th September 2019

Many people choose to eradicate animal produce from their diet to try and save the planet. But are they doing more harm than good? Here we explore whether the vegan diet is really as eco-friendly as we think. The vegan illusion Growing crops is often not the perfect method of food production that many people […]

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50 Forgotten Places to Look When You Lose Something

4th September 2019

Most of the time, when you lose something it’s normally found in an obvious place after about five minutes of looking. However, every now and then, we all lose something and it is absolutely nowhere to be found. When we do find it, it’s almost like a ghost has moved it somewhere completely random – […]

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Doctor Who: still the best?

3rd September 2019

Once upon a time, Harry Potter was all I wanted to watch. Then, by chance, I saw one episode of Doctor Who. As soon as the next series started, I was downstairs and watching it – glued to the TV. Doctor Who is a BBC sci-fi drama which has been running for over 50 years […]

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Top Tips for Freshers’ Week

2nd September 2019

Freshers’ Week is one of the scariest weeks you’ll probably ever experience if you are going to university this month. It’s filled with a bunch of people you’ve never met from all around the world trying to make friends that are going to last for life. It’s not easy. That’s why we’ve curated this list […]

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How we Made an EP: Part Two by Magnus Dahlstrøm

2nd September 2019

Magnus is a musician from Noway currently studying at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where he met fellow musician Tilly Louise and helped make her EP, ‘VHS‘ Last week my friend and fellow musician Tilly Louise wrote her side of the story on how we made her band’s EP. This week, I’m sharing my […]

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Book Review: You Got This

1st September 2019

5/5 You Got This by Bryony Gordon is all about being yourself and being true to yourself. The book, published in May this year, openly talks about and explores topics such as self-respect, body image, mental health and more. Each chapter of You Got This has a different theme, but all of them have one […]

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Review: Marron Theatre Arts

31st August 2019

Have you ever thought about dancing or theatre as a hobby? I have been dancing at Marron Theatre Arts for eight years and I love it. With the training here, you get the skills you need to become a great dancer if you’re willing to put the work in. You also learn skills even if […]

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Film Review: Pet Sematary

30th August 2019

4.5/5 Pet Sematary is a horror blockbuster released earlier this year, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Its horrifying storyline managed to capture audiences around the globe, even if King was hesitant to publish the novel originally, considering it too distressing. Dr Louis Creed (played by Jason Clarke) discovers a mysterious […]

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Book Review: A Woman in the Window

29th August 2019

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn is a thriller book that consistently shocks you throughout. Finn creates an agoraphobic character named Anna Fox, who will not go outdoors due to past trauma. In the novel, we discover Anna’s background and what has caused her to have such a terrible fear of the […]

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Best Songs from Musicals

29th August 2019

Musicals are one of our favourite things the world these days. From productions of Mamma Mia! to The Lion King to Les Misérables, there are some absolute bangers to come out of musicals too. But what are the very best songs from musicals? We’ve narrowed it down to our top seven. 1. They Live in […]

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Product Review: Apple Watch

28th August 2019

At the time of writing this review, Apple has released four generations of their game-changing product: the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is a smart-watch available in two sizes (40mm and 44mm) which acts like a regular watch, though with way more useful features. The question, however, is this: is the Apple Watch the future […]

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What Annoyed the Internet This Week?

28th August 2019

Food poverty undoubtedly exists in the UK and anyone who says otherwise need only spend a few minutes researching charities such as The Trussell Trust. This week, the internet was annoyed by a man who said that food poverty was caused by idleness. Luckily though, everybody’s favourite activist and chef, Jack Monroe, was quick to […]

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Spider-Man out of the MCU?

27th August 2019

According to just about every Hollywood-scoping, star-scanning, movie minding website on the internet, Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is being dragged, webbing and screaming, from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The previous two films featuring Holland’s Peter Parker (Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home) have been well received by fans and critics alike. So why would anyone […]

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Mastering Politics: European Parliament

27th August 2019

Understanding politics isn’t easy, let alone beginning to try to understand anything regarding Europe. With so much noise surrounding Europe and Brexit, getting simple facts on the issues is difficult. But this edition of Mastering Politics is going to give you the simple facts today – all about the European Parliament. What is the European […]

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What Really Makes a Good Film?

27th August 2019

Aspiring film journalist and student from Newcastle Sarah Storer explains how to make a good film As a frequent cinema-goer and film critic, I’ve watched a lot of films over the years. I find that I tend to enjoy films of a similar style and genre and I will branch to them rather than seeing […]

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Review: Hostelworld

26th August 2019

4/5 When it comes to organising a trip abroad with a group of friends, things can become quite stressful. However, Hostelworld makes things a whole lot easier for going abroad with friends, or even by yourself. With cheap hostels all over the world, there are plenty of options and great prices. Hostelworld works by simply […]

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How we Made an EP: Part One by Tilly Louise

26th August 2019

My name is Tilly Louise. I’m a 19-year-old singer-songwriter, musician and producer from Liverpool and I was asked by the lovely Lauren White if I’d write an article on what it’s like to make an EP. This is because my friend Liam and I have just released our debut EP VHS with our band Clementine. […]

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Film Review: Braveheart

25th August 2019

9/10 Braveheart – the patriotic story of the heroic and consumer of the English, William Wallace. This film follows the medieval story of a child who lost his family to war before developing and maturing into the saviour of Scotland. When the love of his life is gruesomely slaughtered, Wallace leads a rebellion against Edward […]

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Why Capitalism Shouldn’t be a Dirty Word

24th August 2019

It seems dangerous merely daring to use the words ‘capitalism’ and ‘fair’ in the same sentence, doesn’t it? But why? Maybe it’s the pipe dream being sold to the masses – especially today’s youth – that communism will one day swoop in to solve all of our problems. Ah, yes – communism, the ideology-in-shining armour […]

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Restaurant Review: The Bake, Newcastle

24th August 2019

Have you heard about The Bake? Probably not as it has been marked as a hidden gem in Newcastle upon Tyne. The Bake is a Lebanese restaurant and is definitely within the top ten places to eat in the whole of the north east. The Bake opened in 2011, and serves traditional cuisine in the […]

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Review: Mile Castle Wetherspoon Newcastle

23rd August 2019

4/5 Everyone loves a good Spoons, right? But with so many of them kicking around – all going by different names – sometimes you don’t know which one is best to go to. In central Newcastle alone, there so many different Wetherspoons all dotted around in different locations. If you add the one in the […]

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Product Review: Fitbit Charge 3

23rd August 2019

Priced at £149.95, the Fitbit Charge 3 is one of the most expensive fitness trackers of the modern age. But with its top-of-the-range heart rate tracker and impressively sleek and modern design, is it worth the premium price tag? On the one hand, the display is a dully, grey monotone colour with limited ability when […]

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A Note for GCSE Results Day

22nd August 2019

Good luck and congratulations to all those collecting their GCSE results today. It’s a very important day in your life and your journey, so try and soak up all the emotions you’re feeling – good or bad. GCSE results day seems like a lifetime ago for me now, but I still remember feeling disappointed with […]

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Book Review: Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

21st August 2019

4.5/5 Published in 2010, Rick Riordan’s Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero is a great young adult book. Best for those over the age of 13, it is part of a pentalogy of fantasy novels written by Riordan. At the beginning of The Lost Hero, Jason doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school […]

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Top Five DJs of the 2010s

21st August 2019

Whether you’re desperate for some Monday morning running motivation or hitting the town for your mate’s 21st, dance music can lift anyone’s mood, regardless of age. However, looking forward to times when summer festivals are popping up everywhere in the UK, I’m going to discuss the five best DJs that I believe have had the […]

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Guest Blog: Unconventional body confidence

20th August 2019

My experience with sectoral heterochromia and body confidence by Olivia McHale, AKA @thenorthernist When someone says the phrase ‘body confidence‘, what sort of image conjures up in your mind? For me, it’s a host of people in various sizes, because that’s what this phrase has come to mean: positivity surrounding different body sizes. While that’s […]

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Mastering Politics: The Power of the Prime Minister

20th August 2019

Understanding politics isn’t easy – let alone trying to understand the role of the most important person in Britain: the Prime Minister. This week’s Mastering Politics is all about the power of the prime minister and how much of it they really have. What is the role of the prime minister? The prime minister’s (PM) […]

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What Annoyed the Internet This Week?

20th August 2019

If you work in customer service or any other profession that involves dealing with the public, you’ll have met millions of ‘Karens’. In case you’re not familiar with what a ‘Karen’ is, let us explain. A Karen is a white woman aged between 42 and 60, usually with some sort of cropped hairdo, who exists […]

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