• Editorials Why do girls give up football?
    Sadly, it has been proven that girls are giving up football when they hit puberty – 75% more than boys do. As you can guess, this is a very upsetting issue for people who want to play and support girl’s football, and it needs to be sorted out straight away. Even though we lost out […]
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  • Editorials Rubicon Moment: Just who is Guy Fawkes
    The story of 5th of November 1605 and the Gunpowder plot is one of the most famous in British history. Following years of Protestant rule and suppression of their faith, a group of Catholic dissidents planned to commit regicide against Protestant King James I and restore a Catholic monarch to the throne of England. In […]
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  • News It’s official – all over now
    So it is official. Liam Payne and Cheryl have announced their break up via social media, the only way to announce to the world these days, that your relationship is over/someone has died/what you had for dinner – delete where applicable. The former X-Factor contestant and the former X-Factor judge were together long enough to […]
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  • Music New Music: Tom Odell
    This has been in the b**p email box now for a week and it was only when I heard it on Radio One yesterday I thought, ‘Oops I did it again.’ So here we are posting, possibly one of Odell’s best tracks to date, later than we should be. ‘If You Want to Love Somebody’ […]
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  • Sport Is it coming home then?
    So we got a win last night. England beat Tunisia 2-1 in their first game of the World Cup. While the match was a bit stale in parts and chance after chance for the Lions failed to make the back of the net, a win is a win at the end of the day. While […]
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  • Music New Music – Beyonce and Jay-Z
    It was only a matter of time before the infamous Mr and Mrs Carter released some sort of music to accompany their current On the Run 2 Tour. Of course, there is nothing subtle about this illustrious duo when they do release their solo projects, so a collaboration from them both was bound to create […]
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  • News Grimmy Stepping Down
    This week we have seen a number of Television folks stepping down from their roles.  Matt LeBlanc takes his final spin on Top Gear and the infamous Andrew Lincoln AKA Rich Grimes in the Walking Dead announced his departure from the cult TV show this week as well. However, it was with great sadness for some […]
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  • Music New Music: Troye Sivan – Bloom
    When it comes to Australian presence on the airwaves, the flag has definitely been flown over the past five years or so by Sia. But Actor/Singer Troye Sivan has the power to give Sia a bit of competition if she chooses to let that flag slip. Born in South Africa, the 22-year-old who relocated to Perth, […]
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  • Music NEW MUSIC: JANELLE MONAE ft. GRIMES
    While the empowerment of women and gender fluidity are the hot topics of our timelines and newsfeeds, the latest release from the eclectic Janelle Monae is definitely harder hitting in a more ‘feminine’ way than other attempts of late. Particularly than that of the declaration made by Kendall Jenner in the Lil Dicky track ‘Freaky Friday’. Miss […]
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  • Music New Music: Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa – One Kiss
    Taking it back to his dance roots, Calvin Harris has teamed up with the hottest commodity in the UK right now, Dua Lipa, on his latest musical offering ‘One Kiss’. Lipa, who has just finished supporting Bruno Mars on the Australian leg of his 24K Gold Tour, dresses the beat with catchy lyrics and an […]
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  • Music New Music: The Weeknd
    For anyone needing a new fix of music for the Easter weekend, you might want to check out the new six-track collection from Canadian superstar, the Weeknd. The Grammy winner last released an album in 2016 with Starboy, which boasted a dozen more tracks than this one including the self-titled collaboration with Daft Punk. But, when […]
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  • Music Music Monday: Kygo feat Miguel
    We are kicking off our new ‘Music Monday’ column with Sony recording artist/producer Kygo, (‘Firestone’, ‘Stole the Show’), who has teamed up with the current go-to vocalist of the recording industry, Miguel on his latest track ‘Remind Me to Forget’. Having collaborated in the past with Selena Gomez and the likes of Ellie Golding. Kygo […]
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  • Sport European Action
    This week’s European football, the action all started with giants PSG and Real Madrid. The game ended 1-2 with Madrid continuing to the next round. Cristiano Ronaldo scored first in the match. The forward had been struggling in the Spanish league compared to last season but has still managed to score in every game in […]
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  • News Football Round Up
    This week the Premier League started with West Ham against Leicester on Friday night. The game finished 1-1 with Albrighton opening the scoring followed Kouyate scoring for the hammers to gain David Moyes his first point in charge of the club. Crystal Palace played Stoke city with the game ending 2-1 to the home side […]
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  • News Lions face hard opposition
    Tomorrow England plays Germany at Wembley. This is the first game since beating Lithuania 1-0 with a penalty from Spurs striker Harry Kane on the 8th October. Overall, it was a dominant performance from the Lions despite the score. The last time England played Germany the game ended 0-1 with a beautiful goal from the […]
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  • Sport Football Round Up
    This week’s action in the premier league started with Stoke against Leicester the game finished 2-2 with Leicester scorers included summer sighing Vincent Iborra getting a goal followed by Riyad Mahrez. The scorers for Stoke were Shaqiri and former England international Peter Crouch from the bench to secure the point. Next, we have Huddersfield against […]
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  • News Sacked
    Sunderland has sacked their manager, Simon Grayson, after just four months with the club. Grayson joined Sunderland on the 29th June and played 18 games as manager. In these games his squad only managed 3 wins, 8 draws and 7 losses. Currently, Sunderland is currently 23rd which is not good enough from a recently relegated […]
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  • Sport Not Quite the Distance
    For boxing fans, the big fight last night in Vegas was destined to have one of two results. The flamboyant bout between the undefeated light middleweight champ, Floyd Mayweather, who was until last night 49-0 and Dublin born and UFC champ Conor McGregor could have put the sport of boxing into jeopardy or solidified Mayweather as […]
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  • News Funniest Joke at the Fringe 2017
    The funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe is a big deal, so much so that it even has its own award. And this year, the tenth annual Dave’s Funniest Joke of the Fringe award went to Ken Cheng, whose self-proclaimed ‘groaner’ of a joke secured 33% of the public vote. The joke “I’m not a fan of the […]
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  • News TOY STAMPS
    A new line of postage stamps has launched today featuring some of our favourite toys from over the years. The ten colourful stamps which celebrate the likes of Sindy, Action Man, Spirograph and Stickle Bricks are on sale at 7,000 post offices in the UK. Speaking on the stamps which pay homage to British toys Royal Mail […]
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  • News Jane Austen £10 Revealed
    The new Jane Austen inspired £10 note has just been revealed and is set to be available from September this year. This comes to many as a refreshing shift away from always celebrating monarchs or political leaders and instead giving some well deserved credit to a literary legend. Yes, it is true that she may […]
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  • News Soweto uprising – b**p covers the anniversary
    Today, the 16th June 2016, marks forty years since the start of the Soweto uprising. Here at b**p, we’ve explored some of the issues that lie at the very heart of the uprising. In solidarity with those who lost their lives or their loved ones in the fight against apartheid and the right-wing regime of the […]
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  • Music Video: Justin Timberlake
    While he may have been present in the music industry for three decades, Justin Timberlake shows no signs of slowing down or disappointing his fans with his latest single, ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’. The former NSYNC frontman’s song will feature in the new DreamWorks movie, Trolls, which is due for release in October this year here […]
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  • News RIP: Prince
    My teens were spent in the 80’s, so really my presence on this site as a writer is somewhat irrelevant, but I felt the need to try and pay homage to the life of Prince; an existence,  like many other iconic musical masterminds, taken away, way way before its true expiration date. Prince pushed the […]
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  • News Book Review: Apple and Rain
    Apple and Rain, by Sarah Crossan, is a book of honesty. A story that explores the idea of placing faith in someone who might not deserve it, and loving them anyway, with romance and drama that makes a contemporary and beautiful read. As far as Apple knows, she’s an only child whose mother disappeared to pursue […]
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  • Books Book Review: Girl Online
    Zoe Elizabeth Sugg (known as Zoella on YouTube) is a beauty and entertainment vlogger (video blogger), and entertains millions of fans every day. She is so successful that she’s had two books published, and has her own make-up brand which she released earlier this year. Her books are amazing. The series is about a girl […]
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  • Movies Movie Review: Spectre
    Bond is saving the world… again. The newest villain’s name is Spectre. 007 is back working for MI6 and is in charge of finding out about what Spectre is planning. He travels the world initially to find out any information he can on Spectre – who or what they are. In the process, he drives, […]
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  • Interviews B**PCHAT: Opia
    Oisin, one of our writers here at B**p, managed to catch up with Jacob and Cole, two majors in science and maths from the States, who also form the band Opia. They’re making (sound) waves across SoundCloud with their  track, Falling. They describe their music as electronic jazz, and the song is a groovy, modernised way […]
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  • News 12 Lists of Christmas: Our News in Review
    We strive to bring you the best stories we can here at b**p, but there are some that you may fail to have read over the past 12 months. With over 1500 stories to go through, we understand everyone is entitled to overlook a story every now and again. So in this list, we are […]
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  • News 12 Lists of Christmas: Memes
    They dominate our Facebook timelines, twitter feeds and can be self-generated quite easily, if you are that way inclined, which is why we have opted to devote a list to what we think are the best memes this year. And while a certain Canadian rapper didn’t make the list for memes, you can expect to […]
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  • News Ticket Sales
    After the ticket website received more than six million views, making it hard for individuals to purchase a ticket for the new Banksy show, hundreds of people queued for ‘on the door’ tickets. Many queued overnight to make sure they get their hands on a ticket. The tickets were going for £3 each and it […]
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  • News Record!
    Jess Glynne now shares the record with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for the most number one singles, after her latest single ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ has reached number one. ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ is the artist’s fifth number one single. Jess said she was close to tears. “I’m very emotional today. I can’t […]
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  • News Foster Families
    After the rule change came into place in 2014 that any family fostering a vulnerable young person has the responsibility to provide support financially up until the person’s 21st birthday, 2,300 youngsters between 18-21 are now choosing to remain with their foster families. The rule came into place to prevent 18-21 year olds missing out […]
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  • News Staff ‘Pound the Alarm’ at Madame Tussauds
    Madame Tussauds have been forced to bring in extra security to monitor Nicki Minaj’s waxwork after visitors have been taking inappropriate photos. Madame Tussauds says while it wants people to have an “interactive, immersive experience”, the waxworks must be “treated respectfully”. I don’t think we need any further explanation for how inappropriate the pictures were, […]
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  • News New Judges
    New judges for The Voice have been announced. It was announced last week that Boy George and Brit Award winner Paloma Faith will be taking Sir Tom Jones’s place and Rita Ora’s, who will be jumping ship to ITV’s show X-Factor. Although Boy George slated the show on Twitter back in 2013, he said, “The […]
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  • News Top Results
    Malala was flown to the UK for treatment and rehabilitation after being shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls education after writing a diary about the life under the rules in North-West Pakistan. The 18-year-old received top results in her GCSEs, gaining 6A*s and 4As. She received A*s […]
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  • News Highest Paid Actresses
    Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence has topped the world’s highest paid actresses of 2015 Forbes list. The actress pulled in an astonishing $52 million for her front role in the film, $16.5 million in front of second place Scarlett Johansson who gained $35.5 million for her role in Age of Ultron. A recent study found that just 21 […]
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  • News Banksy Show Revealed
    English graffiti artist Banksy has announced an exhibition at a derelict seafront lido in Weston-super-Mare. This will be Banksy’s first show since 2009’s Banksy v Bristol museum show. His art work has been featured on streets, walls and bridges throughout the world, giving him an international fan base and making him well known. He does […]
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  • News GCSE Results!
    Hundreds of thousands of teenagers across England prepared to receive their GCSE results today. The percentage of youngsters receiving grades A* to C has risen slightly from 68.8% to 69%, but top A* and A grades have fallen by 0.1%. The best results were achieved in Northern Ireland, where A* to C grades rose by 0.7% […]
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  • News Most Charitable Sportsmen and Women
    We’ve always wondered where sportsmen’s and sportswomen’s money goes. Here at b**p we have been looking into who the most charitable sportspeople in the world are. The first person on the list may come as a surprise: the Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has raised money for various charities. Not only has he donated […]
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  • News Disappointing
    Newcastle took on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium at the weekend but it was nothing more than déjà vu for the black and whites. Steve McLaren and the North East side travelled 707 miles in the early hours of Saturday morning for nothing but disappointment. All three of the problems that haunted Newcastle last […]
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  • Sport Dream Team
    As the football season gets underway, we have put together the b**p dream team. The team that we think would be the ultimate if the players were to unite as one. To create a team like this you would be looking at a rather impressive price tag, but then that’s what you would expect for […]
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  • News A-Level Results
    Students across England gathered to collect their A-level results today, with data showing that top A-level results have fallen slightly compared to last year. A* and A grades were awarded to 25.9% of the students – down from last year’s result of 26% – but the number of people accepted for university has hit a record of […]
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  • Music New Song: Disclosure
    Disclosure and Sam Smith’s latest collaboration ‘Omen’ has been released online. The first collaboration the trip did together was back in 2012 with the single ‘Latch’. ‘Omen’ is the second single from Disclosure’s upcoming album, Caracal, following ‘Holding on’. The single was written by Guy Lawrence, Howard Lawrence and Sam Smith and co-written by Jimmy Napes. […]
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  • News Premier League Results
    All football fans were set for another Premier League season on the weekend, with exhilarating competition and some surprising results. Newcastle took on Southampton on Sunday in front of their home crowd. The black and whites held onto one point, playing out a dramatic draw against the saints. The away side found the back of […]
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  • News 18,000 miles
    Tom Davies who is 19 years old has just finished an 18,000 mile journey on Sunday, cycling around the world to raise money for several charities. The youngster has not only become the youngest person to cycle around the world; he has also raised an astonishing £50,000 which will go to Prostate Cancer UK and […]
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  • Music New Single: Lana Del Rey
    American singer Lana Del Rey has released her new single ‘High by the Beach’. ‘High by the Beach’ will be released as the lead single for her upcoming studio album Honeymoon. The new single will also be a follow up to 2014’s number one single ‘Ultraviolence’. Honeymoon is expected to be released in September but […]
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  • News Rumours
    Emma Bunton has put an end to rumours that the Spice Girls will be reunited for a 20th anniversary tour in 2016. The group last appeared together during the London Olympics closing ceremony but unfortunately rumours were quickly nipped in the bud by members of the band. Members of the band were quick to joke about […]
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