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Sep 11

Circus skills – who needs them?

The circus has come to town! More focus and quicker thinking; improved coordination and better maths … who knew circus skills could achieve so much?! We talked to JL Circus in North London   Q: Why do you do circus skills – and what has it given you? A: My friends didn’t take my circus …

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Jul 14

The stigma of mental illness

Don't just dismiss the problem of mental illness

  Mental health issues? It’s time for some respect You wouldn’t dismiss someone with a broken leg, so why dismiss someone suffering with mental health? A high percentage of those in Britain suffering from a form of mental health disorder are too scared to speak out, to a medical professional or a family member. What …

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Jul 14

Addicted to gaming?

Addicted to gaming? Young people and children are vulnerable to loss of moral values when there are bad authority figures in games, says Katarzyna Olejnik, or when use of violence is rewarded by success. Other games can educate and improve skills when children don’t want to reach for a book. Here she asks other young …

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Nov 16

Volunteering – why would you?

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For love or money? ‘Money’ Lovedeep Singh came alone to London from India in 2010. He wanted to study and work here. Instead he ended up at 19 years old destitute on the streets and now lives in the Highway to Holiness church in Tottenham. He explains why he helps out seven nights a week distributing food to the …

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Jun 21

No longer ‘NEET’

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Young, gifted – and finally working Northumberland Park means different things to different people. To some it’s the home of the hallowed Tottenham Hotspur football club. To others a melting pot of cultures, to  which they have a fierce loyalty and affection. For 21 year old Aaron Blake, this place is tied to his personal …

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Jun 20

Graffiti or street art?

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Sgraffiti Why you should love it, not loath it. Ramzey Bawa tells us what excites and drives street artists   Love it?  Those who like sgraffiti – street art – see it as the work of people expressing their artistic side, similar to freedom of speech. The ‘graffers’ seek to get good ‘ratings’ and find …

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Jun 20

Homeless. Please help

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Homeless. Please help My name is Shaun Ashley and I’m a current resident at the YMCA hostel in Hornsey. I know from personal experience there’s a huge problem with the current housing situation, which means there are too many homeless. Even the process of getting into a hostel is difficult and I’m going to tell you …

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Apr 12

Teenage life in a dictatorship

A teenage pleasure, just as in UK

Teenage life in a dictatorship I went to Burma to find out how teenage and student life compares to London. Playing football or guitar, hanging out, texting and facebooking friends… Much the same as here? Not! There’s no real freedom, or democracy, and until recently a mobile phone cost US$1,000! Jack Goodman tells all As the …

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Under the hijab – Muslim clothing

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Under the hijab – mixing today’s fashion with the rules of the religion I interviewed a friend on what her views are on Islamic clothing restrictions for young Muslim women, what do her clothes say about her and how does her clothing choice change depending on where she is? As well as wearing colourful clothes …

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Muslim call for peace

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‘Fight in the cause of God against those who fight you, but do not transgress limits’.  Too often this line in the Qu’ran is misinterpreted by many people, Muslim and Non-Muslim alike. This is wrong. As is anyone who misuses, in the same way, the biblical teaching of an ‘eye for an eye’. Bayo Adebiyi-Tanice wants to …

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Ex prisoner bares all

 “A lot of young people go to prison thinking it’s cool. After about a year, when people can’t visit you anymore, maybe once you’ve been transferred from a prison near where you lived, it hits you:  you’re in there alone and it’s not cool at all.” Prison. We hear about it all the time in …

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Crack cocaine – and me

Crack cocaine – and me Haringey student tells how her Mum’s drug addiction affected her It’s Tuesday, and as much as I fool myself, I know tomorrow will not be easy. The woman sitting across the room from me, watching ‘Judge Judy’ and laughing at the over-the-top cases seems content now, nearly happy. But she …

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