Swimming classes launched for those facing barriers to participate

An organisation, supporting people with different disabilities, is launching swimming classes as part of its main activities in Colchester. The Sports for Confidence programme will see health professionals and sports coaches teamed up to deliver a wide range of physical activities for those facing barriers to participate. Swimming classes will be held at the Leisure World Colchester every Monday between 12pm and 1pm. Tom Doughty, … Continue reading Swimming classes launched for those facing barriers to participate

Essex launches a kit to improve mental health at work

A toolkit set to improve mental health at the workplace is being launched by Essex University’s Business School. The kit aims to create an environment where employees can disclose their mental health condition right at the start of their employment. It also promotes progressive tactics in the inclusion and recognition of people with mental health needs. Dr Maria Hudson, creator of the kit, used ‘action-learning’ … Continue reading Essex launches a kit to improve mental health at work

Eight easy ways you can reduce your vehicle emissions

National Clean Air Day takes place next week but how can you reduce emissions if you are a driver? The awareness day takes place on Thursday, June 20, and aims to improve public understanding of the possible dangers. Vehicles are a major cause for pollution and contribute to respiratory problems and other serious illnesses among people. Breakdown provider Green Flag has released a number of … Continue reading Eight easy ways you can reduce your vehicle emissions

What does Brexit mean for EU students?

‘We remain an international community where you find the world in one place’, said the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex Professor Anthony Forster in terms of UK’s withdrawal from the EU. However, with only five months left to go until Brexit, international students’ concerns grow bigger. Tuition fees, students loans and visas are among the most debated issues concerning EU students’ status after Brexit.  … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for EU students?

A rise in drug-related deaths in the UK

In 2017, there were 3756 drug deaths in the UK, of which 2503 were deaths caused by misuse of illegal drugs. That’s 43.9 deaths per million. While this is not the highest in the world, it is one of the highest in the UK since 1993. Are the current drug policies in the UK efficient? Click below to watch the video I presented for Rebel, … Continue reading A rise in drug-related deaths in the UK

Number of stay-at-home sons and daughters reaches record high

Nearly a million more young adults are now living with their parents than two decades ago, a study suggests. According to Civitas think tank, the soaring rents, household bills and the decline in social housing make youngsters less willing to move out of their parental home. One in four 20-34-year-olds live at home, which is a total of 3.4 million and a third higher than … Continue reading Number of stay-at-home sons and daughters reaches record high

Hotel prices in Ipswich soar for Ed Sheeran’s 2019 gigs

Ed Sheeran’s fans are forced to  pay double and triple the usual price for hotels when he is performing in August. The Suffolks’ superstar is playing on four consecutive days on August 23, 24, 25 and 26 and hotel managers are already cashing in on the artist’s appearance. Hotels close to Chantry Park, where Ed Sheeran is performing, are already fully booked, despite the soaring … Continue reading Hotel prices in Ipswich soar for Ed Sheeran’s 2019 gigs

10 quirky facts about Bulgaria

Take the beautiful mountains, wild beaches, deep forests, breathtaking villages and wholesome dishes, and you will have just a fraction of what makes Bulgaria stand out from the rest of the world.  Bulgaria is a country with a rich history and numerous tourist attractions, which make it the perfect travel destination. If you have ever wondered where to go during your holiday, here are 10 … Continue reading 10 quirky facts about Bulgaria

Pharmacists and physios to take over GP appointments

Credit: News Field More than 20 000 pharmacists and physiotherapists will take over GP appointments in a bid to cut NHS waiting lists. The changes aim to free up doctors to treat more patients with serious conditions, as the new staff will take responsibility of some of the 300 million GP bookings made each year. The five-year NHS plan was agreed with the British Medical … Continue reading Pharmacists and physios to take over GP appointments

Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing

Sixteen people including six children were killed in Sri Lanka on Friday when suicide Islamists  blew themselves up in a raid, police report. Sri Lankan security forces were raiding a house in search of suspects connected with the Easter suicide bombings when militants opened fire and set off explosives. The gun battle between troops and the suspected Islamists erupted in Sainthamaruthu in Ampara, which is … Continue reading Sixteen people killed in Sri Lanka bombing