The Good News Digest: Jan 2017

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January sure is a tough month to bear. The blisteringly cold, seemingly never-ending winter weather. The stream of post-Christmas credit card bills coming through the door. And yes, this year we even have President Trump’s inauguration to contend with. In the midst of winter it can be hard to remain positive, and a quick glance…Read the full article…

The Ghostbusters gender debate: which side are you on?

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If anyone should have an axe to grind with the new Ghostbusters reboot, it’s me. I have lived and breathed Ghostbusters for pretty much my entire life. Watching both original movies hundreds of times, consuming more comic books and episodes of The Real Ghostbusters than I care to count, and continuing to cherish my worryingly extensive collection of action figures inspired by the franchise…Read the full article…

Piggate: is it really that important?

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Lord Ashcroft’s explosive accusations about British Prime Minister David Cameron really are the stuff that tabloid dreams are made of. The claims do not need to be repeated here and now: quite frankly, you’d have to be living under a sizeable rock to not have heard about what the Conservative Party leader is alleged to…Read the full article…

Feeling foxy: did people power influence controversial vote?

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Just 24 hours ago, there appeared to be a strong likelihood that foxhunting would make a return in the United Kingdom. The alleged “sport” of chasing and ultimately killing terrified animals was outlawed by the Labour Government more than a decade ago. However, only two months after winning a surprise overall majority in the 2015…Read the full article…

We’re through! The end of a social media love affair

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The first Facebook divorce has now happened. It was only a matter of time. Earlier this week it was reported that Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper had allowed jilted wife Ellanora Baidoo to serve her elusive husband with divorce papers via a Facebook message. Baidoo’s lawyer commented, “it’s new law, and it’s necessary,” but many critics have…Read the full article…