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Chicken coffins for children

A rise in fast food shops near schools prompting a rise in obesity in children, reports Isla Russell

“A smaller fat” – Plus size expenditure has grown by £800 million

Pic: Reality vs Perception (photo credit Gennaro Maffettone, Maria Axelsson, Emma Wik, Teresia Magnusson, and Aaminah Mir) The change from exclusivity to inclusivity- but how far has the fashion industry expanded to fit everyone’s waist line? Isla Russell reports Walking down the stairs of Jaks on Kings Road I immediately felt relieved that I had […]

London Universities make £3 million from fines

Figures obtained by the BBC show that 21 London universities have gained £3,030,128.11 over the past three academic years from library fines alone, Isla Russell reports

Gender agenda: archbishop encourages childhood fluidity

The Church of England has released new guidelines encouraging parents and teachers to allow children to explore their gender identities free from pressure

Housing struggles for the many

An exploration of the housing struggles in South London post Grenfell “Grenfell defined the housing issue”. That is the opinion of Dr Elena Marchevska, senior lecturer in drama and performance, and organiser of the ‘post Grenfell housing struggles’ discussion taking place tonight at 5pm at the Borough Road Gallery of London South Bank university. Housing […]

Gin drinker or psychopath thinker

Does drinking a GandT make you a psychopath or just another ‘sane’ student, asks JLDN reporter Isla Russell A cold gin and tonic makes for the perfect end to an imperfect day for university students, however, a recent study by Innsbruck University in Austria revealed that those who like this bitter beverage could be hiding […]