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Brands On The Run?

When Marmite was pulled off supermarket shelves by Unilever, the country went into a panic. Newspapers asked how the British public could survive without this national treasure, forgetting that Marmite is simply...

Brick Lane: Paying The Price Of Gentrification

Brick Lane is up market these days - a long way up. If you still think of it as quirky and earthy, you'll be...

HIIT Me With The SHRED Factor

There’s always something new trending within the world of health and fitness. 'One size fits all' doesn't normally fit the fitness community: what might...

Are U2 Selfie-Conscious?

Plastic surgeons report that selfies are now a key factor in young women and men wanting to change their appearance. Some doctors say the...

When Saying Yes To Surgery Makes Men Say No

I thought my knowledge about plastic surgery had deepened over time, not only through my own experiences but also through speaking to others - and...

Beat Mid-Winter Blues With Magnesium

Has the temperature drop left you feeling inclined to stay under the covers? Do you feel less energised now the days have got shorter? Every...

‘Makeunder’ For Your Daughter’s Dolls

Since the beloved Barbie started life in March 1969, she has always worn full makeup and a glamorous hairstyle. Down the decades, other big...
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The Current: The Year In Rapid Rewind

The Current rewinds over the year in double quick time. Introduced by Sydney Kauffman. Film editing by Pamela Kokoszka.  

Remembering Jo Cox

16 June 2016 saw a horrific attack on a mother, a wife, a daughter, a person That resonated through British media The news seeping into the...

East London Mask?

Obscured by controversy, The East London Mosque in Mile End, Was opened in 1985.   With tall towers and intricate brickwork, It’s really just a building, And really just...

Amazon Grace: How Sweet To See

Amid social tension Comes an advertisement of love and affection The vicar and the imam laughing over cups of tea In light hearted diversity There will always be...

Kindness Is Not Just For Christmas

It's true that the holidays can bring out the good in all of us. Whether it is picking out the perfect ornament to place...

I Phone Therefore I Am

In 2016 owning a smartphone is the norm - it’s expected. IPhones are practically a badge of respectability with the general consensus being: if...
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The Current: Whose Christmas Is It, Anyway?

For the second edition of The Current, Sydney Kauffman explores the reach of Christmas with Liam Macdevitt and Hannah-Mariam Chowdhury Film editing by Pamela Kokoszka  

Surgery Abroad: The Language Barrier

Over 50,000 UK adults had cosmetic surgery in 2015, which was 13% more than the year before. This is partly because the pressure to be perfect...

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