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Hackney Work Experience

Hackney 100 is a new scheme that will allow teenagers between the ages of 16 and 17 to gain vital work experience. The initiative, which launches in September, will give 100 local teenagers the chance to learn new skills and get paid the London living wage of £8.80. The six-month placement will help teenagers to […]

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London Buses Go Cash Free

Starting this week, cash payments will no longer be accepted when travelling on buses in London. Instead travellers will be required to pay with either an Oyster card, a prepaid ticket or a contactless payment method, like a bankcard or a special phone App. According to Transport for London (TfL), the aim is to make […]

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Journey To Justice Begins

Saturday 21 June from 7.30pm sees the launch of Journey to Justice in Conway Hall, Holborn with a celebration of music and arts of social campaigning. Journey to Justice, a new organisation Exposure is supporting, is dedicated to inspiring people to take action for social justice by learning from human rights struggles of the past […]

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Haringey Stop And Search Event

Home Secretary Theresa May must have watched Exposure’s ‘Fed Up’ video, because she’s changing the stop and search code of practice for police. This follows an inquiry that found 27% of stop and searches could have been illegal. “If officers do not understand the law or they do not know how to use stop and […]

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Take Care Of Yourself Man

One-in-five men die before they reach 65. In this day, that is a shocking statistic. The health service is excellent at keeping people alive mostly; the main problem is men themselves. We, for a multitude of reasons, are reluctant to seek help for health issues. Most won’t even go to a doctor for a check […]

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The Afro Comb

The afro comb represented physical pain and mental torment for me as I was growing up. When it appeared I knew that my mum had plans to wash my hair, and as a girl with afro hair this was the last thing I ever wanted to do. I dreaded it. It’s only as I grew […]

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Surviving Valentine’s Day

This yearly event is named after the famous St Valentine. In 270 AD, in Ancient Rome, Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in prison and […]

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The Girl Who Wrote A TV Show

The MehmeFemis is a sitcom about two culturally different families living in south London. The two families become neighbours when the Olafemis (the Nigerian family) move in next door to the Mehmets (the Turkish family). My name is Muge Ahmet. I’m a Turkish Cypriot comedy writer, and I have been working on The MehmeFemis scripts […]

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