Aastha Gill

Aastha Gill

Freelance journalist, page designer, photographer, avid traveller who wants to explore cities around the world, animal lover and supporter of Children in Need, Aastha has worked as a news reporter with The Pioneer, Delhi and have published Op-eds and articles with the newspaper and other websites. Author of the book Dancing Memories - my collection of poems from wonder years. She was the Production Editor of the annual magazine at University of Westminster, where I completed my masters degree in Journalism. Currently editing at the news desk at The Upcoming and volunteering with the non-profit sector, she loves to collaborate with organisations that work for the betterment of the society as, she believes, "life is all about sharing, caring and loving!"

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    MPs have called an urgent investigation into the Rotherham chi...

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    UK food poverty blamed for 19% rise in malnutrition cases

    The number of Brits admitted to hospitals sin...

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    Robin Williams dies aged 63

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    Guinea shuts borders with Liberia and Sierra Leona over Ebola

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    Giants return to Liverpool to mark WWI commemoration

    Hundreds of thousands of people gathered today on the streets of Liverpool to welcome back giant marionettes that will narrate the story of World War One. The three huge figures marked the opening of a three-day commemoration parade entitled Memories of August 1914. The procession started in the morning at 10.30am with...

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    Scottish Haggis ban in US asked to be lifted

    Britain has urged the United States of America to lift the decades-old import ban on Scottish Haggis. Environment secretary Owen Paterson will ask his US counterpart Tom Vilsack to open up markets for Scottish Haggis producers during a meeting in Washington today. The move follows after the Scottish tradesmen asked Mr Paterson...

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    Dark net used by paedophiles for trading images reveals BBC investigation

    The “dark net” is being used by thousands of paedophiles to anonymously trade images of sexual abuse, according to a BBC investigation. The term dark net is used to describe a “private network where connections are made between trusted peers using non-standard protocols”. The system is very hard to access without special...

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    Recession led to 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America

    Recession between 2008 and 2010 led to more than 10,000 suicides across Europe and North America, a new study has found. The research, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, revealed a significant rise in suicide cases after the 2007 credit crunch. Experts from the University of Oxford and the London School...

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    Contaminated drip linked to three newborn blood poisoning cases

    Three more cases of newborns infected with a contaminated drip that killed one on Sunday at the Guys’ and St Thomas’ hospital in London have been reported yesterday. With these three new cases it brings the total number of babies infected to 18. They all have been taken into neonatal intensive care...