Joanna Byrne

  • Theatre
    The Importance of Being Earnest at Harold Pinter

    Lucy Bailey’s production of The I...

  • Current Affairs
    “Trojan Horse” board of trustees resign

    The entire board of trustees at the heart of the “Trojan Horse...

  • Theatre
    Perseverance Drive at the Bush

    It not often that contemporary theatre is focused on relig...

  • Movie review
    Scar Tissue

    Scott Michell’s Scar Tissue is 50 percent teen rom-com, 50 percent thriller and 100 ...

  • Theatre
    Wonderland at Hampstead

    Set in both the dark underbelly of a Nottinghamshire mine and in the...

  • <Current Affairs
    Government extends flexible working hour rights for all employees

    The government has extended the right to ask for flexible working hours to all employees. This right has previously been applicable only for carers or those looking after children. Under the new legislation, employers must consider each request in “a reasonable manner”. A press release from the Department for Business, Innovation and...

  • <Current Affairs
    Cut sugar intake by half to tackle obesity suggest experts

    People should halve their sugar intake in order to control obesity and weight related illnesses health experts have advised the government. Researchers from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) released a report that showed free sugars should account for no more than 5% of your daily intake. At present people in...

  • <Current Affairs
    Gender-bias schools to face action under British values plan

    The government has introduced a new scheme which will penalise schools if they appear to discriminate against children based on gender and fail to prove that they are actively promoting British values. Under the new plans the Department of Education (DfE) has said: “Schools are expected to confront intolerant or extremist views...

  • <Current Affairs
    Thousands of mothers have successive children taken into care

    In the past seven years there have been thousands of mothers who have had multiple children taken into care due to their inability to look after them, according to a new report. The University of Manchester and Brunel have carried out a research which showed 7,143 women being involved in these successive...

  • <Current Affairs
    Fair Education Alliance launched to tackle learning inequality

    An alliance of teachers’ organisations, children’s charities and employers have launched a campaign to tackle the issues of inequality in British Schools. The goal of the campaign is to lessen the difference in maths and literacy levels between children from wealthy backgrounds and children from poor backgrounds. This initiative will also try...