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Bank holiday

Things to do during the August bank holiday

Many places closed during the pandemic and now that lockdowns are, or in the process of, re-opening, this beginning of a return to pre-COVID life brings with it new opportunities to go out and explore what our local areas have to offer. Maybe you want to visit a museum with

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Qualities of true leadership

Traumatic and disastrous events over the past two years such as the Covid-19 Pandemic and death of George Floyd have again highlighted injustice across the world. The continuing need for good leaders who can challenge the status quo, bring positive change and deliver social justice is evident. This short piece

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Eid Mubarak by Student Saleha

Many of us celebrating Eid have had a difficult year, where we can’t celebrate Eid with families because of Covid-19 rules or because families live so far away and we need to stay local, but remember we are strong and we will overcome this. May Allah (God) accept your Ramadan

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7 Acts of Kindness

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana Many of us are struggling with the new ‘normal’ during these unusual times. So for World Kindness Day why not show

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2020: Your All Hallows Eve-ning at Home

For many of us across the UK, Halloween will certainly feel a lot different this year. Fancy dress parties with our friends are largely prohibited, cinemas that once showcased our favourite slashers have closed their doors, and perhaps the most frightening of all, youngsters will not have the experience of

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Father's Day

Thoughtful gifts to buy or make this Father’s Day

Having a family that lives hours away meant that I started thinking about Father’s Day back in early May, worried about where to buy gifts and how I was going to get them sent safely to my family up North. Non-essential retail stores in both shopping centres and the high

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Activities to do during this bank holiday whilst on lockdown

During this hard and unusual time, you may be struggling for ways to keep your mind occupied. Below I offer suggestions for activities to partake in during this isolation period. This is a tricky period for everyone, so balance between different activities is key. Exercising Daily exercise is a great

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What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, this year it is estimated to begin on Monday 12th April and predicted to end on Wednesday 12th May. Every year the start date varies and is decided at the sighting of the moon. Muslims spend the entire month fasting from

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