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Richard Riakporhe: From near-death to boxing champion.

At 15 years old Richard Riakporhe was stabbed and nearly died. He now teaches kids around the UK about the dangers of knife crime. He’s also the current WBA Inter-Continental Cruiserweight champion, and says that boxing helped change his life. He told us his...

From freecycling to Fairphones: 24 ways to lead an anti-capitalist life in a capitalist world.

As the new Amazon advert goes, can you feel it? Amid the encroaching dark and increasingly foul weather, December is synonymous with stampedes to the supermarket, endless online clicks and the massed roar of delivery lorries – or, to be reductive about it,...

Student who did sugar baby work reveals dark side of university life.

The first time Zoe* did sugar baby work she took scissors in her pocket to keep herself safe. The 19-year-old student had signed up to a popular sugar daddy website because she was struggling to pay rent. She had turned to SeekingArrangement because her...

What went wrong on the High Street in 2018?

By Emma Simpson Business correspondent, BBC News 29 December 2018. The last 12 months have seen a string of High Street names go out of business. But what made 2018 such a bad year for retailers? “I absolutely loved my job at Poundworld. It was like a family...

‘Overseas firms won’t deal with us because of a Brexit’, Brampton wood fuel business owner claims

A wood fuel seller says some European suppliers are refusing to deal with his company until they “know what’s going on with Brexit”. David Robinson, who owns Brampton Wood Fuels with brother Tom, said an Austrian and Polish company had stopped...
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