Platforms like Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat could be forced to ban users under 18 if they do not implement rules set out by Ofcom. Ofcom have stated that although social media requires users to be over 13 years of age, children are regularly exposed to harmful content, such as posts promoting self-harm or violence while […]

Radio, like many creative industries, has historically been based in the South, which has led to a stagnation and made it so a lot of the same voices are heard. However recent developments in production and expansions in universities offering radio courses have resulted in an increase in diversity which doesn’t seem to be slowing […]

The UK government stated it plans to introduce a new tax on vapes and vaping products alongside a plan to ban disposable vapes to try and tackle the epidemic of children vaping. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated in the 2024 Budget that a new duty for vaping products will come into action by October 2026. The […]

The Office for National Statistics reports that the North East has the highest suicide rate per 100,000 deaths in the UK by a large margin, with its rate at 14.1 people per 100,000 dying from suicide, whereas the English average stands at 10.5.   We spoke to Lyn Boyd, CEO of local mental health charity […]

From getting into the pilot seat of a fighter jet, to learning a new skill like skateboarding, this interactive map provides a wide variety of fun activities that are a bit outside of the norm for days out with family or friends.

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