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They aren’t perfect, but I’ll still vote Labour (Votes by Women)

Six reasons writer Deborah Talbot won’t desert the party in the 2017 election I’ve always been ambiguous about the Labour Party. In my lifetime, I’ve flirted with the…

Could the Sanctuary Cities movement take off in the UK? (CityMetric)

Nowhere could an anti-immigration campaign seem to so utterly lack logic than in America. After all, the country’s white population are immigrants themselves, building a society through plunder and…

Conservatism eats itself: An irreverent look at the conservative mind (Politics and Insights))

Conservative politics are everywhere, but what is Conservatism and what are Conservatives really like? Deborah takes an ethnographic, insightful and irreverent look at the Conservative mindset.  In the…

How busy parents can overcome transport challenges (InMotion)

Ask any parent about the transport challenges they face when getting around with their children, and the response is pretty much always the same. It’s stressful, particularly when…

Self-righteousness on social media and the politics of shaming (The Unapologists)

After Brexit and the Trump win, we’ve all got more acquainted with the idea that social media is toxic. From shaming to trolling, social media warps the nature…

Why a creative coworking space for Wivenhoe (Wivenhoe Creatives)

Wivenhoe Creatives started as a Facebook group, but will soon become a CIC, aiming to establish a creative coworking and social space in Wivenhoe. Why did we want…

Will 2017 be the year of personalised travel? (InMotion)

Innovators are beginning to understand that personalised travel – delivering extremely focused mobility solutions – is the way forward when it comes to future transport, and that providing…

Radical love: Female lust – a Review (Wivenhoe Creatives)

Last week I returned to my former home – London – to see Radical Love: Female Lust, a celebration of over a millennium of women’s poetic reflections on…

Why collaborative working is better for creative businesses (Wivenhoe Creatives)

When we think of business, the words cut throat and competitive come to mind, particularly if you’ve watched too many episodes of the Apprentice. Many people take this…

From William Morris’ Walthamstow, to John Ball’s Colchester: how placemakers are co-opting the dead (CityMetric)

Heritage has long been a hot topic in the UK, expressed both in the love for old buildings and in the business of regeneration. Less attention has been…