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Brexit: What’s going on? brexit
In May it’ll be three years since the UK went to the polls to vote on Brexit, one of the greatest constitutional changes for decades. And where are we today? Well, HBO has made a film about how we got here, Parliament still hasn’t voted on the Brexit deal with just weeks to go until...
What TV is shaping up to be in 2017 Show, Schedule, TV, Kettle Mag, Joshua AP
As 2016 begins to draw to a close, broadcasters have begun sharing news of their big new shows arriving onto our screens on their channels in 2017. From the news I've been seeing floating around, there's plenty of them coming too. So what TV shows can we expect in the year ahead, and where are they...
Instagram unveils new features Instagram, social media, technology, Josh, Kettle Mag
Six years ago, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launched an app that was bought by Facebook for approximately $1 billion (£806.7 million) in cash and stock in 2012. It started off as a platform to share pictures, but has now evolved into something a whole lot more.  Back in 2013, Instagram launched Instagram Direct at...
3 musicians who should be played more DJ, music, artists, more, radio, Josh, Kettle Mag
Radio is a huge place for music discovery. Generally whatever the radio plays is what we tend to hear, unless you have another way you discover music, in which case please let me know! But there’s often a huge amount of talent that many people will never know about because they’re going under the radar...
Spectacles and the new Snapchat Snapchat, spectacles, company, technology, Josh, Kettle Mag
Reportedly, 8,976 photos are shared on Snapchat every second. It's a social network especially popular with younger users, and is famed for it's disappearing photos and 'Stories' feature, which allows users to collate a selection of photos and videos throughout their day, but they each last for just 24 hours before disappearing. But now the...
Apple’s September event: what happened? iPhone, Apple, technology, releases, Josh, Kettle Mag
As a self confessed Apple fan, I was very excited about Apple’s September launch event. Plenty of rumours had been surfacing prior to the event, and I was following them closely. When the event landed, plenty of announcements were made. So, if you want to know what happened, here’s a look at what got announced at...
Top 10 books to look out for this Autumn Kettle Mag: Joshua A.P.
'September has sprung!' is a phrase I've heard very few people say. Like it or not though, September is indeed here meaning Autumn is just around the corner. The perfect time to get prepared for the clocks going back, leaves falling off trees, and plenty of new releases in books. Over the next few months there...
5 Thoughts about YALC from me (and for you!)
For me at least, YA is a genre to be reckoned with. I remember reading my first YA book (it was The Fault In Our Stars, for anyone who's wondering!) and being completely blown away by how diverse the books in YA really are. But one thing that consistently blows me away with YA, and...
Pets In Office Around The World
Prime Minister’s Questions is a regular feature on a Wednesday here in the UK, a chance for MPs to put questions to the Prime Minister. In David Cameron’s last PMQ's, the opportunity was taken to put to rest a rumour that had been troubling many for a great while; that the outgoing Prime Minister didn’t like...
Zoella Book Club: The eight books that made the cut
Zoe Sugg does a lot. She hit 1 million subscribers on YouTube in April 2013 (but her current subscriber count stands at over 10 million), has released two novels with a third on the way, has a line of beauty products, but on top of all of this (and plenty more), she announced in a...
5 Apple WWDC products you should know about
Apple holds two events every year in which they're expected to bring out new products, with the last one being in March and the second one of this year expected to be in September. In addition, they also hold an annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC for short, in which they announce all the new...
Six months on, what has Tim Peake done?
The 15th December 2015 was an exciting day for Brits everywhere, as it was the day that Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station left the Baikonur Cosmodrome. On Wednesday, it will be six months since Tim Peake left for Expeditions 46 and 47, in total just a six month mission. The BBC broadcast a...
Band of the Week: Fickle Friends
A lot of new music is emerging in the UK scene, and there is one band I've recently discovered who top my list. Meet Fickle Friends, one of my new favourite bands.  Based in Brighton, the band was formed in 2013 after lead singer Natassja Shiner met the band's drummer, Sam Morris, whilst studying at...
Sarah Crossan wins the YA Book Prize 2016
The annual Hay Festival in Wales is a big deal for most book lovers anyway, but even more so this year as on the 2nd June, the Festival also played host to the YA Book Prize Ceremony, where the second winner of the Prize since it was launched last year was announced. So who is...
The Carnegie is coming Carnegie Medal, books, literature, Joshua A.P, Kettle Mag
It’s that time of year again, when the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal has been announced and the book community are all preparing themselves for the big day. The winning author receives a gold medal, £500 of books to donate to a library of their choice, plus they now also receive the £5,000 Colin Mears Award. So...
YA Book Prize 2016: The top ten that made it bookshelf, YA Book Prize, literature, books, Joshua A.P, Kettle Mag
Back in 2014, The Bookseller announced that they were starting their own award for writers of Young Adult literature living in either the UK and Ireland, and everyone in the community was anticipating the first ever winner. In 2015, the first winner of the Prize was announced as Louise O'Neill, with her debut novel Only Ever Yours.  The...
Five reasons why we need the BBC BBC, Broadcasting House, media, Joshua Aldwinckle-Povey, Kettle Mag
The last figures released show that, every week, 96.5 per cent of over 16s in the UK used the BBC every week, and those included in the percentage spent around 17 and a half hours a week using the Corporation’s services. Since 1922, the BBC has served three main purposes; to inform, educate and entertain....
It was alright on the night! The BRIT Awards 2016 Adele, performance, BRIT Awards, 2016, review, TV, music, awards, Kettle Mag, Joshua Aldwinckle-Povey
Love them or hate them, last Wednesday saw the night that we’ve been building up to for weeks, complete with Adele swearing, Rihanna twerking and an opening sequence that was described by hosts Ant and Dec as being ‘visually spectacular,’ but nobody really had any idea what was going on. The 2016 BRIT Awards saw 11...
BRITs 2016: Who’s who and what’s what
It's one of the biggest nights in music anywhere in the world. Whether you watch it for the winners, the music or just because it's on, the BRITs are back for 2016. This year they're taking place on the 24th February at the O2 Arena in London. Ant and Dec are hosting when it's shown live on ITV,...
Britain’s broken voting system
Back in 2011, the UK held a referendum to decide whether to change the way we vote, from the current system of First Past The Post to Alternative Vote. The referendum had a 42.2% turnout, and the referendum provided a resounding no from the electorate.  However, the argument for electoral reform has never died, and...