SuRie to represent UK at Eurovision 2018

Former Les Miserables star SuRie will represent the UK at this years Eurovision Song Contest.

SuRie, also known as Susanna Cork, will perform her song Storm in Lisbon at the Eurovision Song Contest after a vote cast by a panel of judges and the general public on BBC Two’s Eurovision: You Decide.

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Council Estate to the Big City: LGBT Journalist Benjamin Butterworth’s Story

Surrounding himself with passion for the LGBT community, creative writing and cameras – Benjamin Butterworth overcame childhood struggles to become a successful journalist.

β€œIt was hard at the time but I never, ever thought it was my fault. It was their fault.”

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London Overground Night Tube Service Launches This Week!

24 hour London Overground services begin running Fridays and Saturdays starting 15th December 2017. 

An all-night service will operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. A map of the new service was released earlier in the week, showing passengers where they can expect to travel for the nights out in the South East (Bermondsey) and East.

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Mobile News Gathering is Changing Journalism

Since the rise of portable devices with Apple and other technology companies like Samsung and Google, our new reading habits have become more and more focused on reading on phones, tablets and other tech.

This drives a need for not only compatibility in the sites that our content is displayed on but also for the news to be published quickly, accurately and in a style that is easily readable. 

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Social Mobility Commission Board Members Quit

Theresa May has been dealt a fresh blow as the board of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission quit in protest.

Four members of the board of the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) have quit in protest at the lack of progress being made towards a “fairer Britain“. Its chairman, former Labour minister Alan Milburn, said he has “little hope” of the Government achieving the necessary change as it does not have the “bandwidth” to simultaneously deal with Brexit and improve social mobility.

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Consumption of News Through Platforms

Technology has shaped journalism and our consumption of it massively over the past decade; with the rise of social media. the increase in available technology and the process of news derision.

Technology has vastly improved in the last 10 years – the iPhone was about to be released – a touch screen sleek phone with internet capabilities and a user-friendly interface.  This technology had been done before but with limited success and it was all about to change with a phone that could support and was built purely for what it wanted to achieve. 

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Fake News Influence on Social Media

Fake news on social media can be a huge influence on the political opinions and landscapes of countries, the right word in the right place can influence huge groups of people resulting in landslide amount of voters in one direction. 

Journalists, the companies they work for and political parties commonly isolate parts of political speeches and policies for clickbait and to drive attention to issues, be it through genuine quotes or manipulation; sometimes our most valued sources like official government pages cannot be entirely trustworthy. 

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LGBT Interview: Laganja Estranja

The winter period is never a quiet one for drag queens – perhaps that’s when they are at their busiest with Christmas tours and cabaret shows weekly, there is never a dull moment.

However, life for stars of hit US reality TV show ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race‘ are busy year. Writing on behalf of BOYBLUE Magazine, we had the opportunity to sit down with one of the stars of season 6, Laganja Estranja (Jay Jackson) and talk about her busy November schedule, life on the road and future plans.

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La Porchetta Pollo Soho Food Review

La Porchetta Pollo Bar: the Italian restaurant at the heart of Soho we never knew we needed. 

When you enter La Porchetta Pollo Bar you aren’t presented with the usual faux Italian atmosphere and decoration that you would expect, you are instead welcomed with an unpretentious and cosy Italian serving up pizza and pasta dishes at a reasonable price.

La Porchetta is an authentic Italian restaurant located on Old Crompton Street in Soho that offers a large range of starters, pizzas, pastas and deserts all freshly prepared.

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