Murder trial as entertainment?
It is now up to a court of law to decide whether or not Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp. This morning, however, this stopped being a murder trial and became entertainment.
TV Review: Mum and Dad are Splitting Up
Olly Lambert's documentary, 'Mum and Dad are splitting up' focused on several children's experience of their parent's divorce. As a 'child of divorce', it was a documentary I was eager to see.
Atrocity of the 139 arrested suspect illegal immigrants
On the 1st of August the Home Office ordered an operation which resulted in 139 'suspected illegal immigrants' being arrested on the street.
Sleeping its way to the top of the University Sex League 2013, it's...
Which campus has defied the odds and risen a stonking 98 places to become a hive for debauched sexual activity?
O'Driscoll's Swansong in Dublin
As Brian O'Driscoll walked down the tunnel after Ireland’s bruising encounter with France on Saturday every camera in the stadium was focused on him. I am certain that every Ireland rugby fan on the planet was watching his body language, trying to read his expression, and asking themselves the question; is this the last time O'Driscoll will play for Ireland in Dublin?
Mainstream media and its British bias
When the Costa Concordia sank we were told how many British people were among the dead. In Afghanistan we are told when a soldier dies but not a civilian. When bombs fall in Syria we are assured that no British people were harmed. All of these things and more lead me to ask myself the question: why is a British life more valuable than others in today's media?
The realities of hurricane season
Seven years since Katrina wreaked havoc across the southern US, another hurricane is bearing down on New Orleans. Ciaran North looks at the immediate consequences for the city's residents.
A triumph of diversity
On the 14th of July in Bristol city centre three things happened. A Bristol pride march was held, an English Defence League (EDL) rally took place and an anti EDL march was carried out.
Should England be participating in Euro 2012? No
This year's Euros have been plagued by racism. TNS asked two of its writers whether England should be participating at all. Ciaran North argues that they shouldn't.
Boris Johnson - London's Bad Supply Teacher
When the usual teacher is off sick there is always that one supply teacher who strolls through the classroom door about five minutes late. They're usually funny, you might even get to watch a film - but from a learning point of view they are completely useless.