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The Espresso Mushroom Company: Turning coffee waste into mushrooms

Alex Georgiou is one of three ‘mushroom growers’ at The Espresso Mushroom Company, a small business centred on the concept of upcycling coffee grounds to grow mushrooms. Alex, his brother Robbie, and Jon are passionate about sustainability and thinking up innovative ways to minimise waste. Here, Alex tells us what it was like to co-found […]

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Death by Omission: African migration tragedy in the Mediterranean and the European Union

VIDEO LINK: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/19/700-migrants-feared-dead-mediterranean-shipwreck-worst-yet As the voyage for seeking a better life for many migrants led them to their untimely death in the Mediterranean Sea, the question begging an answer is has Europe really done enough to address the issue of African migration to Europe? The choice of leaving one’s homeland is intrinsically difficult to make and […]

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Timbuktu and the Northern Mali conflict

It not entirely an accident that Timbuktu is a colloquialism for any faraway place. The intricately complex conflict in Northern Mali is one that seems even more remote from our comprehension than other modern armed conflicts. In broad strokes, several insurgent groups began a campaign early in 2012 against the Malian government for greater autonomy […]

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Neither forgetfulness nor forgiveness

On 24 December 2014, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his hope that the New Year could bring an end to his country’s 50-year-old internal conflict. The negotiations between the central government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), which have been taking place in Havana, Cuba, since August 2012 have now reached their […]

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Student Fees: What are they promising?

Tuition fees have become a key battleground in the election campaign. What are the parties promising? Who has the best deal for students? From violent protests on the streets of London to Nick Clegg’s infamous “I’m sorry”, an overhaul in student funding has been one of the most significant changes over five years of coalition […]


 
 
 

 
Espresso Mushroom Co Robbie with mushrooms (1)

The Espresso Mushroom Company: Turning coffee waste into mushrooms

Alex Georgiou is one of three ‘mushroom growers’ at The Espresso Mushroom Company, a small business centred on the concept of upcycling coffee grounds to grow mushrooms. Alex, his brother Robbie, and Jon are passion...
by Heenali Patel
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Death by Omission: African migration tragedy in the Mediterranean and the European Union

VIDEO LINK: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/19/700-migrants-feared-dead-mediterranean-shipwreck-worst-yet As the voyage for seeking a better life for many migrants led them to their untimely death in the Mediterranean...
by Paridhi Singh
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Fighting preventable diseases

For five years Mercy Onsando went to primary school on her mother’s back, each day the same as the first day. Some of her classmates laughed, others were too scared to look at her thinking she is contagious, while the teacher...
by Fridah Mlemwa
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Timbuktu and the Northern Mali conflict

It not entirely an accident that Timbuktu is a colloquialism for any faraway place. The intricately complex conflict in Northern Mali is one that seems even more remote from our comprehension than other modern armed conflicts. ...
by Will Perry Evans
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Neither forgetfulness nor forgiveness

On 24 December 2014, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos expressed his hope that the New Year could bring an end to his country’s 50-year-old internal conflict. The negotiations between the central government and the Revol...
by Leonardo Goi
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Student Fees: What are they promising?

Tuition fees have become a key battleground in the election campaign. What are the parties promising? Who has the best deal for students? From violent protests on the streets of London to Nick Clegg’s infamous “I’m sorry...
by Alex Longley
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