[MEDIA] Chatting ‘Late Night Screen Use’ with @TWRuk

Yesterday, there was a story in The Times: 'Switch off mobiles at 10pm to prevent mood disorders'(whole article seems to be visible without paywall). I was asked by James Maidment Fullard from TWRUK to respond to this for 'The Front Page' (and was interested to see this post on The Conversation re mental health/sleeplessness. The episode is archived on the TWR site.    

[MEDIA] Talking ‘Digital Image’ with Paul Hammond for @UCBMedia #SID2017

The following came through on a newswire, based upon a survey by the UK Safer Internet Centre (organisation behind Safer Internet Day), and I looked forward to chatting to Paul Hammond again, on this topic (and here's some of the thoughts I prepared): Research conducted to coincide with the annual safer internet day reveals that just under half of British children are scared to use the internet, worried about online bullying or strangers asking them to do things…

#EmptyShelf17 #1: Ink by @alicecrumbs

Ink, the first of a trilogy, is set in a world where every significant thing you do, whether good or bad, is tattooed on your skin for everyone to see. There are no secrets. When you die, if you are deemed worthy, your tattoos are made into a book and so you can live on for eternity. When Leora’s father dies, she discovers there’s something missing from his book – and her world starts to…

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND ALL PRAYERS FOR 2017! #ChristmasCard

So ... it's nearly the end of 2016! Hurrah, say many of you! So, it's time for my e-Christmas card! For the first time this year, alongside Advent material from Brian Draper and Embrace the Middle East, I've decided to do a 'Reverse Advent Calendar', either to go to Trussell Trust, or a local charity I've become aware of - Re:dish, because one of the challenges of 2016 that there has been (aside from the…

#EmptyShelf 2016 #28: The Falcons of Montabard by @Chadwickauthor (Time Warner, 2003)

As a long-term fan of Georgette Heyer, typically regency novels are more my type of historical novel, but I've been playing with a few others - another £1 charity shop buy - I enjoyed The Falcons of Montabard - I've got very little knowledge of that period, but judging by the extra-reading offered at the end, it seems well researched, and the story was well paced - giving insights into the brutal realities of living life in…
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