All posts by Poppy Bullen


Calls for crackdown on offshore tax havens

Calls for crackdown on offshore tax havens

11.5 million documents named the ‘Panama Papers’ have been leaked from the Mossack Fonseca law firm naming hundreds of individuals involved in offshore banking, including senior Tory peers and former Conservative MP’s. The leaked documents revealed that Ian Cameron, the…
Police hunt for Brussels bombing suspect

Police hunt for Brussels bombing suspect

Two attackers have been named by prosecutors following the terror attacks on Brussels yesterday morning. Police are still hunting for a third man seen on airport CCTV images. The Brussel attacks came four days after the capture of Salah Abdeslam,…
Record 1 in 4 Workers on a Zero-Hour Contract

Record 1 in 4 Workers on a Zero-Hour Contract

1 in 40 UK workers are on a zero-hour contract that doesn’t guarantee a minimum number of hours. Statistically the youngest people in the workforce make up a huge number of the 801,000 people on a zero-hour contract and they’re…
Junior Doctors strike for the second time this year

Junior Doctors strike for the second time this year

Junior Doctors are on strike for the second time this year following a walkout which began at 8am this morning. The British Medical Association (BMA) wants the strike to attract an unsociable hours premium but ministers have said the hours…
UK plan to give refuge to more migrant children

UK plan to give refuge to more migrant children

The government has announced that the UK will take in more unaccompanied child refugees. This follows the increased pressure for the UK to make more effort to help venerable refugee by taking in more child migrants than the original 20,000…
Alan Rickman dies aged 69

Alan Rickman dies aged 69

British actor and director Alan Rickman has died aged 69 after suffering from cancer. The actor passed away surrounded by family. As well as his part as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise, Rickman is also known for films…
Vladimir Putin gives annual briefing

Vladimir Putin gives annual briefing

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual speech praised Sepp Blatter, the suspended president of Fifa, and scorned Turkey for shooting down the Russian plane. Yesterday Putin gave his annual news conference, an event which lasted three hours and seven minutes (just…
Time Person of the Year: Angela Merkel

Time Person of the Year: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is Time Magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’. Only the forth woman to be named individual winner, Merkel was selected for her role in Europe’s crisis over migration and the Greek debt. Time Magazine Editor Nancy Gibbs…