Early access to October’s Competition Special Writing Magazine for digital readers

On newsstands next week but available NOW in our digital edition, the new issue of Writing Magazine is our Competitions Special, with details of over 200 competitions to enter, offering nearly £440,000 in prize money. Also in this 144-page bumper package: • How to improve your chances, and your technique, in writing competitions • Break…

How Sustainable Fitnesswear Brand Bella Kinesis Is Empowering Women Across The Globe

You may have seen Hackney-based Bella Kinesis and its fashionable-yet-functional fitnesswear on Instagram, but the story behind the brand is worth more than just a double tap. Best friends Roshni Assomull and Shaleena Chanrai started the company in 2014 after feeling that a lot of women’s sportswear on the market was “designed by fit people, for fit…

This London University Is Holding Open Days For Refugees

A university in London is holding open days for refugees in order to provide information about legal aid, access to education, recognition of qualifications and career advice. The free sessions form part of Queen Mary University London’s Refugee Welcome programme, and aim to bring together organisations, lawyers and charities working with refugees. The days, organised…

Man Knits Spectacular Jumpers Featuring Famous Landmarks To Wear On His Travels

We all spend a while planning our holiday wardrobes but one man has taken it a step further and knits jumpers to wear on his travels. Sam Barksy from Maryland, USA, knits sweaters featuring famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Times Square, or the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  Facebook/SamBarksy Facebook Facebook/SamBarksy Facebook/SamBarksy Facebook/SamBarksy Facebook/SamBarksy…

How Polluted Is Your Area? Pigeon Air Patrol Will Use Birds To Monitor London Pollution Via Twitter

Ever wondered how polluted your road is? Or how about your local area? Well a new initiative by air-monitoring company Plume Labs is about to give you the answer thanks to a flock of sensor-laden pigeons. Plume Labs Each pigeon will be equipped with a lightweight air pollution sensor. The Pigeon Air Patrol will see…

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