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About hparr247

Glasgow Caledonian University journalism student who has studied at Stony Brook University in New York. Curious and amazed about the world, what it is up to, and its people.

NYC travel review and tips

As I took my first step out of a yellow cab into the city, ‘so good they named it twice’, I was overwhelmed. “Welcome to New Yowrak,” the cabdriver yelled in a heavy local accent. Horns sounding, lights flashing, buskers … Continue reading

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Date set for independence referendum

It was announced in Edinburgh today, by First Minister Alex Salmond, that the Scottish independence referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Voters will be asked “Should Scotland be an independent country?” with the answer options of yes or … Continue reading

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OPINION: concerns over press freedom

So the day has come- we journalists are going to be regulated. It was reported today that the three main political parties have come to an agreement on a new independent press regulation regime set up by royal charter. The … Continue reading

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OPINION: Lets see change

When will the day come the media is free from an American shooting story? This is the question on my mind today following the news of two separate stories that happened this week. One where four New Yorkers were shot … Continue reading

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Student’s work not valued

Hours of unpaid work, doing the tasks that no one who is actually getting paid wants to do is something many students or people doing ‘work experience’ face. At the start of this month the House of Commons heard a … Continue reading

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OPINION: Public Relations is a necessity in the NHS

The NHS have been getting a hard time lately, be it with poor patient treatment, corrupt waiting lists or sloppy medical procedures however I think that the latest news of the BBC comes as an attack on the industry we … Continue reading

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NYPD officer convicted of plotting to eat women

Kidnapping, cooking and eating women was the plot set out by a convicted New York City police officer which revealed a fantasy online cannibalism world. Gilberto Valle (28) was charged today for gathering target’s personal information through a law enforcement … Continue reading

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