Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Two-Headed Baby Born

A Brazilian woman has given birth to a baby boy with two heads.

The child weighing 9.9lb has fully functioning organs and a healthy heart, it was reported today.

The case is extremely rare with only a few other instances being registered world wide.
However- extraordinarily- this is the second case that a baby has been born with two heads in Brazil this year.
So what do you think? Coincidence that this is the second reported case? Maybe there's something in the water in Brazil. 

Either way, it's good to see that the baby and mother and healthy and happy. 

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Just seen this article, about paedophile Joseph McColgan, 69 being spotted at a car boot sale-even after being jailed for 238 years for beating and raping his own children. 
I don't understand why these people are allowed to be freed? Granted, people get released for good behaviour from jail- but how does that compare to people who are jailed for minor offences?
Would you be happy seeing this man walk around your local car boot sale after the offences he had been convicted of? 
This definitely has shocked a lot of people into understanding how people convicted of these offences can walk our streets freely. 

Monday, 25 July 2011

What's your biggest dream? Think about it. Now think, do dreams come true?
Because I've come to realise that the only person who make make them a reality is yourself.
You don't get anything handed to you on a plate nowadays, you have to strive to make it happen.
I want to be a journalist living in New York City. If that doesn't seem unlikely enough to you, I also want to be a writer.
Reading chick-lit novels (one a week to be precise-yes I have an addiction) has really inspired me to grab my dreams. Problem is, I need that life experience, I need to travel, I need to discover new possibilities. Until then I don't feel that writing a book is worth it. As I want to make it amazing. Amazing for young women to read and think "Yes, I can do that too."
Now, yes I am only 20 years old, which may seem a bit young to be getting this deep with you. But I've grew up in a world where I've realised dreams can come true around you.
I see pain, suffering and tragedy too, I write about it in my journalism work; it has made me realise that life is too short to dream of what you want and never feel your someone who can grab it.
I want to make the most of what I have and can achieve while I'm here.
So, that been said I WANT to make my life amazing. Be a Journalist specialising in politics, live in New York, write books that inspire, be healthy and look after my lovely family! (Mam, Dad and Adam-Yorkshire slang there- I owe everything to you I love you)
So keep your head high, because your life is a glowing empty page, you can fill up how you like!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

I am currently reading two books, that to be quite honest are amazing for the price. Now, I love a good chick-lit novel and these are perfect for summer sunbathing by the pool. So get your cosmopolitan, sit back from the pool  action and relax.

The first one is 'A Girl Like You'. I haven't finished the book yet but I will review it as soon as I am done. Books with a witty humour keep me hooked like chocolate hobnobs. (Definitely hungry). Anyway, I like to think I can relate to the characters and their charm. Now I am by no means saying I am a charismatic person, but if you ever sit and think in your head your funny; this is for you. 

I also have an addiction to any novel published about New York. I would LOVE to go there and get some inspiration for writing. Ultimately, I hope to stop staring into the depths of my NY skyline posters and actually fly there one day. 'I Heart New York' by Lindsey Kelk is an amazing book! I will review it in my next post for anyone interested. She is absolutely my favourite author who has created a story line, similar to the likes of my dreams. Running away to New York, getting a top job as a journalist and experiencing Manhattan drama.

Lastly, I've also just downloaded Kindle for my PC (as I refuse to move with the times and buy one-I love paper copies!). Lindsey Kelk's new short story, 'Jenny Lopez has a Bad Week' kept me awake until 3am desperately flicking through the papers to discover the ending. So ladies I highly recommend you check her out.

Reviews to follow!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Volcanic explosion hits Chile

A volcano in Chile has erupted for the first time in 50 years.

The event has caused over 3, 500 people to be evacuated from their homes in precaution of any further explosions.

The eruption has already caused a chain of volcano's in the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle to become active, as flames and ash cloud fill the sky.

Government officials have already ordered closure of its airport along with warnings to neighbouring country Argentina.

These images are extraordinary and shows the force that our planet has.

I personally can't help but feel taken back by the power that mother nature holds.

There's something extremely beautiful about the strength of this event that is really captured in these pictures.

Lets hope the explosion causes no devastation and we can just admire these powerful images.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Work Placement

Quick update to let you know that I have managed to get myself 3 work placements in Journalism. Dearne FM, Wakefield Express and Pontefract and Castleford Express. I can't wait to see into the industry and learn how to become a successful journalist. Very excited.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Burglar freed claiming 'Infringes his children's human rights'!!!

After a late night scan of The Daily Mail website I came across this article:


A man convicted of burglary and dangerous driving has been released from jail after claiming that his imprisonment would infringe his children's human rights. 

Wayne Steven Bishop, who was serving an eight-month sentence won his appeal today to be freed from behind bars.

The 33 year old who is the sole carer of his five children was released on the grounds that his imprisonment would not be in their 'best interest.'

So what do you think?

As sad as it is to see young people without their parents, does this now create a risk of other criminals appealing on the same grounds?

There has been controversy that releasing these people back into society poses a threat to the general public.

Should our country be protecting these people or should they be defending the British public?

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Hello world! 

Finally getting this blog up and running! So I thought that I would introduce myself; Lauren, 20 years old from Barnsley. Currently living in Newcastle, studying Journalism at Northumbria University.

Now the boring bit is out of the way, you can start reading my wonderful blog of anything and everything that catches my attention. 

I love reading books and writing for magazines, papers, TV and radio.
My passion is politics and I hope to graduate and be an investigative journalist. Exposing the issues that the public really should know about. 

Therefore expect a lot of posts on the news, politics and things that get me thinking. 

There may even be a few book reviews chucked in here. 

I do hope you enjoy my blog.