Top of the posts: Homophobia, the British citizenship test and meningitis
With the revelations about the Hillsborough disaster finally bringing justice to those killed on that fateful day, Mike Nicholson talks about the online documentary he has made about the tragedy. He explains the reasons why he decided to create the film.
To mark meningitis week, Darius McQuaid shared his own experience of the disease, in order to raise awareness and urge others to get checked out if they think they have the symptoms.
Meanwhile Erich McElroy tested the Scots on their knowledge about Britain with surprising results. The comedian also discusses his own identity as an American living in Britain.
The path to power and glory was never a smooth one. James Kendrick looked at Boris Johnson’s chances of taking on the top job of Prime Minister, weighing up the London Mayor’s past successes and gaffes along the way.
Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by stats:
1. Tackling homophobia, the last taboo in football by Kit Holden
2. Forgotten heroes of comedy from the days when fame faded by Robert Ross
3. The British citizenship test goes to Edinburgh by Erich McElroy
4. Twitter’s 6th Birthday: A look back by Chloe Hamilton
5. Small new-build properties are “flooding” the rental market by Alex Johnson
6. The curse of meningitis: ‘I have learnt to appreciate life on a brand new level’ by Darius McQuaid
8. A tribute to the truth about the Hillsborough disaster by Mike Nicholson
9. Is Boris Johnson credible PM material? By James Kendrick
10. Apple’s map service pales in comparison to Google Maps by Alex Masters
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