Top of the posts: Homelessness, Ed Balls and Hepatitis C

Neela Debnath
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  • Last updated: Friday, 7 December 2012 at 4:54 pm

20121207 300x300 Top of the posts: Homelessness, Ed Balls and Hepatitis CIn the run up to Christmas, spare a thought for homeless people. Joanne Brooks shared her experiences of becoming homeless and coping with it.

In the world of music Emma Gritt caught up with former Busted member and current Fightstar frontman, Charlie Simpson about travelling to Siberia to break the record for playing the coldest gig in the world.

Meanwhile Gizzi Erskine, a patron for the Hepatitis C Trust discussed a healthy, liver friendly diet for sufferers and joint hosting a party with Boy George to raise awareness about the condition.

Alex Masters interviewed Kelvin Doe, a teenager from Sierra Leone who is repurposing rubbish and transforming it into electronic gadgets. Kelvin’s work has now attracted the attention of MIT and he has become the youngest person to be invited in their ‘Visiting Practitioner’s Program.

Here are the most read blogs from the past week, as determined by the stats

1. ‘Homelessness does not just happen to vulnerable people’ By Joanne Brooks

2. Healthy ‘liver friendly’ diet for Hepatitis C sufferers, join Boy George’s C party By Gizzi Erskine

3. Review of Homeland ‘Two Hats’ By Charles Reynolds

4. Record breaking Charlie Simpson: My personal journey along Stalin’s Road of Bones was so enlightening By Emma Gritt

5. Inspiring Teenager from Sierra Leone turns trash into technology By Alex Masters

6. Tough Catalonia and tough Scotland in search of independence? By George Angus West

7. Tactics Talk: Manchester United attack covers farcical defending… again By Jonny Boyle

8. Instagram begin rolling out web profiles for all users By Alex Masters

9. Twitter’s 6th Birthday: A look back By Chloe Hamilton

10. Ed Balls: “Sometimes my stammer gets the better of me” By John Rentoul

  • Firozali A.Mulla

    12/10/12 The Bank
    of France confirmed on Monday its
    forecast for a shallow recession at
    the end of 2012 with contractions of 0.1 per cent in the third and fourth
    quarters of the year. A recession is commonly defined as two quarters in a
    row of contracting output. The French economy contracted by 0.1 per cent
    in the second quarter. France’s official statistics agency INSEE said
    the economy grew by 0.2 per cent in the third quarter in its first estimate
    published on November 15. The goverment is counting on 0.3-per cent growth
    this year and 0.8 per cent in 2013. And when they come
    they come like hungry vultures All three of the EU’s largest figures are in Oslo to pick up the
    Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the bloc in October. Council President Herman Van
    Rompuy, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and President of the European
    Parliament Martin Schulz will attend Monday’s ceremony. We have come to Oslo to
    celebrate a major achievement – how Europe came from a continent of war to a
    continent of peace – and one moment proved crucial. Only five years after the
    end of World War Two, two rival countries decided to change the course of
    history and from enemies to become partners,” said Van Rompuy. Protests were
    held in the Norwegian capital on Sunday night, with angry demonstrators citing the
    EU’s arms sales to conflict areas, the lack of help for refugees and social
    upheaval caused by the handling of the financial crisis. I thank you Firozali A. Mulla DBA

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