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James graduated with a degree in Politics in 2012 and is currently studying towards a masters degree in Journalism at the University of Sheffield. He is the news editor for Erudition Online and runs a blog.

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Why does Jack the Ripper continue to intrigue us?, Notebook

Why does Jack the Ripper continue to intrigue us?

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Jack the Ripper, the notorious Whitechapel murderer who killed and mutilated at least five women during the darkest months of the Victorian era. On the surface, it’s just another grisly tale from Britain’s often grisly past. So, after all these years, why does the Ripper’s legacy continue to linger so strongly in the public consciousness?

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 at 5:00 am

Twitter’s 7th birthday: A look back at the controversies, Bytesize

Twitter’s 7th birthday: A look back at the controversies

Today Twitter celebrates its seventh birthday. It was on this day in 2006 that creator Jack Dorsey sent out his very first tweet and a new social network was born.

By | Bytesize, Notebook | Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 7:05 pm

International Day of Happiness: Ways to turn that frown upside-down, Notebook

International Day of Happiness: Ways to turn that frown upside-down

Well everybody, today’s the day. Finally, we have been provided with a one-off chance to put our miseries and anxieties to one side and embrace the spirit of cheerfulness, kindness and joy. Don’t you feel happier already?

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 12:03 pm

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