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Tom Carter

Tom Carter
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Tom is an Oxford university graduate and budding journalist from Southampton. He studied history as an undergraduate at Wadham College. Music and culture, politics, local news and history are his among his favourite subjects to write about. And when not writing, he spends time playing guitar, reading, and walking his two dogs.

Extinction Rebellion Activists Demand More Progress from BCP Council

Over the past few years, climate change activism has become increasingly mainstream. Public opinion has shifted in favour of concerted national action to reduce the UK’s emissions. A recent survey from the Business Department revealed that 82% of people were concerned about the impact of climate change. In response to this, a growing number of local councils across the country have declared climate and ecological emergencies...

Poole Sailor Sets Off on Round-the-World Voyage

Poole-based sailor Pip Hare is one of 34 sailors competing in one of sport's ultimate endurance challenges. Namely, the Vendée Globe. On 8th November, she set off from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on a race around the world. Each competitor in the race must sail alone and non-stop around the globe without assistance. They will have to contend with harsh conditions and brutal weather, and cope with being alone at sea for months...

Bournemouth Live Music Scene Moves Online for Lockdown 2.0

"It’s a severe body blow, and will likely finish some venues off permanently’ said Glenn Bowen, the drummer for Dorset-based rock band Trip Wizard. ‘The live music industry was in purgatory even after the first lockdown, and many bands were reluctant to play any gigs as the likelihood of them being shut down was high. We had a couple of high-profile shows cancelled at the last minute because the venues weren’t able to make it viable for them..."

Local Businesses Rally Behind Marcus Rashford’s Campaign

BBQ Chicken franchise ‘Chicken and Blues’ pledged to give away up to 1,000 kids' meals to families in need across Bournemouth and Poole during the October half-term. Meanwhile, JJ's Café and Bar is offering all school children a free meal, saying, "This half-term, we don’t want kids to go to sleep hungry..."

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