BRANCH LEAD STORY Cheltenham COMMUNITIES ENVIRONMENT Environment LEAD STORY LIFESTYLE Local NEWS

How this fridge is helping Cheltenham turn green

A new community fridge in Charlton Kings hopes to bring communities together and fill bellies not bins.  Planet Cheltenham, an independent environmental charity, is collaborating with Vision 21, the Co-operative, and Cheltenham Borough Council. Raechel Kelly an organiser of Planet Cheltenham says that they want to provide people with  warm filling meals.  “Rather than food […]

BRANCH LEAD STORY BRANCH PODCAST ENVIRONMENT LIFESTYLE OPINION Veganism

The corporate debate: Is it ethical for major companies to launch vegan products?

Branch reporter Ulani speaks to blogger @issythevegan to understand her take on big vegan releases. Vegan is the word of the moment. Each week, more and more products are being launched and UK food bloggers can’t wait to digest the latest plant-based trends. The number of people trying plant-based alternatives is at an all-time high, […]

ENVIRONMENT FOOD & DRINK LIFESTYLE Uncategorized Veganism

Plant- Based products: A step in the right direction or a marketing trend?

Branded by the Guardian as the vegan Halo-effect, companies have capitalised off of the recently explosive plant-based movement, to reap the rewards. In fact, Greggs profits increased by 50% in the first half of 2019, after the launch of their infamous plant-based sausage roll. The bakery chain famous for their steak bakes and traditional pork […]

FEATURES HEALTH Health and Wellbeing LIFESTYLE

Meghan Markle’s miscarriage story inspires women to speak up

Two women who have experienced recurring miscarriages have come forward to share their experiences following the announcement of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy loss. The Duchess of Sussex, who wrote a feature for the New York Times, has encouraged some women who’ve gone through miscarriages before and during lockdown to speak up about their similar losses. Sophie […]

COVID HEALTH Health and Wellbeing LIFESTYLE

As lockdown comes to an end, loneliness levels are at a record high

It was 31st October. Strolling through Cheltenham at 10pm, crowds of drunken ghosts and devils gathered around street corners, enjoying one of their last few nights of drinking in pubs on Halloween before the second lockdown. This time, the lockdown had been announced to last only a month. The reality was, with darker evenings and […]