An audience with Cristi Bratu – a dancer destined to dazzle

By Alexandru Bratu   The spotlight is on young dancer Cristian Bratu as he looks ahead to taking on his most difficult role yet – a student aiming for life on centre stage. “Sometimes I have a think about what life would be like if I didn’t choose ballet, but I am happy with my […]

Our modern Christmas: who is it really for?

Christmas cheer? That’s not what Amanda Hemmings can hear. She shares her view on what the holiday season has become and why we should change our attitudes. I have to keep a straight face. I can’t crack. This is my job. And it’s Christmas time soon. I mustn’t frown at children at Christmas. Even if that […]

DMU first year student makes national press

DMU first year Journalism student Simon Sansome has found himself at the centre of attention in the national press – over a village Christmas tree. Simon, a former Borough Councillor for Birstall, was asked to set up a petition as protesting against the tree which has been compared to ‘Mickey Mouse’s hat in the film […]

Homeless but not helpless

By Harry Daynes, Natalia Bolechowska and Cherelle Cawthorn Homelessness in Leicester has become a major issue in recent years; in November 2011 there was 53 rough sleepers, the highest figure outside of London. There is a conflicting debate between Leicestershire Council and the homeless network as to how much support is available to the homeless. […]

Journalism student lands job before graduating

A journalism student from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has started a full-time job at a local newspaper even before graduating.   Katrina Chilver, 21, started this week as a trainee reporter at the Berkshire Media Group, which produces the Slough & South Bucks Observer, The Royal Borough Observer that covers Windsor and The Villager, […]