Saturday, April 10, 2021

BABJ Newsday 12/01/2021

All of the content below was created by Second year BABJ students from the Nottingham Trent University Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, under ‘Newsday’ conditions on the 12th of January 2021.

Students at a secondary school in Hillingdon have been taking part in a new initiative that sees them provide survival blankets for the homeless after they're made out of used crisp packets. As a part of their Princes’ Trust studies, the students at Barnhill Community College began selling the packets...
The campaign group Rent Strike NTU are waiting on a response from Nottingham Trent Students' Union following their open letter that has over 420 signatures. The campaign group, headed by Masters student Rebecca Hyde and 3rd year Lewis Tibbs, have written an open letter to the SU stating their demands...
2020 was an unprecedented year which saw changes the like of which we've never seen before. And football was no different. Training socially distanced. Matches being played behind closed doors. It all means that players have had to adapt, just like the rest of society. But, how are academy players coping...
Like many sports Rugby Union has been affected by the pandemic, causing players and backroom staff to take extra precautions to ensure the coronavirus does not hinder their chances of playing. In England, the Gallagher Premiership is working closely with clubs to make sure teams can participate each weekend and...
Supermarkets are putting in place tighter restrictions regarding face masks and social distancing in response to the UK's third national lockdown. Morrisons will ban any customers who do not wear a face covering and Sainsburys will also question those shopping in large groups, amid growing concerns of limited social distancing...
In March of last year, many people were furloughed and told to work from home - but not bankers. The essential workers who are sometimes over-looked have been working hard to ensure everyone can still access their money and live their financial lives like they normally would. Although many people...
Students from Nottingham Trent University are demanding their annual course fees be subsidised because of the pandemic. A petition signed by over 250,000 students across the country has also called for the government to step in and require UK universities to partially refund tuition fees while online teaching is implemented. Nottingham...
Newham reported the highest number of coronavirus cases in London in the second week of January 2021, with 1,406 cases per 100,000. The Mayor of London deemed the situation "out of control" and says that the NHS is overwhelmed. With a major incident being declared in the capital, fears are...
Residents of Tamworth are still waiting to receive their Covid-19 vaccine after deliveries of the jab were delayed. Many people have had to have their appointments rearranged for their first vaccination due to the delay. This was said to have been resulting from logistical circumstances. GP practices all over Tamworth are...
NHS Blood and Transplant is appealing for more seriously ill coronavirus survivors to donate plasma. Their plasma contains antibodies that are believed to help other sufferers combat the virus. Blood plasma is a yellowish liquid which resides in the blood and makes up about half of its volume. This yellow liquid...
Watford manager Xisco Munoz is looking to strengthen his squad this January.
A January transfer window at Watford FC has never felt so important as it does this year. With the fans and hierarchy at the club demanding nothing short of promotion for Xisco Muñoz and his group of players, the need to bolster the squad with new talent is paramount for...