Tess Reidy


Trump Has Shown Politicians You Don't Need to Be Scandal-Free to Win Big League

Politician used to worry about skeletons in their closets, but thanks to Trump, we might be moving into a post-shame era.
Tess Reidy

Why Are British Prisoners Rioting More Than Ever?

From Birmingham to the Isle of Sheppy, there hasn't been this much unrest among the prison population in a generation.
Tess Reidy

A Brief History of the Very First British House Record

How the composer of the 'Lion King', a Coronation Street writer, and a Northern Soul legend created the first UK house record.
Tess Reidy

Why Are So Many People Legally Changing Their Names?

The growing number of people changing their names in the UK signals a cultural shift in the way we think about identity.
Tess Reidy
Europe: The Final Countdown

Here's How One Music Festival Could Decide Whether Britain Leaves the EU

With the EU Referendum scheduled on the Thursday before Glastonbury, we asked a pollster about the possible influence of wavy Fatboy Slim fans on the future of the UK.
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club culture

What Happens When DJs Take Facebook More Seriously Than Their Records?

Do thousands of likes really equate to thousands of fans IRL?
Tess Reidy

Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?

Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?
Tess Reidy
Britain at Night

I Sleep Where You Danced: What Happens to Nightclubs After They Close Down?

Meet the people who inhabit the obliterated remains of some of Britain's most important nightclubs.
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Why Do So Many Terrorists Come From a Single Dead-End Town in England?

Since 2009, when eight local Islamic extremists were arrested at their homes for a terrorist plot to blow up seven transatlantic passenger jets, High Wycombe has gained a grim sort of notoriety.
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