George ‘Johnny’ Johnson

So, last week the best thing happened – I met the Last Surviving Dambuster, and it was amazing. Here is the feature myself and Epigram‘s Deputy Editor, Adam, wrote this week:

George ‘Johnny’ Johnson is the last surviving crew member of Operation Chastise, which dropped ‘bouncing bombs’ on German dams in May 1943. The bomb-aiming Dambuster told Adam Becket and Sarah Newey his remarkable story.

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Is it possible to live without plastic?

Photographer Michelle Cassar is passionate about surfing, animals and the ocean. Six years ago, this passion caused her to begin a ‘Plastic a lot less’ (PALL) journey, as she realised how much of the stuff we use in our daily lives, and how much ends up polluting oceans.

Easton-based Michelle takes the PALL lifestyle seriously. She avoids supermarkets, where plastic is everywhere, instead shopping in local greengrocers and bakeries such as East Bristol Bakery on St Mark’s Road, which use paper bags.

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Elly Pear’s Fast Days and Feast Days

Over the past few years, the 5:2 diet has become increasingly popular, and Bristol cafe owner and Instylewriter Elly Curshen, known to her thousands of Instagram followers as Elly Pear, is a strong advocate.

“It’s the dream way of eating for people who work in food and love food. It means that you eat 500 calories twice a week, and the rest of the time eat whatever you like – and I’ve really tested this theory to the max.”

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Labour heavyweight fails to rule out higher Arts & Social Sciences fees

Chuka Umunna, the Shadow Business Secretary and MP for Streatham, has told Epigram that Labour has not ruled out charging higher tuition fees for Arts & Social Sciences students than their STEM counterparts.

In an exclusive interview with Epigram, Umunna said he would not ‘get into the detail of what we may or may not have been looking at’ when asked whether reports that Labour was planning to vary fees for students on different courses were true.

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