Lucca is subeditor at PMP, based at Queen Mary University of London.
This week has been simultaneously triumphant and devastating for women’s sport in the UK. Friday saw Heather Watson square off against the number one seed and tournament favourite Serena Williams on centre court. The hero whose posters used to adorn the British number one’s wall as a teenager became an opponent, and the nation heldREAD MORE
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? The exit polls are not one hundred percent accurate, however they offer a fairly clear picture of what Parliament might look like when the last seat is counted. The results of the BBC exit poll look like this Labour:239 Conservatives:316 Liberal Democrats:10 Ukip:2 SNP:58 Other:19 The results are not all that dissimilarREAD MORE
The politics of Northern Ireland is still very much divided by sectarian allegiances. Since the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 only one seat has changed hands between Republican and Unionist parties (Belfast South was gained by the Social Democratic and Labour Party from the Ulster Unionist Party). Given these keenly felt sectarian divisions it comes asREAD MORE
Everyone has had an infuriatingly attractive friend. Mine was called John and, deep down, I hated him. When we spoke to girls I could actually feel their interest directed solely at him, sucked away from me by his charisma, charm and good looks. It hurt. I was about five months older than John and started goingREAD MORE