Author: Ash Thawley

  • Introducing Calendar

    I have made the effort to introduce a calendar into this website. You can find it on the above top bar, or if your mouse really can’t move that far, you can click here. This new feature should make it easier for me to communicate upcoming events.

  • Piracy site Soap2day shuts down without notice

    TV and film pirating website Soap2day shut down yesterday without notice. In a short statement published to their website, the owners said: Hello guys. We have decided to close soap2day forever. We are very sorry :) Bye Soap2day Team Loyal users of the site have taken to social media to voice their devastation with the…

  • Opinion: Reddit must not betray its community for profit

    Reddit’s recently announced API changes have caused uproar, including a 48-hour “black out” of thousands of subreddits. With the company making over US$500 million last year, CEO Steve Huffman’s claim that the website is not “self-sustaining” does not hold water, especially as Reddit is currently valued at $10 billion.

  • Beautiful landmarks just minutes from Birmingham New Street

    Birmingham city centre is an absolutely stunning collection of history, culture, and art. In this article, I’ll be going over a couple of the things you can’t afford to miss on your next trip to the second city. St Philip’s Cathedral Situated right at the heart of the city, St Philip’s dates back to the…

  • Thousands of Reddit communities “go dark” in protest of API changes

    Today, over 7,000 subreddits have made themselves private — “gone dark” — in protest of new changes to Reddit’s API. An API, or Application Programming Interface, is a way for programs to talk to each other, and Reddit’s is undergoing some big changes.

  • Kaczynski died by suicide, AP states

    Four sources have told the Associated Press that “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski died due to a suicide attempt. The AP reports: Kaczynski, who was 81 and suffering from late-stage cancer, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Emergency responders performed CPR and revived him…

  • Birmingham’s hidden delights

    Birmingham is a hidden gem of England. Because of its poor reputation, very few outsiders get to experience the city at its best. In this article, I’ll give you a few things you can do in the City of a Thousand Trades.

  • Sturgeon released without charge, “pending further investigation”

    In an update to today’s story, former First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has been released from police custody without charge. She described the experience as “deeply distressing”, furthering with the following statement: I know that this ongoing investigation is difficult for people, and I am grateful that so many continue to show faith in…

  • Sturgeon arrested as police investigate SNP finances

    Former Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been placed in police custody today, in an investigation into the Scottish National Party’s finances. Police Scotland’s inquest has been titled “Operation Branchform”, an investigation into claims that the SNP misspent £600,000 in party donations intended to fund an independence campaign.

  • Ukraine: Counter-offensive has begun

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has confirmed that the country has begun its long-awaited counter-offensive. Ukrainian troops have begun their advances in Zaporizhzhia and Bakhmut. This comes after the Nova Kakhovka dam was destroyed earlier this week, causing the evacuation of 3,000 Ukrainian civilians.