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Lydia Morrish

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Past articles by Lydia:

How fake videos unravelled Pakistan’s war on polio

Staged footage became an engine for vaccine misinformation and mistrust in Pakistan, derailing efforts to immunise millions of children. → Read More

Boolean basics: How to write a search query for newsgathering that works

Smart searches cut through social media chatter by finding precise snippets of information. → Read More

Facebook to merge Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram

As if Facebook hadn’t gone downhill enough already, the tech monolith has announced plans to integrate its messaging services into one big messaging operation. That’s right, Messenger, Instagram and Whatsapp will become one through a “long process” of integration, Facebook said in a statement to the BBC. Three will become one as early as the end of 2019, with work on merging the three elements… → Read More

Kanye West is back with another philosophical Twitter rant

“Tweeting is legal and also therapeutic” It’s a new year, and Kanye West rang it in in the most Kanye West way: through the medium of philosophical prose. Ye had a lot to say as the clock ticked over, taking to Twitter to share his thanks for 2018 and positive vibes for the year ahead. The rapper is known to regularly take to the social media platform to air his thoughts and feels, with his… → Read More

Ariana Grande says farewell to 2018 in heartfelt Instagram message

Thank u, next Ariana Grande waved in the new year in a reflective post on Instagram, shining a light on the turbulent year that was 2018. For the “thank u, next” singer, the year was a tough one. She faced PTSD following the Manchester arena bombing, the death of Mac Miller, the rapper who the singer dated for two years, and a high-profile break from her fiancé Pete Davidson. “farewell 2018, you… → Read More

London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrated inclusivity

Mayor Sadiq Khan had a pro-Europe message as the capital rang in the New Year → Read More

Lana Del Rey says she’s releasing a new song next week

“Yep” Christmas has come and gone but the gift of music is everlasting. Lana Del Rey teased in an Instagram video that she could be releasing a new song next week, as early as January 8, 2019. “I think I’m putting a song out January 8, but I’m not one thousand percent on it,” the goddess of song and style said on Instagram Live, before adding: “Yep, maybe the 8th.” It’s not the most robust… → Read More

Spooky ‘Black Mirror’ posters appear on the London Underground

Peak ‘Black Mirror’ has been reached. → Read More

Louis C.K. accused of being ‘basically Donald Trump’ after new show leaked

The alleged sexual harasser talks down non-binary people and school shooting survivors in leaked audio → Read More

Black Mirror ‘Bandersnatch’ cast confirmed in new photo

Including People Just Do Nothing’s Chabuddy G, because of course → Read More

Listen to Frank Ocean's Blonded radio Christmas special

Featuring an hour of “expertly selected Christmas-themed tunes” → Read More

Listen to Thom Yorke mixing ‘Silent Night’ and ‘Reckoner’

‘Tis the season for our culture faves to go festive AF on us. Last week fashion designer Yang Li brought out a funeral-inspired Christmas album, while Mac DeMarco shared his rendition of Nat King Cole's “The Christmas Song” along with Australian musician Kirin J Callinan to raise money for victims of California wildfires. Next on the list is Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, who has done the most… → Read More

Plot details for the new Black Mirror have ‘leaked’

The upcoming episode could be a whopping 312 minutes long → Read More

Mac DeMarco covers Nat King Cole’s ‘The Christmas Song’

It’s been shared as part of a Christmas cover album to raise money for those affected by California’s wildfires → Read More

For the past three years I have had a women-only Christmas

It’s just my mum, my best friend, her sister and their mum. → Read More

The imposter syndrome generation

Between social media and unstable careers, young people seem to doubt themselves more than ever – but why, and how can we get over it? → Read More

Millie Bobby Brown wants to join To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel

‘I want to thank Netflix, I want to thank Noah Centineo and Lana Condor. I wanna cry’ → Read More

Teenage hackers are making ‘thousands of pounds’ from Fortnite

They've created a ‘black market’ by hacking private accounts and reselling them online → Read More

People travelling to N. Ireland for Christmas are tweeting for choice

Campaigners are sharing photos of themselves in airports and on trains to protest Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws → Read More

There’s a To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel on the way

It's officially official! → Read More