NEWS DIGEST 06.03.2021: New beginnings, new beers, new babies!

Hi everyone!, Today’s news comes to you via Facebook. Confectionary manufacturer Cadbury’s has celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its Creme Egg product by launching a special Creme Egg-flavoured beer in collaboration with Goose Island brewery. The Golden Goo-Beer-Lee Creme Stout … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 06.03.2021: New beginnings, new beers, new babies!

NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

  Today’s bulletin comes courtesy of our Twitter-oriented ‘HEM Newsbreakers’ list. Indian Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, star of web series Breathe Into The Shadows, has gone in for coronavirus testing after his co-star Abhishek Bachchan came out positive, the Hindustan … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 12.07.2020: This weekend’s world coronavirus stories

EAST HAM RACIST ASSAULT: Three teenagers attacked outside pub

The families of three teenagers who were targeted in a racially-motivated attack outside an East Ham public house are appealing for witnesses who saw the assault, reports the Newham Recorder this week. Stephanie Villegas and Hollie Vincent, both aged sixteen years, were walking down the High Street South, a major road linking East Ham with Canning Town, with their cousin Rohan Reda (aged 17), when two older men began hurling racist abuse at them as they walked past the White Horse pub, opposite East Ham’s Central Park. The incident occurred at around 6 pm on Thursday 11th June. The teenagers then claimed that the two men approached … Continue reading EAST HAM RACIST ASSAULT: Three teenagers attacked outside pub

SHORT STORY: Decisions

with Anjali Shah (author & contributor) For her English lessons at school, my youngest sister Anjali was asked to do an assessment task of her story-writing skills. This involved penning a short piece of prose using writing with ‘conventions and composition’ and the teacher required it to be written in the first person. Her Unit 3 Writing Assessment won critical acclaim from her English class teacher, who described it as ‘very reflective’ and a ‘compelling piece’. I recently invited her to contribute this short story to the Half-Eaten Mind and after finally managing to get the original sheets from her teacher, I … Continue reading SHORT STORY: Decisions