Why is going green important? Science continuously reminds us of global warming and species extinction, but what can it do for us? Living green can save you heaps of money if done the correct way. It is also the right thing to do—we should conserve resources such as oil thatContinue Reading

First published in Shadows: New Writing VI, 2017 – Charlotte Appleby. Waking up… five a.m… dark… snoring… again… huddled on the sofa, just a heap of strays. Smell coffee…. burning coffee… never have a decent coffee. Not like the huge one in Leyas’ that time with Dad… with the foamContinue Reading

This bank holiday weekend hosted the famous British Gin Festival and we’re eternally gratefully for that extra day off to take time to recover from the harsh hangover from the mother’s ruin. Truly, a blessing to us all. Here in Milton Keynes we celebrated at Kiln Farm’s sports bar andContinue Reading

By Charlotte Appleby© first published in the print anthology Compass: New Writing IV, 2015. Ivy stared out of the window, watching the pillows of cloud beneath her change colour with the sunrise. The plane jerked from clear air turbulence as they flew alongside the Himalayas, throwing her from side toContinue Reading

Originally published on https://news.thamesvalley.police.uk/news/man-sentenced-for-sex-offences-milton-keynes-367710 Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for sex offences. Alexander Taylor-Moss, aged 31, of North Seventh Street, Milton Keynes, was convicted of four counts of sexual assault, three counts of rape and four counts of assaultContinue Reading

Leaving home, family and friends for the first time can be a difficult adjustment. Especially when you’re thrown into halls with a bunch of strangers who are all in the same boat as you—socially awkward, homesick and nervous. Health professionals agree that this time of a young person’s life canContinue Reading

The Green Coffee Machine started in 2008 along The Promenade and the establishment is now located along Queen’s Road next to the train station. The self-employed owner, Chris, bought a van on eBay and applied for a street trading license but was advised he couldn’t have a working motor vehicleContinue Reading

Characters come into play in every area of media. There is a dialogue between speakers in screenplays, actors on television, conversation over telephones, narrators in fiction or plays or even speakers in poetry. Without a visual aid, writers must work twice as hard to translate the images in their mindsContinue Reading