The show I wish I had in Secondary School

For a lot of teenagers, secondary school is about making friends, exploring your talents and for some, it's a time when they begin to explore their sexuality.

Growing up in this generation, I've seen a lot of my friends go through the stages of exploring their sexuality, having boyfriends and girlfriends- and a lot of them coming out too. But when I watched the new Netflix teen LGBTQ drama series, Heartstopper, it really began to dawn on me how hard it is in this society to not only be accepted- but to accept yourself too.

Hartlepool Giving Tree goes viral with over 160,000 gifts donated- and with a global helping hand

For most, Christmas is the season that brings joy to families and friends, with Christmas gift exchanging and Christmas shopping stress. However, for some, the idea of Christmas shopping is not something they can experience or enjoy. Middleton Grange Shopping Centre in Hartlepool normally hold an annual Giving Tree each year to support local charities in the town. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, they were unable to do things the way they normally would this year, instead they turned it into a virtual campaign.

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