In May 2019, I undertook a trial shift at The Daily Express, afterwards, I was offered a position working on the overnight news team (2300PM - 0700AM shifts). During these shifts, I contribute news articles to appear on the webpage of the publication. 

Duties include pitching exclusives, writing articles and choosing images to accompany the article some of which I must edit on photoshop to fit the editing system. I also tweet my articles on the publication Twitter account. Due to my knowledge of China as a result of spending a year studying in Hong Kong, I am usually giving at least one article per shift on Sino issues.

Remainer rebel Lord Heseltine rubbishes Brexit celebrations: ‘Rub our nose in it!’

Union Jacks will line Parliament Square and the Mall while Government buildings will, as reported by The Guardian, by lit up in red, white and blue. A countdown clock will also be projected onto Downing Street with the Government also encouraging a commemorative light display. Mr Johnson said: “Next Friday marks an important moment in the history of our United Kingdom. “No matter how you voted in 2016, it is the time to look ahead with confidence to the global, trailblazing country we will beco

Terrifying ‘lazy sausage’ sharks launch record number of human attacks in 2019

But the sharks that can be found anywhere between the surface and 1,000ft below sea level attacked three humans in 2019, one more than in the previous sixty years combined. The Sunday Times report they have been recorded as attempting to attack great whites, whales and even nuclear submarines. Gavin Naylor, director of the shark research programme at the Florida Museum of Natural History explained: “They can look pretty pathetic, like a lazy sausage, but they can do a lot of damage. “This is de

Melania Trump savagely mocked on social media over plagiarism claims

A speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention contained a section which was nearly identical to a section of Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic national convention. Staff writer Meredith McIver took responsibility and apologised over the issue. After the US Space Force logo was noted for its similarity to Star Trek’s Starfleet Command, Twitter users joked Mrs Trump was involved with its creation. Another said: “Maybe Melania got to design it just like when she wrote her conven

Insiders reveal ‘silent but steely’ individual who played key role in Sussex split

An influence in the decision is, according to her friends, Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. The Mail on Sunday report Ms Ragland’s loyalty towards Harry and Meghan played a vital role in their decision to seek financial independence in North America. One former confidant of Ms Ragland explained: “Harry in particular turns to her for advice. “She is like the Queen – she never complains and never explains. “She's laid-back, and people see her nose ring and dreadlocks which are cool – but make no mi

UK weather forecast: Snow set to pummel freezing UK within the next 48 hours

This is in addition to strong gales and head downpours with snow expected in Scotland and the north of England. Central Scotland will drop below freezing as we head into next week. Jo Farrow, a forecaster at Netweather.tv, said: "Various low centres develop near to Iceland and southern Greenland, throwing frontal rain and colder air down over the UK on Sunday. Met Office weather forecast: Where will it snow tomorrow? "A secondary low develops during Monday heading out into the North Sea for th

‘Resilience and strength’: Royals pay tribute on Australia Day amid bushfire crisis

January 26 marks Australia Day, the official national day marking the arrival of the British fleet at Port Jackson in 1778. The country has been engulfed in a bushfire crisis in recent weeks. The Royal Family twitter account which updates followers on the Queen and other royals wrote: “Wishing you all a happy Australia Day! “This Australia Day, we commend the incredible residence and strength and the Australian people.” This was accompanied an emoji of the Australian flag. Kensington Palace, th

Carrie Symonds’ influence on Boris Johnson to be probed in court over badger cull

Miss Symonds is an animal rights advocate and a patron of the Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation and along with Lord Goldsmith has been a staunch critic of the cull. Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers ordered Natural England to scrap the cull in Derbyshire, where badgers are being vaccinated against tuberculosis. The Guardian report this was just three weeks after Miss Symonds was briefed by Badger Trust chief Dominic Dyer. Stuart Roberts, vice-President of the NFU farmers union, said:

Luanda Leaks: Angolan corruption hangs over Commonwealth application

The documents called the ‘Luanda Leaks’, mostly obtained by the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, showed Ms Dos Santos and her husband were given access to lucrative deals involving state assets. As reported by the BBC, Ms dos Santos is under investigation by Angolan authorities and has had her assets in the country frozen. Her father, Jose Eduardo dos Santos was Angolan President from 1979 to 2017. Dr Justin

Campaign group slams House of Lords amid relocation proposal - ‘Unreformed travesty!’

It was reported by The Sunday Times, a constitutional review in the spring may decide to move the upper chamber and could even replace it with an at least partially elected house. The Lords is not democratically elected, instead possessing 26 high ranking Church of England bishops and Lords selected for peerages by political leaders. Speaking to express.co.uk, Willie Sullivan, senior director of the Electoral Reform Society, argued simply relocating the Lords would not be enough. He said: “Brita

Has Camilla found a way into British hearts through decency, service and hard work?

Yvonne Traynor, from Rape Crisis South London in Croydon, praised Camilla for her thoughtfulness, after the Duchess of Cornwall met survivors at the centre. In Penny Junor's 'The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown', Ms Traynor is quoted as saying: "It really inspired me and I was in awe from the moment we met survivors at the centre. "She was so warm, and she was just another woman that understood women, I think that was why I was so drawn to her. "She didn

Royal surprise: The new couple set to join William and Kate following family split

The pair will be joined by William’s uncle, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and aunt Sophie, the Countess of Wessex. They will also be joined by a string of other royal faces, though Meghan and Harry are not expected to attend in light of the recent split. Kensington Palace said: “The summit will demonstrate the strength of the relationship between the U.K. and Africa, showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa, and highlight the UK’s commitment to s

Royal bombshell: How Charles refused attempts to split him and Camilla, revealed

Both had been divorced and the relationship between Charles and Camilla was under heavy scrutiny over Charles’ admission to an affair with Camilla whilst he was married to Princess Diana. Penny Junor's 2018 book 'The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair that Rocked the Crown' claims that when Keeper of the Privy Purse, Treasurer to the Queen and Receiver General of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Peat was appointed Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales, his instructions were to s

Princess Beatrice attends billionaire’s secret wedding in stunning ceremony

Actress Kate Hudson and fashion designer Stella McCartney were also in attendance according to Mail Online. Ms Zhukova is the ex-wife of businessman Roman Abrahomovic and the marriage was 24 hours earlier than expected with guests keeping the date a secret. Beatrice was spotted with her own fiancee property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as the pair went skiing ahead of the wedding. Royal surprise: The new couple set to join William and Kate Beatrice’s friendship with Ms Kloss has lead some t

Barron Trump dons same outfit as Melania while attending campaign fundraiser

Barron appeared taller than both of his parents and wore a green bomber over an all black outfit. According to the Daily Mail, Melania wore a similar coloured outfit over an all black outfit in 2017 when travelling to Texas to survey damage from Hurricane Harvey. Barron also wore an $80 (£61) pair of black New Balance sneakers. He is set to attend a fundraiser at his resort for the Trump Victory Fund. Trump is spending the weekend at Mar-a-Lago before his Senate impeachment trial begins. She

UK weather forecast: Extreme air pressure hits Britain with spell of fine weather

No rain is forecast for the UK Contrasting temperatures in the US and a south moving jet stream has pushed high pressure towards the UK. According to the Daily Mirror, Sunday evening through to the beginning of next week will see gauges pushed above 1,050 hectopascals - the measurement of air pressure, beating the 1992 high go 1049.2. Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill explained: "It's going to bring lots of fine settled weather and ears might pop a bit more than otherwise. "It will be lar

Johnson to give ministers ‘marks out of ten’ ahead of ‘Valentine’s Day reshuffle massacre’

According to Mail on Sunday, advisors suspected of being involved in leaks to the media have been told they are on a final warning. February 7 and February 14 are being mooted as likely dates for the reshuffle. A Downing Street source said ministers would get “marks out of ten” based on “ability to deliver the PM’s agenda”. They explained: “The post-Brexit reshuffle will focus on rewarding competence. “Delivery will be shown to matter more than profile raising.” House of Commons leader Jacob Re

Boris Unleashed: Shock cities in the running to host House of Lords

According to The Sunday Times, Mr Johnson last week ordered work on the practicality of such a move as an attempt to solidify gains in Labour heartlands. A government owned plot of land, next to York’s railway station, has been identified as a potential site, and would mark the first time York has been a centre of political power since the English Civil War. Birmingham is also thought to be in the running to become the new home of the House of Lords. One government source said: “The York propos

What does Tsai Ing-wen's landslide Taiwan election win mean for tense China relations?

Dr Jonathan Sullivan, the Director of China Programs at the University of Nottingham’s Asia Research Institute spoke to express.co.uk about how China could react to the result, he said the “PRC (People’s Republic of China) will continue to try to contain and stymie the Tsai government as much as possible, by maintaining the block on formal communications, poaching diplomatic allies, opposing Taiwan’s participation international society and trying to hold their ‘one China’ narrative in global dis

Harry and Meghan are deciding between two choices for future home says insider

A source told The Telegraph that the Sussex’s would prefer somewhere the Duchess is familiar with, with her hometown of Los Angeles and Toronto, where she filmed Suits, being contenders. Meghan had returned to Vancouver Island, to be with their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who had been left with a nanny and the family spent the festive period there. The area is popular with the rich and famous, with Stephanie Hunter, who helps top executive settle in the city telling the Daily Mail:

Tory MPs launch last ditch attempt to ensure Big Ben bongs to mark Brexit

Though House of Commons Commission chair - Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle - said he would not stand in the way should MPs wish to mark Brexit that way, a spokesman said the extra chime could cost at least £120,000 and contractors needed 14 days to carry out work ahead of the departure date. A total of 60 MPs, including Tory Brexiteer grandees Mark Francois, Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Sir Bill Cash and Sir John Redwood, have signed a letter to the Sunday Telegraph demanding the chiming take place. They sa
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