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.

Endangered seahorse makes stunning comeback in the middle of lockdown

The Seahorse Trust revealed that in one dive at Studland Bay in Dorset, they found 16 spiny seahorses. This was the first sighting in two years and the largest since 2008. The charity put the sudden find down to reduced traffic due to the coronavirus lockdown. Neil Garrick-Maidment, the trust founder, told Sky News: "We have seen so many seahorses because the food chain has recovered, giving seahorses plenty of food to eat, and crucially, somewhere to hide. "The seagrass has started to repair i

Boris Johnson vows to provide security for Hong Kong citizens fearing authoritarian China

The Prime Minister made the remarks in an op-ed in Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post. Critics of the proposed legislation fear it would undermine Hong Kong’s political, economic and judicial autonomy, that China agreed to in the Joint Sino-British Declaration. Mr Johnson said: “There is something wonderful about the fact that a small island in the Pearl River Delta rose to become a great trading city and commercial powerhouse of East Asia. “Wonderful, but not accidental or fortuitous

North Korea breakthrough: South Korea President concocts plan to restore relations

In April's legislative elections, President Moon Jae-in’s Democratic Party won 180 of the 300 seats up for election. According to the Diplomat the positive news did not stop there for Mr Moon. The stock price of South Korean conglomerate railway rose 13.60 percent the day after the election and 46 percent in the first five trading days The railway is known to have been one of the main benefactors of increased cooperation between North and South Korea. President Moon has met with North Korean le

The surprising meaning behind the Queen’s iconic wave revealed

According to The Royal House of Windsor on Netflix, King George V drastically increased the monarch’s public engagements. George’s many public outings meant he would have to shake hands a lot. This, in turn, meant his wrist would ache a lot. His son King Edward VIII would have to visit a doctor after it began to ache from repetitive waving. The documentary explained: “Once on tour, the prince shook so many hands he was ordered by his doctor to rest his right hand and use his left.” As a result,

India confirms Trump has sent Modi an invitation to the G7 in huge boost to relations

Now, India has now confirmed it has received an invite from Trump. All four countries are members of the G20, while Russia was in the G8 before being suspended for annexing Crimea. The summit has been postponed until September. Trump told New Delhi in a phone call that he wanted to expand participation beyond the seven most advanced economies. India’s Ministry of External Affairs confirmed: “In this context, he extended an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the next G7 Summit to be hel

Donald Trump’s team reveal back-up plan if Twitter and Facebook ban POTUS

The Trump app was launched in April. It sometimes beats out the apps of established news brands such as CNN, New York Times or Reuters. Campaign Manager Brad Parscale told Reuters: “We have always been worried about Twitter and Facebook taking us offline and this serves as a backup.” Last week, Twitter decided to add warnings against the Trump claim that mail-in ballot results could not be trusted. For Trump supporters, the app gives the latest campaign news and replaces campaign rallies in a w

Coronavirus: Doctors run trial on Ibuprofen as effective coronavirus treatment

A team from London's Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and Kings College hypothesise the anti-inflammatory painkiller could treat breathing difficulties. The drug can cost less than £5 for a packet and if effective, could help keep patients off ventilators Prof Mitul Mehta, of Kings College London, said: "We need to do a trial to show that the evidence actually matches what we expect to happen." For this trial, half of patients will receive ibuprofen as well as usual care. The trial will use a spec

US Senator warns China is using Huawei to disrupt the special relationship with UK

The Arkansas Senator was speaking as debate continues as to whether Huawei can be trusted within the UK 5G network. There is concern that the telecommunications firm could allow Beijing backdoor access to sensitive information, something Huawei has always denied. Mr Cotton warned: “It is my hope that the special relationship remains strong although I fear China is attempting to drive a hi-tech wedge between us using Huawei. Washington has warned allies they risk being cut off from intelligence

Why coronavirus lockdown may have increased threat posed by THIS movement

Last week, the teenage suspect, who cannot be named due to their age, was charged with terrorist activity as well first-degree murder and attempted murder as Candian police believe the suspect was influenced by the incel movement. The Toronto Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement on May 19: "Terrorism comes in many forms and it's important to note that it is not restricted to any particular group, religion or ideology. "Incel refers to men who identify as invol

Carnage in Philadelphia as George Floyd protest turns violent – police cars on fire

Vehicles have been seen on fire We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. According to CBS, the protest began around noon around City Hall. Hundreds of people knelt in silence in memory of George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck. The protestors then marched down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to the Art

Boris Johnson gives Dominic Cummings final warning after COVID-19 lockdown row

This comes after public attention surrounded Mr Cummings over a trip he took from London to Durham whilst he and his wife were self-isolating after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Now, Mr Johnson wants his aide to stay out of the public eye and to avoid any further incidents. A senior Downing Street source told the Mail on Sunday: “Dom’s been firmly put in his place.” According to the newspaper, Mr Cummings has been blocked from making media appearances and writing blog posts. A Number 10 insid

Witness who claimed to have seen Cummings return to Durham AGAIN ‘made it up as a joke’

Meanwhile, it has been revealed that one of the witnesses to the first visit may have made a similar long-distance trip. According to the Mail on Sunday, the retired Chemistry teacher drove from his home in Barnard Castle to pick up his daughter who had been self-isolating at her boyfriend’s home in Berkshire. The daughter was seen at the family home last week, but the father insists he complied with relevant rules at the time. Meanwhile, the newspaper claimed the man who witnessed the alleged

Donald Trump wants to invite Vladimir Putin to next G7 meeting in explosive move

Donald Trump wants to invite Russia to the G7 We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. He also said he wanted to add Russia , Australia , India and South Korea to the summit. Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she could not commit to attending the summit in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. It had been planned to repla

Melania Trump generates Twitterstorm with her tweet on George Floyd protests

Mr Floyd was filmed being held down under the knee of a police officer. In video footage of the incident, he can be heard saying he could not breathe and later became unresponsive before dying. Mrs Trump tweeted: “Our country allows for peaceful protests, but there is no reason for violence. “I’ve seen our citizens unify & take care of one another through COVID19 & we can’t stop now. “My deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd. As a nation, let's focus on peace, prayers & healing.” Th

Humiliation for Labour as whip resigns from frontbench role after breaching lockdown

Rosie Duffield has resigned from the Labour frontbench We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. The Mail on Sunday revealed she met her married partner for a long walk in April. This happened before lockdown restrictions were eased allowing members of different households to meet. Ms Duffield said: "My partner and I have been attemptin

Outrage as Prince breaks lockdown to attend party in Spain - and then catches coronavirus

The nation’s royal palace said the prince, who is tenth in the line of succession, visited Spain for an internship on May 26. The 28-year-old then visited a party on May 28. He then tested positive. In total it is believed 27 people attended the party. Lockdown restrictions in Córdoba, the southern city Joachim visited prohibits gatherings of more than 15, according to the BBC. Police have launched an investigation into the party. Those who are found to have breached lockdown face fines up to €

Can you best the latest challenge set by reporters in today’s News Quiz?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. Our online quiz is a great challenge for all levels and abilities and focuses on the big events of the past week from the worlds of news and celebrity. Are you up for the challenge? Today's brilliant quiz has been set again by overnight reporter Gursimran Hans. So enjoy! But if YO

Fears of total war as China repeats threat to INVADE neighbouring Taiwan

Taiwan has been separate from mainland China since the nationalists lost the Chinese Civil War and were forced from the mainland in 1949. The official name of Taiwan is the Republic of China (ROC) and it claims to be the legitimate successor to the pre-war Chinese government instead of the current communist party led People’s Republic of China (PRC). Li Zuocheng, chief of the joint staff department declared in Beijing: “If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people’s armed fo

Coronavirus map LIVE: UK hospital death toll jumps 177 - total rises above 30,500

Those areas yet to see their peak include Ashford in Kent, Broadland in Norfolk, Carlisle in Cumbria, Doncaster in South Yorkshire, Eden in Cumbria, Fenland in Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire, Hinckley and Bosworth in Leicestershire, Kettering in Northamptonshire, North Somerset, Preston in Lancashire, Richmondshire in North Yorkshire, Rother in East Sussex, Selby in North Yorkshire, South Norfolk, Tonbridge and Malling in Kent, Wrexham in North Wales and Wyre in Lancashire. It comes after North S

Trump rage: Furious POTUS announces the US will stop funding ‘Chinese controlled’ WHO

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Sign up fornow and never miss the top politics stories again. Speaking from the Rose Garden, the US President said he wanted to redirect funds to other areas. Trump accused China of having total control over the organisation. He told reporters: “We have detailed the reforms that [the WHO] must make and engage with them directly, but they have refused to act
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