They are the Millennials, Generation Y, spawn of the Baby Boomers, as au fait with digital and electronic technology as their parents were with Ford Cortinas and leg warmers – and they are the business leaders of tomorrow. PlymouthLive is proud to present our 35 Under 35 – the Professionals list. This line-up of 35 young white-collar business hotshots, all aged 35 or under, is not an exclusive list, but a snapshot of the talent pool in Plymouth. In 2017 PlymouthLive debuted the 35 and under list with a look at the entrepreneurs, from virtual reality pioneers to someone brewing beer in a shed. This list is for those working in the professions: lawyers, accountants, wealth managers, property consultants, engineers, and more. The roll call reveals a little about the young generation and how they see the world. Most are university educated, though the first of the new apprenticeship-trained achievers are starting to appear. Many were educated locally, proving Plymouth can … [Read more...] about 35 under 35: Plymouth’s super-smart rising stars
British journal of criminology
Coming of age in the Thatcher era left people paranoid about burglary, while those who reached adulthood under Tony Blair are more concerned about anti-social behaviour, a new study suggests. Researchers at the universities of Sheffield and Southampton discovered that people’s perception of crime is biased by the political agenda from when they were aged between 15 and 25. Young adulthood is known to be a time when people form key opinions and are most sensitive to social events. To find out if there was a generational difference between perceived fear of crime, researchers analysed 30 years of data from the British Crime Survey involving 440,000 people which recorded attitudes to crime alongside age. They found that those who grew up under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher (1979-1990) or John Major (1990-1997) expressed the greatest level of worry about domestic burglary - the same generation who witnessed a dramatic rise in property crime during the 1980s. Meanwhile, the … [Read more...] about Why growing up under Thatcher left Britons paranoid about burglary
On a crisp, sunny morning a couple of official vehicles, including a police car, pull into a quiet cul-de-sac in a seaside town. Officers get out and knock on the door of one of the houses, then proceed to search it: every cupboard is opened, every box. Old furniture is pulled out of the garage. The officers, who are from both London and the local council, and are funded by National Trading Standards, scour the property, hunting for illegal skin-lightening products imported from Asia and Africa. Jars are bagged and tagged while the inhabitants of the house are interviewed. These products will be sent to a lab and tested. If they meet legal requirements, they will be returned. If they don’t, they will be destroyed, and a formal criminal prosecution will begin. Not all products that purport to lighten the skin are illegal, but many creams from outside the EU contain chemicals banned under safety regulations. These include mercury and hydroquinone – which with prolonged … [Read more...] about Skin-lightening creams are dangerous – yet business is booming. Can the trade be stopped?