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‘It was very challenging to keep the bookshop open during lockdown’

By Teo Coroiu 

At one point during the first lockdown, Sue Finn, the owner of the Wivenhoe Bookshop had to work alone behind locked doors doing free local delivery by bicycle, mail order.

During the third national lockdown, they joined Bookshop.org which was set up in the USA, and last year in this country, to challenge Amazon’s market dominance in book sales. Continue reading ‘It was very challenging to keep the bookshop open during lockdown’

Tesco’s new pledge to protect Brazil Amazon under scrutiny by Essex University

By Anca Miron 

Tesco is by no means “doing enough to cut off Amazon deforestation,” Human Rights student Molly Rennie said. 

The UK’s biggest supermarket seller threatens to boycott Brazilian produce in response to Brazil’s proposed legislation to open up Amazon to more exploitation.  Continue reading Tesco’s new pledge to protect Brazil Amazon under scrutiny by Essex University

Colchester Zoo Reopens to Visitors

By Lily Morris

The beloved Essex zoo reopened its gates to visitors on 12 April for the first time since Christmas Eve 2020.

Colchester zoo was finally able to welcome back visitors last month as lockdown restrictions were gradually easing for the first time since the introduction to the third lockdown in January. Zoos, shops, gyms, and pubs could once again open their doors to the public from Monday. Continue reading Colchester Zoo Reopens to Visitors