Online shopping. Photo by Pixabay.

Here are your rights for online shopping

I bought a pair of trainers from a private seller on an online marketplace. The advert said they were Asics but when they arrived the branding said Basics. They are clearly not what was advertised and they are terrible quality. Do I have any rights? What can I do?

Is our reliance on technology making us lazy?

Is our reliance on technology making us lazy?

Mobile phones and iPads aside, it doesn’t seem like we have advanced too much over the past decade. Let’s face it, we aren’t living in the fantasy world that Marty McFly visited in ‘Back to the Future’. There may be no flying cars or holographic waiters as of yet, but compared to when I was a child, technology is advancing at a scarily fast pace, writes Abbie Dodson.

Boi Bumba festival in Brazil.

Amazing Amazon adventure

I watched a TV documentary on the mighty Amazon and was smitten, however my wife fancied a Caribbean cruise. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines solved the domestic, as their good ship Braemar was visiting the Amazon region along with four Caribbean islands, writes Chris Hutchinson.

Mark Cottingham, principal of Shirebrook Academy.

School volunteers should not replace paid employees

With the funding situation in some schools as it is, I was not completely surprised to read that an academy chain in the south of the country was looking for volunteers to fill roles usually reserved for paid employees, writes Mark Cottingham, principal of Shirebrook Academy.

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa.

Growth in frontline policing numbers will help protect communities

Every PCC and chief constable strives to protect their communities with the very best resources, technology and personnel. The years of austerity have crippled our ability to do this but there is finally light at the end of the tunnel with provision being made to grow our frontline again and increase the safety of local people.

Julie Richards, principal of Chesterfield College.

Stand up for fair funding for colleges by signing petition

Every day I see the difference further education makes which is what drives me to keep championing the need to stop the funding cuts that are affecting it so deeply. When I see others with the same drive it makes me hopeful that this vital part of our education system will continue for future generations, writes Julie Richards, principal of Chesterfield College.

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