Harriet Bignell

Harriet is a second year English Literature BA undergraduate at Warwick University. She is also Student Brand Ambassador for the i newspaper.

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The dress contained a label reading “forced to work exhausting hours”

The Primark ‘cry for help’ won't change my shopping habits

I don't take pleasure in buying cheap clothes. But what am I supposed to do when I can't afford the ethical alternatives?

Pigging out on bacon doubles the risk of heart failure

Men who gorge themselves on bacon every day are doubling the risk of heart failure, new research has shown.

An underdog's tale: The rise and rise of university dodgeball teams

Dodgeball is a word more commonly associated with Ben Stiller, quirky characters and easily quotable material, rather than the competitive sport, growing in popularity, that it actually is.

Student City guide: Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa, whilst not actually a city, is fantastic town for students to live in due to its buzz of constant activity. This is the town that a vast majority of Warwick students move to once they leave campus, regardless of the fact that Warwick University is actually situated in Coventry.

Image taken from the first CubeSat's camera; the team are currently working on further developing the satellite

Warwick University students build satellite to be launched into space in 2015

A team of Warwick University engineers have designed and built a satellite that will be launched about 100km into space from the Swedish National Space Centre in the spring of 2015.

Warwick students break university staff strikes by holding self-run lectures

A group of history undergraduates at Warwick are causing controversy by organising their own student-led lectures while their tutors go on strike.

Warwick women rowers strip off for charity. But is that okay?

Warwick's female rowers have made another controversial nude calendar

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Scottish referendum: The Yes vote was the love that dared speak its name, but it was not to be

Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

Boyd Tonkin on the fall-out from the Scottish referendum
Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam