Prostitution has been been much discussed recently, in both the media and Parliament. However, there is far more to the industry than street-walking and drug addiction, as Heidi Blake finds out.
When I asked Corinne, an escort working in Yorkshire, which image she thought was most commonly brought to mind by the term 'prostitute', her answer was unequivocal. "People think of a mucky young girl, on drugs, standing on a street corner in a dirty area", she said. "But that's a misconception."
Men often expect women to look good with no thought of how they get there. Heidi Blake and Ellen Carpenter show them.
We were sitting in Goodricke bar one dark and stormy York night when a male acquaintance said something which got us thinking. Out of nowhere he volunteered, "It's so disgusting: my housemate doesn't see her boyfriend for two weeks at a time, and she doesn't shave her legs in between.
YUSU sabbatical officers have claimed that a game of "students' bingo" devised by them was "only a joke" and was never intended to be carried out, amidst accusations of "inappropriate and compromising behaviour"
Recent cuts in University accommodation has ignited controversy on campus over the prioritisation of international students in room allocation.
At an SU Executive meeting, Lucy Wickham and Micky Masefield, Langwith and Vanbrugh JCRC Chairs, expressed disapproval about the current policy of prioritisation in the light of current room shortages.
The Students' Union have admitted that they misrepresented advice from experts when passing the new constitution in an Executive Committee meeting last week.
The Committee had to decide whether abstentions from a UGM held in the previous week should be counted towards the vote, which would determine if the proposed constitution had passed.
FORMER JAMES College Treasurer, Ethan Conner, resigned last month following a drunken incident at a JCR Committee Meeting in which he exposed his genitalia to fellow members.
Conner, pictured opposite, had become intoxicated over lunch following what he described as a "bad morning".