Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m Charlie (He/Him), the Editor In Chief at Thred. I studied English at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for pop culture. You can find me curating playlists, designing article headline images, and sipping cider on a Thursday. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred.

I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As a music enthusiast I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for pop culture news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making visuals for our website or editing articles for Jamie I can usually be found crafting playlists and making art on Photoshop.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an end-of-week beverage.

      

Latest Stories from Charlie

Survey finds one third of Gen Z avoiding retirement savings

Survey finds one third of Gen Z avoiding retirement savings

Remember when retirement funds were a given? According to a new study, more Gen Zers are avoiding saving for old age and not thinking about their finances long-term. A new report from Bankrate says that 31% of Gen Z have not invested in their retirement savings over the last two years. This is a higher rate than older generations. 23% of Millennials aren’t saving, and an overall average of 24%...

By London, UK
Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

Pallet ‘pop up’ shelters used to help combat homelessness

What if you could build a house in less than an hour? The US company Pallet has created a shelter that does just that in an effort to fight homelessness. It can be a huge task building homes. Planning, construction, and plumbing can take months and even years, with sizeable costs and materials required before you can start. These nifty temporary shelters from Pallet skip all of those obstacles, however,...

By London, UK
Opinion – idolising billionaire bosses is a risk to worker rights

Opinion – idolising billionaire bosses is a risk to worker rights

A new, lengthy article by Rolling Stone has outlined Kanye’s culture of bullying, pornography, and emotional abuse at Adidas. Alongside Elon Musk’s chaotic Twitter takeover, it’s time we stopped idealising billionaire bosses and prioritised worker rights. Kanye West is back in the news again this week after Rolling Stone published an exclusive article outlining years of emotional bullying and extreme, sexually charged meetings at Yeezy. It follows on from an...

By London, UK
NASA says astronauts will be living on moon by 2030

NASA says astronauts will be living on moon by 2030

Think inhabiting the moon is stuff of science fiction fantasy? One NASA official reckons it will be a reality by the end of this decade, with the latest Artemis 1 mission the ‘first step.’ Astronauts could be living and working on the moon by 2030, one NASA official says. Head of US agency Orion lunar programme, Howard Hu, reckons that humans will be able to live in specially made habitats and...

By London, UK
Study shows most musicians can’t afford equipment

Study shows most musicians can’t afford equipment

New research by charity Help Musicians says that over 90% of all musicians can no longer afford equipment to perform live shows. Being a musician is a tough ordeal in the age of streaming. Most consumers aren’t buying CDs or vinyl, with touring and merchandise usually serving as the main sources of income for most independent artists. Now, new research suggests that things are worse than first thought. A study...

By London, UK
Report says recession leaving Gen Z the worst off

Report says recession leaving Gen Z the worst off

A cost of living crisis, stagnant wages, and shrinking economies are leaving young people worst off, according to a new study. Many Gen Zers are unable to save or invest for the future. This may not come as much of a surprise, but it turns out Gen Z may be financially struggling more than any other generation. New survey data from financial services company DailyPay found that only 28% of...

By London, UK
New study finds drug testing sites make festivals safer

New study finds drug testing sites make festivals safer

A survey analysed 250,000 festival attendees, examining the impacts of drug-checking provisions. It found that drug use did not go up, but instead festivals were safer overall. A new study by The Loop and Liverpool University suggests that drug testing facilities at festivals ensure a safer environment, with no particular uptake in use. Research published in Drugs, Habits and Social Policy looked at provisions available at festivals from 2016...

By London, UK
Exclusive – COP 27’s Decarbonisation Day with Michael Backlund

Exclusive – COP 27’s Decarbonisation Day with Michael Backlund

We spoke to Climate Science president and climate and peace activist Michael Backlund about COP27, decarbonisation, and how young people can get involved in fighting against the climate emergency. Friday of COP27’s first week was officially ‘Decarbonisation Day’, where leaders and attendees will discuss various technologies and campaigns to lower the carbon levels in our atmosphere, as well as examine our transition into a low carbon economy. To get a...

By London, UK
Exclusive – COP27’s Science Day with Ann Makosinski

Exclusive – COP27’s Science Day with Ann Makosinski

We spoke to inventor and public speaker Ann Makosinski about science, climate change, and how COP27 can help young people to get their voices heard. We’re back with another exclusive chat with Ann Makosinski, the inventory and public speaker from Canada. In 2013 she won the Google Science Fair with a novel flashlight that uses Peltier tiles to transform human thermal energy into light. She also created the eDrink, a...

By London, UK
What issues will world leaders be focusing on at COP27?

What issues will world leaders be focusing on at COP27?

COP27 is kicking off in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and will be continuing for the next two weeks. What will the summit address since COP26, and what should world leaders focus on? We spoke to Youthtopia’s Melati Wijsen to find out. We’re back. It’s another year of COP, this time in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. World leaders will need to discuss pledges, goals, IPCC reports, the ever-growing natural disasters occurring...

By London, UK