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

Diddy faces new sexual assault allegation by sixth accuser

Diddy faces new sexual assault allegation by sixth accuser

Music mogul and personality Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has faced continual accusations of sexual assault over the last six months, including a recent leaked CCTV video. Now, a sixth accuser has come forward. TW: This article includes references and descriptions of sexual violence and assault. Reader discretion is advised. Rapper and record producer Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been hit with a wave of sexual assault accusations over the past six...

By London, UK
Indie act ‘Washed Out’ releases first OpenAI Sora music video

Indie act ‘Washed Out’ releases first OpenAI Sora music video

A new song called ‘The Hardest Part’ by the artist Washed Out was created entirely using OpenAI’s Sora, which converts text prompts to realistic video. The first of its kind, it is both impressive and terrifying, depending on where you stand. It seems like every week we’re writing about AI. Using text prompts to create auto-generated content has exploded in popularity in the past two years. Where once it seemed like...

By London, UK
Why did Earth Day choose to prioritise plastics this year?

Why did Earth Day choose to prioritise plastics this year?

Every year, Earth Day picks a specific environmental theme to focus on. Why did it select plastics for 2024? Did you take part in Earth Day this year? As part of its annual events and activism, this environmental movement places emphasis on a specific theme. In 2024, plastic was the central focus, with Earth Day’s website providing plenty of statistics on the damage and dangers of disposing of our rubbish...

By London, UK
What is Earth Day and why do we mark it every year?

What is Earth Day and why do we mark it every year?

Earth Day takes place on the 22nd April every year, with more than 190 countries participating around the world. What is Earth Day, and why is it a big deal? This week, the world is celebrating and participating in Earth Day, a moment taken each year to consider our environmental impact and highlight the importance of sustainable living. Created in 1970 in the US, the movement was originally intended to...

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Study suggests increased UK takeaway habits survived pandemic

Study suggests increased UK takeaway habits survived pandemic

Our appetite for delivered fast food saw a huge spike during lockdowns and the pandemic. However, new research suggests that the public never stopped, as numbers remain high years after COVID19’s peak. Were you guilty of one too many takeaways during the pandemic? It seems that many of us in the UK increased our junk food habits amidst lockdowns and COVID19 restrictions, with platforms such as Just Eat, Deliveroo, and...

By London, UK
What’s going on with Billie Eilish and the vinyl backlash?

What’s going on with Billie Eilish and the vinyl backlash?

Singer songwriter Billie Eilish faced pushback online this week after criticising artists for releasing multiple vinyl variants. In response, she said she wasn’t targeting any one artist in particular. Billie Eilish made it clear last week that she doesn’t like artists releasing multiple versions of their albums on vinyl, describing the practice as ‘wasteful’ in an interview with Billboard last week. The singer and her mother Maggie Baird had been...

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New research finds Gen Z prefer social video over TV

New research finds Gen Z prefer social video over TV

Streaming giants such as Netflix, Disney +, and Paramount could be facing problems in the future, as a new study finds Gen Zers prefer social video and live streaming over traditional television shows. Remember the days when your family would settle down for the evening, turn on the TV, and jump into the latest episode of Doctor Who? If you’re a younger Gen Zer, you probably don’t. New research

By London, UK
Facebook sees Gen Z boost after relaunching ‘poke’ feature

Facebook sees Gen Z boost after relaunching ‘poke’ feature

Once a staple of Millennial internet use, Facebook has reintroduced the long-defunct ‘poke’ feature to its platform, allowing users to mildly annoy one another at their leisure. If you’re a Millennial, you probably know exactly what we mean when discussing Facebook’s long lost ‘poke’ feature. Although simple, the ‘poke’ button allowed friends to flirt with one another, receive attention, or simply keep up a long-running gag for the thrill of it....

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Is Currys Fortnite ‘Trash Tycoon’ e-waste project genuine?

Is Currys Fortnite ‘Trash Tycoon’ e-waste project genuine?

UK tech retailer Currys has collaborated with Epic Games’ Fortnite with its new ‘Trash Tycoon’ gaming experience. Is it genuinely educational or is it corporate greenwashing for PR purposes? The UK’s largest technology retailer Currys has created a new ‘video game experience’ within Epic Games’ Fortnite called ‘Trash Tycoon.’ The game sees players run around a map that visually represents over 880 million unused and broken tech items currently being...

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Banana prices to go up as global temperature increases

Banana prices to go up as global temperature increases

Top experts say that bananas are likely to become more expensive as climate change and increased temperatures affect supply chains. Bad news for banana lovers this week. Pascal Liu, senior economist at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, has said that climate change is an ‘enormous threat’ to banana supplies. It will also intensify problems caused by fast-spreading diseases and fruit availability. The World Banana Forum is to meet next week...

By London, UK