B**P REWIND: Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

15th July 2018

One of the worst things that can happen to a horror franchise is for it to be dragged out and overused. We’ve seen it happen to many before, classic horrors literally slaughtering themselves; Scream and Saw were murdered by many pointless sequels, making the original masterpieces redundant. It seems like this is exactly what has […]

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Film review- Sicario 2: Soldado

13th July 2018

It’s at this point I realise Josh Brolin stars in three of my top ten films this year so far. Sicario 2: Soldado is the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s teeth-gritting tour-de-force from 2015. It stars Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro as two terrible people in a terrible world where terrible things happen. These two […]

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A week in mild amusement

12th July 2018

Booked for diving In an incident reminiscent of the 2010 story of the Chilean miners comes the 2018 story of the chilly young minors. 12 young boys and their football coach in Thailand have been rescued from an underwater cave they were trapped in for 17 days. The team is in such a weakened state […]

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B**P REWIND: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

12th July 2018

Truman Capote’s classic novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s is brief, wistful and filled with a prominent sense of longing from both the unnamed narrator and Holly Golightly, the protagonist. Published in 1958,the novella follows a year and a half in Holly Golightly’s company – something that is rare, as precious as a diamond and as sought […]

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Well That’s One Way To Transport a Cow…

10th July 2018

South Wales Police has launched an investigation after photos of a calf in the back of a Volkswagen Passat emerged on Facebook. Despite not being fully grown, a calf can still weigh up to 500kg making this a really dangerous load to transport in a car. Overloading a car can cause issues with braking and steering […]

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Don’t Antagonise Trump

9th July 2018

Donald Trump is certainly a larger than life character. With his overly confident personality, dubious looking tan, and a haircut that no man is likely to aspire to copy, he gives those protesting against his government policy plenty of ammunition to fire. Protesters love a good effigy, and the effigy planned for Trump’s visit is […]

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Is Bieber Engaged?

9th July 2018

It is usually painfully difficult to discover anything about Justin Bieber’s love life. The star ensures that the media can never be 100% certain about his relationship status or exactly who he is dating and if Selena Gomez is in the picture somehow. Well, supporters of #jelena will be devastated to know that Justin is […]

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Starbucks Employee Sacked

9th July 2018

Despite being crippling for sufferers, speech impediments are one of the few remaining disabilities that people are usually able to mock without consequence. Thankfully that looks to be changing as Starbucks fire an employee who made fun of a customer who stuttered while placing his order. The incident took place at a Philadelphia branch and […]

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The Importance of Saying No

8th July 2018

In life we often get told to grab every opportunity possible, which means saying ‘yes’ a lot of the time to a lot of things. Even the things that scare you and push you right out of your comfort zone. What we don’t often hear in life is someone telling us about the importance of […]

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What Annoyed the Internet This Week?

6th July 2018

Despite movie production being impossible without them, actors act as though they have no control whatsoever over decisions made with regard to casting. This week, Scarlett Johansson has come under fire again for ‘stealing’ a role in a movie from a marginalised person. Two years ago, she played Major Motoko Kusanagi in the live-action version […]

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What to Buy for University

6th July 2018

While it’s July and university seems such a while away, it’s not a bad idea to start getting ready for it. Even if you only begin collecting a few bits and bobs now, it saves you from having to go out on a mad dash after results day to gather everything you need for your […]

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Historical North East: Stephenson’s Rocket

5th July 2018

From June until September Newcastle Discovery Museum is hosting Rocket, one of the most renowned Steam Locomotives to ever journey on Britain’s railways. Though not the first steam locomotive, it resembled a culmination of years of engineering innovation and when completed was the most advanced steam locomotive of its day. Rocket was the brainchild of […]

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How to Show Appreciation for Others

5th July 2018

Showing others affection is one of the most human things you can do. But sometimes a birthday card and a present isn’t really enough, so we thought we’d put together a few ideas on how to show appreciation for others in little, but important, ways. Cook them a meal People love feeling appreciated, and nothing […]

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Tips for Planning a Long Travel Holiday

5th July 2018

While most 18-year-olds head off to Magaluf or Zante for their summer holidays, some choose to do something a little different and disappear from the UK for a month or so. Guess which one I ended up doing? Yeah, the disappearing for a month one. Such trips aren’t as easy to plan as ones to […]

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The Most Jobsworth-y Jobs

4th July 2018

Defined by the dictionary as ‘an official who upholds petty rules even at the expense of humanity or common sense’, everyone has had the misfortune of encountering a jobsworth. You may work with one or you may have had a bad run-in with one while trying to go about your daily life. Certain professions attract […]

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4 films to talk about on your first day in prison

4th July 2018

We’ve all been there. It’s day one, we’ve got our orange onesie and our toothbrush. We step out into the yard but we don’t fancy punching the biggest guy there because we’re a coward. How should we break the ice to ensure a pleasant stay in the big house? The answer: appeal to the artistic […]

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The Best Pre-Paid Travel Card for Young People

4th July 2018

More young people than ever are going travelling than ever before and so the need for pre-paid travel cards is expanding. Pre-paid travel cards are great ways to keep your money safe while abroad as you load money onto them straight from your bank and they’re converted into the currency of your choice. You can […]

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A week in mild amusement

3rd July 2018

Fridge geezer A South African woman is recovering in hospital after she was discovered alive in a mortuary fridge. Paramedics had declared her dead following a road accident. The ambulance company retains that she had shown ‘no signs of life’, which as a student, is more than can be said for some of the things […]

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GoT Star Says Celeb Cameos are ‘Stupid’

3rd July 2018

Actor Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor in Game of Thrones, said having famous people appear in the show is ‘stupid’. During the several seasons of the show, there have been dozens of musicians and bands appearing on screen. Kristian believes that having these modern well-known faces completely takes you out of the show. ‘I’m not a […]

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M. Night

First Poster for M. Night’s ‘Glass’

2nd July 2018

M. Night Shyamalan has shown the first poster for his upcoming movie, Glass. After directing Unbreakable and The Sixth Sense and The Village all around the start of the century, he became prolific for his plot twists. Some were done better than others, however, he stole the limelight again in 2016 with Split, starring James […]

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Cheryl and Liam announce split

It’s official – all over now

2nd July 2018

So it is official. Liam Payne and Cheryl have announced their break up via social media, the only way to announce to the world these days, that your relationship is over/someone has died/what you had for dinner – delete where applicable. The former X-Factor contestant and the former X-Factor judge were together long enough to […]

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‘Bag Rage’ Taking Over Australia

2nd July 2018

Despite Australia being home to the wondrous Great Barrier Reef which has endured years of pollution resulting in irreversible damage, some Australians seem quite reluctant to take measures to save the planet. (Polluted wildlife in the Great Barrier Reef) Major supermarket chains is all but two states will now be fined if they provide single-use […]

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Update: Katy Perry Hasn’t Flopped

2nd July 2018

When Katy Perry released her latest album Witness, it was a huge disappointment, not just to pop music, but to her loyal fans too. It was far too ‘aimed’ at a certain audience and just didn’t reflect the emotion, lyrical genius and genuine fun of all of Perry’s other records. I was disappointed and disillusioned […]

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Why I’m No Longer Teetotal

2nd July 2018

The first thing people used to say to me when I told them I didn’t drink was ‘oh, you’ll grow out of it’. It used to drive me absolutely mad. But for good reason, even if I am a now seasoned gin drinker. Since I wrote about why I was teetotal a little while ago, […]

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This Week’s Game News in a Nutshell

1st July 2018

Overwatch is getting an unlikely new hero, PUBG has dropped the lawsuit it was filing against rival Battle Royale game Fortnite and Drake might be a fan of Final Fantasy. Starting with Overwatch, we have a new hero in our midst, as Hammond makes his way to the roster. A literal hamster in a mech, […]

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Filled with More Than Helium

1st July 2018

There’s also the racism, sexism and general stupidity. People don’t like Trump, as any talk show or late-night show host would have you believe. But with the president’s visit just around the corner, the people of the UK want to show their appreciation of the orange buffoon with a huge balloon. Activist Leo Murray launched […]

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Danny Dyer and Brexit: Finally Some Sense?

1st July 2018

Since the airing of ITV’s Good Morning Britain’s one-off show Good Evening Britain, featuring guests ranging from Jeremy Corbyn to Pamela Anderson to Ed Balls and Danny Dyer, a clip of the latter has been doing the rounds on social media. During a panel interview with Dyer, Corbyn and Anderson, led by hosts Piers Morgan […]

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Dungeons Offering Redheads Free Entry

29th June 2018

Doesn’t get more British than this does it? With the UK basking in a heatwave currently, where better to spend it than underground in the Dungeons of Blackpool. Especially if you’re of the ginger disposition. No disrespect, heat can be troublesome when all you do is turn a bright shade of red. We’ve all been there. […]

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Ant-Man and the Wasp Review Roundup

29th June 2018

The first reviews for Ant-Man and the Wasp are rolling in before ahead of its release very soon. Starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the superhero duo as they take on an all-new villain. Many saw the first Ant-Man as a welcome breather from the slog that was Age of Ultron, which helped its […]

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DC

DC Streaming Service Details

28th June 2018

Since the announcement that DC would be creating its own streaming service, fans have wondered just what that would entail. In the past few months, details have been incredibly rare, aside from a few announcements of shows that would feature on the service. The company announced it would feature comics, movies and series’ on the […]

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Live Firearms Exercise Causes Fires

28th June 2018

Two grass fires at a military training area in Northumberland were caused by sparks from bullets, the Ministry of Defence has stated. The two fires, 15km apart, have been burning since Sunday in Otterburn. The area contains possible unexploded ordinance, so the Ministry has made no attempt to extinguish the fires yet. The fires, each […]

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Spain

Curing the Midweek Blues

28th June 2018

It’s not easy restoring ancient artworks. From tapestries to statues we as humans love preserving all of our old junk don’t we? Well, one town in Spain, famous for botching one restoration is back at it again. Well, one parish in Spain asked a local workshop to give their statue of St. George slaying the […]

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A ginger’s guide to the sunny weather

28th June 2018

I’m not saying I wish the sun would get lost. But as one of those blessed with ginger locks, I sort of wish the sun would get lost. It’s not a stereotype that at least a large portion of we who are kissed by fire, don’t tan. We make an almost instantaneous transition from two […]

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8am lectures..really?

28th June 2018

Students at Durham University are angry at plans that could require them to start at 8 am to attend lectures. To put it another way, an institution whose purpose is to prepare young people for work is asking those young people to get up at a fairly standard working time. To put it another way, Kieran […]

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Pride Month: Stonewall Anniversary

28th June 2018

June is the month of LGBTQ+ Pride – and rightly so. It is the same month during which the Stonewall Riots in Greenwhich Village, New York City took place. In fact, in 1969 on this day, the Stonewall Riots broke out after police were too rough with one customer in a known gay bar in […]

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50 Cent Mocks Terry Crews Over Harassment

27th June 2018

Famous rapper 50 Cent has met with backlash after mocking Terry Crews for speaking out on sexual-harassment. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star talked about claims a few months ago, that he had been groped at a party he and his wife had attended. Crews had recently given a speech to US politicians talking about being groped […]

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Spider-Man Sequel Titled Revealed by Star

27th June 2018

Tom Holland just can’t keep a secret, can he? While Marvel traditionally plans out its titles several years again, the studio has been oddly secretive about anything beyond 2019. This is most definitely due to the events of Infinity War, Disney’s highest grossing movie to date. Well, thanks to Marvel’s least discreet actor, we now […]

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Catfish Resumes

27th June 2018

After allegations of sexual misconduct against were deemed not credible, Nev Schulman has been able to resume production of his hit MTV show Catfish. Filming of the series had been put on hold while the network investigated the allegations. Ayissha Morgan, a guest on season 4 of the show, made a YouTube video claiming that […]

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4 people we hated more than the villain

27th June 2018

There are some truly reprehensible villains out there. In both fiction and reality. Sometimes though, the bloke posited as our ultimate bad guy isn’t half as bad as the slimeball in the background. Here are our picks for the characters who, honestly, were worse than the official antagonist. Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter) If you’ve ever […]

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Charts and That

27th June 2018

Another Tuesday another bunch of lists. Welcome back to Charts and That where Mario Tennis Aces, Ocean’s 8 and Clean Bandit are all at the top. First up, movies, where Jurassic World has been succeeded by Ocean’s 8, the all-female reboot of the heist franchise. With decent reviews, we’re going to guess this isn’t moving […]

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heat

Health Warnings Issued as Heatwave Continues

26th June 2018

The Met Office has issued a yellow health warning from Tuesday to Thursday, meaning there is an 80% chance of heat being a risk to health. Fears that the heat could potentially buckle train tracks pushed Network Rail to introduce speed restrictions. The hot weather is expected to last until the weekend, where temperatures are […]

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Women and the World Cup

26th June 2018

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ll know the World Cup is in full swing at the moment and it’s making a lot of people happy. It’s also making a lot of people (really, we mean ‘men’/boys) quite bitter. Exhibit A: Girls jumping on the ‘it’s coming home’ bandwagon when last week they thought rashford […]

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A week in mild amusement

26th June 2018

*Rubs eyes* I only took a couple of weeks off, I wonder what I missed. *Checks news* Oh Christ. Arbeit Macht cry So Trump was keeping children in camps at the border without their parents. Constant clips of crying younglings, distraught at the removal of their loved ones, shocked the world. The last time a […]

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82 Chihuahuas Found in Birmingham House

26th June 2018

82 chihuahuas have been discovered at a house in Birmingham after police were called to investigate a death. The house was reported as ‘[looking] like an earthquake had hit [it]’. The RSPCA were called to the property in Birmingham after police raised concerns about conditions. Some had matted coats and fleas, with others having burns, […]

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Ed Sheeran Stopped Concert For a Wee

26th June 2018

Imagine, you’re on stage, doing a set of your most famous songs, but you’ve had one too many waters. So you stop the set (twice), go for a well-needed pee and then continue on. Yep, Ed Sheeran stopped his gig after performing Galway Girl on Saturday night, because he ‘needed a pee’. Three songs later, […]

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Best Things to Do This Summer

25th June 2018

For all Year 13 students, this summer is a summer of freedom. It’s super long and super final – it’s going to be the last summer you’ll have with all of your school mates before uni and life sets in forever. So, here’s our list of the best things to do this summer to make […]

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Should Criminals’ Families Lose Their Homes?

25th June 2018

Since the beginning of 2018, 1300 stabbings have taken place in London and gang violence is becoming more severe. Rather than allocating the police and local councils a budget that allows them to combat rising crime, Home Office Minister Victoria Atkins believes that families of gang members should have their council houses taken away to […]

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#YEAR13PROBLEMS

25th June 2018

The final column For the very last time, hello and welcome to the #YEAR13PROBLEMS column. From Year 10’s problems of uniforms, ignorance to suicide and to Zayn Malik leaving One Direction to Year 11’s problems of ageism against young people to the GCSE English exam and to female superheroes, it has been a wild ride. […]

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Film review: Hereditary

24th June 2018

A modern wide-release horror that doesn’t rely solely on jump scares? Next, you’ll be telling me it features a creepy and well-done performance from a child. What’s that? Oh well, now you’ve got me. Hereditary is the first feature film from writer/director Ari Aster. It’s an intense horror that centres on a grieving family after […]

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Terminator 6 – It’s Coming Back

24th June 2018

After the spectacular disappointment that was Terminator Genisys, there had been some speculation if the franchise was finally dead. But, the sixth movie in the franchise is in production with the return of James Cameron and Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fans are hopeful that this means things could get back on track. The first […]

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