How to Memorise Effectively

24th April 2018

The human memory is an amazing yet unpredictable thing. You may remember a totally irrelevant conversation from 10 years ago word perfectly, but you can’t remember any of the speech you spent hours revising yesterday. The frustrating thing about memorisation is that it often doesn’t matter how much you try to remember something- it’s all […]

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Extinct bird discovered to have been shot in the head

A week in mild amusement

24th April 2018

Prince TBC, mighty is he An unemployed woman on state benefits has had her third child at the cost of the British taxpayer. Or, as The Sun didn’t write it, the Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby boy. At the time of writing, they have not released the child’s name. I’m hoping […]

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Verne Troyer Dies Aged 49

24th April 2018

Verne Troyer, best known for his role in the Austin Powers movies, has died at the age of 49. He was 2ft 8in tall and also played Griphook in the first Harry Potter movie, (the vault goblin). He starred in dozens of movies and even appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. He has […]

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MasterChef Marathon Runner Dies

23rd April 2018

A MasterChef semi-finalist has died after collapsing during the London Marathon, it has been confirmed. Matt Campbell, 29, collapsed after he hit the 22.5-mile mark, he was then taken to hospital where he later died. He appeared on BBC’s MasterChef: The Professionals in December 2017 and was running in the race for his father who […]

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Avicii’s Ex Posts Tribute

23rd April 2018

Avicii’s ex-girlfriend has posted a tribute on social media, after his untimely death at the age of 28-years-old. Otherwise known as Tim Bergling, he died in Oman on Friday and the cause of death is not known as of yet. Emily Goldberg wrote that during the two years they spent together, she thought of him […]

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Man Jailed for 50 Years For Stealing Fajitas

23rd April 2018

Former juvenile detention centre employee, Gilberto Escamilla, 53, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing fajitas. If 50 years seems a bit harsh to you, it’s worth noting that Escamilla didn’t just steal one or two fajitas- he stole $1,251,578 worth of the Mexican delicacy. Even so, 50 years in jail for this still […]

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Film Review: Rampage

21st April 2018

I swear about 80% of The Rock’s lines in this film are just the word ‘George’. Rampage is the second movie to technically be based on a video-game released this year and also the second giant-monster smashing movie in the past month. It stars Dwayne ‘The John’ Rockson as primatologist Dwayne Johnson. Johnson’s apparent best […]

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The Return of the Kanye

21st April 2018

In a series of tweets, after his return to social media, Kanye West revealed he will be releasing two albums. The first of which would be a solo record with ‘7 songs’ which is due out on 1st June. The second will be a collaboration, a week later on 8th June. The collab will be […]

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NEW MUSIC: JANELLE MONAE ft. GRIMES

21st April 2018

While the empowerment of women and gender fluidity are the hot topics of our timelines and newsfeeds, the latest release from the eclectic Janelle Monae is definitely harder hitting in a more ‘feminine’ way than other attempts of late. Particularly than that of the declaration made by Kendall Jenner in the Lil Dicky track ‘Freaky Friday’. Miss […]

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Former British Colony Renamed ‘eSwatini’

20th April 2018

You may not notice, but the makeup of nation-states in the world changes fairly regularly. In the land-grabbing era of colonialism, the trend was for states to lose their sovereignty and become assimilated into an altogether more powerful entity. Today, the opposite is occurring – new states have emerged at pace since the mid 20th century. The British colony of […]

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God of War Director Reacts to Scores

20th April 2018

After years of development, God of War has finally been released. Given the strong reception from reviewers last time we talked about it, it should be no surprise it will be a fan favourite. Well, in a rather emotional video, game director Cory Barlog reacted to the scores for the first time. Barlog and his […]

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Time 100: Millie Bobby Brown

20th April 2018

Millie Bobby Brown, from Stranger Things, has been named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine. The 14-year-old joins Cardi B, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the 2018 list. She is the youngest person to ever be on the list, which is produced each year. Brown rose to stardom after her […]

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Berlin to Be Evacuated for Bomb Defusal

20th April 2018

A large-scale evacuation is to take place in Berlin this morning to allow experts to defuse a WW2 bomb that is still in the city. Buildings in the surrounding 800m radius from the construction site where the bomb was discovered. The zone includes government ministries, a hospital and the city’s central railway station. Thousands of […]

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Review: Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios

19th April 2018

5/5 Harry Potter will be remembered for the rest of history as classic children’s fiction. There will be other books about wizards, but there are always classics. It’s just that, with this classic, there is a huge studio tour you can embark on in the leafy suburb of Leavesden near London. The Warner Brothers Studio […]

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Shut Up Morrissey – We Dig It

19th April 2018

Every time this veritable pile of manure opens his mouth, the reaction Morrissey normally gets is a loud, resounding ‘shut up’. In a recent interview he had such tidbits as Mayor Sadiq Khan can’t talk properly and Brexit ‘did not happen’. Oh boy. Manchester-based Verity Longley decided to greet these comments and outrage with a […]

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Superman Celebrates 80th Birthday

19th April 2018

While Superman may have debuted in May 1938, DC Comics is celebrating the 80-year-old hero with Action Comics #1000, a bumper collection of tales which reminds us why we love the last son of Krypton so much. Yes, in the film he was maybe slightly less desirable than his comic counterpart, it has to be […]

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#YEAR13PROBLEMS

18th April 2018

Why I do have sympathy for Ant Ant McPartlin, one half of TV’s Ant and Dec, has been part of the nation’s life for as long as people my age (18 now, thanks for asking) can remember. He has been our Saturday nights in the spring and our November nights in, staying up late in […]

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The Windrush Scandal Explained

18th April 2018

You get no prizes if you’ve heard the term ‘Windrush generation’ on the news this week, but a prize if you actually know what it means. That’s why we’ve written up a nifty guide for you to understand the Windrush scandal and work out what exactly is going on. Who are the Windrush generation? The […]

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More R Kelly Accusations

18th April 2018

R Kelly is facing a fresh allegation of sexual harassment, from a former partner who claims he ‘intentionally’ infected her with an STD in Dallas. He has been accused, from several sources, of sexual misconduct in the past. According to the victim’s lawyer, the unnamed woman was the victim of ‘unlawful restraint’ during her 11-month […]

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Ant McPartlin Pleads Guilty

18th April 2018

Speaking outside of Wimbledon Court, Ant McPartlin apologised after pleading guilty to drink driving last month in Richmond, London. He has been fined £86,000 and given a 20-month driving ban. He said to crowds outside the court: ‘I let myself down, I let a lot of people down. For that, I’m truly sorry.’ He said […]

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The Rock is too big for the big screen

18th April 2018

Due to this, apparently, being Dwayne Johnson season, there were two trailers back to back starring the wrestling megastar in the cinema this week. This week’s Rampage and July’s Skyscraper both position Johnson as the audience’s protagonist. What they both do, though, is write him into a character that doesn’t fit his physicality at all. […]

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Midweek Blues

18th April 2018

Ah, live TV, since its inception in the 30s, has seen a number of blunders, botch-ups and even a vine here and there. But this one is a real car crash. (HA). It happened on Monday afternoon outside of the Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court, where TV presenter Ant McPartlin was fined for drink driving, following a […]

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World’s First Meme?

17th April 2018

Memes are an oddity in our society. Anyone who uses Reddit, Tumblr, Instagram or Twitter will have some knowledge of certain images along with text to convey something funny. In our lifetime alone, we’ve seen the life and death of many a meme. From Pepe the Frog to the Trollface, there’s a long list. You’d […]

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Charts and That

17th April 2018

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Charts and That, where Drake, Far Cry and Rampage are all chilling at the top spots. Drake’s new song Nice For What has rocketed to the top this week, so let’s take a look. Starting with music, as we mentioned, Nice For What has leapt to the top […]

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Top 5 Best British Comedy Series

17th April 2018

The time of the sketch show has passed it would seem. In the early 2000s, one couldn’t move for the likes of League of Gentlemen or Little Britain jokes. Luckily, these relics have been preserved thanks to the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, here are our top British sketch shows and sitcoms. Be […]

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A week in mild amusement

17th April 2018

Environ-mental A US lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in a protest against climate change. In response to this, everyone immediately bought Toyota Prius’ and the ice caps returned to normal. The prominent attorney left a note saying that he had immolated himself using fossil fuels to symbolise the damage humans do to […]

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Why Night Owls Die Earlier than Early Risers

16th April 2018

Morning people seem to have all the perks in life. They’re cheerful every morning, they always seem to get 8+ hours of sleep and latest research has shown that they live longer than *normal* people. This research explains that being a morning person is linked to a number of factors including genetics and environment. According […]

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Sitting Down Is Actually Bad For You

16th April 2018

For extended periods of time, sitting down can have a multitude of negative effects, including memory loss and significant aches and pains a new study suggests. The University of California, LA, has confirmed that spending most of your day sat down may be pretty bad for you. The study, published by Plos, saw 35 people […]

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Rampage Stomps Box Office

16th April 2018

Dwayne Johnson has done it again, with his latest movie Rampage, which has ‘rampaged’ through theatres this weekend. It made $150 million this weekend alone worldwide. IT now sits atop the box office for the US and Canada. Rampage had its first big weekend domestically, however, it was projected to do far better than it […]

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What Annoyed the Internet Last Week?

16th April 2018

For the majority of people, Friday the 13th is no more unlucky than any other day. However Arctic Monkeys fans over the age of 18 will now regard Friday the 13th of April 2018 as a day of pure injustice. Tickets for the Arctic Monkeys concerts were released on Friday and as with most major […]

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Deadpool Star Faces Jail Time

14th April 2018

Actor TJ Miller, who will be starring in the upcoming Deadpool 2 could be facing some jail time after allegedly calling in a bomb threat on a train in early March. According to a press release which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, Miller is accused of ‘intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about […]

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We Feel You, John Kelly

14th April 2018

Trump’s tweets are often something that crops up in the news these days. Whether its rantings about Syria he made five years ago or failing to say a word on Martin Luther King Day, he’s often got his hand on someone’s button. This time, however, it’s just funny. On 12th April, the president showed an […]

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Are Apprenticeships Just Low-Skill Jobs?

14th April 2018

A recent report, released by think tank Reform, says that companies from fast food giants, coffee shops and retailers are offering low-skill jobs as apprenticeships. The study found 40% of the apprenticeship standards do not meet the traditional definition of such skilled on-the-job training. The lure of apprenticeships has always been to learn whilst being […]

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Where are the Infinity Stones?

14th April 2018

Well… firstly- What are the infinity stones? Well, as the collector said in Guardians of the Galaxy, they’re concentrated ingots of singularities that existed before the universe was formed. Blah blah blah comics nonsense, they’re basically coloured gems that each hold ultimate power over a certain aspect of the universe. Bringing them together basically makes […]

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Champions League Quarterfinals

13th April 2018

This week we saw the quarterfinals of the champions league. This involves the last eight world-class European teams giving it their all to see the sides progress to the semi-finals. The first game was between two premier league giants Liverpool and Manchester City. With city games from already winning the league and the side winning […]

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Is A Drink A Day Really Good?

13th April 2018

A new study has found that just one alcoholic beverage a day can shorten your life. An analysis of 600,000 drinkers found that drinking up to five to 10 alcoholic drinks a week could shorten a person’s life by up to six months. This number increases with higher consumption, with those who have an excess […]

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God Of War Review Roundup

12th April 2018

After two years’ worth of waiting, God Of War will be hitting PS4’s all around the world in the coming week. Outlets have been given review copies a little early, to join Kratos, slayer of Gods for his next journey. This one sees a shift from the usual mythos the series has planted it in. […]

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Hellboy – First Promo Art Spotted

12th April 2018

While it’s been mostly quiet on the topic of the upcoming Hellboy reboot staring David Harbour, we finally have some promo art popping up in the form of really big posters. The movie is set to arrive in early 2019. The art was shared via co-star Milla Jovovich’s Instagram. The image was captured in Los […]

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Film Review: A Quiet Place

12th April 2018

If there’s any film that supports my idea of abolishing food in the cinema, it’s this one. A Quiet Place is the latest joint from US Office alumni John Krasinski. It’s a horror film where the premise is that the majority of the film is completely silent. Krasinski and Emily Blunt play the parents of […]

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Midweek Blues

12th April 2018

This one’s a little on the nose. Just go with it. Hypocrisy is something Trump wears on his sleeve at this point and the new employee handbook at his Las Vegas hotel has shocked his harshest critics. It gets a little ridiculous. The rules governing the employees, specifically prohibit giving jobs to family members. Yeah. We […]

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US TV Personality Fired After Offensive Tweet

12th April 2018

A US TV and radio commentator is off the air after threatening a Florida shooting survivor with sexual assault. In a tweet, Jamie Allman threatened David Hogg, a vocal survivor of the recent Parkland shooting, with ‘[ramming] a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass’. No this isn’t satire. No, we aren’t joking. There are actually […]

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Why Don’t Animals Get Acne?

12th April 2018

Ever been in the middle of a ferocious acne breakout, looked at your pet and wondered what they ever did to deserve an acne free existence? No? Well you’re about to find out anyway. An estimated 80% of all people between 11 and 30 have an acne outbreak at least once in their lives, making […]

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Dec to Host BGT Alone

11th April 2018

After being convicted of drink driving, Ant McPartlin will not be co-hosting Britain’s Got Talent live shows with Declan Donnelly, Ant’s long-time partner in presenting the show. Dec also took on the last few live shows of Saturday Night Takeaway, alone. The broadcaster said that Dec would be taking over ‘while Ant steps down from […]

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Faecal Matters to Life on Mars

11th April 2018

Many scientists, including the late Stephen Hawking, have researched the possibility of putting humans on Mars. It has been suggested that mankind will have put the first human colony on the planet within the next hundred years. To get there, we will need endless resources including food, radiation shields and tools. One of the problems […]

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Charts and That

11th April 2018

Good day and welcome back to Charts and That. Far Cry is still at the top of the charts, alongside Peter Rabbit and (eugh) Lil Dicky Ft. Chris Brown in music. Let’s count them down. For games this week, Far Cry 5 is still sitting atop the pile, followed by FIFA and Sea of Thieves. […]

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Checkmate Flat Earthers

11th April 2018

The fact that discussing the fact the Earth might be flat is even newsworthy shows something desperately wrong with our planet. Our globe of a planet. Still, this should hopefully sway people to just stop being thick. While there may be a staggering amount of evidence dating back as far as the last two centuries […]

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A week in mild amusement

10th April 2018

SS Enterprise We start, this week, with the cheery subject of Nazis. Facebook has been urged to prevent the sale of Nazi memorabilia on its site, presumably because it’ll make the next Indiana Jones movie a bit boring. Items posted on Facebook’s marketplace include an SS badge, a Nazi military cross and propaganda. This is, […]

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Bill Cosby Case to Reopen

10th April 2018

The retrial of American actor and comedian Bill Cosby is due to begin on Monday in the US state of Pennsylvania. The 80-year-old denies all charges of drugging and sexually harassing former basketball player Andrea Constand 14 years ago. The first trial, June 2017, ended due to the jury failing to reach a verdict. He […]

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Fatal Shooting in East London

10th April 2018

A man believed to have been in his 40s has been shot and killed by police in east London, the Metropolitan Police have stated. He was said to be making threats in Collier Row, Romford, claiming he had a firearm. He was shot by officers in the early hours of the morning, pronounced dead at […]

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At least 70 dead in Syria chemical attack

8th April 2018

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES Chemical weapons have been part of the Syrian Civil War for some time now, and the latest attack is being labelled as one of the worst in Syrian history. The alleged government-backed attack, which happened on 4th April, has killed at least 70 civilians and injured around 500, with many suffering serious […]

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