Freshers’ Flu: Where Does It Come From?

23rd September 2017

Unless you barricade yourself in your room for the full week, freshers’ flu is unavoidable. If you haven’t caught it yet, don’t feel smug- it’s on its way. One mystery that freshers have to try and solve every year is where their illness came from. Is it from mixing in with new people, all with […]

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No More Nazis

22nd September 2017

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is being hyped as the shooter of the year already. Given the strong reception the first game got, it’s pretty clear people want more. What do they want more of? Well… *LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE WARNING. IT IS A PEGI 18 AFTERALL* In the trailer, we see flame throwing metal dogs, […]

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iPhone Losing its Grip?

22nd September 2017

With smaller crowds than usual buying one of the new iPhones on launch day, people are wondering: where’s the hype? Previous iPhone releases had Apple stores packed from early morning to evening, with those wanting to get their mitts on Apple’s newest phone right away. However, this year’s reaction has been somewhat smaller than the […]

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Like Kids on the Playground

22nd September 2017

The fact that two world leaders are mere insults away from ‘yo momma’ jokes is unsurprising, to say the least. We aren’t sure if this is a bad thing or a good thing. In case you didn’t watch Trump’s speech at the UN the other, we’d suggest reading this article by yours truly, to really […]

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Marvel’s The Punisher First Official trailer

22nd September 2017

Yes, John Bernthal’s The Punisher meets Metallica in the first trailer for the upcoming Netflix series. It features some (almost) musical gun sounds and a heck load of shooting. The series will see Frank castle tracking down (and almost definitely shooting the faces off of) the people who murdered his family in cold blood. The […]

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Uber Loses London Licence

22nd September 2017

Uber, under Transport for London’s decision, will not be getting a new private hire licence. TfL has said the app is not fit nor proper to hold a London private hire operator licence. The decision was made due to concerns about ‘public safety and security implications’. Uber has said it will appeal against this decision, […]

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Harry Styles Pricing ‘Mistake’ Has Fans Upset

22nd September 2017

At an LA gig on Wednesday night, there was an apparent mix-up with the pricing of some of the merch on sale. Fans of the former 1D star noticed smaller shirts and hoodies were cheaper than their larger counterparts. The company, Live Nation, said there had been a ‘mistake in size pricing’. 📲| Harry’s merch […]

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Virgin Trains East Coast Review

22nd September 2017

5/5 Trains get a lot of flack these days, particularly those belonging to southern companies (ahem, Southern Rail) for being late, dirty and cramped. It seems, though, that Virgin Trains East Coast is an exception to the rule. Travelling at 5:30 am on a Monday morning from Newcastle to King’s Cross, you’d think the train […]

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UK Terror Battle Strains Police

22nd September 2017

After what seems like weeks of attacks all around Europe, it makes sense that the UK’s police force would double down on counter-terrorism. However, the strain it is putting on policing is ‘unsustainable’ according to the head of the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Chief Constable Sara Thornton said that resources from mainstream policing were being diverted […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us Goes Bust

22nd September 2017

Once a dominant power in retail, Toys ‘R’ Us has officially filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it tries to get a grip on its debts. In recent years the company has struggled to compete with larger companies like Amazon, which offer a cheaper alternative than going to a store. The move […]

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PLT ‘Suggestive’ TV Ad Pulled

21st September 2017

A TV ad for the online retailer Pretty Little Thing has been banned, due to sexually suggestive themes. This comes after the advert featured an adult model who was mistaken for a child, in certain outfits and poses. The ad prominently featured two models, both were adults, posing in the middle of the desert. One […]

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Maria Causes Chaos

21st September 2017

Puerto Rico is without power, officials have claimed after Hurricane Maria knocked out the US territory’s power with strong winds and flooding. Residents have endured a day of incredibly strong winds and extremely hazardous flooding. Maria was a category 4 storm and was the third to batter the Caribbean in just a few weeks. People […]

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PM says UN is ‘failing the world’. Is it?

21st September 2017

Established after the Second World War following the rise (and fall) of fascism and the atrocities of genocide, the United Nations was intended to be a new world order. And, for a while, many people thought it really was. It put peacekeepers with blue helmets right in the heart of communities affected by terrible war […]

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Hillary Clinton Memoirs Become Best Seller

21st September 2017

Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, detailing the events that led to her loss in the 2016 presidential election, has sold 300,000 copies according to the publisher Simon & Schuster. The sales included 167,000 hardback copies as well as e and audio books. This makes for the biggest opening week of a non-fiction hardcover in five years. […]

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#YEAR13PROBLEMS

21st September 2017

Year 13 feels different Usually when you go through school, you don’t feel any different. It only changes a little bit in Year 11 when you’re going to sit your GCSEs and then again in Year 12 when you start A Levels. I didn’t expect it to happen again in Year 13. But it did. […]

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Mark Sampson Sacked as Women’s Manager

21st September 2017

This comes just after he helped lead the team to victory against Russia. Sampson has been sacked on the grounds of ‘inappropriate and unacceptable’ behaviour with female players in a previous role. The Football Association has said that it was made fully aware of the safeguarding issues surround Sampson in 2014 when he was the […]

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Jay Z Turns Down Super Bowl

21st September 2017

It has been reported that the multiplatinum artist has refused to do the halftime show for the Super Bowl out of respect for Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is an American football player, who refuses to stand for the US national anthem because America is still rife with racism and what he calls, the oppression of people […]

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Could the Tomb Raider Movie Work?

21st September 2017

There’s a curse on video-game to movie adaptions. Something doesn’t quite translate. The Assassin’s Creed movie was a jumbled mess of a film, butchering an IP that many people loved. It handled the lore and the premise as well as I handle my anxiety. Poorly. We have other movies from video-games like DOOM and Prince […]

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Ticket Trauma – Music Edition

21st September 2017

For the title reference. Foo Fighters recently played a gig at the O2 Arena in London, but some fans were turned away after some confusion surrounding ticket policy. People were not allowed in because they didn’t have ID which matched the name on the ticket. A fan said on Twitter that the O2 and the […]

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A Spotlight on Sampha

20th September 2017

As many of you may know, Sampha recently won the Hyundai Mercury Prize for his album Process. The show was hosted by Lauren Laverne of BBC Music and Idris Elba. Sampha dedicated the award to his parents and thanked the judges. But what got him to that award and why is it so incredible that […]

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England beats Russia in Qualifiers

20th September 2017

Yes, England has begun their journey to the World Cup by decimating Russia 6-0 in their first game. Goal scorers were Nikita Parris, Jodie Taylor, Jordan Nobbs, Toni Duggan and Lucy Bronze. Russia played the game with 10 players, as Ksenia Tsybutovich was shown a yellow card on the half-hour mark for a handball. England […]

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Midweek Blues

20th September 2017

This one is a little heavy. As many of you know, Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington took his own life a few months ago. It was a massive blow to everyone in various circles. From those who worked closely with him, to chumps like me who listened to that music when nothing else seemed […]

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Laugh or You’ll Cry

20th September 2017

Yesterday, Trump spoke at the UN about many things. From labelling the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as ‘Rocket Man’, to threatening to destroy the country should it keep testing missiles. But no one applauded. No one laughed. There was a silence in that room that was only just overcome by the sheer stupidity of […]

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Young man sits with placard bearing the message "I'm not leaving"

The Young People’s Price

20th September 2017

It is a sad fact that many young people who didn’t vote are b****d at the result of the referendum. What’s done is done, so we’re now left to navigate our lives in seemingly much more difficult circumstances, as the UK distances itself from the continent. It would feel ‘right honourable’ to tell you everything […]

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People leaving their cars due to standstill traffic caused by a package containing corrosive material.

False-ish Alarm

20th September 2017

  We recently informed you of the ‘suspicious package’ found on the M1, causing major disruption part of one of the UK’s most important motorways. We’re glad to inform you that the incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack, although it remains a mystery as to how it got there. Police say the yellow […]

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Travel Tips for People with Anxiety

20th September 2017

For many people, travelling is a frightening and daunting thing to do – especially alone. Whether it’s on the train, a bus or in a taxi, travelling is often stressful and filled with endless possibilities. So if you are one of the many people who gets nervous when travelling anywhere alone, these tried and tested […]

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Rio Ferdinand Wants to Box?

20th September 2017

Yep, you heard that right. Rio Ferdinand wants to become a boxer at age 38 after taking up the sport to continue to stay fit after retiring from football and as an outlet for grief after the death of his wife. He is being filmed training for a documentary series and will hopefully have his […]

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Women’s Bobsleigh to Lose Funding

19th September 2017

British Bobsleigh is set to withdraw its funding for the women’s team, just five months before the winter Olympics. One of the top female drivers has spoken about her reaction. Mica McNeill said she was ‘gutted and shocked’ to be told by her bosses that there was no more money to spend on the team […]

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‘Suspicious Package’ Found on M1

19th September 2017

The M1 has been closed in both directions after a ‘suspicious object’ was found underneath a bridge, between Northampton and junction 14 for Milton Keynes. Bomb disposal units have been photographed at the scene and Highways England has posted diversions, however, it is still unclear when the road will reopen. National Express has added 45 […]

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Nerf Darts Hurt. Who Knew?

19th September 2017

Doctors have warned of serious eye injury if you get hit in the eye with a Nerf dart, London eye hospital have said.  This comes as they recently treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye after they were shot in the face with Nerf guns. Hasbro does warn to not aim the guns […]

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The Great Movie Divide

19th September 2017

Jennifer Lawrence’s newest movie, mother! has been getting some rather strong reactions from audiences who were really confused by the movie. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the movie follows the story of a couple who face some weird stuff after the arrival of some strangers in their home. It opened on Friday last week but didn’t […]

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Genuine Apology or Just a Formality?

19th September 2017

You all remember Hetty Douglas- the girl who took a sneaky picture of a group of scaffolders and put the picture on Instagram with the caption “these guys look like they got 1 GCSE”? Well, she has decided to do the right thing and post an apology/explanation of her actions on her website. It’s worth […]

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Liars and Hypocrites

19th September 2017

The claim the leave campaign made last year that the NHS would receive an extra £350 million a week if we were to leave the EU, was, is and always will be, bogus. Many have accepted this as fact by now, but not, it appears, has Boris Johnson. He repeated the figure in a recent […]

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Lady Gaga Postpones Tour

18th September 2017

31-year-old performer Lady Gaga has pulled her European tour on doctors’ orders, after being admitted to hospital with chronic pain. The singer suffers from fibromyalgia which causes widespread pain all over the body and an increased sensitivity to pain. In a lengthy Instagram post, she explained why she was pulling the tour. To my fans, […]

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Gay Culture Became a Meme

18th September 2017

So, one question on everyone’s mind is this. What is gay culture? What is it defined by? Is it how amazing your brows are? How many years you spent in the closet. How many people you had to lie to? Or is that too real? Well, Twitter has all the answers. As always. Gay culture […]

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PUBG Sets Record for Most Players

18th September 2017

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has completely surprised us all. It started relatively small time with a few people streaming in in its earliest stages, but the momentum behind it has been unstoppable. It has now been confirmed that it is the most played game on Steam ever, with a record of 1,348,374 players. This beats Valve’s […]

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Trump’s Downfall

18th September 2017

It would appear the crown is slipping from the clown’s head. Cast your mind back to the election last year in the US. Trump’s supporters were almost venomously aggressive when it came to Hilary Clinton’s emails and building a big old wall on the Mexican border. They helped a man with zero political experience run […]

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Wayne Rooney Admits Drink Driving

18th September 2017

The former captain of England’s football team has appeared in court and admitted he was driving under the influence. He was arrested in Wilmslow, Cheshire on September 1st. The 31-year-old has been banned from driving for two years and issued a court order to do 100 hours of unpaid work, over a 12-month period. He […]

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The Emmy Awards 2017

18th September 2017

The 69th Emmy awards happened this weekend, airing on CBS and hosted by Stephen Colbert. It was a rather special occasion with many incredibly talented people being recognised for their outstanding work. Even Sean Spicer turned up, which is especially on the nose considering Melissa McCarthy was there. And he’s a suspected white supremacist sympathiser and […]

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Charts and That

18th September 2017

Hello, there and welcome back to our weekly chart segment! The charts have changed! Somewhat! Let’s look at games first this time. Some stuff has changed with some new contenders: Destiny 2 NBA 2K18 Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Fallout 4 Uncharted: Lost Legacy Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Grand Theft Auto V Metroid: Samus Returns […]

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Lib Dem Leader For Next PM?

18th September 2017

I know we’re in the period of saying that anything is possible when it comes to politics, but the new(ish) Lib Dem leader Vince Cable has gone too far. In an interview on Sunday, Cable said that it is “perfectly plausible” that he could be the next PM, despite the fact that in June’s general […]

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Stolen Pancakes = Best Voicemail Ever

18th September 2017

What happens when your mum buys 5 pancakes and you eat them all to yourself? Well, you might receive a voicemail that sounds a bit like the one 18-year-old Jack Leyton-Smith’s mum sent him: Mums raging bc I ate all the pancakes HAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/l23INljptw — j. (@itsJackM8) September 15, 2017 This is exactly the type […]

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iPhone X – Release Date, Price, Features

17th September 2017

If you’re a fan of Apple, you’ll be pleased to know that the company has just revealed a brand new iPhone design – the ‘iPhone X.’ X standing for ‘exclusive’, Apple is aiming to bring something new and exciting to the market. But, you’re probably wondering what makes it so special. Well, unlike the other […]

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UK to supply Qatar with fighter jets

17th September 2017

The British government has signed a letter of intent with Qatar to supply the nation with 24 Eurofighter jets in a trade worth billions of dollars. Eurofighter Typhoon jets are claimed to be “the world’s most advanced combat aircraft” and don’t come cheap, hence why the government and technology defence giant BAE Systems have jumped […]

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Today, I Discovered Life Isn’t Fair

17th September 2017

Today, I was informed that “life isn’t fair” by a senior member of a local institution whose responsibilities are supposed to include ensuring inclusion and equal opportunities for young people. “Wow!” I thought when this amazing new revelation was sprung upon me, “Life really isn’t fair at all! What a great reason to do unfair […]

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Nintendo Direct: Mario Got Topless

15th September 2017

That is not something I ever thought I’d say. A new trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Odyssey came out at the Nintendo Direct briefing. That is sort of newsworthy by itself. It’s one of the biggest Mario titles in a while and a bunch of people are excited to play it. The crux of […]

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Dogs Solve Everything

15th September 2017

A student asked her professor if she could bring her dog to her final class before Hurricane Irma hit, to make a quick exit to Atlanta and beat the storm traffic. Jessica Lewis emailed her tutor saying, ‘I thought you might actually be a cool teacher’ and the teacher’s response was brilliant. Student Begs Professor […]

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry Launched

15th September 2017

An inquiry into the horrible events of Grenfell Tower has been officially launched. According to Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the inquiry will bring ‘solace’ to the victims of the fire. He also said he would ‘not shrink’ from seeing it through to a civil or criminal prosecution. He did, however, reject calls for survivors to be […]

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Hellboy Finds Japanese-American Actor

14th September 2017

Japanese-American actor Daniel Dae Kim has been confirmed to play the character Major Ben Daimino in the upcoming Hellboy reboot. Last month, Ed Skrein dropped out of the role, after accusations of whitewashing. He stepped down from the role so that it could be filled with the appropriate actor. It's official. #Hellboy https://t.co/kG1HQdGyRt — Daniel […]

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GOT Getting Multiple Endings

14th September 2017

HBO’s President of Programming has said that even the stars won’t know how this journey will end. Multiple endings have been confirmed to stop story leaks for the final episode. Speaking at a US college, Casey Bloys said: ‘I know in Game of Thrones, the ending, they’re going to shoot multiple versions so that nobody […]

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