Not So Fergalicious

19th February 2018

Performing the national anthem is a pretty big deal. Completely botching it up in front of millions of people and a stadium full of football fans is also a big deal. Sorry, Fergie. We aren’t ones for gossip or trash talking, but who thought it was a good idea to get Fergie, the lady who […]

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Emma Watson Steps Up

19th February 2018

Emma Watson has donated a massive £1 million to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment in the workplace. The donation comes as more than 200 British and Irish female stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to harassment in the workplace. Emma Thompson and Keira Knightly are among […]

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Uni fees to vary

19th February 2018

Education secretary Damien Hinds has said more variety is needed in university pricing. The idea behind this is that tuition fees should reflect the degree’s value ‘to society as a whole and to our economy for the future’. This would presumably lead to a reduction in fees for certain uni courses and lessen student debts. […]

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Baftas: The Biggest Winners

19th February 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home the top prizes at last night’s Baftas, winning five trophies. The drama won the trophies for best film, best British film and best actress for leading lady Frances McDormand. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the 2018 #BAFTAs.https://t.co/I8MlzDyeAG pic.twitter.com/uLegqzIok5 — IGN (@IGN) February 19, […]

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Tambor ‘Disappointed’ Over Amazon Investigation

17th February 2018

Jeffrey Tambor has revealed he is ‘extremely disappointed’ in Amazon’s handling of the sexual harassment allegations against him. The company confirmed that he would not be returning to reprise his role in Transparent after it concluded an internal investigation. The allegations were made last year, by Tambor’s personal assistant and a co-star on the show. […]

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Grenfell: Don’t Forget About Us

16th February 2018

Three huge billboards have been sighted, demanding justice for the victims of last years deadly Grenfell Tower fire, driven by campaigners. Group Justice 4 Grenfell hired the three vans with the words: ’71 dead. And still no arrests? How come?’ The banners were inspired by those that feature in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, […]

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Thoughts and Prayers Don’t Save Lives

16th February 2018

A student who survived the massacre in Parkland Florida has spoken out about what needs to change, saying ‘thoughts and prayers’ aren’t needed. Action is. An expelled student opened fire in a school in Parkland Florida on Wednesday, using an AR-15 to gun down 17 people, including students and faculty. One student, David Hogg, used […]

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Not this time Taylor

16th February 2018

A phrase that was apparently coined by Taylor Swift in her song ‘Shake It Off’ has been deemed ‘too banal’ to be copyrighted, a US court judge has ruled. Judge Michael W Fitzgerald made the comments while dismissing a case against Taylor Swift. Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued the Reputation star last year, […]

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People Really Hate the New Snapchat

16th February 2018

In what is probably the biggest first world issue we’ll cover this week; one million people have signed a petition for Snapchat to roll back their update. The changes were made to separate people stories from branded content like news and celebrities. Founder of the photo-sharing app Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that […]

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Dead Space

Dead Space On The House!

15th February 2018

What better way to spend Valentine’s Day than wandering through one of EA’s best horror games to date. Dead Space is free for a limited time! Published by the now axed Visceral Games, Dead Space was a surprisingly good game, released way back in 2009 for Xbox 360 and PS3. It consisted of you pushing […]

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USA: Another Shooting in Florida

15th February 2018

At least 17 people have been killed in a school shooting in Florida after an expelled student opened fire at a high school campus in Parkland. The suspect was Nikolas Cruz, a former student who had been expelled. He escaped with fleeing students but is now in custody. As the attack unfolded, students were urged […]

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Incredibles

Incredibles 2 Olympics Sneak Peek!

15th February 2018

Mr Incredible is a stay at home in the upcoming movie, while Elastigril gets thrust back into the limelight in the newest Incredibles 2 trailer! Yes, The Incredibles 2 is headed to big screens in summer and it seems like things are getting shaken up. Elastigirl is headed out to be the hero for a change, leaving […]

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Inquiry into Nelly Sexual Allegations

14th February 2018

Claims that RnB artist Nelly sexually assaulted a fan in the UK at a gig, have been reported to the police and are under investigation. Allegedly, the attack occurred after a show at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 5th December last year. An Essex Police spokesperson said the service had started the investigation after a […]

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Valentine's Day Budget

Valentine’s on a Budget

14th February 2018

Valentine’s Day is used to sell cards and chocolate. It’s marketed to young adults as a chance to shower their loved one in gifts. So, here’s what you can do on a student’s budget. We’ll start with food. People make a big deal over where you go to eat, with numerous restaurants boasting Valentine’s Day […]

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Pope

Midweek Blues

14th February 2018

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. A story about Pope Francis swept people up this week. But here’s what really happened. An image of the Pope holding hands with a girl with Down Syndrome has been doing the rounds on the internet this week. The story the internet has spun however is slightly […]

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A week in mild amusement

13th February 2018

Brexit stage right Theresa May is to give a speech outlining the ‘road to Brexit’. Until now, I had just assumed that phrase was a more desolate sequel to AC/DC’s Highway to hell. A photo emerged that looks like either the smuggest ever lineup of Take Me Out or the same person at different points in […]

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Cape Town – Tip of the Iceberg

13th February 2018

Cape Town is soon to become the first major city to face the very real threat of running out of drinking water. What we bet you didn’t know, however, is that there are a few other major cities that are rapidly approaching the same position. Here are four major cities you probably didn’t think are […]

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Peter Rabbit Boycotted

13th February 2018

Of all the movies we thought would get boycotted, we really didn’t think it’d be Peter Rabbit. Allergy sufferers are appalled. The scene in question shows a gang of rabbits pelting blackberries off of someone who suffers from an allergy. In a joint statement, Sony Pictures and the filmmakers said ‘they should not have made […]

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Venom: First Official Trailer

9th February 2018

Finally, after months of waiting, we have the first teaser of Venom, starring Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed, by Sony. Sony still owns the rights to many of Spider-Man’s villains, so naturally, they were going to make a spin-off at some point. This first one in a line of spin-offs, Venom is scheduled for release […]

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Man Loses it After Truth About Tea

9th February 2018

Someone was horrified to learn that Yorkshire Tea © is not actually grown in Yorkshire. It is in fact grown in Africa and India. A shocking revelation. Every nation has their stereotypes. The French eat frogs, Italy has a never-ending supply of pasta and us Brits bloody love a cup of tea. Doesn’t matter what […]

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It’s All Kicking off in Stockport

9th February 2018

A lollipop man has been banned from high fiving school children as they cross the road. Parents are livid. Colin Spencer has worked as a lollipop man for St George’s Primary in Heavily, Greater Manchester for 14 years. The 83-year-old has been told to stop with the high-fives and ‘concentrate on ensuring highway safety’. Oh, […]

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Fifty Shades

Fifty Shades Worse Than the Last One

9th February 2018

In a move literally everyone saw coming, Fifty Shades Freed has been panned as the worst of the bunch in the raunchy series. We wish we could even say it was raunchy. Most of the bits that are supposed to be tongue in cheek and sexy come off as uncomfortable and weird. It would appear […]

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School Anti-Obesity Plans ‘Don’t Work’

9th February 2018

School run programmes to help kids eat healthier and combat obesity are unlikely to have any lasting effect, so says the British Medical Journal. More than 600 pupils took part in a 12-month programme to combat obesity. The study found that there were no improvements in the children’s diet or activity levels. They also said […]

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Movies This Month

9th February 2018

Better late than never eh? Yes, this month we have the likes of Black Panther, Cloverfield and even a Peter Rabbit reboot. Starting chronologically, what’s coming to theatres on 9th February? For starters, we have the panned Fifty Shades Freed movie, the last instalment in the Fifty Shades series. Thank heavens. Watch as two actors […]

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Jumanji is Now The Rock’s Biggest Movie

7th February 2018

If you’d have said Jumanji would have made more money than The Last Jedi we’d have called you crazy. Well. We’re about to eat some words. Sony’s Jumanji: Enter The Jungle left audiences and critics alike dumbfounded as if smashed the box office over the holiday season. It is now a smash hit for the […]

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Tesco to Pay £4bn in Equal Pay Claim

7th February 2018

Tesco is facing Britain’s largest ever equal pay claim, brought forward by Leigh Day. It could have a potential bill of £4bn for the company. Thousands of women across the UK who work for the supermarket giant could receive a back pay of approximately £20,000 if the legal challenge is successful. Lawyers have confirmed that […]

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Uma Thurman Still Hurting Over Crash

7th February 2018

Quentin Tarantino has said that allowing Uma Thurman to drive a car which crashed on set is ‘one of the biggest regrets of my life’. He said that they had driven the car one way, but in the shot, had told her to drive another way. He said he didn’t realise there was a twist […]

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The Suffragette Movement

6th February 2018

Yesterday marked a very special one in history: it was 100 years since some women in Britain were given the right to vote. Up until the 1918 Representation of the People Act, women could not vote at all. Some men were entitled to vote, though not a majority, like we see today. But women’s access […]

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Valentine’s Burger Anyone?

6th February 2018

I am astounded and perplexed. But at the same time intrigued by a McDonald’s Valentine’s Day. Sort of. If you happen to be one of the many people who use Valentine’s Day for seeing your partner and spending romantic time with them maybe avoid this next bit. McDonald’s is offering, around this lovey-dovey season, a […]

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A week in mild amusement

6th February 2018

Don’t put mash with bangers, I heard you say Parklife festival in Manchester has officially banned potato peelers because of Liam Gallagher. The crumpled, squinting mumble factory encouraged fans to ‘peel spuds’ at his gigs last year after taking issue with elements of his brother Noel’s performance on Jools Holland. Parklife decided it was not […]

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Dear Doritos…

5th February 2018

It seems as if the universe is pulling some kind of April Fool’s joke. Well, Doritos – not the universe. And in February. Doritos announced that they are to launch a version of their crisps for women. It will be specifically designed so that the packet can fit into a handbag and so the tortilla […]

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Super Bowl – Biggest Trailers

5th February 2018

Oh boy, there are so many films coming out this year. Like every year, the biggest films have saved the sweet stuff for the Super Bowl. There are about four worth noting, so we’ll start with the biggest. We see the first footage of the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie. The movie, as […]

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Black Panther First Reactions

1st February 2018

The next movie in the Marvel line-up, Black Panther, has finally been shown to a select few people and the reaction has been incredible with nearly everyone praising it. Those who saw the movie used social media to rave about how good Marvel’s next movie is. Many praised its use of a primarily black cast along with […]

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Midweek Blues

31st January 2018

Sometimes, we just need some support from a peacock okay? Don’t judge, peacocks are great and deserve better rights. A female traveller was recently banned from taking her ‘emotional support peacock’ on board a United Airlines flight. She offered to purchase the bird a ticket according to travel blog ‘Live and let Fly’. The airline […]

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Venom Movie Wraps & More

31st January 2018

Marvel spin-off Venom has wrapped on filming and some Pokémon esc signs have been spotted in London, ahead of the Detective Pikachu movie. Tom Hardy plays the iconic role of Eddie Brock, Spider-Man’s most prolific enemy. But, this movie will have no connection to the current Spider-Man movies or the MCU. Eddie Brock becomes infected […]

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6 Romantic Recipes for Valentine’s Day

31st January 2018

Valentine’s Day is just a couple of weeks away and the shops are stocked with plenty of tacky, useless gifts. Instead of splashing out on another teddy to add to the pile, why not cook a romantic meal instead? Here are our top 5 recipes to make this Valentine’s Day. To begin… Watermelon and Feta […]

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A Week in Mild Amusement

30th January 2018

According to a tweeted video, discount in the price of Nutella has led to ‘riots’ in French supermarkets. In other news, the definition of the word ‘riot’ has been drastically changed. Move over 2011 Tottenham, there’s some spread on offer. The price dropped from €4.50 to €1.40. Perhaps it’s just me but the use of the […]

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Corbyn Promises Homes to Homeless

30th January 2018

Labour has pledged to provide 8000 homes to people with a history of sleeping rough ‘immediately’, should they win power. Leader Jeremy Corbyn said they would help councils ‘take over’ properties that are kept empty deliberately. He remarked that the scale homelessness was ‘disgusting’ and ‘holy unnecessary’. Conservative David Lidington said the reasons people were […]

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Newcastle University 14-Day Walkout

30th January 2018

Staff at Newcastle University could be set to strike for up to 14 days over a disagreement regarding professors’ pensions. The changes to pensions would mean that employees at both Newcastle and Durham University would no longer be able to claim a ‘defined benefit pension,’ which provides a specific sum to individuals after retirement. According […]

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Children’s App Banned by Google

29th January 2018

It’s becoming more and more common for young children to play on their parents’ phones, but is it always safe to let them do so? An app aimed at children that featured a voice threatening to cut them with a knife has been banned by Google, raising concerns over the safety of children’s apps. The unofficial […]

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The Grammys 2018

29th January 2018

Artists Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar picked up most of the awards at the Grammys 2018, with Mars ending the night with six wins. He managed to swoop the album of the year trophy from Lamar. Damn had been predicted to be a win for Lamar, but it turns out the public prefer something a […]

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FA Cup Round Up

29th January 2018

This weekend we have a break from the premier league with some action in the FA Cup. Peterborough played Leicester which the score ended 1-5. After the first game-ending even this time the away side had a dominant performance with 2 goals from Diabate and Iheanacho and one from Ndidi to secure a place in […]

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Reese Wither-Third Leg

29th January 2018

In the latest edition of Vanity Fair, people have been pointing out something rather odd. Mainly the fact that she may have three legs. She was but one of the 12 film stars who posted on the magazine’s Hollywood edition, which is published every year during awards season. Vanity Fair assured readers that the appearance […]

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Best Friend

28th January 2018

Who said Valentine’s Day was just for couples? Why not show some love to your best friend instead? Here are our 10 favourite gifts to celebrate Palentine’s Day this February. Personalised Notebook – Marble Initial – £6.99 If your BFF is a stationery lover (who isn’t?) then they’ll love this! Luxury Chocolate Bath Bomb Gift […]

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Monster Hunter World Review Roundup!

25th January 2018

After months of waiting, the newly anticipated Monster Hunter World reviews are up! What are people saying about Capcom’s latest game around the world? See what I did there? If you were lucky enough to participate in the beta, perhaps you already know if you love it or not. But for the undecided, here’s what gaming’s […]

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Elton John Announces Final Tour

25th January 2018

Yes, the grand-daddy of the piano has announced his last tour to prioritise his family. Sir Elton John will say goodbye in a series of 300 shows. He spoke in New York, saying: “I always thought I was going to be like Ray Charles, BB King – on the road forever. ‘My priorities have changed. […]

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Game Giant Donates $2 Million

25th January 2018

It’s no secret, PUBG is the biggest thing in games since Mario ate mushrooms. Now, however, the developer plans to donate $2m to charities this year. With 30 million players daily, the financial range of this game is massive, along with initial sales and microtransactions, it’s paid for itself at least three times over. In […]

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Dark Universe Doom

25th January 2018

Universal’s ‘revival’ of the so-called Dark Universe may be at a bitter end after a writer quits the next movie in the line-up, Invisible Man. The franchise was supposed to stretch across multiple movies from classic horror and monster movies like The Mummy and Frankenstein. But, due to the flop that was The Mummy in […]

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Stand up for Yourself

25th January 2018

After a year of performing stand-up comedy, three appearances at The Stand Newcastle’s Red Raw night and a runner-up placement at a new act of the year award… I still know nothing about comedy. That said, I’m still the type to give completely unsolicited advice on subjects I know nothing about. And now that I’m watching […]

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Midweek Blues

24th January 2018

Minnie Mouse has finally gotten her name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! 40 years after her male compatriot got a star, she’s finally ben inducted. Katy Perry was there because let’s face it, it’s not like she has albums to worry about and she commented on how long this had taken. Her words were: […]

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