• News Rough sleeping rises after lockdown
    Lockdown took a toll on many of us. When people began to struggle to keep up with rent payments and other housing-related issues, the government stepped in to provide aid. Now, that aid is slowly going away, and rough sleeping rates are beginning to climb back up. As a result of the financial strain and […]
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  • News FBI declassify 9/11 documents
    September 11th 2001 will forever stand out in human history as one of its darkest days. The impact of the terror attack created such devastation for a nation and sent shockwaves around the world. To this day, many people are still questioning those behind the attacks. The FBI has now declassified documents pertaining the 9/11 […]
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  • Environment Faroe Islands dolphin hunt kills 1,500
    When we think of dolphins hunting, our usual go-to opinion is be that they should be protected from fishing and any threat to their existence. In the Faroe Islands, however, hunting dolphins is a longstanding tradition. So, what exactly does this practice involve? The grind (also known as grindadráp) is an event that sees Faroe […]
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  • Editorials Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Norway
    Norway is one of the many beautiful Scandinavian countries. From beautiful scenery to its rich historic past, this article aims to bring you ten things you didn’t know about the country. 10. Working hours In Norway, employees are expected to work for considerably less time per week than in other nations. The average working week […]
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  • TV Top Five TV Dramas
    Across the thousands of television channels, there has been an endless number of dramas broadcast. This list breaks down the best, must-see drama series of all time. 5. Game of Thrones Based on the A Song of Ice and Fire franchise by George R. R. Martin, Game of Thrones is perhaps one of the most critically […]
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  • Environment Is a net-zero coal mine unwise?
    Coal mines are widely considered to be one of the worst carbon polluters on the planet. In 2019, emissions from Australian coal mines were higher than all other domestic activities within the country. Recently, a proposal to establish a net-zero coal mine in the UK has met resistance. The proposal from the West Cumbria Mining […]
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  • News 9,000 years of beers
    For many of us, an ice cold pint of beer served as a symbol of the easing of lockdown restrictions across the country. Whatever beers you had craved from the pub were first on your order. That’s how much it matters to us. Since beers are one of the most popular alcoholic beverages out there, […]
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  • Music Top Five Nirvana Songs
    Though their discography only spans three albums, Nirvana is without question one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time. This list will chart five of their best songs across their albums. 5. All Apologies Coming in at number five on this list is All Apologies. Released on In Utero, All Apologies closes out […]
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  • Editorials The life of Keanu Reeves
    Keanu Reeves is without question one of the biggest actors in Hollywood. From his role in cult classic Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure to his action performances in The Matrix and John Wick, Keanu Reeves has had a career within many different genres. Keanu Reeves was born in Beirut in 1964 to an English mother and a […]
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  • Editorials What are NFTs?
    It wasn’t long ago that cryptocurrency dominated headlines and its popularity soared. Now, NFTs are becoming a large deal in major circles. While their popularity has soared, many people are likely unfamiliar with what they actually are. Recommended Reading: Cryptocurrency (and the price crash) explained As far as defining an NFT goes, the abbreviation stands […]
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  • Editorials Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Egypt
    Alongside China, Egypt is perhaps one of the most renowned countries for its ancient historic value. From the pharaohs to the great pyramids, the country is steeped in a rich past. This list will explore ten things you might not have known about the country. 10. Pyramid envy While many people assume the Pyramids of […]
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  • Technology How X-rays changed the world
    Throughout history, there have been many great scientists. As a population, we owe a lot of thanks to these scientists whose innovations have helped further our species. However, there are many inventions that were perhaps unintentional, and X-rays are one of them. When you consider the worldwide application of X-rays, the importance of their existence […]
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  • Movies The Matrix 4: What We Know So Far
    When The Matrix was released in 1999, it changed the shape of Western action films forever. From its impressive CGI work, clever storytelling and complex and intricate martial art sequences, The Matrix had it all. The original trilogy wrapped up in 2003 with the conclusion of The Matrix Revolutions but since then there have been […]
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  • Music Nevermind baby sues Nirvana
    When Nirvana released Nevermind in 1991, the group ascended to mainstream stardom overnight becoming one of the biggest sensations in alternative rock history. The group perhaps did not expect to be sued for the cover artwork of the album some 30 years later. The album artwork for Nevermind is arguably one of the most recognisable and iconic […]
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  • Editorials How were the pyramids actually built?
    The pyramids on the Giza plateau are without question one of the most iconic and identifiable landmarks on the planet. While their stature as a landmark is unquestionable, many people perhaps don’t know exactly how they came to exist. If you’ve ever stumbled across the history channel after 10pm, you could be forgiven for thinking […]
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  • Editorials Should the world ban wet markets?
    For many of us, Coronavirus opened our eyes to the world of wet markets. In the aftermath of the pandemic, a lot of people are looking at these marketplaces and wondering whether they should be banned to prevent future virus outbreaks. Before you can consider the idea of a global ban on wet markets, it […]
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  • Environment Lessons from the IPCC climate report
    A recent report from the IPCC on climate change has released some concerning projections for the future of the planet. What can we take from these reports and how can we try and prevent them? There are numerous concerns to unpack with regards to this report. One of the most concerning is the continuing rise […]
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  • Editorials Ten Things You Didn’t Know About China
    With the largest population on earth, China is renowned by many for its industry as well as its rich history. This list will take a look at ten things you might not have known about the country. 10. One child policy While most people are aware of the controversial one-child policy, many might not realise […]
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  • Environment The impact of undocumented fishing
    The marine habitat is without a doubt one of the most heavily impacted ecosystems when it comes to invasive operations. One of the most harmful actions on these precious biological communities is undocumented fishing. In July, numerous Chinese trawlers were stopped in the waters of Pakistan due to a suspicion that they were illegally fishing […]
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  • Music Top Five Kanye Songs
    When it comes to compiling a top five list of Kanye West’s discography, the task is difficult. It would almost be possible to compile a top five list using five songs from any one of his individual albums. Across his decade-spanning career, Kanye has put out numerous songs which have gone on to become classics. […]
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  • News Haiti earthquake and the aftermath
    As unfortunate as it is, Haiti has long been prone to natural disasters. In 2004, tropical storms devastated the nation, killing 3,006 people. In 2010 an absolutely devastating earthquake took the lives of 200 – 300,000 people. Unfortunately, yet another earthquake has hit the nation. On the 14 August, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. […]
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  • Music The life of Kurt Cobain
    From his early days in Washington to his meteoric rise into the mainstream of music, Kurt Cobain is renowned as one of the greatest artists of his time. Here, we will explore Cobain’s life from the early days to his tragic death. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, on the 20th of February 1967, Kurt Cobain had […]
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  • Editorials Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Netherlands
    Despite its small size, the Netherlands is one of the most well-known nations in Europe. With a strong international presence, here are ten things you may not know about the country. 10. Orange While you may recognise orange as the colour of the Netherlands, you might not know that orange is the country colour in […]
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  • News Wuhan lab leak cannot be ruled out
    Having emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019, Covid-19 has proven to be extremely deadly and has had a profound impact globally on us all. While it hasn’t ever been confirmed, could the virus have emerged from research labs in Wuhan? The common explanation for Covid-19 is that a coronavirus mutated by transmitting between both […]
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  • Music The life of Kanye West
    From his famed music career to his extensive fashion empire, Kanye West is arguably one of the largest figures in the music industry. Despite his current fame, Kanye West came from humble beginnings. Raised in Chicago, West lived with his mother following the split between his parents. From a young age, Kanye was interested in […]
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  • Movies Film Review: The Tomorrow War
    Director Chris Mckay delivers to Amazon Prime video his take on a science fiction epic, The Tomorrow War, but is there enough quality to keep viewers engaged at home? The Tomorrow War explores a world in which soldiers are taken from the past to fight for humanity in the future. The survivors are then returned […]
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  • Editorials Summer travelling along North Coast 500
    With the continued complications of travel as a result of the ongoing pandemic, many people will likely be seeking alternative holidays this year. One suggestion which might be good for many people is Scotland’s North Coast 500. What is the North Coast 500? The NC500 is a tourist route starting at Inverness Castle which takes […]
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  • News Turkey wildfires explained
    Wildfires often have a devastating impact on communities and towns when they reach the stage of being fully out of control. Unfortunately, this has been the case in Turkey. In terms of the scale of the recent events, the Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister has stated that 53 forest fires have been separately recorded in […]
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  • Movies Palm Springs: Time-looping but different
    I often find it hard to get excited about new films these days. With many filmmakers having an interest in recycling and reusing past ideas and concepts, repackaging them as best they can, it’s hard to get into a film without a sense of Déjà vu. So when Palm Springs was announced, it was hard […]
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  • Editorials Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Japan
    With the Tokyo Olympics underway in Japan, there is no better time to look at the country and explore some facts which you may not know about the country. 10. Vending machines Japan is home to 5 million vending machines. These machines contain all sorts of things including hot soup and alcoholic beverages. 9. Population […]
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  • Environment A threat to the African ecosystems
    With all the recent calamities in the ocean, you would expect companies to be acting with more caution when it comes to oil drilling affairs. BP, however, is planning to establish a new drilling operation on the edge of the world’s largest cold-water coral reef. You’d think alarm bells would be ringing immediately as a […]
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  • TV Top Five Comedy TV Shows
    With so many comedy TV shows out there, it’s often hard to find the perfect gems. This list aims to give you a fantastic selection of different comedy TV shows to binge on. 5. Arrested Development A show you have likely heard of, Arrested Development, is one of the funniest comedy shows centred on a […]
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  • Sport Should the Olympics go ahead?
    The Olympic Games is the greatest sporting event on the planet. Across the globe, millions of people tune in to watch the most elite athletes compete in the most prestigious competition. With the recent state of emergency announced in host city Japan, should the Olympics still go ahead? This is certainly a tough situation for […]
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  • News Wetherspoons financial woes but who really suffers?
    For years, Wetherspoons has been a staple of British pub culture. For many people, the cheap food and drink is hard to resist especially in expensive areas of the country. With recent calls to boycott the brand over its treatment of staff, has Wetherspoons taken a hit? The initial calls for boycotts against Wetherspoons began […]
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  • News Cat food recall as deadly disease spreads
    If you’ve recently visited a supermarket, you may have noticed that areas of the store stocking cat food products appear quite bare. This lack of stock is not due to supply shortages, but rather a far more serious issue. Across the country, there has been a serious rise in cases of cats tragically being inflicted […]
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  • Environment Canada in Crisis
    It’s common knowledge that the planet is currently undergoing serious climate change as a result of global warming. While many argue about the real impact of global warming, the recent heat dome in Canada has proven the severity of the issue. The heat dome which has formed over Canada has caused absolutely insane levels of […]
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  • Education Should the government ban mobile phones in schools?
    The government are always pushing reforms into education in England, the most recent of which is to tackle the use of mobile phones in schools. The principal aim of the government is to keep the devices out of classrooms. This reform, however, is not backed by all educational professionals as some argue against the ban […]
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  • Editorials Is a four day working week the future?
    For most people living in the UK, it’s hard to avoid working the typical 9-5 working week. Even as working roles have changed over time, the notion of a five-day working week has remained consistent and true. While most people continue to work these traditional hours, a recent study conducted in Iceland has potentially showcased […]
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  • News Is human evolution and its history about to be rewritten?
    For years, the history of human evolution has been widely observed and studied by scientists. The subject has often found itself changing recently and now there might be another twist in this long, complex story. A recent discovery in a well in China could potentially suggest that another human species existed alongside Humans and Neanderthals, […]
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  • Environment The Great Barrier Reef should be recognised as in the danger zone
    The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. While many people are aware of its great beauty, a lot of people are unaware of the potential danger this ecosystem is in. The decline in the Great Barrier Reef has gradually been building over the years. Between 1995 and […]
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  • Editorials Why should we still study for an English degree?
    For a long time, there has been a stigma against people studying for an English degree. Many people claim that the only degrees that hold value are those in fields such as science and mathematics. While many high paying jobs do exist in these fields, making them appear much more lucrative, without English degrees, a […]
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  • Environment Ocean ablaze in gas leak disaster
    A recent video of the ocean that began to circulate on social media prompted many Twitter users to liken what they were seeing to the film franchise Pacific Rim. The shocking scenes of the Gulf of Mexico ablaze felt far from being set in reality. Despite the appearance of the burning waters being comparable to […]
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  • News Junk food adverts set to be banned before 9pm
    We all remember when we were young seeing adverts for junk food and begging our parents to buy us some from the shops. It’s hard to imagine a world where you aren’t subjected to endless food advertisements between programmes – but that could all change very soon. The UK government have made the decision to […]
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  • Education Public disagree with art course budget cuts
    Arts and media are an extremely important part of our society and while many people write off the value of degrees in these fields, everybody consumes products of these subjects. Recently, however, there has been news of budget cuts to the field. Following a meeting between the Office for Students and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson, […]
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  • Education Exam appeals could cause admissions chaos
    Schools have taken a serious hit as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With working from home being introduced, many students may feel that their academic learning has taken a hit. Now, staff and students are concerned about potential appeals chaos. The impact on education from the coronavirus pandemic also further extends beyond primary and […]
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  • Editorials The importance of SPF protection
    With incredible weather recently returning to the UK, many people will find themselves making the most of the sun and spending time outdoors. Will they be using SPF protection though? While you can’t argue with making the most of good weather in the UK, many people who spend large periods of time in the sun […]
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  • Sport EURO 2020: Who can go all the way?
    EURO 2020 has kicked off with some fantastic games so far. From Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Hungary, to Wales’ 2-0 victory over Turkey, the EUROs have provided football fans with some classic matches. As the knockout stages of the tournament draw closer, the question is who can go all the way and win the competition? […]
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  • Environment Are microplastics in fish harming us?
    Oceanwide environmental damage is a major concern. As a result of the single-use plastics used during the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased concern about microplastics in fish. Microplastics are extremely small pieces of plastic debris that are caused by the breakdown of larger plastics such as carrier bags in the ocean. They are also […]
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