Students call for more financial transparency from universities

A call for more transparency regarding university expenditure, comes as reports claim students do not feel they are getting very good value for money. The Department of Education’s 2018 report claimed that only 38% of British university students felt they were getting their money’s worth and that a lack of...

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‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

‘Earliest ancestor to humanity’ found in Europe

Europe, not East Africa, might have spawned the first members of the human evolutionary family around 7 million years ago, researchers have claimed. Studies undertaken on the teeth of a chimpanzee-sized primate that once lived in Mediterranean Europe suggest that the primate, known as Graecopithecus, may have been a hominin,...

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Incident in Westminster sees four killed and 40 injured

Incident in Westminster sees four killed and 40 injured

A policeman was been stabbed and later died from his injuries in the entrance to the Houses of Parliament, during a House of Commons debate on the Scottish referendum, following an incident on Westminster Bridge with 29 injured and two killed by the attacker in a large car. Twitter reports of...

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Genetic analysis finds British DNA is not so British after all

Genetic analysis finds British DNA is not so British after all

A major study of British ethnicity and genetics has found the average UK resident is only 37% British, or Anglo Saxon, claims AncestryDNA. Following microarray-based autosomal DNA testing, it emerged that Yorkshire is the most genetically British area of the UK (41.17%). East Midlands has the UK’s largest portion of...

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The importance of a media that calls out fake news

The importance of a media that calls out fake news

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton condemned the “dangerous epidemic” of fake news in response to the horrific gun attack in Washington DC. What she picked up on is a problem that has been prevalent since the rise of social media and consequently the current ‘post-truth era’. The vigilante attacker entered a pizza...

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All 47 passengers on board the Pakistan flight crash killed

All 47 passengers on board the Pakistan flight crash killed

All 47 passengers on board the Pakistan flight crash killed. Authorities have confirmed that all passengers that were on board the PIA PK-661 flight from Chitral to Islamabad that crashed earlier this week, have died.  It has been confirmed that there were 42 passengers and 5 crew members on board. Pakistani pop singer turned preacher, Junaid Jamshed and his wife are believed to be among the...

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Brexit ‘could increase shopping bill by £220 a year’

Another argument can be added to the list of how Brexit could damage the country. A new report has recently suggested that a vote to leave could increase the cost of everyday items by £220 a year. These figures would leave the average family paying out an extra £123 a...

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Pret a Manger opens “Little Veggie Pop-up”

National coffee chain, Pret a Manger, has surprised its customers by making one of its Soho locations: vegetarian only. For one month, the pop-up shop on Broadwick Street will celebrate vegetarianism as part of the ‘Not Just For Veggies’ campaign, which hopes to convince shoppers that you don’t need to...

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Volunteers helping to ‘Link Up’ Battersea

Link Up Battersea, a multi-purpose charity founded by the Katherine Low Settlement in 2015 which works towards tackling poverty and building a stronger community in Battersea and Wandsworth, currently provides prospects for volunteers and charities to make a contribution to the local community.   In the past, there have been...

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Tesla Model 3 – what the press is saying

A few years after being announced, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model 3, its affordable model. The new electric car promises 215 miles of range and seating for 5 people. But the big news is that all of this will cost just $35,000 (just over £24,000) when the car goes...

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