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Charity trip organiser Student Adventures goes bust

A travel firm which specialised in organising expeditions for good causes has gone into liquidation, possibly causing charities to lose out on millions of pounds in fundraising. GBCE Ltd – which was trading as Student Adventures – collapsed on 28th August 2014, with students who had booked expeditions being alerted via text message and email….

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Competition: Bacofoil Student Cook of the Year

Do you sigh as your housemates tip a tin of beans onto some toast and call it “dinner”? Do you long to show the world your gastronomic skills? Or do you just fancy getting your hands on £1,000 worth of groceries? Then you might have what it takes to become the Bacofoil Student Cook of…

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Twitter controversy and the #GBBO #Bincident

The beloved Great British Bake Off is back, and not without some foodie chaos to add into the mixing bowl. Sparking emotion from viewers up and down the country, the events that ensued were described as “more controversial than the great custard theft of 2013” and compared to the brutal and shocking “Red Wedding” in…


England hit back against India after nightmare year

England’s year of disaster is finally over after Peter Moores’ side overcame India with a 3-1 victory in the Test series. Perhaps most surprising is that once-beleaguered captain Alistair Cook managed to come through the summer relatively unscathed, after facing calls for his head following the defeats to Sri Lanka. Indeed, as well as breaking…


The Editor’s Column – 25th August 2014

The countdown is on and it’s under a month until the semester begins again! For all those joining UEA – welcome – you’re going to love it. For all those coming back, welcome home. At Concrete we’ve spent the summer having a bit of an overhaul. Before the end of last year, we launched our…


Review: Doctor Who

Well, it’s finally here. Or more accurately, he’s finally here. Peter Capaldi has stepped out of the TARDIS, although it feels like forever since we found out he was going to be the next Doctor. Given the amount of press, opinion pieces, and general flailing about him, he certainly had a lot to live up…

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