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Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist Assassinated

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, has been assassinated near Tehran, the country’s capital. The attack, which took place on Friday, severely injured Mr Fakhrizdeh, who later died in hospital.  Iran’s defence ministry described the events in a statement released shortly after Mohsen Fakhrizdeh’s death: “Armed terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of...
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Diego Maradona (1960-2020)

Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack at the age of 60. Regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time, Maradona captained his country to World Cup glory in 1986. As is often the case when the footballing world mourns the loss of one of its all-time greats, condolences...
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Are there blue skies ahead for the Sky Blues?

Depicting Pep Guardiola’s teams as underachieving has become something of a trend. Indeed, a near decade-long lack of Champions League success ostensibly supports Dietmar Hamann’s description of Guardiola’s coaching style as outdated. There is no denying that, on paper, his spells in Munich and Manchester have left a lot to be desired on the continental...

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Lockdown Games Part II

Pokémon Platinum is a welcome respite to the stress of lockdown. Any time I want to squeeze some serotonin into my life, I boot up my ancient Nintendo DS, wipe my completed game file, and start playing again from scratch.  You play as a Pokémon trainer, travel through the Sinnoh region, battle and capture Pokémon...
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Review: Clouds

If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school senior who uploaded his song ‘Clouds’ to YouTube and it became a viral hit, leading to a recording contract and a concert performance. Clouds has all the...
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The Impact of Covid-19 on the Gaming Industry

Covid-19 has had some devastating effects on businesses all around the world, but the gaming industry has not suffered as much as it has boomed.  Though we’ve seen delays in games, like Cyberpunk 2077, and cancelled competitions, we’ve also seen the gaming industry adapt with the changing times and still continue to thrive.  While the...
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The State of the MMO Genre in 2020

MMOs – that’s Mega Multiplayer Online games – first (commercially) began in the 1990s with the release of Neverwinter Nights. Since then, we have seen countless titles: some which remain powerhouses today. One thing we have also seen is the stagnation of the genre, an inertia resulting from similar formulae being reproduced each new release....

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  • Paws for thought
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    Paws for thought

      Blue whales return to South Georgia The resurgence of the blue whale populations around South Georgia has been suggested by a sighting of ...

  • Should it be this hot?
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    Should it be this hot?

    It’s looking up for youth climate activism. Activists across the world gear up for a year of mobilisation, protest, and disruption in the lead up to t...

  • This is now our planet
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    This is now our planet

    ‘A Life On Our Planet’ documents the beloved naturalist’s, Sir David Attenborough, 94 years on our planet. From playing in the woods as a child, to ex...

  • Stronger for Longer
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    Stronger for Longer

    Hurricanes are giant spiralled storms formed in the Atlantic Ocean with windspeeds up to 119 kph or more and are associated with exorbitant amounts of...

  • My Nursing Placement on a COVID Ward
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    My Nursing Placement on a COVID Ward

    My placement was never supposed to be on a COVID ward. However, when a second peak started to become a reality, teams in the hospital had to be re-shu...

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  • How to Disappear
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    How to Disappear

    Content Warnings: Eating disorder and self harm  ‘You’re not going until you’ve finished.’ Mum watched and Poppy pretended to chew on the pasta t...

  • Our Tree
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    Our Tree

    Content Warning- very mild gore, mentions of terminal illness FADE IN: EXT. SOUP TREE HILL – EARLY EVENING  Millie and Adam stand at the to...

  • An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Day
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    An Ordinary Man, An Extraordinary Day

    Mr Jones liked to think that ordinary was better. If you’re ordinary, you’re neither noteworthy for being smart, nor noteworthy for being dumb; neithe...

  • Rabbit
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    Rabbit

    Pray you never live your life confined to an existence in the dank holes and dingy burrows of the backlands of West Ireland. It’s a dismal life. The r...

  • The Struggle between Imagination and Reality
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    The Struggle between Imagination and Reality

    Writing may well be the most frustrating thing anyone can do. What is more intimidating than a blank page that screams: YOU CANNOT THINK OF ANYTHING, ...

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  • Rebecca: Review
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    Rebecca: Review

    Dark, beautiful, and clever are 3 words I’d use to describe Ben Wheatley’s Rebecca.  I’d never read the books,written by Daphne du Maurier, but I...

  • #NotAWitch: The Witches and Disability
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    #NotAWitch: The Witches and Disability

    We all suffer from the odd moment of mind boggling brainlessness. Warner Bros just had theirs after releasing “The Witches”, an adaptation of the 1983...

  • Lockdown Viewing: Studio Ghibli
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    Lockdown Viewing: Studio Ghibli

    With the return of lockdown and sunsets starting at 4pm, spirits are understandably quite low. Studio Ghibli films have been a place of security and c...

  • Norwich Film Festival 2020
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    Norwich Film Festival 2020

    I come from a city that does not value the arts. When I moved to Norwich three years ago it felt like walking into a whole new world. Norwich is a pla...

  • Review: Clouds
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    Review: Clouds

    If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school...

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