Dan Falvey

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Interview: Simon Wright

Sitting in the small reception area of Simon Wright’s workplace just off Dereham Road there is no doubt that he is the incumbent MP for Norwich South. Framed on the wall are newspaper clippings and cards highlighting his record in government and thanking him for some of the things he has done. When Wright takes…

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How Great Britain is likely to vote…

IN BRIEF: Polling predictions, party by party Conservatives: The party has held a steady position over the past fortnight. It is very likely that they will lose seats and it is very unlikely that they will be able to form a majority. However, a plurality government is possible. Labour Party: Has seen a slight rise…

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Ken Livingstone on Labour under Miliband

Concrete and UEA:TV were lucky enough to catch a few minutes with the Labour veteran politician to ask him a few questions on his thoughts about the Labour Party and the general election. Confident on how his party will perform on 7th May he said: “Ed Miliband will be the next Prime Minister. I’m absolutely…

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Open University warns of fall in part time student numbers

The Open University has warned that the fall in the number of students in the UK studying part time will lead to lost opportunities for individuals and the economy. The newly appointed head of the institution, Peter Horrocks, spoke of the trend in his inaugural speech on 23rd April when he called for part-time education…

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Oxfam invites students to swap clothes to raise money for charity

Norwich Oxfam Fundraising Group are hosting an innovative event in order to raise money for their ‘Strength to Survive’ appeal. At 18.30 on 21st April Oxfam shall be hosting a ‘Swishing’ evening. Swishing events allow participants to throw away any old, unwanted clothing an exchange them with another participant for something new. Swishing events have…

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Labour party would introduce individual careers advice in schools

Labour have announced that should they be in power after the general election on the 7th May they will improve careers advice by guaranteeing individual face-to-face careers advice for all secondary school pupils. Under the plans Labour claim that their careers advice would focus on both vocational and academic routes into jobs. The aim of…

Comment

Dan Falvey discusses the problem with freedom of speech

Last week we saw Katie Hopkins claim on Twitter that it was wrong for Rochdale MP, Simon Danczuk to have raised the Pakistani flag in his home constituency. As per normal, there were outcries from people disgusted at her tweet. People angered and outraged repeatedly told her that her views were racist and illiberal and…

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Students express outrage at new timetables

Students across the university yesterday received their updated exam timetables. With the Easter break fast approaching and exam season creeping up, revision schedules and past papers are what should be foremost in students’ minds. However, following on from a software malfunction which affected the original exam timetabling early in March, the replacement timetables are already…

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