Louise Lazell


Colman’s confirm 2019 factory closure

Norwich’s famous Colman’s mustard factory has finally confirmed its closure in 2019, after months of consideration to move the factory out of the city. Despite 160 years of production in Norwich, the famous site for mustard making will be shutting next year. Plans to shut the factory were revealed in January by the parent company…


Minister hesitant to decolonise syllabuses

The universities minister Sam Gyimah has spoken out against decolonising university curriculums amid calls from students to study more work by writers from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. Gyimah cautioned universities about removing specific writers and ideas from courses, purely because they are not students’ favourite topics. He also stressed that part of the…


Boom or bust?

Next sales have soared this Christmas period by nearly 10 percent. Beating city forecasts, the unexpected rise in sales has led to higher profit forecasts for the year ahead. Analysts worried that slowing wage growth and heightened inflation would make Christmas shoppers tighten their budgets and spend less. Next total sales saw a 1.5 percent…


MBE for Head of Computer Sciences

The head of Computer Sciences at UEA, Professor Gerard Parr, has been given an MBE award for his services in developing the telecoms infrastructure in Northern Ireland (NIR). The award also recognises Professor Parr’s previous and ongoing dedication within the ICT industry, and also his work for the telecommunications team of the NIR Government Department…


The Norwich guide to 2018

April 23rd: Dragon Hall Debates: Who’s afraid of populism? Something a bit different to start with – Dragon Hall are hosting a series of debates on popular and controversial topics, including conversations on the age of anxiety and gene editing. Tickets are still available for their debate on populism, following the election of Donald Trump….


How to help those in need this festive season

Christmas is just around the corner and ‘tis the season to be giving. The Christmas wish-lists have been sent off, the sales have hit the shops and everyone’s revision playlist is suddenly blasting Mariah Carey and Michael Buble. It’s easy to get whipped up in all the usual festivities and traditions of Christmas and forget…


UEA in top 40 for social media use

UEA has been ranked in the top 40 universities across the UK for its social media use. A survey conducted this year has placed UEA 35th for its activity, engagement, and popularity. Uni Shoots, the student video production company that conducted the study, compared their social media rankings with the Guardian’s 2018 league table to…


ISOC raise thousands for charity

The UEA Islamic Society (ISOC) raised more than £2,350 for the ‘Islamic Relief’ charity during the course of the society’s charity week. A variety of events were held around campus in late October to raise money to supply education, healthcare, infrastructure, and security to multiple regions and thousands of citizens worldwide. This includes putting resources…

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