Main Stories, News / 11/08/2020 Kamala Harris to be Joe Biden’s running mate in US presidential elections

US Senator Kamala Harris of California has been selected by Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate, as his vice-presidential running mate for the 2020 US elections. This nomination makes Ms. Harris the first Black woman and the first person with Indian heritage to be nominated for national office by a major party. Ms. Harris is also...

Global, Main Stories / 11/08/2020 Over 140 dead in 20 years: can Mexico save its journalists?

Various press organisations have called for justice after the total death tally of journalists in Mexico has risen to more than 140 over the last 20 years. Five have already been murdered this year, with the latest being Eduardo Ochoa, a freelance reporter shot dead outside his home in the city of Uruapan on August...

Global, Main Stories / 10/08/2020 Lebanon PM announces official resignation of cabinet

Former Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced the official resignation of Lebanon’s cabinet following the Beirut explosion last week. Mr Diab described the political elite as “the real trouble… the real catastrophe in Lebanon”, emphasising blame had been transferred to his government, who had “exerted maximum effort” in their service, for corruption and past mistakes within...

Main Stories, News / 09/08/2020 Police shut down Norfolk rave

EDP reports of police trying to halt a rave near Hilborough, 25.4 miles west-southwest of Norwich. Police operations are currently in motion in order to shut down the rave taking in some woodlands by the A1065 south of the parish. According to locals the rave started late night Saturday 8th, participants had parked around a...

Main Stories, News / 07/08/2020 CCN cancels graduation

In an email to affected students on August 05 2020 the City College Norwich (CCN) stated that this year’s graduation ceremony for higher education students has been cancelled. The ceremonies were due to held on November 14 2020, in the email CCN stated that “due to the government restrictions currently in place for large gatherings,...

Global, Main Stories / 05/08/2020 Beirut sees explosions further worsening the Lebanon situation

On Tuesday evening, Beirut witnessed two horrifying explosions in its port area, which the Lebanese government has blamed on a warehouse containing almost 3000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate. Videos of the second explosion went viral on social media. Footage showed columns of fire and smoke -the result from the first explosion- moments before the second,...

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UEA awarded silver in new ranking

UEA has been awarded a silver ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), a new government assessment that evaluates undergraduate student experience. Participation in the TEF is voluntary and higher education providers decide whether or not they wish to take part. The new exercise ranks institutions gold, silver, or bronze. The results of the TEF…

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Sensitive student data leaked in school-wide email

Hundreds of american studies students have mistakenly received an email detailing sensitive information about extenuating circumstances requests. Some 320 American Studies students received the email on Thursday night, with an attached spreadsheet detailing the reasons individual students were granted extenuating circumstances. The spreadsheet included individual names, student ID numbers, and descriptions of why students had…

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UEA reacts as country uncertain

The early hours of Friday morning saw UEA’s bars filled to the brim with slightly inebriated, slightly anxious students who were awaiting the results of the 2017 general election. At 10:00pm on Thursday night, the exit polls were accurately predicting that there would be a hung parliament in Westminster. There was a palpable tension across…

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Victory for Clive Lewis

Labour incumbent Clive Lewis retained Norwich South last night, with an increased majority. In the early hours of this morning, as tellers were finalising their vote counts across the country, the results for the university constituency came in. Mr Lewis, who was elected to represent Norwich South in the 2015 general election, was re-elected and…

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Interview: Clive Lewis

Concrete spoke to Clive Lewis, Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Norwich South  to discuss his policies and personal stances, two days before the general election vote on 8 June. Mr Lewis was elected to represent Norwich South in 2015. He is running against James Wright (Liberal Democrat), Lana Hempsall (Conservative), and Richard Bearman (Green) in this…


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