Breaking News, Main Stories, Sport / 04/08/2021 13-year-old Sky Brown becomes youngest GB Olympic medallist

On day 12 of the Olympics, Sky Brown made history by becoming the youngest ever GB Olympic medallist, winning a skateboarding bronze. Skateboarding made its Olympic debut this year, as the International Olympic Committee were aiming to appeal to a younger audience. Placing in fourth for her last three rounds, Brown managed to land a...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 31/07/2021 Full vaccination not required for students returning to university

Government sources have, today, revealed there are “no plans” for the speculated double-jab requirement for university students. This decision appears to be a U-turn in the government’s plans, as Education Minister Vicky Ford recently suggested plans were being made to ensure full vaccination of university students before they could be allowed to live in halls...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 27/07/2021 University students could require full vaccination to attend lectures and live in halls

Covid-19 restrictions hit hard again for the university youth as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces students could require full vaccination in order to attend lectures and reside in their university halls. Reports indicate the Prime Minister is actively “pushing” the proposition to “encourage” an elevated vaccine intake among young people.  Another senior government spokesman indicated the government’s plans to ensure full...

Main Stories, News / 22/07/2021 UEA community respond in outrage to Daily Mail article labelling LDC decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”

The UEA community have responded in outrage to a Daily Mail article which saw critics label the School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing’s decolonisation initiatives as “anti-academic” and “corrosive”. Published on 18 July, the article was written by Freelance Education Journalist Julie Henry.  In June 2020, a letter of complaint was sent by 100 current...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 17/07/2021 Health Secretary tests positive for Coronavirus

Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced today (17th July) that he has tested positive for Coronavirus. In a video statement posted to Javid’s Twitter account, the minister said that he has received a positive lateral flow test and is self-isolating until he gets a PCR test result. He went on to clarify that he has...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 14/07/2021 Oldham Council leader Arooj Shah targeted in firebomb attack

The car of Arooj Shah, North of England’s first female Muslim council leader, was set ablaze by a firebomb on July 13 at 1:30am. While she was unharmed by the explosion, the ferocity of the bomb was enough to damage a neighbouring property. Elected only recently in May, Arooj Shah has since spoken about abuse...

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Russian plane crash kills 28

A plane has crashed in the east of Russia, potentially killing everyone on board. Out of 22 passengers and 6 crew members, there are believed to be no survivors from the plane crash near the Kamchatka Peninsula. After losing connection on the journey from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the village of Palana, local emergency and transport officials…

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Additional Covid testing comes to UEA

Extra Coronavirus testing has been made available at the University of East Anglia as a “precautionary measure” after a surge in Covid cases. In a message addressed to all students, Professor Neil Ward stated that “the University has worked with Norfolk County Council’s Public Health team to arrange quick and easy PCR testing for students,…

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Coronavirus Breaking News: Sydney re-enters lockdown

Areas of Australia have been placed back into lockdown after a surge in the number of cases in parts of the country. 110 new cases have emerged in Sydney’s Bondi neighborhood, leading to a total of 128 cases within the country and resulting in new coronavirus rules being implemented across New South Wales.   Eastern suburban schools have also been caught in this outbreak, where 4 children…


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