Breaking News, Global, Main Stories, News / 25/11/2021 27 people dead after boat sinks in Channel

At least 27 people have been confirmed dead and a number of others remain in hospital after a small, inflatable boat sank off the British coast on Wednesday, French authorities have confirmed. After a number of individuals were seen by the crew of a French fishing boat on Wednesday afternoon, a joint rescue mission by...

#BLM, Breaking News, Main Stories / 25/11/2021 Ahmaud Arbery murderers found guilty

The jury unanimously found Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan guilty of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder yesterday. The trio now face life in prison. The murder took place in February last year, when they chased and shot dead an unarmed Ahmaud Arbery, falsely claiming he had been involved in numerous burglaries in the neighbourhood in...

Breaking News, Global, Main Stories / 24/11/2021 Man Charged with Homicide After Killing Five at Waukesha Christmas Parade

On the 21st of November, 39 year old Darrell E Brooks drove through Waukesha Christmas Parade with a vehicle, killing 5 and injuring 48. Daniel Thompson, police chief of Waukesha, said the suspect was charged with five counts of intentional first-degree homicide. Whilst there were initial concerns that the incident was terror related, this was...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 20/11/2021 Booster Vaccine Added To NHS Covid Travel Pass

Travellers in the UK who have received their booster dose of a Covid jab are now able to evidence this as part of their vaccination status through the NHS Covid Pass. For such travellers, it enables quarantine-free travel to more tightly restricted countries, such as Israel, Croatia and Austria, all of which place a time...

#BLM, Breaking News, Main Stories, News / 20/11/2021 Kyle Rittenhouse found not guilty

Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, was acquitted of five felony charges on November 19th at Kenosha County Court, Wisconsin after killing 2 men in the summer of 2020. Rittenhouse patrolled the streets of Kenosha during the Black Lives Matter protests and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, as well as wounding one...

Breaking News, Global, Main Stories / 19/11/2021 Canadian storms and British Columbia Floods

Canadian storms recorded increasing precipitation and floods in the Pacific north-west, bringing 18,000 people stranded in British Columbia. Oliver Homes from The Guardian reported that “a month’s worth of rain” poured into the region. Four people went missing in Lillooet when a mudslide hit Highway 99. The Trans Canada Highway was washed away by a...

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Report for the Future: a collaborative effort from UEA’s Project Change and Concrete

Over the last few months, Concrete has been working with the University of East Anglia’s Project Change to create Report for the Future, a climate journalism programme aiming to elevate young people’s voices during COP26. Project Change is a new youth climate change programme of workshops, resources, and competitions from UEA. Alongside Report for the…

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Explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital declared a terror incident

A taxi exploded at the drop-off area of Liverpool Women’s Hospital just before the national two-minute silence was due on Remembrance Sunday, caused by an improved explosive device made by the passenger who was killed in the blast. Head of Counter Terrorism Policing North West, Russ Jackson’s statement claimed: “As the taxi approached the drop-off…

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University to reintroduce discounted taxi scheme after student staff outrage

In a statement collected by Concrete, the University have announced their intentions to reintroduce the discounted taxi scheme for student staff members working late nights at their venues. A university spokesperson said: “The university is currently reviewing policies and is planning to reintroduce a UEA version of this discounted taxi scheme. Unfortunately, there is a…

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UEA one of 39 UK universities who refused to divulge details of sexual harassment complaints

Out of 164 UK universities, UEA was one of 39 which refused to divulge any information relating to their sexual harassment complaints. Journalists from Al Jazeera Media Network sent identical Freedom of Information (FOI) requests to all 164 universities and higher education institutes in the UK, asking for information relating to reports of sexual misconduct,…

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