Main Stories, News / 09/04/2021 Duke of Edinburgh dies aged 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99. A statement from the Royal Family issued this morning announced that the Duke had ‘passed away peacefully at Windsor Castle’ earlier today. His passing comes after a number of health issues, including recent issues resulting in a short stay in hospital and...

Main Stories, News / 08/03/2021 Reporters Without Borders sexism in journalism report highlights dangers towards women in the industry

Non-profit organisation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) have marked International Women’s Day by releasing a report entitled ‘Sexism’s toll on journalism’. The report addresses the risk of sexist and sexual violence towards women, including verbal and physical threats. Each from a different country, 112 journalists who write on gender issues both internal and external to the...

Interview, Main Stories / 03/03/2021 “From day one, there has been a laissez-faire approach to the pandemic… Boris Johnson wanted to be popular and didn’t want to make those difficult choices”: an interview with Labour MP Clive Lewis

Disclaimer: the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this interview belong solely to Mr Clive Lewis MP. Clive Lewis, Labour MP for Norwich South since 2015 and former candidate for leader of the party in 2020. A politician with strong views and someone who is not afraid to hold back, even if at times that...

Main Stories, News / 20/02/2021 SU Officer Election Results Announced

The results for the Student Union Elections were announced this evening after a tense wait across the UEA community.  Hamish Williams was reelected as Campaigns and Democracy Officer for the 2021-22 term. Despite a prominent campaign held by Brownwen Brown, Lizzie Payne ressecured the role of Activities and Opportunities Officer, pledging to lead efforts to...

Main Stories, News / 15/02/2021 Meet the candidates: SU Officer Elections 2020-21

Voting has opened in this year’s Student Union Officer Elections, here’s the low-down on everything that’s happening over the next few days. Voting opened at 10:00, Monday 15 February 2021 and will close at 10:00, Thursday 18 February 2021. All students can vote via the UEA SU website, where you can also view the manifestos...

Global, Main Stories / 19/01/2021 Gulf countries restore diplomatic ties with Qatar

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have agreed to restore diplomatic relations with Qatar, ending a three-year boycott of the gas-rich state. Known as the Arab quartet, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt initially severed diplomatic ties with Doha in mid-2017 following accusations the state had been supporting terrorism. Qatar denies such...

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Joe Biden wins US presidency

Joe Biden has won the race to become the next US president. Based on media projections, Biden will become the 46th president of the United States, defeating his predecessor Donald Trump. It is believed the Democrat leader has won the major battleground state of Pennsylvania, launching him to exceed the necessary 270 Electoral College votes…

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‘The Voice’ star Leah McFall speaks on her unreleased album, life after leaving the label, and her new track ‘Faithful One’

You’ll likely recognise the name Leah McFall as being a finalist on “The Voice UK” 2013.  Her powerhouse performances have now gained over 60 million views on YouTube. Joining Team will.i.am, she quickly became the star of the season. During her time on the show, three of her cover performances even charted on the UK…

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PM Announces New Coronavirus Measures from Thursday

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new measures that will apply to the whole of England, expected to last for four weeks starting on Thursday.  According to the measures, people in England will be told to stay at home, with all hospitality and non essential shots set to close. However schools, universities and nurseries…

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UEA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to UEA Alumnus, Michael Houghton, who shares the prize with Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice for their discovery of the Hepatitis C virus. The announcement was made earlier today by Professor Thomas Perlmann, Secretary-General for the Nobel Assembly and the Nobel Committee…


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