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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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…

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“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…

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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…


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