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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Train derails and crashes at North London station

An eight-carriage train derailed when approaching Enfield Town station during rush hour at around 8:15am yesterday. The Overground train continued moving upright at an angle after hitting the buffers and jutted over the end of the tracks, losing its momentum, and stopping just short of smashing into the station window and swerving onto the platform. Emergency services…

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Inquiry into UK Covid response releases first report

Information from two committee inquiries regarding the government’s response to the Coronavirus outbreak, has been released today. In it, the UK government were heavily criticized for being too slow in their response to the Coronavirus outbreak early last year. Whilst the report highlights some of the positive steps taken within England during the pandemic, such…

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Activities & Opportunities Officer and UEA(su) issue Sportsnight statement

UEA(SU) and Activities and Opportunities Officer, Lizzie Payne, have released a joint statement following the incidents which took place at Sportsnight last week (6th October) and the subsequent reforms to the club night.  In the statement, the SU apologised for the disorganisation, citing unexpected attendance numbers and security concerns as the reason for the cancellation…

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​​Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced the winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize: Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov.  Both journalists have “safeguarded the freedom of expression” and represent “all journalists who stand up to this ideal”. The chair of the Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, recognised “their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the…


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