News / 12/07/2022 Norwich Pride set for spectacular summer return  

After a 2-year absence, Norwich Pride is set to return to the streets of our fine city on 30 July for a varied and action-packed celebration.   Running from 10 am at The Forum and Millennium Plain will be a diverse range of stalls and entertainment, including three stages – the Marsha P Johnson stage, headlined...

Climate Change, News / 12/07/2022 UEA climate research: 1.5°C warming limit vital to human life  

The well-known 2°C threshold continues to be the target world leaders aim for in limiting global warming. However, new research led by UEA suggests that a 1.5 °C limit would significantly reduce the worst effects of global warming, by up to 85%. The study further identified three regions – West Africa, India and North America...

News / 12/07/2022 Almost 50% of UK students negatively affected by mental health, survey suggests 

Universities and higher education institutes require “immediate improvements” to their services and cultural awareness for students to get the mental health care they need, according to a new survey by charity, Humen.   Of the 7,200 UK students surveyed, the study found nearly half felt their poor mental health negatively impacted their university experience. The research...

News / 12/07/2022 Norfolk welcomes 600 Ukrainian refugees 

Almost 600 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine have arrived in Norfolk under the Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship scheme since April, according to the latest national statistics. Of this, 240 have settled in South Norfolk – including around 100 in Norwich – the biggest proportion within the county.   Support and advice services are being offered...

News / 12/07/2022 Young Scots ready for “Yes” as Sturgeon announces #IndyRef2 

On 28 June, Scotland’s First Minister and leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, formally announced an independence referendum, determining the constitutional future of Scotland, which would be held on 19 October 2023.  Amidst great speculation – built throughout the parliamentary term – Sturgeon acknowledged that legal proceedings would have to commence between her governing party at...

News / 12/07/2022 Students feel the pinch: record inflation and what it means for you 

Inflation – that is the rate of increase in prices across the economy – is at its highest rate in decades, reaching 9.1% in May. While there are several factors likely to have contributed to the current rate, economists are generally agreed the main global catalyst was Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, after...

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