News / 26/05/2021 Pro-Palestinian demonstrators speak in UEA Square

Hundreds of UEA students and staff protested in support for Palestinians against Israel at the Square on the 25th May at 5pm. Organized by the UEA Arab Society and UEA Palestinian Solidarity Society, speakers shared stories through a microphone in between shouts calling to free Palestine to an audience sat on the steps of the...

News / 04/05/2021 Cannabis Factory found on Prince of Wales Road

Two men were brought before Norwich Magistrates Court on Thursday 22 April after police discovered a cannabis growing factory in the centre of the Norwich nightclub district. Prince of Wales Street was busy with police officers on Wednesday 21, with forensic teams bustling in and out of the former KTV China City bar. It was...

News / 04/05/2021 Coronavirus update

Now that England has entered Stage Two of the government’s plan to ease lockdown restrictions, businesses such as pubs and hairdressers have been allowed to re-open, leading to an influx of customers. Many pubs are facing a shortage of draught beers with the surge in demand, even though they can currently still only serve customers...

Global, News / 20/04/2021 Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd

The police officer responsible for the death of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, has been found guilty of second and third degree murder alongside second degree manslaughter at the end of his trial in Minneapolis.  Following an extensive trial, in which legal experts, police training officers and witnesses from the scene were consulted, the 12 person jury...

News / 19/04/2021 Prince Philip buried in Windsor Castle

Following his death on 9th April, Prince Philip’s funeral took place on Saturday on the grounds of Windsor Castle in St George’s chapel. Now laying in Windsor Castle’s inner hall, his body was moved from the private chapel to Windsor Castle’s State Entrance to be carried to St George’s chapel on top of a modified...

News / 15/04/2021 UEA to introduce blended learning after Easter

The University of East Anglia plans to resume teaching on Monday 26 April with a mix of in-person sessions and continued online learning.  With changing government restrictions, UEA has prepared to accommodate a partial return to in-person teaching. However, students who are continuing with online learning are encouraged to stay at home until restrictions change...

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Nation celebrated Easter

Although coronavirus measures prevented many Easter celebrations from taking place in the UK, many of the planned services and events were moved online to keep the festival alive. This year, Easter weekend fell on the 2-5 of April, over a week earlier than it did last year. The holiday is always celebrated on the first…

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Coronavirus

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is under investigation by the WHO following its use being put on hold in 11 European countries. The decision was made after reports emerged of people who had recently been injected with the vaccine developing blood clots. The WHO however, has said there is no evidence to suggest the clots had anything…

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Hate Crime Bill passed by MSPs

Members of the Scottish Parliament have voted by 82 to 32 to pass the Scottish Government’s controversial hate crime bill.  The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill consolidates a number of laws into one piece of legislation that aims to provide increased protection for vulnerable groups, but the bill also creates a new offence…

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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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International Women’s Day to be held on the 8th of March

The annual commemoration which focuses on the liberation and equality of women is on the 8th of March. The International Women’s Day 2021 campaign theme is #choosetochallenge. The charity behind the event International Women’s Day has focused 2021’s theme around the idea of challenging everyday bias and calling out inequality: “We can all choose to…

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Your tri-weekly Coronavirus update (01/03/2021)

The UK government has revealed its “roadmap” for easing coronavirus restrictions. The first wave of measures easing the country out of lockdown will begin in March. Further stages will be dependant on certain conditions, such as no new variants emerging, and the vaccine roll out continuing as planned. Current targets aim for an end to…

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Climate protesting teen charged

An 18-year-old climate protestor has appeared in court, facing charges relating to an incident when he climbed a 33 metres tall crane in Norwich to hang an Extinction Rebellion flag from the top. Alex Sidney, from Dereham, Norfolk, climbed the crane in the early hours of Saturday 7th November last year. Norwich police were called…


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