News, Uncategorized / 14/09/2021 Students’ Union Shop Provides Support to Afghan Students and Families

Students’ Union (SU) Shop staff have been instructed to use a dedicated till account as part of UEA’s commitment to support returning, or new, Afghan students and their families. This covers all SU Shop items apart from alcohol, cigarettes, UEA clothing/merchandise, and lottery items. SU Officers released the following statement: “Afghan refugees are in urgent...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 NAPAC Announces Booklet to Combat Widespread Abuse Experienced by Young People

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) has created a new booklet to support adult survivors of child abuse. This comes as NAPAC recorded a significant rise in the amount of young people disclosing instances of abuse. The charity offers support to adult survivors of any form of child abuse, including physical, emotional,...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 National Sexual Health Week September 13th-19th 2021

This year, National Sexual Health Week is focusing on the importance of consent. In a country where 75% of students do not believe they have been adequately prepared at school to have a comprehensive understanding of consent, educating and spreading awareness is as important as ever. This is according to a survey carried out in...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 Law to Make Uniforms More Affordable Will Not Apply This Academic Year

A new law is in the works, aimed at lowering the cost of uniforms in England. The law is expected to limit the number of logos on uniforms, allowing parents to buy more items from supermarkets and shops other than a school’s main supplier. Unfortunately, this law will not be put in place for the...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 New Eco Petrol Introduced to Petrol Stations

A new eco-friendly petrol is being introduced at filling stations in Britain this month.  E10 petrol is intended to be the new standard petrol grade put forward by the government. This offer is part of the government’s plans to cut carbon emissions as E10 contains less carbon than other motor fuels and more ethanol. This...

Main Stories, News / 14/09/2021 UEA Sportspark Hosts Summer Bereavement Programme for Young People.

This summer, UEA Sportspark has hosted a summer bereavement programme to offer support to young people who have lost someone to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a heartbreaking year for all those who have been bereaved, it is hoped sport and physical activity will help to improve the mental health of children and young people in...

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Judge denies Britney Spears’ request to remove father from conservatorship

Britney Spears’ request to have her father removed from the conservatorship that manages her finances and affairs has been denied by California judge Brenda Penny.  The singer’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, asked a court in Los Angeles to oust Jamie Spears from his position managing the multimillion dollar estate. When calling for Jamie Spears to be…

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Bill Cosby released from prison

US comedian Bill Cosby left prison yesterday evening after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court. Cosby, 83, was arrested in 2015 and later convicted of drugging and assaulting a university employer, Andrea Constand, at his property in 2004. The ruling bars any chance of a retrial, according to court documents.  According to…

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Fire at Elephant and Castle

Fire crews were called to Elephant and Castle railway today (28 June) shortly before 13:45 after a number of explosions and a resulting fire were reported by people in the area. Close to 100 members of London Fire Brigade who arrived on the scene commented on the significance of the blaze, reporting that “three commercial units were ablaze, along with…

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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…


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