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News

Birmingham primary school protests permanently banned

A high court judge has ruled for the permanent ban of anti-LGBT protests in front of Birmingham primary school that began after about 300 people gathered at the school gates in May. Activists protesting against LGBT equality lessons are said to have, “grossly misinterpreted” what is being taught to primary school children. The school, located…

TV, Venue

The return of Peaky Blinders

Looking now at Steven Knight’s passion project, sold to the BBC as a four-season presentation of the gritty violence of 1919 Britain, ‘Peaky Blinders’ is now in its fifth season with no signs of an end close; but I honestly wished it had. What, in the past, came off as good writing depicting Birmingham’s underbelly…

Science

Brexit cuts to research funding

From Stephen Hawking, to Michael Faraday, to Alexander Fleming, the UK boasts some of the most well-known names in academia. However, with the decision to leave the European Union, Britain’s scientific community could cripple. To pioneer scientific and technological advances, capital investments are required. According to Professor Scott Lucas, of the University of Birmingham, “the…

Sport

UEA hosts Korfball Nationals and places second

Last weekend UEA played host to the Korfball BUCS National Championships in the Sportspark. Our first team had worked hard earlier this year through preliminaries and regionals, securing one of the four regional top seeds going in to the weekend. There was a lot of pressure on the team following back-to-back national titles the previous…

Sport

Mixed fortunes for UEA sides in BUCS cup action

No sooner had the last issue of Concrete hit the press than many of UEA’s sides turned their attention to BUCS cup action. There were mixed fortunes for our sides, several of whom have now reached the quarter-finals. In Men’s football, goals from Luke Young and Mohammed Hassan, returning to the team, saw the firsts…

Sport

Birmingham beat UEA despite positive performance

UEA men’s Lacrosse team lost 10-2 to undefeated league-leaders Birmingham at Colney Lane, but gave a good account of themselves as they continued their positive early-season form. The Birmingham keeper was first required to save a Sean Cullum shot before his side turned on the pressure, however UEA’s defence were solid and organised throughout. Petros…

News

UEA-Birmingham Megabus relaunched

UEA students returning home or visiting the Midlands now have a new transport option to consider. Last month the budget coach operator Megabus announced that it would begin a service from Norwich Bus Station to Birmingham Hill Street. The service will run from Friday to Sunday and even on bank holidays, with stops at UEA,…

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