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What we mean when we say ‘abolish the police’

Over the past few weeks you may have heard calls to ‘abolish the police’ or ‘defund the police’. Now, these statements are not quite as radical as they may seem. Apart from a limited number of anarchists, nobody is seriously suggesting we should go without police officers and law enforcement. What is usually meant by…

Editor's column

A community standing together

This issue is the last of the decade. So I thought we could look back at the first of the decade, Issue 237. It’s 12th January 2010. Labour are in power, and Concrete leads on the government’s budget deficit, which students worry could lead to an increase in fees. In 2010 the fees were £3,225…

Gaming

Don’t you have any humanity?

Cards Against Humanity gives us the chance to reveal our inner dark humour, to laugh, to cry and largely to insult. I first bought the game as a fresher; a small group in my flat thought it would be a good way to spend time together. No quicker than you can say Jade Goodies’ cancerous…

News

UEA Community Wellbeing discussion

The UEA Wellbeing Interest Network (WIN) have organised an event to address the possibilities of creating a healthier culture at UEA. WIN has organised this discussion following the document called ‘We Will Be Heard’ which the UEA’s Student Union published last academic year. WIN also encourages everyone studying and working at UEA to engage with…

Science

Diabetes screening could improve early diagnosis

Approximately 3.5m people are currently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but it is estimated that a further 549,000 remain undiagnosed. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness where the pancreas produces insufficient insulin to meet the body’s needs. This causes high blood sugar levels which damage the body and lead to complications such as vascular…

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