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Sport

World Cup round-up: the thrills, surprises, and healthy dose of VAR controversy

In a World Cup initially mired by talk of Putin-centric international politics and yet another bout of British pessimism, Russia 2018’s group stage has reminded everyone that there’s no greater tonic than the beautiful game. There’s been thrills, surprises, a healthy dose of VAR controversy (my two cents: VAR is brilliant, and it’s up to…

Travel

School trips as a uni student

I think we’re all in agreement here; the absolute worst part of any trip abroad, aside from being the victim of some sort of mugging, is the early wake up time for whatever miserable flight or ferry journey you have to catch at impossible-o’clock. Never the greatest start to your holibobs, but often by the…

Travel

The fairytale castles of Bavaria

Hidden amongst the Bavarian landscape lie some of Europe’s most spectacular castles and palaces; a myriad of masterpieces built, adapted, and envisioned by King of Bavaria, Ludwig II. Growing up in the beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig indulged in childhood fantasies, which remained with him through the increasing reclusiveness  during his short reign. The romanticism and…

Global

Flash floods plague Europe

France, Germany, and parts of Central Europe were hit by flash floods in the first week of June, after several days of intense thunder and rain storms. The unusual weather event has claimed ten lives in Germany, two in France and Romania respectively, and one in Belgium, however, this figure could yet rise, as there…

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