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The Energy Crisis & Rise of Living Costs

Recently, you’d have noticed there has been a very large price inflation since Russia began attacking Ukraine. The price of living has vastly increased, and while we’re not the only place to be affected, the current inflation is rising at 7%, with the worst yet to come. Amidst Russia’s war crimes, many countries have cut…

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Britain’s disappointing visa system for Ukraine

“Please do not attempt to travel to the UK without a valid visa.” The statement sits at the top of the Ukrainian advice page on the government website. I mean, it doesn’t say don’t come, but it’s not exactly welcoming either. The refugee crisis continues to intensify. It’s estimated three million citizens have already fled…

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Period poverty in Britain: a devastating reality

We know the upsetting realities of periods in developing countries across the globe, but do we really know the full extent and reality of period poverty in Britain? Period poverty is a much deeper problem than one not being able to afford menstrual products. It has overwhelming effects on the individual’s entire life, with its…

Sport

The Magic of the Olympics

Matching the tally from London 2012, Team GB finished a very respectable fourth in the medal table behind the host nation Japan. In an Olympics scarred by the global pandemic, there were numerous firsts achieved by Team GB before the games even had begun. The Tokyo 2020 squad is the first Olympic representation of Great…

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What biases are in our healthcare systems?

Considering that healthcare has dominated the headlines, ruled our social media feeds and lingered in our conscience for the last 12 months, now is not a bad time to delve into some nursing related research and smash out a healthcare dissertation. My topic came to me in strands and required some effort to weave together…

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Exam Cancellation Chaos

For the second year running, A-Level and GCSE exams, due to be held in the summer, have been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made by the Prime Minister on 4th January, the same day he brought in the third national lockdown. Some students welcomed the news, as they no…

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