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Impact of Astroworld

In 1989, at an FA Cup match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, the Hillsborough disaster took the lives of 97 football fans. The cause was overcrowding, which led to a crush amongst spectators. More than three decades later, legal action continues, with the families of those affected still seeking acknowledgement, compensation, and crucially, justice. In […]

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Let Down For John Lewis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Pumpkins begin to wither and mould, skeletons are packed away, and children begin preparing their Christmas lists. As the evenings become darker, households across the UK snuggle up to watch their yearly serving of stylised consumer programming. Twitter is awash with debate; articles detail the outrage that […]

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Shamrock ‘n’ Roll

Music Editor Darragh Murray reviews Dublin’s premier post-punk outfit, Fontaines D.C. Friday saw Fontaines D.C. takes their rampant guitars to the O2 Academy Edinburgh. Arriving following a two night residence at Glasgow’s Barrowlands, the band continue their UK tour following the success of their sophomore record A Hero’s Death. While their recent album included more […]

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Indie Soc to host Baby Strange at Potterrow

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange are set to play at Edinburgh University’s iconic Potterrow stage as part of the University of Edinburgh Indie Music Society’s gig calendar. On September 24 the society will welcome the punk inspired trio to the capital for one of the first live gigs on campus since the beginning of the pandemic. […]

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The fallout of the ‘Sussex sit-down’ with Oprah shows limited progress since Princess Diana

The marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was hailed as a turning point for the British monarchy. Their wedding was lauded as a symbol of Britain’s multiculturalism that might drag the Royal Family kicking and screaming into the twenty-first century. Less than three years on following their dramatic exit from “the firm”, the Sussex’s […]

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Handforth Parish Council video goes viral, prompting EUSA comparisons

The viral video of Handforth Parish Council’s committee meeting highlighted the nastier side of politics. The internet sensation has become an unlikely metaphor for many things: short fuses; the struggles of the elderly as they attempt to grasp the mechanics of online calls; and the various tribulations that typify local government. Ms Weaver insists that […]

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Relic pressed on vinyl: The irreplaceable sound of live albums and why we enjoy them

Beneath the floorboards of his family home in Streatham, music producer Dan Carey hides lazers, smoke machines, and an entire music studio. He lives upstairs with his wife and children; music lives in his basement. While this may seem a strange setting for a professional studio, the peculiar décor and location are little more than […]

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Vaccine rollout continues across Scotland

The Scottish government looks set to deliver on its promise to vaccinate all vulnerable people by 5 February, the Health Secretary has announced. Speaking on Friday morning, Jeane Freeman stated that she was confident that the government’s initial target would be met by the end of the day, with all care home residents, frontline health […]