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The Student meets Tom Ely-Corbett

Tom Ely-Corbett, a second-year Biological Sciences student running to be the next Edinburgh University Students’ Association President, spoke to The Student via email about his campaign and key policies. Commenting…

Scottish blackout caused by fault on transmission line

An outage that saw thousands left without power on Sunday evening has been attributed to a fault on the transmission network. Areas of Edinburgh and Fife as well as parts…

Widespread power cut across Edinburgh leaves thousands in blackout

The evening of Sunday 7th February saw a power cut across parts of Edinburgh that lasted for approximately thirty minutes. The outage began at around 21:20 and ended roughly half…

“You must once again stay at home”: PM announces third lockdown in England

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a new lockdown in England that will come into effect in the early hours of Wednesday morning. This follows First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement…

Landmark ruling in climate case initiated by children and young people

The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ordered 33 European countries to respond to a climate change lawsuit filed by six Portuguese youths, in a landmark ruling. The case,…

Joe Biden wins US election: a close call

Democrat Joe Biden has been officially declared the President-elect of the United States after securing the state of Pennsylvania, following several days of uncertainty. The announcement came on Saturday afternoon.…

Tiered system announced in Scotland as Wales begins firebreak lockdown

As Covid-19 cases continue to rise across the UK, new restrictions and local lockdowns continue to be introduced. In Scotland, new rules on the use of face coverings in the…

The Espresso Series: an interview with Extinction Rebellion co-founder Dr Gail Bradbrook

Honor Crean and Grace Volante, students at the University of Edinburgh, interviewed Dr Gail Bradbrook, the co-founder of the environmental movement Extinction Rebellion, as part of their radio programme ‘The…