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Hunting for a home: Advice on flat hunting from those in the know

Flat hunting is undoubtedly a pain. You will have heard many rumours of rival gangs of flat mates sprinting, cycling and driving from flat viewings to the letting agents to be the first to sign the lease. Personally I have never seen this happen, but the urban legends live on. In reality, it is still […]

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Your fitness fix: spice up your life and reinvigorate your workout

It’s February. Fitness motivation is waning. Pancake Day was a glorious time of over-eating a plethora of sweet, and savoury carby-goodness; it was a day when you thought ‘this is better than the gym’. It is true, pancakes are often better than working out, but when the classic treadmill and a few free weight sessions […]

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Editorial

Frances on Francis: A profile of the Pope

As a non-practising Catholic that only attends church at Christmas and Easter, (mainly for the hymns), Pope Francis interests me enormously; he is a breath of fresh air for the at times gangrenous Catholic Church. Ordained as Pope in 2013, he has unflinchingly spoken his mind and pushed for radical change in the Catholic Church, […]

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SMS 1.2 – Sugah Daddy

This playlist will take you from D’Angelo’s 2014 Black Messiah, through smooth RnB history to 1995 and D’Angelo’s first album, Brown Sugar. Essays are tough, let D and friends break it down for you in the sexiest of ways.    

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TV

Podcast Pick: Criminal

As we enter into the week that is Halloween, let me invite you into joining me for a more chilling podcast pick than usual. The podcast is called Criminal, and as usual I am bringing you not only a treat for the ears, but you will not miss a trick buying it, because it is […]

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TV

Fargo

One of a host of FX shows to take the world by storm, Fargo enjoyed a hugely successful first series when it burst on to our computer screens in 2014. One year on, it is back, it is brash, and it succeeds in surpassing any expectations. The entire original cast has now left the show, […]

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TV

The Last Kingdom

So this week I have swapped from podcast to TV, and all I can say is, I am not missing out. I was asked to review the new BBC2 TV programme The Last Kingdom. Now the premise of the program is that Saxon-born Uhtred is stolen as a child by the Danes and then brought […]

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TV

Don’t Tell the Bride

When watching Don’t Tell the Bride, I am almost immediately uplifted. The show brings to the table everything I like in car-crash TV; there is either a sulky bride-to-be, a crazy or overprotective mother of the bride, a groom that is either wanting to woo his wife-to-be, or scare her senseless, and inevitably a wedding. […]