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Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby

Returning for its second series, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby entertains and fascinates in equal measure. Giles Coren and Monica Galetti roll up their sleeves to work alongside staff in some of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. They discover the unique challenges that come with providing top-tier hospitality in extraordinary and often […]

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BREAKING: Student occupation to continue

The Occupation of George Square Lecture on the university’s central campus will continue despite the end of the UCU strikes, it was announced today. The Occupation has been renamed the Edinburgh Futures Institute, mocking the current expansion on Quartermile. At 2.30 pm today, a ribbon was cut outside the lecture theatre, ‘unveiling’ the Edinburgh Futures […]

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BREAKING: Strikes to continue as Edinburgh UCU rejects UUK deal

The University and College Union (UCU) Edinburgh branch have rejected the proposed agreement reached yesterday by the UCU and Universities UK following six days of talks and three weeks of strike action. In a meeting of the UCU Edinburgh branch led by President Gordon Reid, 300 striking staff came together to discuss the proposal reached […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Students occupy George Square Lecture Theatre

In a show of solidarity with striking university staff, students of the University of Edinburgh have occupied the Gordon Aikman Lecture Theatre in the central campus area, George Square. First year history students arrived at the building for their 9am lecture to find the doors barricaded from the inside with bins and furniture. The building has also […]

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Our Vice Chancellor needs to speak up on behalf of staff amid the ongoing strikes

On Friday 23rd February, Cambridge University’s Vice Chancellor Steven Toope became the latest addition to a list of seventeen Vice-Chancellor’s calling for talks to end the nationwide strikes and readdress the issue of staff pensions. But why isn’t Edinburgh University’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Peter Mathieson on the list? Perhaps Edinburgh’s ‘Flexible Learning Week’ came at […]

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BBC 2018 Winter Olympics coverage: have the fearless chickened out?

The BBC’s Olympic trailer marks a highly-anticipated moment in the build up to the Games, and is this year entitled ‘The Fearless are Here’. In the words of the creators Smith & Foulkes at Nexus Studios, it “depicts the psychological and physical obstacles Winter Olympics athletes face in their quest to be the best in […]

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Death in Paradise

As the jolly and familiar Jamaican soundtrack begins, so too does the seventh series of Death in Paradise wash up onto our screens and into our distinctly chilly January evenings, filling us with a warm hour-long dose of entertaining escapism. Its winter broadcast slot has without a doubt been a catalyst for the success of this […]

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Jonnie Peacock’s turn on ‘Strictly’ brings disabled issues to the fore

Watching Jonnie Peacock foxtrot, quickstep and paso-doble his way across the Strictly ballroom, you wouldn’t guess that the lower part of his right leg is a prosthesis. So, as the first amputee ever to appear on the BBC series steps out onto the dance floor and back into the media spotlight, it’s time to look […]