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Sexual Assault on Campus: an interview with Lesley Johnston

cw: Sexual Assault The last few months have been ones of caution for women across the country. Following the emergence of the spiking epidemic and cases of sexual assault within the police force, sexual violence against women has once more been thrown into the public sphere. Having been met with voracious protest, people are now […]

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The Afghan crisis: how students can help

Approximately 10,000 Afghans will be resettled in the UK this year following the Taliban takeover. After more than four decades of conflict, Afghanistan now has 3 million internally displaced people. A further 2.6 million have been forced to become refugees in other countries such as Pakistan and Iran. This major displacement crisis has worsened with […]

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Princes Street evacuated due to suspected bomb

At around 2pm on Monday the 20th, at least one block on Princes Street was evacuated due to a suspected bomb being found outside the Scottish National Gallery. With one of Edinburgh’s busiest streets coming to a standstill on Monday afternoon, bomb disposal teams were spotted at the scene after a suspicious package was found […]

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Controversial Scandi-Bar had £400,000 price tag

The University of Edinburgh’s Scandi-bar, designed to provide students with additional hospitality space during the pandemic, was recently revealed to have cost £416,361.60 to build despite being open for only 61 days.  The project’s price tag has been at the centre of a dispute between the university, its students, and local businesses, who have condemned […]

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Fourth win for the SNP with calls for second independence referendum

The Scottish National Party is celebrating the party’s fourth consecutive victory in the Scottish parliament election after winning a near majority of 64 seats.  In Scotland’s highest ever electoral turnout, with around 63 per cent of the electorate voting, the SNP fell short of just one seat needed to secure a majority at Holyrood but […]

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England’s lockdown to be eased on 12 April as planned

The Prime Minister has tonight set out the government’s latest Covid-19 update.  Despite announcing that lockdown restrictions in England are to ease further from the 12 April, the Prime Minister cautioned the UK population not to “be complacent” – a message that remains at the heart of the government briefings.  England will be entering step […]

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Scotland becomes first nation to champion free period products

Scotland has become the first country in the world to provide free period products for all, paving the way to reduce period poverty and remove the taboo surrounding menstruation. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act passed unanimously through its final stage on Tuesday evening, despite initial fears that the cost could exceed the estimated […]