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Edinburgh tram track accident cyclists sue city council £1 million

Edinburgh cyclists are suing the city council for £1 million over accidents and injuries allegedly caused by tram track placement. Up to sixty cyclists have joined the lawsuit, although it has been suggested that this amounts to only a third of those affected by tram track-related accidents. The lawsuit focuses mainly on the track placement […]

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An interview with Belle & Sebastian’s Chris Geddes

In January, after a five year hiatus, Belle & Sebastian released their ninth album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance. I caught up with the multi-talented Chris Geddes, Belle & Sebastian’s keyboard player about the band’s surprising longevity, Glasgow’s international mystique and whether the new record really is a new musical direction. The Student: You’ve […]

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Live Music

Glass Animals @ Electric Circus

Since the release of their album in June last year, Glass Animals have slowly but surely penetrated the alternative consciousness. Their devoted following have proven themselves up and down the country during their recent sell-out tour and Electric Circus was no exception. In less than a year, the band have gone from BBC Introducing’s secret […]

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Nightvision: Patrick Topping @ La Belle Angele

Patrick Topping graced La Belle Angèle on Saturday, 28 February as part of the Nightvision series. Topping began making music in his bedroom when he was 19, and the six years that followed have seen him work his way up to critical acclaim. The last year and a half has seen his transformation into one […]

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Music

BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah- Sour Soul

Hip hop veteran Dennis Cole, better known by his rather more rap-suitable stage name, Ghostface Killah, has collaborated with hip-hop enthusiasts BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) to release Sour Soul. The perfectly titled album sees the Canadian trio’s psychedelic jazz as the real instrumental underscore to Ghostface’s narrative rapping and off-beat lyrics. BBNG, however, are far from just […]

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The UK should respect the ECHR’s decision

Last week the European Court of Human Rights ruled that prisoners, or former prisoners, are not entitled to any compensation despite the UK’s continued violation of prisoners’ rights to vote. Ten years on from the case of Hirst vs. the UK, where the International Court first ruled that the UK’s blanket ban on allowing prisoners […]

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Privatisation is not the cure for NHS ill health

The NHS is perhaps the most cherished institution in the UK, and yet the question mark over its future has grown bigger and more threatening than ever in recent years of recession and austerity. Even now, in a period of relative economic stability, its prospects remain uncertain; the government lacks a decisive plan of action […]

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Image-based politics is totally hollow

It seems that men in politics are increasingly judged by their appearances. Pictures of David Cameron looking tubby on a beach in Cornwall and stories of his quest to cut carbs are commonplace in tabloids and broadsheets alike. Last week saw more of the same from across the pond, where it was reported that the […]