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Edinburgh’s annual Christmas markets cancelled due to ongoing pandemic

On 1 October, the City of Edinburgh Council, alongside the organisers of the ‘Edinburgh’s Christmas’ events, made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s festivities including the beloved Christmas markets in Princes Street Gardens and the world-renowned Hogmanay celebrations across the city centre. Throughout the summer, event organisers and city councillors had been closely monitoring […]

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Getting checked in COVID-19: making sure your health doesn’t take a backseat

Throughout lockdown, we were told ‘stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ in an attempt to control the spread of Coronavirus, and whilst staying home may have protected us from contracting Covid-19, it meant that many other serious illnesses and health conditions went undetected and untreated. The pandemic took over our lives; physically with […]

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Would Covid-19 be classified as a pandemic if Europe weren’t the epicentre?

On March 12th, the World Health Organisation sent shockwaves across the globe as they announced that the Covid-19 virus outbreak was officially a pandemic. This classification caused governments and citizens alike to spring into action and start taking serious precautions in an attempt to fight back against the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The first […]

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Working out from home during the isolation period: best ways to keep fit

There has never been a more important time to try and stay as healthy as possible and exercise is the perfect way to boost and maintain not only your physical but mental health too. We all want to play our part in tackling the global pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19 by following Government […]

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Twitter cracks down on platform manipulation – but is this enough?

Last week social media powerhouse Twitter suspended over 70 accounts on the grounds of ‘platform manipulation’ all of which were linked to the upcoming 2020 US Presidential Election. The accounts were created recently in support of presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg and were posting copious amounts of pro-Bloomberg content and propaganda which is a breach of […]

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Free sanitary products in all UK schools, finally!

After much lobbying and campaigning, the UK Government has finally launched their Free School Sanitary Product Scheme across schools in the UK and Universities in Scotland. Period poverty is a serious yet underpublicized problem across the world for those who are unable to afford the necessary sanitary products required monthly for dealing with periods. Whilst […]

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Race and revolution in the Royal family: what’s next for Harry and Meghan?

As a world renowned actress, Meghan Markle was no stranger to the spotlight before she met Prince Harry. However, few could have predicted the astronomical rise in attention she has received over the last few years since she married Britain’s favourite royal and one of the world’s (formerly) most eligible bachelors. Whilst the Sussex’s certainly […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: how to beat those winter blues

As the days get shorter and the dark nights draw in particularly early over Edinburgh, many of us eagerly look forward to the upcoming festivities that winter promises, however for 1 in 15 Britons, this is sadly not the case. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of clinical depression that occurs in a seasonal […]