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Sturgeon extends lockdown but “optimistic” restrictions will ease in March

On Tuesday afternoon, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced to the Scottish parliament in Holyrood that, despite the nation’s progress in combating the crisis so far, lockdown restrictions will stay in place until “at least” the end of February.  She revealed to MSPs that she was “cautiously optimistic” about the possibility of easing restrictions at the […]

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In reflection: emo robins and a socially distanced nature walk

When I was little, there were three things that I loved: the first was reading, the second was writing, and the third was nature. The first hobby is currently intermittent and, ironically, being a literature student hasn’t helped. The second remains a thriving passion to this day. And the third? Like many people growing up, […]

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What does Trump’s wall mean for the right to life?

Last autumn, I thought a revolution was underway. For once social media and news broadcasts were relaying a wave of optimism: an unprecedented number of people gathered in Honduras, encouraged by a Facebook post, to head north together. In my surroundings, very few people seemed to have heard (or seen) the news about the Central […]

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Fringe Theatre

Borders by Henry Naylor

In his fourth instalment of the Arabian Nightmares series, Henry Naylor attempts to finally bridge the gap between the divided East and West. Spanning over 17 years, Borders follows the lives of two young individuals – one a British photographer, the other a Syrian artist and activist – connected by their experiences of war and […]