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Toto, we’re not in Sussex anymore

I’m an English student. A statement I tend to follow with “sorry” or “yep, another soft Southerner” in a bid to try and make native students know that I get it. I’m a bit annoying. I say GlaRsgow. I thought Tennents rented a flat. And I have crumpets in the freezer, ready to be toasted […]

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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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Grand Slam becomes real prospect for Wales after England victory

Nothing raises the heart rate like a Wales-England match in Cardiff – an entire nation enkindled by pyrotechnics, Eddie Butler’s soliloquys and hair-raising anthems, all before kick-off. Thereafter, the nerves only proliferate. For Welsh supporters on Saturday, these nerves finally settled in the 74th minute, when replacement fly-half Callum Sheedy knocked over his third penalty […]

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Students considering loophole to avoid hotel quarantine

Last week, new measures came into effect which require all those arriving into Scotland from overseas to stay in managed hotel quarantine for 10 days, at the cost of £1,750 per person. These tighter restrictions on international travel were implemented in an effort to stop the spread of new Covid-19 variants, and to “give vaccine […]

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‘Freedom’ by 21 June: Johnson outlines roadmap

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday announced his long awaited roadmap, set to guide England “cautiously but irreversibly” out of the current lockdown restrictions.  In his briefing from parliament, Mr Johnson outlined the four-stage plan which will see a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, beginning with the return of schools on 8 March.  As levels of […]

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With the return of test cricket, the magic of sport is back

Sport is brilliant. It inspires us, takes our breath away, and gives us a sense of belonging. Sometimes it can be cruel, even heart-breaking. But we always come back, desperately hoping that this time, it will be our team that comes out on top. The suspension of elite-level cricket these past six months has only […]

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Jack Leach is a national hero, so why isn’t he in the England team?

The Ashes, Headingley, 2019. Jack Leach polishes his glasses. The evening sun glints in the lenses. England needs two to win. Leach takes his guard. Ben Stokes can’t watch; the fans are on the edge of their seat. Pat Cummins roars in as he bowls. A short ball! A push into the leg side, it […]

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Swadi Selects: Who should start for England at Euro 2020?

Fresh from their valiant run in the 2018 World Cup, England now have their sights set on Euro 2020. With the tournament being concluded at Wembley, Gareth Southgate will surely be aiming for his young and exciting England squad to be there for the final. But just who should be tasked to get them there? […]