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Lifestyle

Defining the Decade

Unsurprisingly when you google ‘biggest events of the decade’ you will be plagued with frankly terrifying articles about nuclear tensions, missing planes, political anarchy and heart-breaking stories about world poverty, inequality and environmental disaster. Such crises have been understandably at the forefront of our memories of the decade, but it’s also important for us to […]

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Art Culture

The Leith Banksys: street art and gentrification in Edinburgh

This month has seen the mysterious appearance of yet another alleged ‘Banksy’ piece nestled in the heart of Leith. Tucked away as it is from The Shore, Bernard Street is easily missed for those of us who live further South, but since May it has played home to one ‘Banksy’ already: an EU/Brexit inspired twist […]

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Sport

The Winter Olympics: a forgotten second child?

The Olympics are a celebration of culture, pride and sporting prowess. The same is true whether on the athletics track or ski slope. Yet the Summer Olympics have always received a far more favourable reception and coverage in the modern world. One of the reasons for this is the history of the two events. The […]

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Sport

Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement after golden career

Team GB’s queen of track and field, Jessica Ennis-Hill, has decided to hang up her spikes at the age of 30. The heptathlete is best known for her Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and silver earlier this year in Rio. Ennis-Hill has also won the World Championships twice, in 2009 and 2015. Initially, she […]

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Sport

Rising star Che Richards targets glory at Tokyo 2020

Many sportspeople dream of one day representing their country in the Olympic Games. For first year University of Edinburgh student, Che Richards, this could be a reality in four years’ time at the Games in Tokyo after his graduation in 2020. Back in Trinidad and Tobago, where Richards grew up, he was making a name for […]

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Sport

Skinner inspires the next generation of Olympic cyclists

By Callum Skinner’s own admission, he has come full circle. Having basked in the acclaim of an adoring Edinburgh crowd up on the podium in Festival Square last week, it was hard for the 24-year-old not to recollect memories of eight years earlier when he stood and watched his idol Sir Chris Hoy lap up […]

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Sport

Olympics Q&A with Team GB athlete Eilidh Doyle

Sport Editor Charles Nurick caught up with athlete and University of Edinburgh alumni, Eilidh Doyle, at last week’s homecoming parade in Festival Square reflecting on her experiences at the Rio Olympics. Charles Nurick: Having competed in London, how did you find Rio, both on a personal level and overall? Eilidh Doyle: “Yeah, I mean totally […]

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Sport

DEBATE – Is Lottery funding being spent on the right things?

Since its introduction in 1997, National Lottery funding has seen hundreds of millions of pounds ploughed into elite sport in the UK, with Team GB reaping the benefits at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With ever increasing medal tallies reaching a new high in Rio, much has been made of where this money should really […]