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Vigils held in remembrance of Sarah Everard

Undeterred by the Metropolitan Police banning the event, a crowd of hundreds gathered at Clapham Common in London on Saturday afternoon to hold a vigil in tribute to Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old woman whose killing has sparked a national uproar about gendered violence and the safety of women.  The event was planned in Clapham Common, […]

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More social mixing outdoors may be allowed in Scotland from next week

On Friday, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that some lockdown measures, including mixing outside, may be lifted earlier than previously stated. Sturgeon said she would be looking at “minor but important” measures, which may allow people to see friends and family outside, with more flexibility than the current rule which allows for only two […]

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Small business, big heart

Valentine’s Day, a blooming business opportunity for university students The year is 2021. Romance is dead. We are all locked in our homes. And the country’s professional artists have all launched their new careers in ‘cyber’. But despite the continuing pandemic carnage there are two local artists who have teamed up to try and get […]

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Christmas bubbles: use your common sense

Off the back of his announcement about the changes to the Covid-19 guidance over the 5-day Christmas period, Boris Johnson reminded the public that “‘tis the season to be jolly careful.” Panel shows and social media took this and ran with it, culminating in some wonderful Covid-safe covers of Christmas songs being shared by the […]

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International students now facing holiday uncertainty: university tests ‘not fit to fly’

The University of Edinburgh have confirmed further details of plans to test students for Covid-19 before they return home for the winter break. Students will be offered two ‘lateral flow’ tests to be taken between three and five days apart, which will be available starting 30th November. The tests will only be available until 9th […]