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Posts by Rhi Storer

Rhi Storer on VCQT 2018

Have you ever seen David Eastwood? I certainly haven’t, so I welcomed the opportunity to critically appraise a man best used to swooping the corridors of the Aston Webb building, and not the hallways of the Guild of Students. I have to commend our Guild President Ellie Keiller for putting on this event. It’s good …Read More

Nick Clegg To Be Knighted In New Years Honours List

A Lib Dems party spokesperson has declined to “comment on any honours list speculation”, but the announcement is expected to be made on Saturday (December 30) when the full Honours list is revealed. Clegg will honoured for his work as both a cabinet minister and deputy leader under the 2010 – 2015 coalition with David …Read More

45,000 UK Retailers face financial difficulty this Christmas

Nearly 45,000 retailers are in financial distress this Christmas, as a snowy weekend and the squeeze on consumer spending-power hits sales One reason for flagging sales this Christmas may be because of Black Friday. Despite the most protracted squeeze on household income in memory, officials at the Office for National Statistics said the American-inspired promotional …Read More

Will Bitcoin Crash?

It’s the currency that’s skyrocketed in the last few days – but is it, as the saying goes, no smoke without fire? Bitcoin, the worldwide cryptocurrency and payment system, has seen itself valued at a record $11,000 (£8,200) on Wednesday after a sharp but often volatile rise this year. The skyrocketing price may be due …Read More

Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle

Prince Harry is set to to marry his American actor girlfriend Meghan Markle in spring next year, Clarence House has announced. On ‘The Royal Family’ Facebook page a copy of the announcement reads: “His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and …Read More

Birmingham To Open First ‘Zero Waste’ Supermarket

Birmingham is set to have its very own ‘zero waste’ supermarket next year, as the conversation surrounding single-use plastics and packaging begins to gain momentum. The Clean Kilo will be a shop where virtually no plastic packaging exists and where customers can bring their own reusable containers to fill with the products on sale. Customers …Read More

Robert Mugabe Resigns as President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe with immediate effect after 37 years in power, the speaker of the country’s parliament has said. Wild jubilation broke out among MPs when the speaker, Jacob Mudenda, made the announcement. A letter from Mr. Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it …Read More

False Advertising Interview

Manchester-based False Advertising are a three piece DIY grunge band born in 2013 out of a desire to prove what is so vital about raw, energetic live music. They feature Jen Hingley and Chris Warr on vocals, guitar and drums, with Josh Sellars on bass. They have been featured by NME in their print edition …Read More

Labour MP To Be Investigated Over Offensive Comments

The Labour Party says it is investigating Jared O’mara, after allegations emerged about his “comments and behaviour”. Mr O’Mara – the recently elected MP for Sheffield Hallam – has already apologised for homophobic and misogynistic remarks he made online between 2002 and 2004. He has also quit the House of Commons ‘Women and Equalities Committee’ …Read More

Oxford University Accused Of Failing Working Class Students

Oxford University has been accused of failing to diversify its socio-economic background of their student body. In light of recent data published by the Labour politician and former Higher Education and Skills Minister David Lammy argued that Oxbridge should give lower grade offers to working-class students in order to bridge the attainment gap. One statistic …Read More