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Free Education Demonstration planned for 19th November

A national demonstration in favour of free education has been called by a coalition of student campaign groups, including the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC), the Young Greens, and the Student Assembly Against Austerity. The National Union of Students (NUS) have also voiced their support. The demonstration will take place in central London …Read More

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EDL Protests Impact Minimised by Police

500 members of the EDL (English Defence League) gathered in Bar Risa, Broad Street in Birmingham on Saturday 11th October before marching to their protest site in Centenary Square.   EDL are a far-right human rights organisation who aim to “protect the inalienable rights of all people to protest against radical Islam’s encroachment into the …Read More

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UoB launches new LGBTQ initiative

The University of Birmingham has launched a research project, aiming to take place over the next two years, which will produce a guide for colleagues to ensure LGBTQ inclusivity. The project will survey staff and student experiences, through the means of workshops and other interactive methods. The new project will be focused on the content …Read More

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Hong Kong Protests: Polices Break Down Barricades Set by Protesters

Hundreds of Hong Kong police brought saws and other tools to take down all the barricades and obstacles set up by protestors around the government and financial offices. At night, on the same day (14 October), Hong Kong police clashed with pro-democracy protesters as they tried to clear an underpass near the city government headquarters. …Read More

Local television stations broadcast live footage of the scuffles, showing several people being arrested.
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BurnFM meets BBC Newsnight host Evan Davis

BurnFM’s Benji Hyer meets BBC Newsnight host Evan Davis by Burnfm News on Mixcloud On Wednesday 15th October, the University of Birmingham played host to the BBC’s Evan Davis as he delivered his keynote lecture, ‘Why London dominates and what the rest of the country should do about it.’ At the core of his speech, …Read More

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Benji Hyer launches The Topics on BurnFM

The Topics: Tuesday 14 October 2014 by Burnfm News on Mixcloud On Tuesday evening, BurnFM News launched one of its new flagship shows: The Topics. Host Benji Hyer and National Editor Liam McConkey debate this week’s national and global news stories including UKIP’s threat to the Tories Tony Blair’s attempted assassination The protests in Hong …Read More

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'Umbrella Revolution’ protestors attempt to block an underpass whilst riot police surround them in an attempt to clear it in Hong Kong on the morning of October 15.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe Lopez

Kate Robinson kicks off our first ever Newsblast

Newsblast: 15 October 2014 by Burnfm News on Mixcloud BurnFM launched its news provision today with its first ever Newsblast, a three-minute round-up of goings-on across campus and beyond. Newsblast Coordinator Kate Robinson hosts our inaugural show. Listen in on the hour, every hour on burnfm.com/news.

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Kim Jong-un Reappears After Suspicious Absence

The reappearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after a public absence spanning over a month has quelled rumours of a coup in Pyongyang. Pictures splashed on the covers of the North Korean paper Rodung Sinmun show Kim, who appeared to be leaning on a cane for support, being guided through the newly completed Wisong …Read More

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gives field guidance at the newly built Wisong Scientists Residential District in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang October 14, 2014.     CREDIT: REUTERS/KCNA

Crime in Selly Oak down by Sixty Per Cent

Police in Selly Oak are pleased to report that crime in the area is significantly lower compared to September last year. A strong police presence including more patrol shifts until 6am in the morning appear to be helping keep levels to a minimum with just one break in on Tiverton Road and one robbery on …Read More