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MATCH REPORT: Warwickshire vs Lancashire (Royal London One Day Cup)

Cricket correspondent, Oli Lathrope, reports from Edgbaston where Warwickshire were beaten at home by Lancashire in the Royal London One Day Cup, losing by 26 runs. Captain Croft sinks Bears Steven Croft’s magnificent 123 off just 78 balls was the catalyst for Lancashire as they picked up their first win in this year’s Royal London One …Read More



MATCH REPORT: Warwickshire vs Durham (Royal London One Day Cup)

Cricket correspondent, Oli Lathrope, reports from Edgbaston where Warwickshire suffered their first defeat of this year’s One Day Cup campaign, losing by 72 runs to Durham. A wonderful innings of 139 from Keaton Jennings inspired Durham to 2 73 run win over Warwickshire on bank holiday Monday at Edgbaston today. Due to overnight rain the match …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: BasicNeeds

Better Mental Health – Better Lives Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The …Read More


ValeFest 2017 Charities: RSVP West Midlands

Every year at The Vale Festival, the organisers select charities to support with 100% of the proceeds from the year’s ticket sales, having donated over £150,000 in years gone by. Since 2004 ValeFest, as Europe’s largest student-run charity music festival, has championed a number of worthy causes, last year being The Birmingham Children’s Hospital and …Read More


Body found in lake on The Vale, University of Birmingham

A body has been discovered this afternoon at the University of Birmingham student accommodation. Police were called to the scene at 3:30pm and remained on the site throughout the afternoon. The body has yet to be officially identified but it is believed to be a “man in his forties.” Green tarpaulin was erected around the …Read More


Birmingham Protests against US Muslim ban

On Monday 30th January in Birmingham’s Victoria Square, hundreds of people protested over President Trump’s executive order that bans residents from seven major Islamic countries entering the United States. The protesters were also reacting against Theresa May and her decision not to condemn Trumps recent controversial legislation. Instead meeting with him in the US to …Read More


Students React to the UK’s Historic Vote to Leave the European Union

In a historic turn of events, with a 72% turnout, the UK has voted to leave the EU. Despite urging for the country to vote remain, Prime Minister David Cameron lost his campaign with 52% voting to leave. Although overall Britain’s population voted to leave, results amongst the individual countries of the UK varied widely. …Read More


Student tells experience of mugging incident in Selly Oak

Listen to the audio to hear first hand about one of the mugging incidents in Selly Oak. There have been multiple muggings in the student area of Selly Oak. Masked perpetrators had targeted UOB students four times in one week, at the end of last month. Other incidents have also been reported in the past few …Read More