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Five February Favourites

February is a great month. Strategically placed in the calendar to offer a glimmer of hope for the year, spirits begin to lift during February. It’s the month of love, the month before official Spring and the shortest; basically, it’s the Ryan Gosling of the months. Here Bryony Jewell shares a few of her favourites for February…  1. Adele & Beyonce Just when you thought these two stars couldn’t climb any higher in the worlds admiration the Grammy’s happened. Although both winning on music’s big night it was Adele who won the coveted Album of the Year title. Dedicating her speech...

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Should the UK Change its Cannabis Laws?

In late November 2016, a cross-party group of MPs appealed for the British government to legalise marijuana. This was just after the Adam Smith Institute, a liberal think-tank, published a report concluding that the UK’s policies on cannabis were an “embarrassment” and that it should legalise and regulate the consumption of the drug, claiming that in this way the national treasury could gain up to one billion pounds in taxes. However, this is not the first time that British politicians have called for repealing the country’s harsh anti-cannabis laws. In March 2016, the Liberal Democrats became the first British...

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The Government Gamble with Garden Cities

It’s no secret that there is a serious housing problem for first-time buyers in the UK. To rent a property you’ll need a guarantor, a huge deposit and, in some cases, you’ll need references from previous landlords too. To buy a house, you’ll need to prove a million and one things, put at least 10% of the value of the house down as an upfront deposit and then you have to pay a great handful of agency fees on top of that. With house prices currently being as high as they are, it seems unlikely that I will ever...

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Trump and the ‘So-Called Judges’: Political Ineptitude or Tyrannical Finesse?

The New York Times published a cartoon by Patrick Chappette on Tuesday, depicting a judge behind the bench, smashing his gavel down upon the sound block, while Trump defiantly stands below the bench, brandishing a mallet the size of his ego.   The cartoon perfectly recreates Trump’s now infamous, sneer – lips curled and eyes tightened – and illustrates his attitude towards the judicial branch of the U.S government. Judge James Robart on Friday issued a restraining order barring Trump’s ban on immigrants and refugees from seven majority Muslim countries.  As we have learned again and again, the new president...

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Varsity 2017: A Great Day for Netball

Netball 4’s (UKC 44 – 9 CCCU) It was a strong start from Kent today; although turnout was low, spirits were high and both teams had a great first quarter. UKC pulled ahead quite quickly, widening the gap resulting in a massive 44 – 9 win for Kent. It was a great start to the day! Netball 3’s (UKC 44 -29 CCCU) Shaky start from UKC during the Netball 3’s as Christchurch were playing strong and consistently getting points on the board. Kent caught up soon enough, getting into their stride by the third quarter, but CCCU did not...

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