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Sport | England come out on top

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There was a general feeling of apathy before the Commonwealth Games began, but the sea of goodwill and captivating performances that followed quashed all that. England finally ended the Australian stranglehold on the tournament, who had finished first the last six times. Here is just a selection of some of … Read More

TV | Freeview Flicks of the Week – Taken, Shut Up and Play the Hits and Memento

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Our weekly LSi best freeview flicks picks are here! This week (cue low threatening voice) we will look for you, we will find you, and we will kill you! MONDAY – Somewhere (Channel 4 00:20) Sofia Coppola is one stylish director, best known for directing snazzy The Bling Ring and … Read More

Comment | We need Internet activism

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Internet activism gets a bad rap, in general. It is accused of being impersonal, of allowing people to simply click ‘like’, and then stop caring. However, I think this is far too cynical a view. With the right attitude, the Internet can be an invaluable resource for educating yourself about … Read More

Sport | Nibali clinches Tour de France title

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Vincenzo Nibali secured the 2014 Tour de France crown on Sunday after dominating much of the highly dramatic series. The Astana rider held the maillot jaune for 18 of the race’s 21 days and rode comfortably into Paris with the peloton to seal his victory, even posing for photographs and … Read More

News | Richard Mayne charity appeal raises £14,556

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An appeal set up by MH17 victim Richard Mayne has raised £14,556 for children’s charity Kidasha. The JustGiving page, set up by the 20-year-old student for a Leeds RAG expedition to Everest in March, attracted over eight hundred donations, with a surge in support after his tragic death. Richard was … Read More

Comment | Why Britain should allow more Syrian refuges

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It is hard not to feel for the millions of Syrians suffering in their country’s civil war. Basher al-Assad’s dictatorial regime ( which he inherited as a result of primogeniture) has killed around 160,000 people according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Thousands of those are children. This bloody conflict … Read More

Sport | England hopes buoyant as Commonwealth Games kicks off

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The Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow today, and while the event is continually in the shadow of the far more prestigious Olympic Games, it represents an ideal opportunity for the nearly 5,000 athletes who are competing to make their mark on the international stage. Despite some notable absentees, there … Read More

Film | Guardians of the Galaxy – What we know so far

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Images: Marvel Enterprises, Marvel Studios With just over a week to go until Marvel’s next summer blockbuster hits our screens, it’s all systems go for the Guardians of the Galaxy cast and crew, who were out in force this weekend at the film’s international premiere in New York. A fortnight … Read More

Sport | Captain Cooked?

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England succumbed to yet another humiliating and painful defeat yesterday at Lords against India, losing a Test match that had been set up almost perfectly for them to triumph in. Against a side that had not won away from home in roughly three years, on a pitch that should have … Read More

Sport | England with much to ponder

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Given the amount at stake, Lord’s seemed surprisingly subdued as the final day’s play began. Maybe this was just in keeping with the gentility of cricket, in contrast to the unrelenting passion (and quite often aggression) of football crowds. However, it may also have been because England, despite chasing a … Read More