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Campus Watch: Halloween Special

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St Andrews Founded in 1413, St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university. Over 400 locations in the city of St Andrews are reportedly haunted, and the University is no exception. Rumours of the White Lady, St Andrews’ most notorious ghost, have circulated for over 200 years. Sightings are most commonly reported … Read More

Cannabis Use Increases Risk of Developing Psychosis, Priory Experts Warn

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Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the UK, with 7.2% of adults aged 16-59 admitting to smoking it in the last year, according to the Home Office Crime Survey. A recent poll by The Independent found that 51% of Britons supported decriminalisation of marijuana, and young adults are … Read More

Leeds Opens Applications for its First University Challenge Team since 2011

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Leeds University Union are searching for the five brightest students at Leeds to send to University Challenge for the first time since 2011. If you consider yourself to be a serial quizzer or a genius just waiting to be discovered, then this is your chance to show your housemates that … Read More

Holbeck Residents Seeing Red: Is the End in Sight for the UK’s First Legal Red Light District?

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Locals, businesses and councillors are calling for an independent review of the UK’s first managed street-sex work zone. It was put in place in October 2014 by community safety partnership “Safety Leeds”, but many are now questioning whether the zone is working. This is the first legalised street sex work … Read More

Survey Names Leeds UK’s Third-Largest ‘Halloween Hotspot’

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Leeds is renowned for the Otley Run, a fancy-dress pub crawl encompassing 16 different venues. But does the city’s love of dressing up extend to Halloween? My brother just told mum he’s doing the Otley Run on Halloween and she said ‘aw I’m so proud I’ll sponsor you’ actually pissing … Read More

Air Pollution: The Silent Killer

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Leeds is the third worst polluted city in the UK and one of seven major cities to breach EU-regulated legal levels of air quality. If nothing is done to change this, the city will receive financial penalties by 2020. In October 2016, proposals to introduce clean air zones in Leeds, … Read More

Imperial College London Plans Dual-Nationality Partnership Post-Brexit

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Imperial College London has signed a flagship partnership with the Technical University of Munich, according to the BBC. UK universities are worried about the impact Brexit might have on their ability to receive research funding from the EU. In fact, the top four EU research funding recipients are in the … Read More

University of Leeds’ Ethnicity Pay Gap Revealed

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The Universities of Leeds, Manchester, York, and Durham all showed similar results when reviewing the disparities between salaries according to ethnicity. In the request made to the University of Leeds, the statistics showed dramatic differences in salaries between ethnic groups. In the academic year 2017-2018, Black employees had a median salary … Read More

Chelsea FC to Send Racist Fans to Auschwitz

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Chelsea Football club have revealed plans to offer fans found to have been using discriminatory language a chance to take part in an educational visit to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. The programme, spearheaded by club owner Roman Abramovich, is designed to reduce antisemitism within the club in the long … Read More

Leeds Students are ‘Playing with Fire’ When it Comes to Electrical Safety, Study Shows

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Most first year students have never lived on their own prior to university. As a result, they are often ill-informed about kitchen safety, or don’t take it as seriously as they should. UK Charity Electrical Safety First is attempting to change this. They recently conducted a survey, revealing the extent … Read More