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Leeds Voted Fifth Best City in Europe

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Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide publishers in the world, has voted Leeds the fifth top city to visit in Europe in its ‘Best in Europe 2017’ guide. Leeds is credited for its hard work over the past few years at improving the city and making it an attractive … Read More

Four Year Degrees: the Answer to Britain’s Skills Shortage?

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Over-specialisation at an early age is one reason behind Britain’s ongoing skills shortage, according to a former minister. Lord Willetts, a former minister for education, has claimed that the introduction of four year degrees would give students more of an opportunity to decide which course is right for them.  The … Read More

Student Loans Company Chief Sacked for Gross Misconduct

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The chief of the Student Loans Company, Steve Lamey, has been sacked after a long investigation into his conduct and behaviour. Lamey was suspended in July and it was announced this week that his contract had been terminated. He has held the post for just over a year, with a … Read More

Impressive Images Reveal New £500m Leeds Train Station Redevelopment Plans

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Leeds rail station is set to get a modern, contemporary overhaul, it has been revealed. It comes after new images, sketched by Hiro Aso and released by Leeds City Council, show how the station could be expanded to a similar size as rail stations in European cities from as early … Read More

The Gryphon Meets Jack Straw

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Branded “a troublemaker acting with malice aforethought” by the Foreign Office after a student trip to Chile, elected LUU President, and later banned from the Union building, Jack Straw is not your average Leeds Alumni, before you even consider his stint as Home Secretary. The Gryphon got the chance to … Read More

Union Condemned For Cultural Appropriation

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Leeds University Union have been plunged into controversy regarding their Halloween event, which, despite being marketed as ‘The Living Dead Festival’, was populated by decorations emblazoned with the phrase ‘Day of The Dead’. This has provoked accusations of cultural appropriation from some members of the student body, who feel that the … Read More

University Refuses to Waive Fees Following Funding Scandal

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Some of Nigeria’s brightest undergraduate students in the United Kingdom have had their funding withdrawn by the Nigerian government without their knowledge, leaving many facing deportation. The Nigerian High Commission confirmed that 152 students had been affected by the scandal, and stated that the bursary scheme had folded as a … Read More

“Disgusting” Halloween Attacks Condemned by Fire Chief

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Fireworks were thrown at firefighters on Halloween night as they attended reports of a fire in Hyde Park.  Fireworks and rocks pelted fire engines leaving scrapes and burn marks. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Around 30 people were involved in the violence. Attacks also took place in Killingbeck and Calderdale, with … Read More

Leeds Dad’s Halloween Horror After He Tucks Into the Biscuit From Hell

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A dad from Leeds was left with a bad taste in the mouth after his daughters were given biscuits while trick or treating, only to find out the biscuits were 18 years out of date. Adrian Johnson’s daughters, seven-year-old Poppy and five-year-old Eidy, were given the McVitie’s milk chocolate digestives while they … Read More

Government Refuses to Disclose Brexit Impact on Universities

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The Department for Exiting the EU are under pressure to release a report assessing the impact Brexit will have on different sectors of British economy, including Higher Education. In response to a freedom of information request by Labour MP Seema Malhotra, the Brexit department stated “there is a strong public interest in … Read More