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Alex Sobel MP Secures Railway Connection from London to Leeds Bradford Airport

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A new parkway station connecting Harrogate, Leeds Bradford Airport and London is a “game changer”,  according to Leeds North West MP Alex Sobel. Following successful talks chaired by Sobel with key heads of Leeds Bradford Airport, Network Rail, LNER (formerly Virgin Trains East Coast), Northern Rail and West Yorkshire Combined … Read More

Leeds City Museum Awarded UK’s ‘Most Family Friendly Attraction’

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Leeds City Museum, located in the heart of Millenium Square, has won the 2018 “Family Friendly Museum Award.” And the winner is… @LeedsCityMuseum! #FFMA18 pic.twitter.com/eaw1UgcOi3 — Kids in Museums (@kidsinmuseums) October 1, 2018 The award, given by the charity Kids in Museums, is the only accolade presented in the UK … Read More

Campus Watch

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University of Plymouth: Conservative Society Suspended after Circulation of Offensive Images Conservative undergraduate students from Plymouth University have sparked fury and outrage after a picture of them wearing shirts covered in offensive graffiti was posted on Facebook.   The students’ outfits were covered in graffiti and offensive slurs including “F**k … Read More

World Mental Health Day 2018: NUS Report Suggests 78% of Students Experience Mental Health Problems

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Wednesday 10th October marked this year’s World Mental Health Day. This day, celebrated around the globe, aims to spread awareness and information about mental health, and reduce the stigma attached to those suffering. Following on from last year’s theme of mental health in the workplace, this year sees focus on … Read More

Corbyn Backs Bid for Leeds Flood Defences

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During his recent visit to Leeds, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn voiced his support for efforts by local MPs and councillors to convince the UK government to supply funding to complete flood defences in Leeds. On Boxing Day 2015, floods caused by Storm Eva damaged over 3,000 homes and more than … Read More

NUS Survey Finds that 70% of Students Feel ‘Peer Pressured’ to Drink Alcohol

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The National Union of Students (NUS) recently conducted a survey of 2,215 students in higher education to gain a better insight into their relationship with alcohol. Alcohol forms a key part of Freshers Weeks and many societies’ socials. Despite this, many students have expressed the necessity for more sober socials, … Read More

“I’m Not Calling for Another Referendum”: Leeds Student Media Societies Interview Jeremy Corbyn

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LSR, LSTV and The Gryphon sat down with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn to discuss Brexit, anti-semitism and higher education ahead of his talk to politics students at the University of Leeds.   Jeremy Corbyn welcome to the University of Leeds, thank you for taking the time to speak to … Read More

62% of Students Experience Sexual Violence, Report Suggests

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The Rape Crisis Organisation defines sexual harassment as “unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature”. This includes anything from non-verbal actions such as wolf-whistling to physical harassment, like groping. In a report carried out by Revolt Sexual Assault and The Student Room, it was found that an overwhelming 62% of students … Read More

Universities Call for Criminalisation of ‘Essay Mill’ Companies

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Heads of 40 British universities have called for a legislative ban on professional essay writing services. The use of these services, where students can pay to have their essay written, is currently banned in universities, but is not illegal. 46 Vice Chancellors and heads of higher education bodies have called … Read More

Labour Edges Towards Conference Compromise

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After a difficult summer for the Labour Party, the 2018 conference was the perfect time to take stock of the past year’s successes and failures, and showing the country what Labour plans to do next. Thousands descended on Liverpool’s Albert Dock from the 22nd to the 26th September, following internal … Read More