Tag : italy

Naples: Italy’s scariest city?

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The cobbled roads are jam-packed with a horde of cars beeping incessantly, cursing one another as they pass. People fearlessly squeeze through the cracks between the frenzied traffic as if with a death wish. The walls of the looming buildings stained by grit are completely vandalised with graffiti consisting of … Read More

Italy court clears pair of Leeds student murder

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Italy’s highest court has acquitted Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of the murder of Leeds University student Meredith Kercher. In a final decision following seven years of trials, judges concluded that a guilty verdict ‘could not be supported by the evidence’. They declined to order another trial. The 27-year-old American and … Read More

Stage set for Six Nations spectacle

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There are few arenas more intimidating or spectacular than Cardiff’s Millenium Stadium on a wintery Friday night, but such a colosseum of noise, passion and hostility is what awaits an injury-stricken England in the 2015 Six Nations opener. Stuart Lancasters men return to the scene of their greatest humiliation in … Read More

Sport | Uruguay bite Italian hopes on dramatic day in Brazil

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After a dramatic day at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping looks back on the action and previews another exciting day in Brazil.   With the chance to salvage some pride in Brazil, Roy Hodgson made nine changes in the hope that England could win their first match of the tournament, … Read More

Sport | Brazil lead the way as England prepare to say goodbye

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As the last round of group matches got under way at the FIFA World Cup, Ste Topping rounds up the talking points from a busy day in Brazil and looks ahead to an English goodbye.   Monday’s action began in Group B, as Chile took on the Netherlands in a … Read More

Sport | France Blaise past Switzerland whilst Costa Rica complete Italian job

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Well, it’s official, England are out of the World Cup. It came a bit earlier than expected but the good news is that either Italy or Uruguay will be joining us. After Friday’s results only one of the two teams can progress from the group when the two meet next … Read More

Sport | Colombia continue to impress but can Italy do us a favour?

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Okay so the England boys didn’t perform, but let’s be honest no one really expected them too, so instead of beating ourselves up about the ifs, buts and maybes let’s focus on the rest of the competition. Now we can return to watching the football and enjoying the class on … Read More

Sport | Everything you need to know about Brazil 2014 so far

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With the first round of group matches coming to a close, there have already been some significant shocks and controversial highlights to whet our footballing appetites for the remainder of the group stage. Group A The main talking point of Group A was of course Brazil who, with all eyes … Read More

Sport | England vs Italy Review

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Despite a brave performance, England came up short against Italy in Manaus, Alex Bowmer reviews the action. The first half began brightly, with Raheem Sterling seemingly hitting the top corner with a rasping 30-yard drive (the only suspicious thing being that neither Sterling nor any of his team-mates celebrated at … Read More

Travel | Italian interrail inspiration – a Leeds student's guide

5 years ago / 0 comments

With only three months to go until the glorious student summer begins, starting to plan travel arrangements is an entirely necessary form of procrastination. A popular idea is InterRailing around Europe, essentially buying a one off train fare that allows you to travel from city to city sampling each one’s … Read More