Tag : Sarah Weir

Leeds Local Food Guide: Beyond the Supermarkets

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January has drawn its last breath, exams are over and it’s finally time to make good on that New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier – and that means an end to Morrison’s ready meals and takeaway pizzas. However, stocking up on fresh food isn’t always cheap if you stick to … Read More

All Hail the Vloggers

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To say that the rise of YouTube has come out of the blue would be inaccurate. The website itself has been around for over nine years, and recent statistics carried out by its analysts estimate that over six billion hours of video are watched on the site every month. It … Read More

TV | Downton Abbey predictably popular, but delightfully good

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Forget Freshers’ welcome parties. We all know that the first two weeks of the academic year are dedicated to a single task: the race to watch as many television series as physically possible before the inevitable pre-deadline migration to the library. Amidst this annual televisual binge, the Crawley family glided … Read More

Varsity: Women’s Cricket – Uni on the front foot against Beckett

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Celebrations were in order after Leeds University’s women’s cricket team stormed to victory in their Varsity match early on Wednesday morning as they bowled Leeds Beckett out for 57, chasing the score Uni set of 93. The match took place indoors at the Headingley Indoor Centre, a setting more regularly … Read More

TV | Crimson Field – WWI period drama at its best

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In recent years, Sunday evenings have become renowned as prime television real-estate for period dramas, with shows such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife providing the perfect end to the weekend in a wave of nostalgia and cups of tea. Over the past few weeks, however, the British public … Read More

TV | Star-Crossed – A desperate attempt at an extra-terrestrial Twilight

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Congratulations go to the production team of Star-Crossed for their valiant attempts to sandwich not only every American high-school stereotype, but also every alien-invasion cliché into a mere forty-two minutes. It was a heroic task indeed, and one which they largely succeeded in. The series charts the romance which blossoms … Read More

Food | The alternative guide to Shrove Tuesday

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Picture the scene: it’s March the fourth and you’ve invited all your mates round for an evening of stuffing your faces with underdone Yorkshire pudding mix, doused in whatever you can scavenge from the back of the communal cupboard. But wait, you remember at the last minute that one of your … Read More

TV | Sherlock – A reflection on the season three teaser trailer

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New Year’s Day has just overtaken December 25th in my list of favourite dates, for one reason, and one reason only: Sherlock is back. Yes, last week, the BBC released the first, tantalising glimpse of Season Three of the hit drama, sparking off a frenzy of internet speculation. Having been … Read More

Books | Marriage Material – A fascinating and witty insight into racial politics

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For his debut novel, Marriage Material, Sathnam Sanghera has chosen an unusual looking glass through which to analyse the world: a newsagent’s. Inconspicuous though it may sound, the fictional Bains stores provides a fascinating insight into racial politics and Sikh culture, all set in Sanghera’s home town of Wolverhampton. The … Read More

TV | Paul Hollywood's Pies & Puds

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Hot on the heels of the Great British Bake Off final arrives this new offering from the silver fox himself, Paul Hollywood. Pies and Puds explores Hollywood’s long standing love of baking and features some of the blue eyed maestro’s favourite recipes. The series begins, fittingly enough for this paper, … Read More