Gig Review: Chvrches @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

1 May
Chrvches at Nottingham's Rescue Rooms

Chrvches at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms

The mysterious Glaswegian synth-pop trio, Chvrches, finally stepped into the spotlight at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms last night, on the closing night of their UK tour. Continue reading

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For the record – Vinyl’s got it’s groove back

12 Apr
RSD Press

Could one day’s events pave the way for the way music is sold?

This year sees the sixth celebration of the UK’s independent record community, an annual event founded in America in 2007. As retail music giants, HMV and Fopp disappear off the Nottingham high street, could now be the time for the return of independent record stores, or are they hidden beneath digital music’s shadow? Continue reading

Anonymity for teachers…Mr ?

6 Oct

As of Monday this week, British school teachers accused of criminal offences by pupils at the schools they work at will now be granted anonymity under new legislation put forward by the Education secretary. Continue reading

The Paralympic games – where’s the hype?

22 Aug

Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Chris Hoy to name but a few have already become household names and legends in British hearts but how many of you, as readers, can claim to know where you’ve heard the names Oscar Pistorious or Ellie Simmonds before? Continue reading

Attention Carnivores! What they didn’t tell you…

20 Aug

As I walked through Hyde Park, London during the midst of the Olympics two weeks ago I was given a leaflet about Veganism. Be Vegan Make Peace spokespeople were scattered about the city handing out fresh leaflets promoting a healthier lifestyle. Little did they know I was already considering a Vegan lifestyle after conducting a little research of my own. You’ll be surprised, it’s not that easy. Continue reading

The trial of bias – is freedom of speech damaging society?

20 Aug

Since the events of 9/11 we have seen the world of newspaper journalism alter dramatically. Not only have the readership figures seen a reduction but the writing has more often than not become biased, steering more toward the incitement of war and conflict rather than the encouragement of peace. Continue reading

‘Honour’ killings – time to step out of ignorance’s shadow

7 Aug

According to the Crown prosecution Service it is believed that over 10,000 forced marriages take place every year. Whether they are about retaining honour, culture, or adhering to what are believed to be the ‘rules’ governing their religious practices is highly debateable, however, this is not for myself or others to insist or assume. Continue reading

Nottingham convicted rioter prepares human rights case to contest guilt by association

7 Aug

Perry Atherton, 22 hopes to contest his conviction at the ECHR.

A young Nottingham man jailed following the national riots last year is preparing a case for the European Court of Human Rights. Continue reading

The soap opera is over for Phillips Idowu

7 Aug

As Team GB triple jumper Phillips Idowu prepared to warm up for qualifying this morning in the Olympic Stadium, he must’ve been prepared to face not only his qualifying test but his critics. Continue reading

100 metre sprint final ‘no problem’ for Usain Bolt on the eve of Jamaican independence

5 Aug

The National Stadium in Kingston holds a special place for Jamaicans. It was the stage for a crucial moment in Jamaica’s history, the lowering of the Union Jack flag on 6, August 1962 to signal true independence for the country. Jamaica’s 307 years as a British colony was finally over and a brand new independent and free nation was born. 

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