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Talk like a pirate

Aaarrr me harty! Language is an important part of our daily life, but how many do you feel comfortable speaking? English, check, Spanish, un poco, pirate…excuse me? Set sail on the high seas and get your pirate lingo up to scratch because today (19 September) is talk like a pirate day. 💀 Join in with […]

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Road to happiness with Deaf Havana

After a four-year hiatus, British alternative rock band Deaf Havana are back and bigger than ever. Singer James Veck-Gilodi reveals how the band have risen from the ashes. Tell us a little bit about your new album, All These Countless Nights. It’s pretty much straight-up rock music – some of the songs are a bit […]

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Avocado daft on guacamole day

Proving there really is a day for everything because tomorrow (16 September) is guacamole day – we’re going beyond the humble avocado, here. Probably one of the best side dishes or additions to any meal, guacamole is so tasty it can fix almost anything…within reason. To support you independent types flying the nest we’re bringing […]

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Throwback Thursday – X Factor

It’s that time of year again, THE X FACTOR RETURNS. Love it or loath it, The X Factor gave us One Direction and for that we will forever be in Simon Cowell’s debt. Granted not many more stars have been born from the music boss’s machine but there have been some catchy tunes. 🎤 Pull […]

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Throwback Thursday: BBC Live Lounge

BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge was created for one thing, and one thing only – to show us if our favourite musicians have any real talent. From the good, the bad and the downright change-the-station-now, the Live Lounge has brought us some magical and interesting performances. As Radio 1’s Live Lounge Month kicked off with […]

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Talk like a pirate

Aaarrr me harty! Language is an important part of our daily life, but how many do you feel comfortable speaking? English, check, Spanish, un poco, pirate…excuse me? Set sail on the high seas and get your pirate lingo up to scratch because today (19 September) is talk like a pirate day. 💀 Join in with […]

Entertainment Interviews

Road to happiness with Deaf Havana

After a four-year hiatus, British alternative rock band Deaf Havana are back and bigger than ever. Singer James Veck-Gilodi reveals how the band have risen from the ashes. Tell us a little bit about your new album, All These Countless Nights. It’s pretty much straight-up rock music – some of the songs are a bit […]

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The Big Interview: The Vamps

When The Vamps landed their first number one album back in July, it marked the dawn of a new era for the foursome – this time, Brad, Connor, Tristan and James mean business. We caught up with drummer Tristan to find out what life’s like at the top of the charts The Vamps are radio […]

Food Freshers

Freshers’ food: mastering the basics of the kitchen

Moving away from home for college or uni means you’ll be learning a lot of more than introduction to psychologic and molecular biology. There’s a lot of ‘life skills’ you’ll have to master too. Sorting your washing, contemplating ironing (then realising it’s easier to just hang things up carefully), making your own doctors appointments, remembering to lock […]

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Entertainment Interviews

Road to happiness with Deaf Havana

After a four-year hiatus, British alternative rock band Deaf Havana are back and bigger than ever. Singer James Veck-Gilodi reveals how the band have risen from the ashes. Tell us a little bit about your new album, All These Countless Nights. It’s pretty much straight-up rock music – some of the songs are a bit […]

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How to save money when you’re a poor student

With balancing deadlines, exams and a part-time job, students tend to have enough on their plate without having to worry about money. Just because it is the stereotype that all students are poor, doesn’t mean that has to be the reality. We’ve gathered some tips to help you save the pennies and hold onto your […]

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REVIEW: Dunkirk

Dir: Christopher Nolan Cert: 12A Release date: 21 July 2017 Dunkirk is by far one of Nolan’s best films since the Dark Knight Trilogy. The cinematography is beyond astounding but I think we already knew from Nolan’s other films that this would be a prominent feature. Dunkirk’s script itself is very minimal which allows for […]

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Back to school style

Heading back to the grind this week? It’s no fun for anyway. Apart from when it comes to stocking up on new school clothes, stationery and that all-important pencil case! If you still haven’t got yourself sorted for back to class, we’ve been trawling the shops for a bit of inspiration. You can thank us […]

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The sixth year holiday survival guide

It’s hard to believe that it’s been four years since I embarked upon the rite of passage that is the infamous sixth-year holiday. Thinking about it now, I can’t believe that between us we actually managed to organise a week-long holiday for 11 fresh-faced 17-year-olds, but somehow, despite the palaver caused by half the group […]