Leicester welcomes upmarket food chain

Leicester city centre is about to welcome Pret a Manger to its food set up, it has been announced. The upmarket fast food service will open its doors to customers on Gallowtree Gate, in place of the Jessops store which has...

/ 28th March 2013

Leicester man jailed for fraud

A Leicester man has been jailed for fraud involving one stolen sports car and handling another which had also been stolen. Richard Christopher, 26, of Trigo Close, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, admitted the charges at Leicester Crown Court, and was jailed for 32...

/ 28th March 2013

Boris Johnson – Typical Tory or Credible Alternative?

  Boris Johnson is one of those rare characters in politics that can capture people’s interest, actually make people laugh and believe that politicians are in fact human like themselves. Michael Cockerell’s insightful documentary on Boris’ life showed just this...

/ 28th March 2013

Boob job mum abuses taxpayers’ money for vanity thrills

It’s not every day we hear someone getting a government funded boob job, but when the story of Josie Cunningham, 22, broke national headlines I couldn’t help but question its legitimacy. Aspiring glamour model and mother-of-two from Leeds, Miss Cunningham...

/ 27th March 2013

Google says OK to new Interactive glasses

Google’s research and development team dubbed ‘Google X Lab’, are testing their latest innovation that’s set to change the smartphone market. Called the “Google GLASS” project, the head mounted display (HMD) device doubles as a smartphone, attaching directly to your...

/ 27th March 2013

GCSE changes could hamper girls

Teachers have said that the proposed changes to GCSE exams could be better for boys but see girls’ results fall. Currently, many GCSE subjects have modular exams but the new plan will see students sitting only end of year exams in all...

/ 27th March 2013

Cyprus, Europe and Democracy

Austerity is yet again the name of the game as the deal between Cyprus and the ‘Troika’ (IMF, ECB and EU) is completed; a Cypriot with over €100,000 in their bank account can now expect to lose nearly half of that money....

/ 27th March 2013

Rihanna X River Island

So, now that images of the full range are available on the River Island website, the build up to Rihanna’s long awaited clothing range is essentially over. In a recent promo video Rihanna stated, “The theme throughout the entire collection...

/ 27th March 2013

The 90’s are revived in Topshop and Topman

One trend which has hit the fashion world this year is the return of the 90’s. Towards the end of last year the 90’s made their appearance in women’s fashion, with patterns such as tartan and effortless tailoring. This up...

/ 26th March 2013

Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens

To the recent influx of atheist nerds, Christopher Hitchens embodies a status of almost godlike proportions, eclipsed only perhaps by fellow God-baiter Richard Dawkins. His claim to fame, at least for contemporary audiences, probably lies in the publishing of his...

/ 26th March 2013