London Marathon security reviewed amidst Boston Bombing

Monday’s explosions that left three dead and countless injured at the annual Boston Marathon have sent shockwaves through the sporting community as athletes take to Twitter to display their emotions. Paula Radcliffe tweeted: “Situation looks awful, thoughts are with everyone....

/ 16th April 2013

Three killed at Boston Marathon

AP Photo/Charles Krupa Police officials have confirmed that one of the fatalities at the Boston Marathon bombing was an eight-year-old boy. At least three people have been killed and over 140 injured –  including up to 10 with amputated limbs...

/ 15th April 2013

Student union condemns BBC over alleged deceit

London School of Economics’ Student Union has condemned the BBC’s actions saying students were lied to when three journalists accompanied 10 students who were ‘used as a human shield’ to covertly film a Panorama documentary in North Korea. The BBC responded by...

/ 15th April 2013

Foxes pay the penalty

Tom Everest reporting from the King Power Stadium. Chris Burke scored a late penalty to earn Birmingham a 2-2 draw at the hands of a faltering Leicester City side at the King Power Stadium on Friday evening. Curtis Davies’ 12th-minute...

/ 14th April 2013

Brass bravado and bartering: The aura of Tunisian culture

As I left the airport for Tunisia, I was more than a little sceptical about what I would meet at the other end. The three and a half hour flight from East Midlands to Enfidha, Tunisia was one of sheer...

/ 14th April 2013

Horsemeat scandal hits more EU countries

The Netherlands recently joined the ever-growing list of countries within the EU hit by the horsemeat scandal. An estimated 50,000 tonnes of contaminated meat is said to have been sold by Dutch suppliers since January 2011. The two suppliers, Wiljo Import en...

/ 13th April 2013

TV review – Revolution (2012-)

Revolution, the new series from the executive producer of the award winning Lost series, JJ Abrams, hits televisions in the UK as it aired as Sky1 and Sky1 HD’s new Friday primetime show at 9pm. Seeing massive success in America,...

/ 11th April 2013

Live by the tweet, die by the tweet

The newly appointed youth police crime commissioner of Kent has newly resigned bringing an end to her first political appointment, but hopefully not the idea behind it. Miss Brown was appointed to the post at the (tender?) age of 17...

/ 11th April 2013

Richard III exhibition attracts 50,000

Leicester’s Richard III exhibition has brought a record number of visitors to the city. The display which opened in February welcomed its 50,000th visitor at the weekend. The record-breaking visitor, 13-year-old Charlie Elwell from Walsall in the West Midlands, visited...

/ 11th April 2013

Red light gets the go! France to legalise prostitution?

    Well not exactly, because it’s already legal. Described by some as the oldest profession, the exchange of money for sex is still legal in many countries in Europe, including the UK. Now don’t get alarmed, because although it...

/ 10th April 2013