In recent months, there has been a vast rise in reports of women and men being spiked at clubs and venues across the country via hypodermic needles. What felt like freedom to attend clubs again after relaxed COVID restrictions has turned cold and frightening. The daunting reality that we are not safe has hit home once again.
Trigger and content warnings: This article discusses drugging, needles, spiking and victim blaming in detail. There are minor mentions of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
Leicester Students’ Union (SU) failed to address the topic of spiking at the Student Council Meeting on 9 November and the Annual Members Meeting on 29 November.
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A reflection on vital historical discoveries in science that took place in November.
Victim First are an independently run organisation who offer a free, confidential service to victims and witnesses of crime.
Next Tuesday will see indie royalty coming to Leicester, as The Libertines bring their Giddy Up a Ding-Dong Tour to the University’s own O2 Academy.
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Disclaimer: Spoilers for DUNE
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Global North leaders congregated at COP26 to discuss climate change solutions, but not without their private jets and motorcades. Are they genuinely committed to a solution to the crisis that disproportionately impacts Indigenous people?
This Halloween, Doctor Who returned to our screens with its new series, simply titled ‘Flux’. The ambitious return introduced fans and casual viewers alike to new, as well as familiar faces – such as Weeping Angels and Sontarans. However, this author poses the question, how predictable will it be?
University of Leicester CCTV captured a gang of men carrying out an organised attack on University road in the middle of the day, leaving their victim barely conscious.
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Nightclubs and bars in Leicester have come under scrutiny after increasing reports of spiking, particularly via injection. LSM asked city centre venues how they are responding to concerns highlighted in the Big Night in movement.
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