Like most of the nation, I binged-watched Line of Duty, a gripping drama about police corruption. Centred around the investigations of AC-12, an internal anti-corruption unit, Superintendent Hastings is on the lookout for ‘bent coppers.’ The show is a success because the public are intrigued by what goes on behind the scenes of a police force, but also due to the many dramatic scenes. I have not heard of a single person who did not enjoy the show and was not trying to figure out who ‘H’ was. You do have to wonder where Jed Mercurio, the creator of the show, got his inspiration from. While some storylines are inspired by real events, I would have thought a television drama would make things seem worse than reality. However, a report was recently released which branded the Metropolitan Police “institutionally corrupt,” something they deny, of course. So, what was this enquiry all about? Set up in 2013 by Theresa May, the independent enquiry reviewed the investigation of the 1987 murder of Daniel Morgan in a South …
Biological Sciences students have been left waiting for their exam results as a result of the ongoing redundancy dispute.
The University of Leicester has come under fire for its rent rebate, with international students in particular being treated unfairly.
Vice-Chancellor Nishan Canagarajah responds to the letter of no-confidence written to him by the Students’ Union Yes campaign team regarding ongoing staff redundancies. Reed James gives his views.
Health secretary Matt Hancock says ‘F*ck them kids,’ but which ones is he talking about?
Written by Georgia Hilton-Buckley On Friday June 4th, Jeanette Winterson tweeted a photo of burning books, made significantly more interesting because they were her own books. Winterson, famed author of Oranges are not the only fruit and Sexing the Cherry, burned the republished editions of several of her previous works because she detested the ‘cosy’ blurb which sectioned her into ‘wimmin’s fiction’. I have read a few of Winterson’s novels and greatly admired them, but the prospect of burning books greatly upset me. The history of book burning Burning books has always been a symbol of censorship under both the reign of Nazi Germany, the destruction of the Library of Baghdad and the Burning of Jaffna public library. Under ISIS, burning forbidden texts are common acts of taunting Western media and is probably the most recent act of cultural genocide. Although Winterson is burning her own books, it still sends a strong message that literature can be erased. When the author who shall not be named (Creator of Harry Potter) posted a transphobic essay, many …
A University of Leicester rent protest organised by the Rent Strike team took place on campus on June 1st.
From 9th to 11th June, staff intend to strike, having given notice to Vice-Chancellor, (Nishan Canagarajah) after failing to reach an agreement over the proposed 26 compulsory staff redundancies. The anticipated changes come as part of the University’s ‘shaping for excellence’ plan. Cara Dobbing, Leicester UCU Communications Officer-elect, stated “Leicester UCU’s committee agreed there was no other alternative but to escalate our action in defence of or members livelihoods. “The vice-chancellor may consider it an achievement of the consultation process that only 26 compulsory redundancy notices have been served, but we know the numbers of staff impacted and exiting the university is far higher.” The vice-chancellor has been at the receiving end of criticism for some time now, with a vote of no confidence against his leadership being passed at the end of March. Canagarajah has also been held directly responsible by students for their potential disrupted education, following the proposed staff strikes. The University responded to this issue with the following: “We are extremely disappointed that the University and College Union (UCU) is proceeding …
The University of Leicester has spent much of this academic year embroiled in controversy over its ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans, which include 26 staff redundancies. Students must take inspiration from other University student groups and protest.
Placing a bet can make any football game more exciting. Money always has and always will be something that we are all drawn to, so the opportunity to pocket some ‘easy cash’ is not usually turned down by regular gamblers.
A student’s account of her healthcare experience, feeling neglected and living in daily pain while awaiting treatment.
Renting a house in second year is the next step in the university process for many students, and as many first years prepare to move into houses in September, I speak to University of Leicester students who have had experiences from hell.
Original poetry by Laura Lees
Georgia Hilton-Buckley dives into Lana Del Rey’s latest release, Chemtrails over the Country Club.
This week’s editon of the Let’s Explore Leicester series focuses on the best coffee choices in Leicester, recommended by Julia Goralska.
Following the news of Prince Phillip’s death on Friday, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo swiftly mounted their one-trick-pony, and by the very same evening had posted a topical cartoon to their Twitter, depicting ‘l’hommage d’Harry & Meghan au Prince Phillip’
When people talk about their mental health, I never claim I have anxiety because I feel like I don’t suffer like some people do. But I do.
A raw inside look into the realities of a real break-up from the perspective of the one ending the relationship.
The University of Leicester have threatened to remove the title of Professor Emeritus from the retired academic Peter Armstrong over his social media activity, following recent disagreement over disinvestment proposals.
With just two weeks to go, read our comprehensive list of City and Clarendon Park hospitality businesses opening on April 12th and beyond.
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre has seen the Coronavirus pandemic impact its culture and finances.
Studying in the middle of a global pandemic is challenging for any student, but for those living in Nixon Court, there are more challenges than they signed up for.
Pedram Bani Asadi has been removed from the University of Leicester Students’ Union Presidential Elections due to “three separate, alleged breaches of the election regulations.”
The presidential Q&A for the Students’ Union election race was pulled yesterday, on 3 March, at the last minute and without an explanation.
The free-speech champion, announced early this month, is set to ‘protect’ the legal rights of students and staff on campus — but will it really? Or could it just be another power grab by the government?
From family reactions to unrequited love, Bethany Walsh honestly details her process of coming out as a lesbian woman.
Leicester students and staff give their response to the implementation of the Vaccine in the UK
Leicester students give their views on covid-19, lockdown, and those that are breaking government guidelines
A students shared thoughts as she navigates through the UK’s 3rd national lockdown.
Going outside and breathing fresh air is essential during these challenging times, so here are the top 10 cutest open areas in Leicester to take your partner or loved one on.