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Co-op Propose Later Opening Hours


A plan from the Co-op Group to extend opening hours in and around Portsmouth has sparked concern amongst local residents, councillors and MP’s. The proposal would see 15 stores in the city stay open until 12pm instead of the current…


Jamnesty for Amnesty


This year’s Jamnesty saw an impressive turnout and raised over £270 for the human rights based charity, Amnesty International (AI). The music and fundraising event is hosted by the University’s AI society at the Fat Fox each year. This year’s…


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Christmas, is it That Great?

The most wonderful time of the year As Andy Williams famously sings, it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ – and he is exactly right. Christmas is a holiday celebrated all over the world, every year, with happiness and love oozing…


Remembrance Day: 2014

poppies in the tower of london

This month, Britain and the Commonwealth came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. All over the country, people came out in huge numbers to attend services and participate in the two minute silence. Not only does 2014…


Theft in society

Recently a local sweet shop was broken into and a total of £650 was stolen. Of course, this is an act which will have brought despair to the owner and brought the small business into jeopardy, as across the country…


Russell Brand, a revolutionary

Russell Brand

Fresh of my thrall through the mind of Roy Keane in the second installment of his acclaimed autobiography, The Second Half, I decided to go out and purchase ‘Revolution’. For those who do not know, ‘Revolution’ is the inconsistently written…


Australian Open: Round Two

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A year in NFL

NFL Galleon

Well, what an incredible season it has been. Before it even began, we had the NFL draft, where the Johnny Manziel story took centre stage. After all the bravado surrounding the Texas A&M signal caller, he started one game all…

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Australian Open: Round One

Tennis Galleon

The Australian Open got up and running in the early hours of Monday morning and, fittingly from the British perspective, it opened up with a regulation, straight sets victory for Andy Murray. He played the qualifier Yuki Bhambri and, despite…

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Ched Evans: free man, free agent

Ched Evans was released from Wymott prison on the 17th October after serving only half of his five-year prison. The 25-year-old Wales international was convicted in April 2012 of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Premier Inn hotel near Rhyl…