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Issues With Our Ageing Nuclear Plants

With climate change high on the agenda, investments in renewables are increasing. When it comes to nuclear energy, though, the path forward is a bit unclear, especially in terms of waste disposal. When most of Europe’s nuclear power plants were…

University of Manchester Staff to Strike

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Manchester have voted to strike 23-24 October in response to the university’s proposed 171 job cuts – of which 140 are academic positions. The University of Manchester (UoM)…

Undercover Footage Unveils Chicken Safety Scandal

Footage uncovered by the Guardian and ITV show poor hygiene levels and food safety records being altered in the UK’s largest poultry supplier. The 2 sister’s poultry factory in West Bromwich is part of the 2 Sisters food group, the…

Tuition fee reforms announced amid political chaos

Prime Minister Theresa May last week announced plans to freeze tuition fees at £9,250 until 2019 and to raise the salary threshold for student loan repayments from £21,000 to £25,000. The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimates that the move could…

LSE Professor Chairs International Student Assessment

The Migration Advisory Committee, of which LSE Professor Alan Manning is Chair, has been commissioned to complete a detailed assessment of the social and economic impact of international students in the UK. This is following a report by the Office…

Politicians Divided on Uber Ban

Last week Transport For London (TFL) decided not to renew Uber’s licence in London, stating the company is not ‘fit and proper’ to operate due to worries that it is being run ‘unethically’. Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken out…

TfL faces strong backlash over Uber ban

In an extraordinary move on Friday, Transport for London (TfL) announced its intention to strip Uber – the wildly popular ride-hailing app – of its private hire operator license. For the 40,000 drivers and 3.5 million users Uber boasts in…

Big Brother Is Coming Closer

by Mona Elkateb, Postgraduate Student The issue of mass surveillance is a growing worry; its future undetermined and its current state often unknown. In the UK, the government’s increasing reliance on big data and video surveillance has sparked growing concern…

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