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Firefighter numbers in crisis after chronic underfunding

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The number of firefighters in service remains to be significantly low despite a recent spike in posts. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) revealed that whilst fireman posts in the UK...

Newcastle societies take the Fringe

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Newcastle University’s very own A Capella Society and Theatre Society (NUTS) both made exciting appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week. The festival is renowned...

Universities criticised for “unnecessary” counselling services

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A new report by The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has revealed that universities risk “damaging” students by giving them unnecessary counselling for mental health,...

Imbalance in admissions of disadvantaged students continues as universities fail to act

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A new report from The Office for Students (OfS) has revealed that attempts to redress a stubbornly high equality gap in university admissions, by lowering the bar for...

Can fish oil help to prevent dementia?

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On Tuesday 12th March, as part of the series called Insight Public Lectures, a talk titled ‘Fish oils and brain health: what dose does what in whom?’ was held at Newcastle...

Preview: Celebrity Apprentice

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Aimee Seddon previews Celebrity Apprentice which is coming to BBC One soon....

Man arrested for liquid attacks against women

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At the end of February, Northumbria Police arrested a 35-year-old man after a number of women had reported being sprayed with an unknown substance in Newcastle. Nine reports were...

Do we really need our 5-a-day?

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Everybody knows about the 5-a-day rule, it’s the first thing we’re taught after our abc’s and 123’s. But do we take it seriously enough? Teachers weren’t just rabbiting...

Overcoming the glorification of self-harm

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A recent YouGov study found that anxiety amongst young people is on the rise in the social media age. 18% of 16-25 year olds believed that life wasn’t worth living, with other...

What’s in a name? Valentines Edition- ‘Love Song’

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This week's "What's in a name?" looks at "Love song" for a Valentine's special....