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Roast, Toast and Soapbox

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Roast of the week This weather ain’t brrrrrrilliant When you’re an evidently cold-blooded person like me, staying warm in these winter months is tough. No amount of layers...

Council proposes new air pollution bade scheme

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Writer Emily Hawksley discusses the council's plans for air pollution badges...

Plans for £30m hotel development to replace Soho

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Plans to build a £30m leisure development and luxury hotel in Newcastle has been released by Malhotra Group to planners.  The firm has revealed plans to open a hotel named...

Why the Conservative immigration policy is not workable

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Hot on the heels of “strong and stable”, the Tories have described the new immigration system proposed in their manifesto as “firmer and fairer”. This is at least half...

Deliberating Lib dems

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Following Sam Gyimah’s claim that the Liberal Democrats are the party of business, writers Faye Navesey and Dominic Lee discuss the steadiness of the party’s political...

Iranian government pulls the plug on the nation’s internet

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Following a 50% increase in the price of petrol in Iran on November 15th, protests have swept across the country. A wave of anti-government and political unrest has washed over...

Why the Conservative immigration policy may be workable

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Is an ‘Australian style’ points-based immigration system a workable policy?  Possibly. It depends on the exact nature of the legislation. For much of the public, the...

Horror in Hong Kong: Why we should do more to help protesters

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Patrick Young discusses the need for greater solidarity with the protesters in Hong Kong....

Graduate to spend thousands suing university over a “pass” degree

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Umer Riaz, a former international student at the University of South Wales tried to seek £200,000 in damages over a “pass” degree in BSc Chemistry, which he received in 2016....

From the archives: Men, macaque monkeys and the demise of Ricky Road

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Grace Dean looks at this week on Newcastle's campus in 1976, 1987, 2010 and 2011....