‘Crypto Crash’ raising serious questions about the industry’s future

Twinkle Dharmani On May 9, the cryptocurrency industry suffered a big blow as the multibillion-dollar stablecoins TerraUSD and Luna lost their peg to the US Dollar. It’s domino effect on other crypto currencies and exchange platforms’ declining value left a sizeable impact on the 1.3 trillion USD cryptocurrencies market. Terra, based on an algorithm, is […]

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Operating a food business in the UK amidst a 40-year high inflation

Twinkle Dharmani UK’s 40-year high inflation rate of 9 percent exceeds that of other G7 nations like the US and Germany. Covid and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine being the primary reasons for high figures globally, UK’s Brexit is another major blow to the country’s economy. With food inflation at 6.7 percent, we spoke to Sravan […]

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Retro football kits

‘They’re a fashion and an art item’: how lockdown caused a boom in retro football kit sales

It’s time to rummage through your old football shirts – now your colourful jersey from the 80s or 90s may be a prized possession. It might not fetch the £7.1m that a Diego Maradona jersey sold for last week. However, an increasing number are finding joy in turning forgotten jerseys into fashion statements. The Classic […]

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India approves Covid boosters for 18 to 60-year-olds but it comes with a price

By: Trishita Bose On Friday, April 8, India’s health ministry announced booster shots for everyone between the ages of 18 and 60. Boosters have been administered to healthcare professionals and frontline workers since January. On March 16, India started the administration of the third shot for everyone above 60 years of age. After what seemed […]

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Living with Covid: How staff and students are coping with a return to normal

By Trishita Bose and Jill Namatsi Featured image credit:People head to their workplaces near Piccadilly, Manchester. /Trishita Bose and Jill Namatsi On February 21, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was time to end legal restrictions and “learn to live with this virus”. On top of a general uproar about mask wearing, employers grappled […]

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In Kenya, coalitions win elections – but at what cost?

Politician Suleiman Shahbal has quit the Mombasa governor race following “thoughtful consideration of the needs and aspirations of the people of Mombasa”, “long deliberations with my party leader Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, and advice from the chairperson of Azimio la Umoja Coalition, President Uhuru Kenyatta”.

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Salford campaigner calls for night trams to improve safety in Greater Manchester 

A Salford local election candidate is calling for trams to run through to the early hours of the morning in a bid to improve safety.  

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Varsity 2022 – Live updates from all the events

Varsity is back and we are bringing you live updates from all the games in Chester today.

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Craft group gives place to relax for Salford Community

A Salford craft group is bringing people together to chat and provide respite from the stresses of daily life. Crafty Fridays, based in Langworthy Cornerstone, was set up in October to let people “have a go at creating something, chat, relax and enjoy something different.” With March being National Craft Month, the group encourages people […]

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The main takeaways from Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement Announcements

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has used his Spring Statement to announce plans to tackle the ongoing cost of living crisis.

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