Day: 16 March 2022

TedX Manchester: A Day of inspiration

CR: TedX Manchester By Lauren Barclay Following two years of cancelled performances, TedX returned to Manchester last weekend. On Saturday 12th March, the Bridgewater Hall welcomed 12 speakers and a musical performance to entertain a Manchester audience of over 1700. Founder and organiser, Herb Kim, opened the event reflecting on the past two years. “We […]

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Wednesday Football Preview

Mid-week Premier League football returns tonight with two rescheduled fixtures from earlier in the season. Meanwhile, it’s also the final round of fixtures in the last 16 of the Champions League, with Chelsea’s trip to Lille the pick of the pair. Arsenal v Liverpool Liverpool will look to go just one point behind Man City […]

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Former UFC champion appears at Manchester Film Festival to premiere new documentary

Former UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping has called his new documentary “nuts” after it premiered at the Manchester Film Festival.

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Russia – Ukraine: The War in the Air

By Alex Daniel While the war in Ukraine has raged on, we in the outside world have heard little about the combat itself, instead, news has focused on the wider political situation we can see and the one thing we can measure – the numbers of refugees forced from Ukrainian soil. What little we have […]

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner unveils new ‘fighting poverty, fighting crime’ scheme

By Michael Slavin and Paige Lockwell The Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner has unveiled a new scheme intended to fight poverty by committing cash seized from criminals to community causes. Kim McGuinness announced that to kick-start the scheme, £130,000 of cash would be award to a range of causes across Northumbria. These include the “New […]

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Two powerful earthquakes hit Fukushima

Two powerful earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.3 and 6.4 has been reported off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory from Japanese officials.

The advisory warns that a tsunami with heights reaching 1 metre above normal tide levels is now likely.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The Story Behind The Recently Released British-Iranian

After nearly six years, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been freed from detention in Iran after a tireless campaign against her arrest.

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Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s Day. A time commonly associated with gallons of Guinness, big hats and four-leaf clovers.

But why do celebrate?

Many of us in England partake St Patrick’s Day traditions, blissfully unaware why the Irish National Holiday holds so much significance to those who hail from the other side of the Irish Sea.

We explored the origins of this remarkable day, and discovered some rather unusual traditions…

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Jane Campion: ‘Power of the Dog’ Director in “Racism” Row over Williams Sisters comments

wer of the Dog director Jane Campion drew criticism this weekend for comments made about Serena and Venus Williams in a Critic’s Choice Awards acceptance speech.

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The Big Conundrum: responses and solutions to Europe’s reliance on Russian oil and gas

By Trishita Bose While the European Union collectively condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is their money that is paying for Putin’s tanks, jets and missiles. Despite years of wanting to reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas, the EU has hardly taken any measures in that direction. Pointing out the paradox at an […]

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