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A recent BBC investigation has found online classified adverts which are targeting vulnerable, young people by offering free accommodation in return for sex.

 

   
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THE Daily Mail are known for their controversial reporting and their front page headline on March 28th was no different. Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon were pictured at their meeting with the headline ‘Never mind Brexit, what about Legs-It!’ attracting criticism fr


     
 

FEMALE beauty bloggers are on the rise; from the likes of Essie Button to Zoella, these women give tips on how to get the best makeup looks and how to make sure your wardrobe is in keeping with the season’s new trends.

This might


     
 

Do you feel able to voice your views on campus? Can you bring current issues to the fore should something arise?

An article on The Tab


     
 

LET’S be honest: if there’s one thing that unites students, it’s the love of free food.

The number of leaflets we’ll pick up at Freshers’ Fair just to get a free doughnut or pizza


     
 

Mary J. Blige has blessed us all with the release of her new single ‘Love Yourself’ which features Kanye West. The track has been released ahead of upcoming album Strength of a Woman,


     
 

Some say that romance is dead, but really it’s just become #romance in the modern era. Perfumed love letters and a snapshot of your sweetheart in your wallet are the tropes of lovers past, but our generation too has its own way of


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It’s that wonderful time of the year again: no, not Easter, it’s dissertation hand-in time!

To be honest with you, despite the inevitable cringe-factor of posting a selfie and status with your disse


     
 

IT is impossible not to have noticed the thick clouds of sweet vapour pouring from artisan gin bars and pay-by-the-minute cafés as the vaping fad sweeps the UK.

You pro


     
 

Singer-songwriter and the nation’s favourite ginger Ed Sheeran has recently settled a £16 million lawsuit.

The infringement is over Ed’s ‘Photograph’ and 2012 X-Factor


     
 

COMMUTERS in Mexico were left puzzled after their tube train had a seat…in the shape of a penis.

The publicity stunt aimed to raise awareness of the sexual harassment suffered by women on public transport, and the accompanying video posted on Youtube has since gone vira


     
 

Going on a sports tour may possibly be the best experience you will have whilst at university: consecutive days spent relaxing in the sun and drinking in the evenings with some of your best pals; what more could anyone ask for? However, like any holiday, the crashing reality o


     
 

This month is the start of spring so everyone can start getting back into going out after the cold, cold winter. Here’s a breakdown of what I think are some of the best local bands in Edinburgh and where to find them.

  • Martha’s Parlour. Playing on the 5th

     
 

While all of their mates were off getting engaged, saying I do and having babies these two best friends started to feel a little left out and took matters into their own hands…

And then there were two…

Matias Meneses


     
 

On 29th March 2017, nine months after the Brexit vote in June 2016, it finally happened: Theresa May triggered Article 50, and Brexit was set in motion.

But what does this actually mean for Britain?

If you’re feeling confused about


     
 

If you are home for Easter and stuck for where to go and party, then read on! I have compiled a list of the top ten nights out in a selected 10 cities in the UK this Easter break.

1) London.

On Easter Saturday check out XOYO Loves at XOYO in Shoreditch.


     
 

Why should I quit?  

Chances are, if you’re a student and a smoker, you already know about the two major downsides of smoking: the damage to your health and the cost to your wallet.

With 40% of the 10 million regular UK smokers beginning to smoke before


     
 

Although it probably doesn’t feel like it yet – with a term left of exams and deadlines looming around the corner – the end of the academic year will be here before you know it.  

For those students in their final year, this brings


     
 

So, here it is, the culmination of your university career: The Dissertation.

If you are experiencing feelings of panic, worry, or nausea – fear not, this is normal and you are not alone. Take five from the incessant stressing and r


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In 2016 BBC Newsbeat reported that almost a quarter of a million UK students had signed up to  

   
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Once you’ve narrowed down your uni choices, the next big dilemma is deciding where to live. Moving away from home and applying to live either on campus or in uni-approved flats seems to be the obvious choice, but it isn’t always right for everyo


     
 

By Jamie McEvoy

Director: Jordan Peele

Writer: Jordan Peele

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Alison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jone


     
 

Sometimes three months notice for an essay just isn’t enough and as deadline day slithers closer, you begin to grasp just how much cramming you have to face. Panic not: writing an essay in a day IS possible. It may not be a work of Shakespeare, but surely putting pen


     
 

Student loans: the double-edged sword. On the one hand, this extra money will help pay for all those takeaways and jäger bombs. On the flipside, we of course will one day have to repay this gigantic sum. It seems that students, myself included, are ignorant to the exact proced


     
 

Cambridge University students have been urged not to wear their signature academic gowns in town after a student was attacked in February.

According to the Cambridge student newspaper Varsity, the warning came aft


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If you are staying at uni over Easter you may be wondering what you will do, how to deal with your friends being back at their family homes, or you may just be wanting some respite from writing your dissertation.

Check out local events. You can check out  

   
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Too often nowadays, watching the news is like watching a TV soap, with unforeseen events, plot twists and controversial protagonists. The state of the world is always chaotic, unpredictable and tense. Right now, however, with events like Brexit and the inauguration of Trump, i


     
 

If you find that you have far too much time on your hands at university, pulling pranks is always a form of entertainment. Careful, you might make enemies pulling off some of these stunts in the first few weeks of uni. But once you’re ready, make sure you do I properly.


     
 

While most of us have probably signed up for a university society at some point, like volleyball or speed-knitting, it’s unlikely you’ll have had the chance to join any of these secretive clubs. You probably won’t have heard of many of t


     
 

Considered being a vegetarian but been put off by the amount of commitment? Meat-free Monday is here to help. Launched b



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