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Month: April 2016

Reports of a student stabbing at Liberty Quays, Medway

There are reports coming in today that a University of Kent student was stabbed in block 1 of Liberty Quays in the early hours of the morning. South East Coast Ambulance Service have confirmed that they were called to the student accommodation just before 6am and took one person to hospital. Police remained at the scene until 8am. The University has said that it is working with the police on this matter, and has confirmed a student’s involvement. There are also unconfirmed rumours that the assailant stole some of the victim’s belongings. Liberty Living UK, the company that manages the…

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Book review: Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran

If you’re reading this and thinking ‘who on earth is Caitlin Moran?’, then seriously, where have you been living your life? Catlin is a well seasoned journalist and presenter, author of five books and co-writer of the channel 4 TV show Raised by Wolves. She champions the value and dignity of the working classes and channels the importance of modern feminism in her work, themes which are continued throughout her newest book. As a 450 page hardback monstrosity, Moranifesto is essentially a collection of columns that Moran had previously written for The Times, with a little bit of extra…

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Panama Papers shaming Western Leaders

Recently, the talk of the town has been the Panama Papers, a leak of 11.5 million files from a database of the world’s fourth biggest law firm in the offshore business, Mossack Fonseca. Deemed as one of the biggest leaks to date, even exceeding the 2010 WikiLeaks, the papers essentially highlight the fact that some rich people, including leading politicians, have used offshore structures to launder money and evade tax. Yet, before I get into this whole fiasco and the involvement of our good old British Prime Minister, I have a question. If all these unknown activities were leaked…

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Five books to read during the spring holiday

Between the stress of essay deadlines and the looming prospect of exams, the spring holiday can be intense. So allow me to offer you some light hearted literary delights to keep you sane through these difficult few weeks. 1) Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis The first time I read Lucky Jim I spat out a mouthful of tea, I was laughing so much. Jim Dixon is a reluctant History professor who must deliver a lecture on ‘Merrie England’ before term is over. With a neurotic girlfriend, irritating students, and inane superiors, any person who has spent time at a…

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School of Engineering and Digital Arts create new wheelchair

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts have developed a new wheelchair design, aimed at giving wheelchair users greater independence than ever before. InQuire member and wheelchair user, Liam Megran, tried it out. How difficult is life really from a wheelchair user’s perspective? It is a question that is commonly asked by more able-bodied members of the public, yet when challenged, it is always a question of how these difficulties and obstacles can be overcome. In this day and age, technology is progressing at an exponential rate, among these technologies we have powered wheelchairs that in turn provide a new…

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