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    What's Now? With Alan and Kallum

    What’s Now? With Alan & Kallum | Episode 38

    SPACE. What’s out there? Who knows, we certainly don’t! Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson. They know. If you’re listening to this in the hope that in doing so, you’ll come to know more about what might be out there, don’t, because (again) we don’t know. SPACE. If you enjoyed the show or have suggestions for future episodes, get in touch at [email protected], we’d love to hear from you! (Read More)

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    Books

    Remember Churchill the man, not the myth

    Alastair begins a new series examining ‘the real’ sources of information about Churchill, distilling what’s real from anecdote and discussing the best sources for you to appreciate the military, political and human man behind the legend. (Read More)

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    Film & TV

    Trainspotting 2: Everything you need to know

    The 27th of January 2017 will bring an end to twenty-one years of hope, speculation and anticipation when Trainspotting 2, squeal to Danny Boyle’s generation-defining cult classic Trainspotting (1996), hits cinema screens across the UK. (Read More)

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    Books

    Review | ‘The Rivals’ by Murdo Fraser

    cottish history seems to have a preference for episodic accounts over narrative story-telling. A large part of this is due to Sir Walter Scott, who might well be called the chief architect behind the romanticisation (Read More)
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    Art, Design & Photography

    5 Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow

    Without a doubt, Instagram is my favourite social media platform, it’s just bursting at the seams with beauty, inspiration and food. I follow a whole plethora of accounts, but here are five foodie accounts that (Read More)
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    Europe

    Would Churchill have voted for Brexit?

    “Whether it was his contradictory views on the morality of war, history or Britain’s relationship with Europe, Churchill left behind a legacy and body of work which is wide open to interpretation.” (Read More)

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    Middle East

    The neglected war in Yemen

    Gabriela writes about the civil war currently going on in Yemen and the role the US and UK are playing. A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen since March 2015 and up to now all peace talks have failed and the country is in chaos. (Read More)

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    What's Now? With Alan and Kallum

    What’s Now? With Alan & Kallum | Episode 37

    This week, after seeing Suicide Squad, Alan & Kallum plead with those involved to make better choices, but is it already too late for the DCverse? If you enjoyed the show or have suggestions for future episodes, get in touch at [email protected], we’d love to hear from you! (Read More)

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“Whether it was his contradictory views on the morality of war, history or Britain’s relationship with Europe, Churchill left behind a legacy and body of work which is wide open to interpretation.” (Read More)

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    Listen | ‘Churchill’s Secret’ Review

    ‘Churchill’s Secret’ meshes fact and fiction to retell the true story of Winston Churchill’s debilitating stroke kept hidden from the nation and parliament in 1953. Michael Gambon excels as the war leader, but a damp script fails to make this the compelling watch it should be. (Read More)

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    Watch & Listen

    What’s Now? With Alan and Kallum | Episode 31

    This week, Alan and Kallum boldly go where no man has gone before with a discussion about Star Trek across film and TV, before retreating into the safety of a discussion about Marvel’s greatest cinematic villains. If you enjoyed the show or have suggestions for future episodes, get in touch at [email protected], we’d love to hear from you! (Read More)

Commemorative plaque for the speech of Winston Churchill on September 19, 1946 at the University of Zürich. The final sentence: "Therefore I say to you: let Europe arise!"
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Would Churchill have voted for Brexit?

by Alastair Stewart in Europe 1

“Whether it was his contradictory views on the morality of war, history or Britain’s relationship with Europe, Churchill left behind a legacy and body of work which is wide open to interpretation.” (Read More)

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The appeal of Donald Trump

Politics & Society
24/08/2016 0

This short article discusses the appeal of Donald Trump to many in America. It argues that this is predominantly down to two main reasons. One, his lack of establishment credentials and secondly his policies mark a return to the prominence of the nation state after decades of globalisation. (Read More)

The myth of privatisation of the NHS

Politics & Society
16/08/2016 0

To use the term ‘privatisation’ to describe the changes to the NHS is like referring to nuclear launch sequences as ‘the red button’; an oversimplified misconception of the truth. (Read More)

Is May barking up the wrong tree?

Education
15/08/2016 0

From Britain’s Home Secretary to Britain’s second female Prime Minister, Theresa May has entered 10 Downing Street with a few radical plans up her sleeve, one of which is repealing Tony Blair’s 1998 ban on creating new grammar schools. (Read More)

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LIFESTYLE

Are ‘frolleagues’ replacing our friends?

Health & Lifestyle
26/02/2016 0

The frolleague phenomenon isn’t only confined to social media. A recent survey of employees reported that “83% count colleagues as friends (frolleagues), with 89% saying they value the friendships”. (Read More)

Review: El Tonel / Almerimar

Food and Drink
05/12/2015 0

The Southern Spanish tradition of serving a small portion of food with a drink is a bonus for the holidaying Brit and a curious counterpoint to the perennial 3am kebab. (Read More)

Review: The Dhabba / Glasgow

Food and Drink
02/11/2015 0

If you’re lucky to have a seasoned Edinburgh migrant to give you a tour, you’re in good fortune: you can simply name food and be given the names of great establishments in quick succession. In this case ‘Indian’ was met with ‘Dhabba’ and a prompt march to an evening of most enjoyable dining. (Read More)

Review: Maison de Moggy / Edinburgh

Food and Drink
25/08/2015 0

Maison de Moggy has taken a novelty and turned it into a practical idea. The issue that most have – but which quickly becomes apparent – is the cats are taken care of. Set hours operate to ensure that they have time to sleep and the rooms, while small, are a sprawling maze of hidey holes, bridges, baskets and beds. Toys are littered around and they are fine examples of animals which have truly become accustomed to the cooing and petting of wave after wave of human visitors. (Read More)

Review: Wings / Edinburgh

Food and Drink
11/07/2015 0

Wings is on the list and is actually more of a cross of Andalusian spirit and Scottish gluttony than you might think. The southern region of Spain prides itself on small portions accompanying a meal: they’re normally free of charge with an alcoholic beverage, but the size of the portions mean you can have a happy balance of good food and a drink. (Read More)

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TRAVEL

Steps towards more sustainable tourism

Travel
28/06/2016 0

With the holiday season underway, thousands of Brits will be travelling to a variety of foreign destinations; some heading to cities and resorts and some travelling to much more remote destinations. Wherever we go, our role as tourists has the potential to impact and accentuate serious issues facing the countries we visit. Whilst travel offers a fantastic opportunity to switch off from the intensity of work and studying, are we staying switched on to the full impact of our actions abroad? (Read More)

Why a returning flight is the least relaxing journey in the world

Travel
03/05/2016 0

These thoughts, of course, all congeal together to make the return flight a tedious slow motion haze of recognisable cliché. No, I don’t want a menu. No, I don’t want anything to eat. No, I don’t want a lottery ticket, duty-free items, charity donation forms or anything else from the tat rags they pedal at 30,000 feet. There’s also a special place in hell for anyone that keeps repeatedly bumping your shoulder as they march past you down the aisle. (Read More)

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