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The northern leg of the Reading and Leeds festivals once again earned its reputation as the endearingly ugly big brother of the festival family with a weekend full of bad smells, dodgy headliners and Sunday evening misbehaviour. While the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182 gave people flashbacks to the age of playing Tony […]

With arguably the biggest set of headliners of the summer in AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine and Aerosmith, this year’s Download Festival had monumental expectations. The bands certainly lived up to them. All headliners pulled out stunning performances. AC/DC left nothing to chance; bringing their very own stage ensured an overblown spectacle, serving as the […]

Piigs in a mess

The costs involved with rescuing the bank are spiralling uncontrollably and it is feared the Irish government will not be able to afford the €35bn rescue costs.

Home, but not dry

Nick Renaud-Komiya investigates the murky world of student letting, hearing the horror stories of those who have been taken advantage of and telling you how to avoid these problems in future.

This June British National Party leader Nick Griffin is standing for the North West region in the European Parliament elections. Nick Renaud-Komiya investigates the history of this divisive political party and why many are drawn to their controversial policies.

In only its second year, Sonisphere Festival is making a huge impact across Europe. The touring juggernaut managed to secure some of the biggest names around for eleven different events across the continent. With six stages across three days, Knebworth played host to the largest of these. An unusual two and a half day set […]

Latitude is more than just a music festival. Comedy, poetry, ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company shared this year’s bill with headliners Florence and the Machine, Belle and Sebastian and Vampire Weekend. As did the multi-coloured sheep, of course. The crowds are as varied as the acts: small children pulled around in carts by tired […]

Nick Renaud-Komiya investigates how the BNP have been faring since their election to the European Parliament and argues that tackling them takes more than labelling them as racists.

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