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Tackling discrimination

 So yesterday Kevin Coleman from Kick it Out came to talk to us in a kind of mock press conference. I had never heard of the campaign before but he explained how it trains football referees and clubs from the … Continue reading

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Charitable Music

Yesterday I went to have a look at one of Oxfam‘s up and coming fundraising events, Oxjam. The main concept is that of a music festival held by local people, venues, and musicians. The slogan is “Local music: global impact“. … Continue reading

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"Local music; global impact"

Local musicians have taken to the streets in a new initiative to raise money for global charity Oxfam. Surrey residents took to Guildford High Street to watch Surrey musicians take part in the UK’s biggest music festival, Oxjam.   With a target … Continue reading

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Divorce turns murderous

A woman who asked for a divorce was later found dead after being attacked with a machete-type blade, an Old Bailey jury has been told. A 32-year-old Punjabi man from London has been accused of orchestrating the murder of his 28-year-old … Continue reading

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Police Cuts

After listening to this morning’s BBC Surrey Breakfast show with Nick Wallis I began to think about the role of the police in the community. I have had little experience with the police and although they constantly seem to tell … Continue reading

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Boris tells Biggs: "You can like it or lump it"

The audience at the Mayors Question Time this morning were observed an outburst of personal opinion when Boris Johnson came under fire by Jonathon Biggs over his building plans for London’s 2012 Olympic Village.  In the heated discussion Biggs accused … Continue reading

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University fees cap chances?

By tomorrow, Lord Browne will have made his final decision on the review of university fees. I look to my own experiences and knowledge to anaylse the implications of raising fees. As we wait for the final decision of Lord … Continue reading

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Legal highs: alternative or experiment?

   Young adults are turning to legal highs as they seek alternatives to other drugs experts say. The BBC reported today that The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse warned that drugs had emerged as an alternative to the low … Continue reading

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Campaign against local "dogging" area fails

Over 300 petitioners have been left unsatisfied as their campaign to close a lay by which has been used for outdoor sex activities was rejected by the Council.  The Surrey Country Council was forced to meet on the issue after … Continue reading

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Independent Driving: the real way towards safer streets?

Today, a new ‘independent’ section of the driving test has been introduced in order to test how a candidate drives unsupervised. For 10 minutes, candidates will drive without the step-by-step guide from their examiner. They are asked to either drive … Continue reading

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