Sticky post

China Bites Back at US Human Rights Sanctions as Tensions Increase

Ellie Matthews | Content Writer The US announced sanctions against Chinese politicians involved in the human rights violations, and a widely condemned new security law, in Xinjiang in July. These sanctions, passed by both the House and Senate, include travel restrictions and the penalisation of banks found doing business with these officials. Accusations of mass detention, religious persecution and forced sterilisation of Uighurs and others … Continue reading China Bites Back at US Human Rights Sanctions as Tensions Increase

Sticky post

Beirut explosion destroys lives as a result of widespread carelessness

Carlota Santos Movilla | News Editor On the afternoon of this last Tuesday 4th of August, Lebanon’s capital Beirut suffered a horrific and destructive explosion; leaving thousands of injured civilians, around 140 confirmed deaths, and the number of missing people is still on the rise. It was caused by the 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that was stored in its port for seven years. It … Continue reading Beirut explosion destroys lives as a result of widespread carelessness

Sticky post

College Council Withdraws Proposal to Remove Elections of Staff Members

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief In an ongoing UCU dispute at Royal Holloway and across the country, the College Council put forward a proposal to scrap elections and cut the number of Staff Members from six to four. In a recent development, the College Council has dropped the proposal to remove elections for Staff Members. The proposal to cut the number of staff members … Continue reading College Council Withdraws Proposal to Remove Elections of Staff Members

Sticky post

Deadline Missed to Remove Flammable Cladding 3 Years on From Grenfell Fire

Izzi Vaughan | Editor in Chief 3 years after the Grenfell fire on the 14 June 2017, 307 high rise buildings in the UK are still clad in Aluminium Composite Material. The deadline to remove all ACM cladding from buildings in the country was set last year at June 2020 by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire, giving the government three years to remove the highly flammable … Continue reading Deadline Missed to Remove Flammable Cladding 3 Years on From Grenfell Fire

Sticky post

Tim Brooke-Taylor Dies Aged 79

Luke Hetherington | Student Writer The legacy of the Monty Python troupe has been ingrained in popular culture and comedy for the last five decades, receiving international recognition and accolades. In the 1960s, a trio of comedians including Tim Brooke-Taylor (later known as The Goodies) worked alongside the fledgeling Pythons at Cambridge Footlights, before collaborating on programmes such as At Last the 1948 Show. As … Continue reading Tim Brooke-Taylor Dies Aged 79

Sticky post

Summer Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled and End of Year Exams to be Conducted Online

Svilena Iotkovska | Editor in Chief As of the 18th of March, Paul Layzell has put out a statement on Royal Holloway’s Student Intranet, outlining what the effects of the Coronavirus will be on students’ education, assessments and Summer graduations. Following the suspension of face-to-face classes and lectures, the Principal has explained that the university’s next priority has been to review how students should complete … Continue reading Summer Graduation Ceremonies Cancelled and End of Year Exams to be Conducted Online

Sticky post

New Coronavirus continues to wrack China

Eliot K. Raman Jones | Student Writer The deadly new coronavirus (2019-nCov) continues to spread, with a BBC News stat from 4th Feb. 2020 stating that 4,000 new cases were confirmed in China on Tuesday alone. The most recent death toll stands at 490 worldwide, but only two people have died outside of China: one in Hong Kong and one in the Philippines. However, despite … Continue reading New Coronavirus continues to wrack China

Sticky post

A virtual tie in the Irish election leads to uncertainty

Harvey Carlin | Student Writer Voters went to the polls to voice their frustration, but what comes next is unclear. Sinn Féin’s poor local elections results in 2019 have had more of an impact on the future of Irish politics than could have ever been imagined. The rough night that they experienced impacted the republican party’s decision to field a mere 42 candidates in February’s … Continue reading A virtual tie in the Irish election leads to uncertainty

Conservatives win a majority in a historic victory

News Editor | James Neal Last night, Boris Johnson’s conservative party was swept to power with a 47 seat increase since the 2017 general election. The Prime minister now has a majority of 365 seats, the largest Conservative majority since the 1987 general election. In his victory speech, Johnson told activists that this signalled a “new dawn” for the nation, with the legislation paving the … Continue reading Conservatives win a majority in a historic victory

Amazon Fires: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’

Student Writer | Rebecca Thompson Devastation in the Amazon Rainforest persists as flames continue to spread. Due to escalating international pressure, the nation’s government has deployed the Brazilian Army to fight the fires. It has been assumed that the recent growth in the number of fires within the Amazon is a result of an extremely dry season. However, according to the Amazon Environmental Institute, it … Continue reading Amazon Fires: ‘The Worst is Yet to Come’