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Birmingham beats the boss in protest against hall fees

Roisin Brady

Students at Birmingham University have taken a stand against the rising cost of campus accommodation. Continue reading

EU crop chemical ban causes outcry

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Controversial legislation outlawing at least 22 pesticides from British farms has been passed in Brussels, despite claims by the government and experts that agricultural production will be adversely affected.

 

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Sentencing of Edinburgh’s “Spiderman” sparks discussion

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Charlotte Morgenthal

You’re a young plumber, recently made redundant, with a drinking problem.  You’ve been drowning your sorrows and it’s almost chucking out time. What ‘s a man to do? Well, you could climb almost 400 feet up the Forth Road Bridge. And you could end up in jail.

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Edinburgh has highest HIV rate in Scotland

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Constantine Innemee

The Lothians have the highest number of people living with HIV in Scotland, according to figures released by Health Protection Scotland (HPS).

The statistics show the Lothians are home to almost 40% of those infected with HIV in Scotland, 2,179 out of the total 5,792 people.

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