Britain’s first Bitcoin heist as trader forced at gunpoint to transfer cyber currency

The Telegraph, 28th January 2018 Armed robbers broke into the family home of a city financier turned Bitcoin trader and forced him to transfer the digital currency at gunpoint, in what is believed to be the first heist of its kind in the UK.   Four robbers in balaclavas forced their way into the home … Continue reading Britain’s first Bitcoin heist as trader forced at gunpoint to transfer cyber currency

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Exposed: the man who tried to silence Jacob Rees-Mogg

The Telegraph, 4th February 2018 With just an electioneering banner hiding his modesty, Joshua Connor stripped naked to promote his dedication to honest and open democratic debate when standing in a student election. But, the failed presidential candidate for his Students’ Union was last night identified as being at the centre of a scuffle aimed … Continue reading Exposed: the man who tried to silence Jacob Rees-Mogg

Free speech watchdog appoints panel members who campaigned for ‘no platforming’ policies

The Telegraph, 8th January 2018 A student panel which will advise the new universities watchdog on ensuring free speech is upheld has appointed two members who have campaigned for forms of “no platforming” on campus. The Office for Students (OFS) has announced who will sit on its 13-strong student panel, which it said will play … Continue reading Free speech watchdog appoints panel members who campaigned for ‘no platforming’ policies

New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

The Telegraph, 30th August 2017 Oxford University has announced a new “buddy” system for working class undergraduates, after the student union said that they were being left to fend for themselves. The Class Act campaign, set up by the student union earlier this year, is inviting freshers to sign up for a “buddy”, who will … Continue reading New ‘buddy’ system for Oxford University’s working class students

Can Indian rickshaws survive in a green and Uber-ised world?

CityMetric, August 7th 2017 The three-wheeled auto rickshaw – nicknamed ‘tuk tuk’ after the judder of its two-stroke engine – has come to be a symbol of modern Indian city life.  Around a quarter of a million of them putter about the streets, mostly painted in bright yellow and green and decorated inside, often garishly, … Continue reading Can Indian rickshaws survive in a green and Uber-ised world?

Let students use study drugs and let’s sell them at Boots, says Cambridge scientist

The Independent, 24th June 2017 It’s safe to say that, from their early beginnings as prescription medication for narcoleptics and the odd productivity booster for enterprising pharmacology students, study drugs have now been integrated fully into modern student life. In fact, a student article for the Bristol Tab says that they’ve become as much part … Continue reading Let students use study drugs and let’s sell them at Boots, says Cambridge scientist

Criminals make a pile with fake recycling depot

Sunday Times, 2nd April 2017 Co-bylined with Jon Ungoed-Thomas, Chief Reporter, Sunday Times Criminal gangs are setting up recycling centres with the intention of abandoning them with huge mounds of waste, warn Environment Agency officials. There is anger among residents about vast piles of rubbish that are left when “recycling” depots are shut. In some … Continue reading Criminals make a pile with fake recycling depot