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UK Flooding – Who’s To Blame?

Recent events have seen some of the worst flooding in Britain in living memory. But who is to blame? It is easy to turn to the government with our problems, and this disaster has had the same effect. But is a lack of investment in flood defence really the reason for all of the flooding? And if not, what is? …

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If Germany Had Won The Second World War

The Christmas period was an opportunity for me to surf the realms of Amazon Prime for something to watch. Quite by accident, I came across The TV series “The man in the high castle”. It is a TV series based on the book by Philip K. Dick. The book is about the world in which Nazi Germany and the axis power took over the …

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Mourinho: A Look Back at the Chelsea Years

Well, the day finally came. Roman Abramovich has this week sacked Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho for failing to do his job. A new manager is in, the club is still in peril, but Mourinho is on an aeroplane, or a desert island somewhere, with £40 million pounds in his bank account. But why was he sacked? And why do the …

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Star Wars Battlefront Review

   Star Wars Battlefront Review ★★ As a fan of the original Battlefront games on the Playstation 2 I was extremely excited for the release of this game, the idea of playing on all the familiar planets from the beloved Star Wars franchise was something to look forward to after years of repetitive shooters such as Call of Duty. The …

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Spectre Review

Spectre Review ★★★ Leaving the cinema I could not help but feel disappointed at the latest release in the fluctuating quality of James Bond films since Daniel Craig’s debut. Director Sam Mendes, who also directed the critically acclaimed Skyfall in 2012 has attempted to repeat what many considered the pinnacle of the series. However this attempt has relied upon a …

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Macbeth Review

Macbeth Review ★★★★★ Practical newcomer director Justin Kurzel has managed to astound critics and casual viewers alike with his rendition of William Shakespeare’s classic. Do not be fooled this film still uses the old English dialect but is orchestrated in such a way that allows the audience to insinuate it’s true meaning. As the film poetically displays a tyrannical ruler …

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Jonah Lomu- A Look Back

The rugby world is in mourning. It is in mourning because one of its greatest all time players has died at the age of 40. He scored 37 international tries in his career for New Zealand, and he still holds the record for the youngest player ever to start for them, at the age of just 19. His skill and …

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Takeover Day 2015

Today saw the children’s commissioner’s Takeover Day arrive at DHSB. A number of students undertook a variety of different roles within the DHSB community. The students went all out to make the day a success, including one student marching up and down Mutley Plain one day prior to the event looking for a specific tweed blazer with brown leather elbow …

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The Iliad – The Story of Stories

History is an eternal story. It has existed throughout all of humanity. In a way, it is part of our very nature to tell the story of our ancestors. One of the earliest known scripture is the story of a great war to prove that the ancestors of one of history’s greatest empires (Macedonia) were the greatest group of people …