Alex Exact

The Vaccines Part 2: gig review

“I guess we’re still doing the band thing,” lead singer Justin Young reflects as he surveys the London crowd. It seems so. With a recent change in line-up and new album Combat Sports under their belt, this massive Alexandra Palace show marks something of a homecoming for the Vaccines. Having...
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Posted Jun. 3, 2018

Lord Baker on Brexit, Corbyn and the UCU strikes

Lord Baker emerges from his previous interview several minutes earlier than we were expecting. “Are we going to go for a drink?” he asks hopefully. Margaret Thatcher’s education secretary clearly has no intentions of conducting a conventional interview and catches us off guard. But we grab our coats and head...
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Posted Apr. 9, 2018

The Boar reviews Leamington’s Experimental Escape

Four of our writers paid a visit to Experimental Escape in Leamington, and here’s what they thought: Leamington’s first escape room was slipped between Coffee #1 and Shoe Zone on Warwick Road, just a over a minute from the main Parade bus stops. ‘Professional escape artist’ Charlie Little, who along with David...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2018

Catching up on Warwick politics

Warwick’s recent political history is certainly not tame. For anyone arriving as a first year and needing the low-down, here is my take on what’s been going on to get you up to speed on everything from tear gas to activist geese. The first thing you will probably notice about...
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Posted Oct. 1, 2017