Sarah Morland

Five days left to register: Vice-Chancellor and DDO call for students to vote

Warwick Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft and Becky Gittins, the SU’s Democracy and Development Officer, have shared a “call to action,” urging students to register to vote in the upcoming elections before the deadline next Monday. The call, shared on the Vice-Chancellor’s blog, commented that “there are also many misconceptions around who is eligible to...
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Posted May. 17, 2017

Warwick Goose announces bid for MP for Warwick and Leamington

The Warwick Goose has officially announced his candidacy to become member of parliament for the constituency of Warwick and Leamington. The Goose, who boasts over 700 likes on Facebook, made the announcement on his page earlier this evening, simultaneously releasing a promotional video to signal the launch of his campaign....
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Posted May. 5, 2017

Coventry runs to be the UK’s next City of Culture

Coventry has officially launched its bid to become the country’s next City of Culture in 2021, after submitting a 30-page and 20,000 word long document stating its case. If it wins the competition, the prestigious title could attract new investors as well as stimulate local economic and cultural developments. The Heritage...
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Posted May. 2, 2017

Conservative MPs to see verdict on electoral fraud before June Elections

Two dozen Conservative MPs under investigation for electoral fraud will find out whether they face prosecution in the weeks before the surprise elections on June 8, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed. The announcement on whether the Conservative MPs accused of misrepresenting local and national spending rules to bypass...
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Posted Apr. 25, 2017

Gnome massacre strikes Warwickshire again

A second gnome massacre at Echills Woods Railway’s gnome village last Thursday night has left the owners unable to rebuild. The late night massacre saw the destruction of approximately 60 garden gnomes by three hammer-wielding vandals, captured on CCTV footage. Parts of the railway were also torn apart. The last...
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Posted Apr. 13, 2017

UPDATE: Stagecoach announces rise in bus fares

Yesterday, Stagecoach announced a hike to the regional bus fares which is set to take effect next Sunday 2 April. The Unirider bus passes, which are currently unaffected, are set to increase in September. As single fares rose by between 10p and 40p, a single ticket between Warwick University and Leamington...
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Posted Mar. 25, 2017

Warwick Summer Festival to launch this year

The first Warwick Summer Festival will take place in Coventry on Saturday 17 June, acting as a replacement for the traditional end-of-exams Summer Party which was discontinued in 2013. The organisers, who announced the launch last Wednesday, have promised a line-up of famous artists and world-known DJs alongside local acts,...
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Posted Mar. 16, 2017