Flash Friday 27/11: The Sun, boats and gender neutral toilets

Flash Friday 27/11: The Sun, boats and gender neutral toilets

Flash Friday 27/11: The Sun, boats and gender neutral toilets

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Headlines

‘Chaos’ on the River Cam leads to boat club apology

By Sherilyn Chew for The Cambridge Student
Image: Ron Porter

Image: Ron Porter

A letter from waterway residents concerned about noise caused by Cambridge University rowers caused ‘chaos’ on the River Cam this week.

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Union spends £5k on a desk

By Grace Rahman for Felix Online
Image: Felix Online

Image: Felix Online

Thousands of pounds were spent on stickers, a light-up reception desk and a glass wall at Imperial College London, it emerged this week.

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Exclusive: King’s agrees to provide gender neutral toilets by January 2016

By Alex Howlett for Roar News
Image: Roar News

Image: Roar News

King’s College London will get at least one gender neutral toilet on each campus by January 16 following a successful LGBT campaign.

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Voices | Don’t stare too long at The Sun

By Rachel Lewis for Impact Nottingham

This comment piece adds a personal touch to the controversy surrounding a front page run by The Sun, Britain’s best selling newspaper, this week.

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Campus | Brunel students stage mass walk-out on Katie Hopkins

By Keumars Afifi Sabet for London Student

Controversial columnist Katie was given the cold shoulder when she spoke at a lecture theatre at Brunel this week.

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Feature |  BBC under attack: Is PC paranoia making our television stale?

By Maya Colwell for Epigram

Epigram writer Maya Colwell debunks the ‘political correctness gone mad’ rhetoric surrounding the BBC.

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