Students urged to get involved in General Election

By Oliver Huxtable With only two months to go until the General Election De Montfort University students are just waking up to the importance their votes could hold. Students were asked a series of questions regarding their concern for politics after concerns of apathy and disinterest have been raised amidst their generation. When asked if […]

What now for Greece after finance plan approved?

By Ali-Haider Hussain and Ilaina Skinner Six years after the financial crisis in Greece, today’s decision by the European Union to accept a reform plan by the new Greek Government offers hope across Europe. The plan, which was assessed by Eurozone Finance Ministers this afternoon, included planned economic reforms in its four-month bail out extension. […]

Punishing racist Chelsea fans is not a black and white matter

By Andrew Clark Racist Chelsea Football Club fans are not a product of the club, but an issue that should be dealt with by society, according to members of De Montfort University. Supporters of the club were criticised for xenophobic chanting in Paris on Tuesday ahead of a Champions League game, when they prevented a black […]

Apprentice star inspires DMU students

By Tony Thiedeman The youngest ever contestant to appear on hit TV show The Apprentice arrived at De Montfort University today to inspire students and aspiring entrepreneurs who dream of running their own businesses. Solomon Akhtar is the 23-year-old mastermind behind the popular app Instabear, a photo cloud sharing service that has taken the internet […]

Fire brigade strike in pensions protest

  By Alastair Ulke Students in Leicester have been asked to be ‘vigilant’ ahead of a fire fighter’s strike tomorrow. 999 calls will instead be handled by a ‘contingency crew’ and callers are asked to expect a ‘slow response.’ Phil Coates, the Fire Brigade Union’s Regional Chair for the East Midlands, said: “From 7am tomorrow, […]