DMU first year student makes national press

DMU first year Journalism student Simon Sansome has found himself at the centre of attention in the national press – over a village Christmas tree. Simon, a former Borough Councillor for Birstall, was asked to set up a petition as protesting against the tree which has been compared to ‘Mickey Mouse’s hat in the film […]

Homeless but not helpless

By Harry Daynes, Natalia Bolechowska and Cherelle Cawthorn Homelessness in Leicester has become a major issue in recent years; in November 2011 there was 53 rough sleepers, the highest figure outside of London. There is a conflicting debate between Leicestershire Council and the homeless network as to how much support is available to the homeless. […]

Journalism student lands job before graduating

A journalism student from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has started a full-time job at a local newspaper even before graduating.   Katrina Chilver, 21, started this week as a trainee reporter at the Berkshire Media Group, which produces the Slough & South Bucks Observer, The Royal Borough Observer that covers Windsor and The Villager, […]

Election Day Playlist

By Antonio Scancariello With Election Day knocking on British doors, here is a list of five of the most important politically charged songs. It is not unusual to hear politicians quoting specific songs or singers so here we look at the most powerful political songs from the past. 5. U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday Probably the […]

The rise of the cyber bully

By Rhea Turner When most people think of the word crime, a mugging or a murder springs to mind. But there is a new crime on the rise and it is tearing lives apart. Cyber Bullying is the new crime on the block. Statistics show that a shocking half of adolescents and teenagers have been […]