Nico Rosberg Retirement: The Race for Formula 1’s Most Treasured Seat

By Ben Wheatley So as if 2016 couldn’t throw any more curve balls our way, Nico Rosberg has announced today (December 2nd) that he is to retire from Formula 1 immediately, just 5 days after claiming his maiden world championship. This however isn’t the first time a reigning world champion has called it a day, …

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02 December 2016
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Read issue 2 of The Scratch here!

Tis’ the season to be reading! The second issue of The Scratch is here, the perfect early Christmas gift! Chock full of fashion, sport, gaming and interviews, there are loads of treats in store for you to feast your eyes on! You can pick up an issue from your local campus now, or read online …

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01 December 2016
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Roosevelt at the Night & Day Cafe, Manchester – Gig Review

By Maggie Urbaniec On Sunday, I put my best dancing shoes on and headed up to Manchester to watch Roosevelt. He’s brought his tour to the UK to promote his debut album. His music brings all the best from the 1980s: synthesizers, pop and disco, mixed with a modern, signature twist. I had the pleasure …

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29 November 2016
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Escape this Christmas at the Magical Lantern Festival

This festive season the Birmingham Botanical Gardens becomes a mystical lantern trail, veiled in intricate Chinese paper lanterns. Get lost through the night time trail that celebrates nature, love and Chinese tradition right in the heart of Birmingham. Flowers cascading out of a vase, pandas peeking out from bamboo and a majestic peacock with vivid …

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24 November 2016
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Get your jollies on for the Jolly Jingle Bell Jog!

Although the weather outside is frightful, you can get into the festive spirit with the Jingle Bell Jog, which returns to Kings Heath Park on Sunday December 4. Hundreds jolly St. Nick’s will be running for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, who provide support to over 1,200 individuals and their families, carers and loved ones each year. Last year …

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15 November 2016
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Birmingham Universities work together in new student housing initiative:

A new university initiative plans to tackle the rising cost of living for students, whilst boosting Birmingham’s community. OneCity is an initiative that involves Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, University College Birmingham, Aston University and Newham University. This grassroots scheme hopes to combat rising transport costs, rogue landlords, quality of living as well as …

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25 October 2016
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Read Issue One of The Scratch here!

September was a crazy month, right? After all the Welcome Week celebrations and lessons begin, time seems to fly by! Why not take a little blast from the past and check out Issue One of the Scratch here! Click the magazine to enlarge to full size.  

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20 October 2016
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Justin Bieber at the Barclaycard Arena – Gig Review

Alternative Title: Why I Will Never See Justin Bieber Live Again! So I had no intention of ever attending a Justin Bieber concert at any point in my life. It’s safe to say that after last night’s drama and controversy, I have no intention of ever attending a Justin Bieber concert again! Oh, the irony …

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19 October 2016
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WIN: Could you be the winner of thousands of pounds for your education from GoFundMe?

Feel like there’s something missing from your education? Do you think you need a little extra to get the most out of your degree? GoFundMe have announced the “Go Fund My Education Contest” that could help you or someone you think is in need of a little help with their studies. GoFundMe will award £5,000 …

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10 October 2016
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An Interview with Anna Pancaldi

I caught up with London based singer songwriter Anna Pancaldi, since I saw her last October where we filmed with Scratch TV Anna has released her new single ‘Keep On Keeping On’ and is overwhelmed by it all: “It’s hard to put into words how I feel today for so many reasons and so my words are …

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10 October 2016
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