The World is Winter Olympiad

Tweet Evgeni Vakov and Zuzanna Marciniak report on the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. PyeongChang’s long awaited Olympics Games were finally opened during a spectacular ceremony at the purposely built open air PyeongChang Olympic Stadium. It has been 1 448 days since the closing ceremony of the Sochi games four years ago and the wait is finally over, the world is Winter Olympiad once again. As usual for most of the ceremonies, local culture and legends were used to create the stunning event, a climax of over…

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INSIDE NEWSWEEK: MEET THE EDITORS

Tweet Over the last week, University of Brighton journalism students have worked tirelessly in our Eastbourne and Hastings Newsrooms to create content for the Overtime and Overtime Online publications. Based on research and feedback from students, this years editorial team took a different approach in order to produce a more student-focused magazine. Fiona McGeever caught up with editors Kieran McGinley and Adam Powers to discuss the vision behind this revamped magazine-style edition.     All smiles as the first edition of the newly revamped Overtime magazine goes to print! @OverTime_Online…

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University of Brighton in Hastings introduces the Overtime Magazine

Tweet November 2017 has brought a new kind of newsweek. First, second and third year journalism students spent five full working days writing articles and editing pages to create a magazine filled with interesting features and investigative pieces. The Overtime Online production, which is in its fourth incarnation, takes the form of a magazine for the first time. With the finished product due to be printed and distributed across Sussex this Winter, we took a look behind the scenes at the purpose of the exercise.

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VW emissions scandal

A huge number of Volkswagen cars are yet to be fixed after they were fitted with software to cheat emissions testing, new figures show.
The German car firm caused uproar back in September 2015 when it was discovered it was fitting “defeat device” software to 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide.
Mary Creagh, chair of the commons environmental audit committee, says the rate at which vehicles are being fixed has “stalled.”

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A ‘thanks’ from the national lottery

Tweet By Natacha Andueza Bosch Saying ‘thanks’ to their funding, anyone with a National Lottery ticket or a scratchcard can opt to go into the 400 National Lottery-funded heritage attractions across the UK also they are offering other treats and discounts. The organisations include in participation are: The Roman Baths, Bath; Portsmouth Historic Dockyard; Lincoln Cathedral; and Royal Academy. If you want to know about more of the offers available check the National Lottery website from the beginning of December for more details and a list of attractions taking part….

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Scientists to develop robots to perform dangerous offshore tasks

Tweet By Adam Benfell The £36 million project is designed to have robots work in hazardous offshore environments. It is believed by experts that it will reduce the need for humans to work at offshore energy platforms. New graduates are looking for safer onshore jobs and the project leaders believe new technology is needed to keep the offshore industry economically viable. Professor David Lane, director of the ORCA (Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets) Hub, said: “The offshore workforce is ageing as the new generation of qualified graduates seek less…

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