Spring Break Amsterdam Festival 2018 Preview

Tweet It’s that time of year again where people have made their New Year’s resolutions and are now waiting for all the best festival line-ups to be announced; we have some great news… Spring Break Amsterdam Festival have released their incredible 2018 line-up for the three-day metro-festival. The acts revealed include Chase & Status (DJ set), Shy FX, Wiley, General Levy, Big Narstie and High Contrast, plus many more. The festival takes place on Sunday 8th, Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th April and tickets are already selling extremely fast. The…

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24 hours in Munich

A mug of Gluhwein at the Munich Christmas markets

Tweet It’s almost Christmas and a spontaneous trip lends you 24 hours to explore Munich, the capital of Bavaria, so what does one do? If you are anything like me, you get on the old interweb and do a spot of investigating as you pass the journey to Gatwick at ridiculous o’clock in the morning. Recent news stories have lowered Tripadvisor in your estimation, so you delve a little further. Travel and food writers are my ubiquitous go-to. I want to see the sights and get a flavour of München in…

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What is the best album of 2017 so far?

Tweet With less than 2 months left of 2017, it’s time to judge which album has stayed in everyone’s Spotify playlists. Statistically, Ed Sheeran’s third album, ÷, is still the biggest selling album of the year with all twelve tracks entering the singles chart upon release and Sheeran headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury but does that mean his album is actually the best of the year? My contenders include; Kendrick Lamar with DAMN, Dua Lipa, Foo Fighters with Concrete and Gold, Harry Styles and Stormzy with Gangs Signs and…

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Ipswich cruises past hapless Preston

Tweet Ipswich Town returned to winning ways on Saturday as they breezed past Preston North End 3-0 at Portman Road. Goals from Martyn Waghorn, David McGoldrick and Bersant Celina secured all three points for the Tractor Boys, who moved up to eighth in the Sky Bet Championship, just two points outside the playoff. The visitors made a bright start to the game, and should perhaps have taken an early lead when Ben Pearson’s snapshot from close range stung the palms of Town ‘keeper Bartosz Bialkowski in the sixth minute. Lilywhites…

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Are artificial pitches going to cause the death of the FA Cup upset?

Tweet Ronnie Radford’s equalising goal for Hereford United against Newcastle United in a 1972 FA Cup Third Round Replay is one of the most iconic goals in the history of the competition.   Hereford were playing three levels below the Football League at the time, while Newcastle were playing in the top flight and Radford’s strike helped to set up arguably the largest cup upset of all time. As memorable as that goal, was the state of the Edgar Street pitch that day. It was a sodden pitch that the…

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A fighter’s view: the risks of head trauma in combat sports

Tweet With the help of some modern day superstars, mixed martial arts are steadily working their way out from the underground and into the mainstream. With viewing figures of MMA, and the UFC specifically, having gone through the roof in the UK in the past year. Despite this, though, there is a worry that fighting for sport is too dangerous, with studies showing that, for the athletes competing, head injuries are almost inescapable. A recent study by researchers at the University of Toronto even showed that MMA fighters suffer head injuries in one third of bouts. As…

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