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’71: A fast-paced account of the height of The Troubles 71review.jpg
The Troubles was perhaps the most turbulent conflict in recent British history – reaching its peak in the 70s and 80s, the civil war-like conflict was the result of the partition of Ireland upon Irish independence in 1922. Northern Ireland, the 6 counties of Ireland retained by the United Kingdom, was enveloped in sectarian violence...
The majority of Scots want devo-max – but what will we get? devo max, kettle mag, scotland, ian close
A recent poll by Panelbase has suggested that two-thirds of Scottish voters agree with devo-max – a form of devolution giving the Scottish Parliament full powers over everything except defence and foreign affairs. In the run up to the referendum Gordon Brown (going against his own party’s stance) stated that he believes a modern form...
My Favourite Film: Hitchcock’s chiller Psycho Shower_Scene_Psycho_0.jpg
People may not have a favourite food or book, but something everyone has is a favourite film due to the fact that cinema is something everyone can enjoy. People may not have a favourite food or book, but something everyone has is a favourite film due to the fact that cinema is something everyone can...
Is Eurostar a great way to travel the continent? eurostar2.jpg
Opened in November 1994, the Eurostar will soon be celebrating its 20 year anniversary of carrying passengers between London, Paris and Brussels. Opened in November 1994, the Eurostar will soon be celebrating its 20 year anniversary of carrying passengers between London, Paris and Brussels. Currently featuring Britain’s only high speed rail line, it can get...
Facebook’s ban on click-baiting: will it work?
Facebook yesterday announced new plans to discourage corporate users and publishers from using click-bait as a method of gaining more website traffic. In a Facebook yesterday announced new plans to discourage corporate users and publishers from using click-bait as a method of gaining more website traffic. In a survey of Facebook users, 80 percent of those surveyed...
Dare You Double Up? How to Work Tailored Denim
Double denim can feel a bit like a bit of a fashion mystery. Overdo it and you will look terrible but mix and match the colours and it can be surprisingly easy. Double denim can feel a bit like a bit of a fashion mystery. Overdo it and you will look terrible but mix and...
4 shows to see during the final week of Fringe Edinburgh, kettlemag
The Fringe finishes on the 25th of August this year meaning there is only one week left of Edinburgh’s largest festival. The Fringe finishes on the 25th of August this year meaning there is only one week left of Edinburgh’s largest festival. Though the International Festival (which is normally the last festival on the Scottish...
Five conflicts that are never making the news somalia war, kettle mag
This year the main news outlets have mostly been reporting on the rising conflicts in Israel, Iraq and Ukraine. This year the main news outlets have mostly been reporting on the rising conflicts in Israel, Iraq and Ukraine. In Ukraine the main issue is between pro-European and pro-Russian activists and the recent shooting down of...
Review: Carl Hutchinson at the Edinburgh Fringe
Carl Hutchinson’s show at the Pleasance Bunker One – titled “Here’s Me Show” – is a brilliant collection of witty anecdotes from the past year of his life. Carl Hutchinson’s show at the Pleasance Bunker One – titled “Here’s Me Show” – is a brilliant collection of witty anecdotes from the past year of his...
Review: Tom Craine at the Edinburgh Fringe
Tom Craine’s new show Thoughts on Love (By a Man with None of the Answers) is a hilarious account of how he became a dating expert for Cosmopolitan Magazine and how a subsequent arrest at Bel Tom Craine’s new show Thoughts on Love (By a Man with None of the Answers) is a hilarious account...
The future of Scottish film post-independence wof.jpg
The Scottish government has come under criticism from filmma The Scottish government has come under criticism from filmmakers over its lack of funding to the industry. In a letter to Creative Scotland, the Independent Producers Scotland (IPS) group claimed £3 million is a pitiful amount of funding to the Scottish film industry in comparison to...
How a new trade partnership may ruin your life
The European Union and the US government are currently working on a free trade agreement that will not only make absolutely everything a lot easier for corporations in either jurisdiction but will The European Union and the US government are currently working on a free trade agreement that will not only make absolutely everything a...
Nick Clegg the arsonist, and six other completely true facts…
Poor Nick Clegg is often overlooked as being a normal human being. Poor Nick Clegg is often overlooked as being a normal human being. While it could be argued he lacks any form of gumption or decency, one thing I’ve discovered this week is that he certainly cannot be described as boring. In fact I’ve...