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First group of refugees arrive in UK
A number of Syrian refugees were welcomed into the country today, the Home Office has said. Whilst the government has not provided specific details about how many refugees were allowed into the country, it has been confirmed that these are the first of the 20,000 refugees to be taken in. Prime Minster David Cameron has...
Rugby World Cup: Wales duo ruled out with injuries Leigh Halfpenny, WRU, Wales, Rugby, Injuries, RWC, Kettlemag, Jessica Wells
Welsh rugby stars, Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb, have been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering injuries in the final warm up game against Italy last weekend.  Scrum-half Webb fell awkwardly during a ruck in the first half and has now been ruled out of the tournament with a foot injury. Webb requires...
Why women’s sports are under-reported in the media
As an avid sports fan, I try and keep up with the news and results of my favourite athletes and teams. Following women’s sports however is being made excruciatingly difficult by the media as their progress tends to be sporadically reported. There are many different reasons why the media fails to report on women’s sports and...
How to prepare for Clearing results, student life, education, Jessica Wells, Kettle Mag
Clearing. It is the one word that sends shudders through any students currently awaiting their results and rightfully so. Whilst it may seem incomprehensible to many of you waiting for your results, my advice is to get prepared just in case. Last year over 61,000 students found a place at university through Clearing according to...
Chelsea Ladies win proves why women’s football is on the rise Chelsea Ladies, FA Cup, Women's football, football, Wembley, Kettlemag, Jessica Wells
Chelsea Ladies lifted the FA Cup triumphantly this week as they beat Notts County Ladies in a 1-0 victory. Whilst it was a hotly contended final, Chelsea Ladies proved why they deserved their first piece of silverware. In fact, Chelsea Ladies had only conceded one goal throughout the tournament and their defence rivalled their male...
‘Serena Slam’ places Williams in the tennis greats
Serena Williams added her grand slam singles tally yesterday, taking the sixth Wimbledon title in her career. It is also the second time she has completed a so-called 'Serena Slam' where she holds all four major titles at the same time, an achievement she has not emulated since 2003.  Currently at the age of 33, she...
Sheridan Smith stuns in new ITV drama, Black Work Black Work, Sheridan Smith, ITV, Kettlemag, Jessica Wells
Sheridan Smith may have made you cry your eyes out in The C Word, but this time she's back to captivate your attention in a gritty crime series for ITV, aptly named Black Work. The show had a promising beginning, written by Matt Charman, the man behind Our Zoo, and produced by Mammoth Screen, the...
Ohno! England’s Lionesses suffer own goal tragedy Laura Bassett, Lionesses, England, Football, KettleMag, Jessica Wells
The Lionesses crashed out of the world cup last night after Laura Bassett scored an own goal in the 91st minute, giving Japan a 2-1 victory in the semi-final. The goal, which cost England the win, came when Bassett tried to stop a Japanese cross to Yuki Ogimi. Unfortunately, her touch fired the ball into the...
Wimbledon 2015 preview: Can Murray do it?
One of the most anticipated tennis competitions in the world begins on Monday and many are expected to watch around the world whilst simultaneously scoffing strawberries and cream.  The debate over who might win the titles this year continues amongst pundits and despite having an extra week to practice on the grass this year, it seems...
Mo Farah: Innocent until proven guilty
In the recent media obsession with the doping scandal and the Nike Oregon Project, the Daily Mail have revealed that Mo Farah missed two drugs tests prior to the London 2012 Olympics where he went on to win two gold medals.  According to the report Farah missed two tests, the first occurring in 2010 before he joined Salazar's team. The...
Farah to be investigated after doping claims
Mo Farah is set to be investigated by the UK Athletics board following doping allegations made against his coach, Alberto Salazar. The accusations were made last week as part of a BBC investigation which argues that Salazar had violated anti-doping rules in association with US record holder, Galen Rupp.  The chairman of UK Athletics, Ed Warner...
Sexism in sport needs to stop
Why in the twenty-first century is there still a problem with females competing in male dominated sports? This weekend, I and seven other ladies were in a taxi on our way to a rugby match which our driver did not agree with. In fact, he quite openly criticised that we played rugby and could not...