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Stormont Votes Against Equal Marriage For Third Time

Stormont Votes Against Equal Marriage For Third Time

The Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday voted against a motion on same-sex marriage, which would have brought the region into line with the rest of the United Kingdom on the matter. The motion, put forward by Sinn Féin, was voted down by 51 votes to 43, the majority of No votes coming from the unionist DUP […]

Review: Songs for Amy

Review: Songs for Amy

Frances Winston found this latest rom-com a tad predictable, but got some laughs none-the-less Directed by: Konrad Begg – Starring: Sean Maguire, Lorna Anderson, Barry Ward, Ross McMahon, Ford Kiernan, Kevin Ryan, Patrick Bergin Sean Maguire has had a rather strange career trajectory. He went from being a cute kid in Grange Hill, to a teen […]

Northern Ireland: Equal Marriage Debate Takes Place Today at Stormont

Northern Ireland: Equal Marriage Debate Takes Place Today at Stormont

The Northern Ireland Assembly is expected to debate the issue of same-sex marriage at Stormont later today, in light of the fact that the province is now the only country in the United Kingdom not to have approved marriage equality. The motion which brings the topic of equal marriage to Stormont for the third time in […]

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Petition Eurovision to Ban Austrian Entry Conchita Wurst

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Petition Eurovision to Ban Austrian Entry Conchita Wurst

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have all petitioned Eurovision to remove – or at least edit out – Austrian entrant Conchita Wurst from this year’s competition, as the presence of a drag queen in the contest has been branded by the Russians as “inapplicable” to their way of life.  The drag artist, Conchita Wurst – real name Tom […]

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

Scientists Find New ‘Weakness’ in HIV

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California, working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus. The newly identified site can be attacked by human antibodies in a way that neutralizes the infectivity of a wide variety of HIV strains. 

Review & Trailer: Pompeii

Review & Trailer: Pompeii

Frances Winston takes a look at the latest Classical Era-inspired movie, starring Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington Director: Paul W.S. Anderson – Starring: Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kiefer Sutherland, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris Spoiler alert: Pompeii gets destroyed by a Volcano at the end of this movie and everyone is wiped out! OK that’s not […]

Listen: Kiesza – Hideaway

Listen: Kiesza – Hideaway

Canadian singer-songwriter Kiesza Rae Ellestad, a former Royal Canadian Navy code-breaker, settles in to our Sunday music slot this week, with the 90s vibe  Hideaway. This is the single that recently knocked Sigma from the No. 1 position in the UK charts. Hope you enjoy it! For more information on Kiesza, go to her Facebook page […]