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URN' Sound of Nottingham (24th March)

posted 24.03.14 at 4:50pm by Web Team

Every week, the team from URN After Dark select two tracks for our lovely colleagues to play on their Daytime shows. This year, we have put a specific emphasis on promoting local talent from Nottingham across all genres, that we at URN are keen to support as much as possible through featuring them on our Sound of Nottingham. Our revamped Track of the Week is a song recently released which is yet to hit the mainstream playlists on National Radio and one that we believe is destined for big things. Consider this our way of helping you discover the very best in new music spanning all genres, be it from Nottingham or nationwide!

Sound of Nottingham

The Miami Music Week Lowdown (Monday)

posted 24.03.14 at 2:46pm by Web Team

It is Miami Music Week which means superstar DJs and hoards of UV painted EDM fans are flocking to the tip of the sunshine state for the most exciting 7 days in the dance music calendar. This week is thrilling for lovers of all dance music genres as a flurry of new music always emerges that DJs have been saving up to debut during the week.

Miami Music Week coincides with the Winter Music Conference, seen as a pivotal platform for the advancement of the industry, with thousands of artists and music industry delegates attending each year for a concentrated schedule of more than 500 events, parties, seminars and workshops.

The week then culminates with Ultra Music Festival, undisputedly the greatest festival in the world for dance music. The line-up is unchallenged by any other and the concentration of hundreds of thousands of EDM enthusiasts leads to incredible atmosphere.

Throughout the week we will be discussing what to look out for at this year’s Miami Music Week, bringing you the latest gossip from the biggest parties and of course the brand new music as it emerges throughout the week.

Varsity Tied at 5-5 after Lacrosse and Women's rugby

posted 24.03.14 at 2:34pm by URN Sport


This Saturday saw the return of Varsity with the men's lacrosse and women's rugby fixtures taking place back to back at Trent's Clifton Campus. With the overall Varsity tied at 4-4 before the day both Uni's were looking at taking a commanding two point lead with only three fixtures left.

Men's Lacrosse was up first and Uni started slowly with Trent racing into a 3-1 lead early in the game. After some dominating play from Uni star play Oli Tozer UoN pulled the score back to 5-4 early in the second quarter however this would be as close as they got to their opposition with Trent extending their lead at regular intervals for the rest of the game running out 14-6 winners.

UoN had better luck in the Women's rugby though, an event historically we are very good at. The ladies ran out 32-17 victors leaving the series tied at 5-5.

Next up is Varsity Hockey this Friday at Beeston Hockey Club. Live updates from both the men's and ladies game from 17.00 on @urnsport

Nottingham Students Protest Against the Privatisation of Student Loans

posted 19.03.14 at 8:23pm by The Pulse

Protesting Against the Privatisation of Student LoansProtesting Against the Privatisation of Student Loans

A group of Nottingham students gathered outside Trent Building this afternoon to protest against the planned privatisation of student loans.

Our reporter, Caitlin, first explained a bit about the issue, and why students might be concerned by it.

'The Pulse' also spoke to a protestor, who explained more about what he hopes today's actions will achieve.

Next, we talked about our views on the issue.

We then spoke to two students who didn't agree with the protests.

Finally, we discussed our thoughts on some of the issues which these students raised.

One listener, Duncan, had this to say:

"Free education is the ideal. Stopping the privatisation is the campaign, and a demand that could possibly be won in the short term." He added that at here at the University of Nottingham, students have been "campaigning about this since November, we just haven't been noticed as much until this."

The Elections Show - Meet the Presidential Candidates

posted 13.03.14 at 10:17pm by Web Team

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IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! For one last time The Elections Show made a mockery of 6 more candidates. Not just any candidates. The Big Dogs.
The Presidential Candidates.

At 6pm, we took to the air and welcomed Mandour Jr, Tom Hicks, Johnny Lawrence, Katie Williams, Harry Copson, James Potts, and, yup, that’s it. Callum Morris was “busy”, apparently.

So let’s meet them. Obviously, we weren’t gonna just have a jolly ole’ chat. We set the mood, had a bit of karaoke and Ms Ellie McWilliam decided to give a certain candidate a piece of her mind…

Once that was sorted, it was time to find out what our resident Northerner got up to today. He cornered Politics lecturer, Stuart Fox, to find out, what is voting?!