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URN's No Tomorrow Preview

posted 10.04.14 at 1:21am by Web Team

Stuck for post-exams plans? Wondering what the best way to kick off your summer is?

Well look no further, as on Saturday 7 June the sun-kissed surroundings of Nottingham’s own Wollaton Park will be transformed for the much anticipated No Tomorrow Festival.

Here on URN, we’ll be running you through the Headliners announced so far, and keeping you up to date as and when more are added to the most exciting summer event for Nottingham’s students in years.

Full Line Up:

London Grammar

Clean Bandit

Sam Smith

Duke Dumont

Toyboy & Robin

Eton Messy

The Golden Boy

+ Many More TBA.

About the Festival:

The Big Picture - Clegg vs. Farage, French Elections, and "Books for Prisoners"

posted 09.04.14 at 1:36pm by The Big Picture

The latest version of the Big Picture podcast is now live at the following link:

This edition features Kieron in the chair and sees the panel talking about:

- The radio and TV debates between Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage over Britain's membership of the EU;

- Francois Hollande's chances in power over France after the hammering of his Socialist party at the local elections; and

- The "Books for Prisoners" scandal engulfing Chris Grayling after the Howard League for Penal Reform attacked new prison regulations limiting prisoners' rights to receive parcels from outside prison.

Have a listen, and comment below if you want to have your say! Remember to listen in every Wednesday of term - live at 6pm, right here on URN.

The next Big Picture will be broadcast on 9th April 2014. We then take a break for Easter, but we're back from the 14th May.

Proposal to Help Muslim Students Restricted by Sharia Law

posted 08.04.14 at 7:30pm by The Pulse

On today’s Pulse we tackled the issue of Sharia law impacting on the decision for Muslim students to go to university. We outline why this is an issue for Muslim students and why it is in the news at the moment.

You’ll now hear from Noorulann Shahid who is a Masters student at the University of Nottingham and is also a blogger.

I also spoke to Ismail who is a student at King's College London, studying political economy. Ismail was part of a conference that was held in London entitled “How to beat the 9K” and was directed at alternative ways Muslim students could financially get through university. Here Ismail tells us about the conference and his opinions on the government proposals.

The proposal is expected to receive criticism as it is only in its consultation stage and one argument that is expected to emerge is that this ‘special treatment’ for Muslim students will see them paying less than athetist students or students of other religions. I posed this question to Ismail.

The proposed law has received a lot of attention amongst Muslim campaign groups. Here is a summary of how the news has been received and some history behind the issue.

URN's Sound of Nottingham (6th April)

posted 07.04.14 at 5:20pm 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

5-a-day Fruit and Veg goes up to 7

posted 01.04.14 at 6:20pm by The Pulse

The Pulse spoke to Dr Mike Knapton from The British Heart Foundation about the increase in the recommended intake of fruit and vegetables rising from 5 to 7.

Dr Knapton explained the reasons behind the increase, if he thinks it will work and shares some advice with students on how to achieve this.