University chief warns of Brexit impact


WARNING: Heather Laurie, pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Essex

By Will Mailes

Referendum logo smallA senior University of Essex academic has warned that leaving the EU could reduce the diversity of the students that study there.

Heather Laurie, who will take over as pro-vice-chancellor for research in September, said “a lot is at stake” for higher education in the 23 June referendum.

Laurie said: “The University of Essex is a very international university, and we have about 15 per cent of our students come from EU countries.

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St Neots skatepark pioneer dies

steveBy Victoria Williams

Skaters in St Neots are mourning the loss of Steve Bayless, one of the original “Pirates” who tragically died of a heart attack last week at the age of 42.

Steve Bayless, who has been with the St Neots skating community from the beginning sadly passed away after having a heart attack, he had two daughters and a wife. The UK skate community were sad to hear of this tragedy.

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Life sentence for sadistic killer Fairweather


GUILTY: James Fairweather

By Lauren Dorling at the Old Bailey

A teenage killer caught on the prowl for his third victim shrugged his shoulders as he was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison for the murders of two strangers in Colchester. 

James Fairweather showed no remorse, mouthing “I don’t give a s**t” to his weeping mother.

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