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England edge France in Six Nations

By Frankie Gleed

With nothing but pride to play for, England took on highflying France in what Eddie Jones called “a game for the ages”.

Despite a very disappointing Six Nations campaign so far, England managed to come back against France to win 23-20. France, who have impressed this year after winning their two opening games, started the game strong with a try inside the first two minutes, with Dupont picking up a loose ball to touch down for a try which was then converted by Jalibert. Continue reading England edge France in Six Nations

Student union election results are in

By Teo Coroiu

The results of the University of Essex Students Union elections were posted yesterday on the Student’s Union official website showing the new Sabbatical team for the next academic year.

The new SU President is Samira-Caterina Monteleone. For VP Education the winner is Callum Broadbent. For VP Welfare is Dorothy Akuamoa. Olivia Matthews is for the second time the VP Student Experience. Continue reading Student union election results are in

Men must change behaviour, say women

By Molly Rennie

Prompted by the disappearance of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in London, women across the country are urging men to change the way they behave around women.

Claire Barnett, executive director of UN women UK, said: “This is a human rights crisis. It’s just not enough for us to keep saying ‘this is too difficult a problem for us to solve’ – it needs addressing now.” Continue reading Men must change behaviour, say women

Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls

By Sam Myles

The Dutch general election is a week away and the polls are predicting that rightwing populist Geert Wilders, who has anti-Islam and anti-Eu views, will make gains within the Dutch Parliament.

Incumbent prime minister Mark Rutte still has high popularity, despite the Dutch government’s resignation in January following a child welfare scandal, which saw the government wrongly accuse families of child welfare fraud, asking them to repay the money the government had given to them. This scandal saw a dip in popularity for Mr Rutte’s party. Continue reading Right on the rise in Dutch opinion polls