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Hyer's Highlights: Tuition Fees

The debate surrounding tuition fees has re-entered the headlines and there seems to have been a huge sea-change in attitude

Hyer's Highlights: Tuition Fees

This is only going to end one way” writes Lord Adonis, Labour peer and one of the architects of an earlier version of tuition fees as Tony Blair’s former heads of policy.

Almost no-one inside or outside government thinks that tuition fees will survive. In my view, fees have now become so politically diseased that they should be abolished entirely.


The debate surrounding tuition fees has re-entered the headlines and there seems to have been a huge sea-change in attitudes surrounding the topic, particularly after the new “indefensible” interest rates of 6.1% on loans. Indeed, Jeremy Corbyn fought much of his election campaign on the promise to scrap fees entirely and write-off all student debt to the tune of a staggering £76bn.

The system is broken. Students can hardly afford to pay of the fees as they rise with inflation.


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Music

Review: Community Festival

Community Festival had supplied the cake, the band's on the bill provided the icing and Catfish added the sprinkles

The line up of music festivals in London has gotten slightly bigger this year, with the introduction of Community Festival, which took place inside one of the capital's spiritual homes for festivals, Finsbury Park.


As Community Festival is in its first year, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this brand new festival. Although under the guidance of Festival Republic, I felt assured that the festival was in a safe pair of hands. The festival site wasn't too big or too small, with one large stage at the bottom and a second stage, also known as the N4 Stage, which was for the smaller, "undiscovered" bands and less than a 5 minute walk away, which was great when you wanted to catch as many new bands as you possibly could and without feeling that the festival site was overcrowded.

The main stage got the crowd…

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Pop Stop

On The Rise: Nightly

Drums? Check. The 1975-esque guitar riffs? Double check. Introducing: Our first On The Rise.

On The Rise: Nightly

Pop Stop is W!ZARD Radio Media’s pop brand. We track thousands of emerging pop artists and use data to track their future growth. Then we play their music on-air (Fridays, 3pm BST) and write about them right here to introduce you to your next favourite artist.

Drums? Check. The 1975-esque guitar riffs? Double check. Introducing: Nightly.

If keeping it in the family has ever been a good idea, these guys are the proof. Cousins Jonathan Capeci and Joey Beretta make up the alt-pop duo who have been making waves since they dropped their debut EP, ‘Honest’ in 2016.


The lead single, ‘XO’ sings about loving someone so much that you just can’t get anything done. This leads onto the chorus, where they constantly sing the line, “I love you but I gotta let go, xo” which is a smart reference to text talk, if you…

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