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Body Discovered at Virginia Water Lake


A man’s body was found in Virginia Water lake by police on Friday evening (August 26). Surrey Police were called to Windsor Lake at around 6pm following reports of a man struggling in the water, and the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service’s water search team and the National Police Air Service assisted in the initial […]

Fire in Egham High Street


Six fire crews are currently on Egham High Street and are tackling a fire on Egham High Street. Smoke was spotted over the High Street at 12pm today (Wednesday 24th August) and six pumps are attending a roof fire. According to a spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, the fire was in the roof […]

Protest planned over alleged firing of cleaning staff


There is a group threatening to hold a demonstration at the university, over the alleged sacking of two cleaning staff on political grounds. It is alleged that the Racial Volunteer Force will be demonstrating outside the main gate of Royal Holloway on October 22nd, between 2pm and 4pm. The protest is supposedly in solidarity with […]

Egham War Memorial Vandalised


A monument in Egham bearing the names of the town’s lost soldiers has been defaced in what police have called a “shocking act of criminal damage”. The obelisk and accompanying plaques, just outside of St. John’s Church, were targeted for the senseless destruction sometime over the night of 3 August. It appears as if the […]

University operating as usual after Russell Square attack


One woman has died and a further five injured in a knife attack in Russell Square last night, close to Senate House Library and 11 Bedford Square. Now seen as a random attack by the Metropolitan Police, a 19 year old man was arrested at the scene and investigations are continuing into the man’s background […]

University grants scrapped.


As of last Monday, students starting university courses in England will no longer be able to receive maintenance grants. The change, announced in 2015 by Chancellor George Osborne, condemns poorer students into a ‘lifetime of debt’, according to the NUS, with the move deemed as ‘disgraceful’. The vice-president of the NUS, Sorana Vieru, says that […]

Paul Layzell releases statement following EU referendum results


The EU referendum on the 23 June was not only what could be considered a devastation for Britain on the whole, but also for many students studying across the country. At Royal Holloway, whether you are an international student from the EU, a member of the Languages faculty, or have a year abroad attached to […]

Tuition Fee Hikes announced by Universities before Commons Debate


A list of universities, including Royal Holloway, have announced increases in their tuition fees though a Parliamentary debate on the issue is still ongoing. Royal Holloway, Kent, and Durham universities have listed the cost for undergraduate students in 2017 will be £9,250, an almost 3% increase from the £9,000 cap imposed by the coalition government in […]

Investigation on the attack on Egham charity shop dropped by the police


November the 28th last year saw thousands of pounds of damage to Blue Cross and Oxfam when donation bags were set alight outside the High Street shops. The fire set by the arsonists damaged Oxfam’s door frame, smashing the front window, as well as damage to the front of homeless pet charity Blue Cross. At […]

The Students’ Union addresses NUS referendum campaign


The Royal Holloway Students’ Union has responded to a campaign rallying support for a referendum on the university’s affiliation with the NUS. Both the current sabbatical officers team and its successors have penned an impassioned statement regarding Royal Holloway’s membership of the National Union of Students, following the creation of a campaign intending to rally support for […]