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Doctor Who’s regenerating – in more ways than one…


The casting of a new Doctor is actually a reflection of the intended audience, writes Beth Carr. Months of speculation and waiting ended at the weekend: not only did Federer win Wimbledon in straight sets but the identity of the next Doctor in Doctor Who was revealed. A hood was dropped and the secret of […]

Suspected ‘Bomb Scare’ at School in Egham


Zara Gillick reports on the recent suspected ‘bomb scare’ at Magna Carta School, Egham. Just before 4pm on Friday 27th February 2017, Surrey Police and a bomb disposal team were called to the Magna Carta School in Egham when concerns were raised over an ‘item confiscated from a student’. Staff at the school called the […]

Serious Road Collision in Egham


Anna Robinson reports on the incident from the beginning of March, which required an air ambulance, as driver fled the scene leaving fellow motorist with serious injuries. On March 1, a road collision on Stroude Road, Egham left a motorist with serious injuries. The accident, which happened at around 1.30pm on the Wednesday, involved two […]

Most Disadvantaged Teenagers Less Likely to go to University than Ever Before


Recent reports regarding access to higher education suggests that those from disadvantaged areas in the UK are less likely to attend university. Louise Jones finds out more… Teenagers from the most disadvantaged areas of the UK are four times less likely to apply for university than those from more well off backgrounds, official figures have revealed. […]

#WeAreInternational Campaign Across Campus


On Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March, Royal Holloway was celebrating the international diversity of the university, encouraging students on campus to share their favourite worldwide locations. Almost 100 students and staff across Royal Holloway shared their favourite locations on a map located in the Boiler house. Amongst the favourites were Martinique, Pakistan, Amsterdam, […]

Students Favourite Indian Take-away Rated ZERO out of Five for Hygiene Standards


An Egham Indian takeaway has been rated zero out of five for hygiene. The Red Rose, which is located on the High Street next to Papa John’s, has been told it needs to make serious improvements in the hygienic handling, preparation, and cooking of their food in order to meet the required standards. The curry […]

Plans to Bring a Swimming Pool to Egham Town Centre


Anna Robinson reports on further redevelopment plans for Egham town centre. Following the announcement of plans to redevelop Egham town centre, Runnymede Borough council is now asking for feedback on plans to build a new leisure facility, with a swimming pool and health spa. The first public consultation was held on Saturday January 28, from […]

Runnymede Borough Council to Switch Off Night Street Lights


Anna Robinson reports on the recent council plans to turn off street lights in Egham and Englefield Green between midnight and 5am From 1 December 2016, Surrey County Council implemented a new ‘part-night lighting’ policy, which proposed that street lights in many residential areas across the county would be switched off between midnight and 5am every […]

‘It’s Our NHS’ – National Demonstration in London Attracting Students Across the Country


On Saturday 4 March 2017 people across the country are planning to congregate in Tavistock Square, London to march to Parliament, protesting about the conditions and funding of the NHS. The Demonstration has been called upon by ‘Health Campaigns Together’, often referred to as the HCT, a national network of more than 30 organisations and […]

Redevelopment Plans Released for Egham Town Centre


There are huge development plans in the pipeline for Egham town centre. For the past few years, Egham been set for a 70 million pound investment, and recently Runnymede Borough Council have released plans confirming the start of the new project. In 2014 the BBC wrote an article on ‘The Egham Town Centre Team’ who […]