Review – TRAPS with ‘The Lapels’ and Chris Bramley: Electrifying night of music; excites for the future of indie-rock

Supported by Derby’s ‘The Lapels’ and local vocalist Chris Bramley, TRAPS kicked off a new era of the O2 Academy after the university venue opened its ‘The Scholar’ bar after refurbishment, and the Leicester indie outfit packed a worthy punch for the venues’ inaugural gig. Classic rock’n’roll fun with Derby-based Read more…

British airline Flybmi ceases operations amid “Brexit uncertainty” and rising fuel and carbon costs

The East Midlands based airline announced it will be ceasing operations and filing for administration, effective immediately, citing the EU’s exclusion of UK airlines from the Emissions Trading Scheme, and Brexit uncertainty. In a press release, a spokesman for the airline said: “The airline has faced several difficulties, including recent Read more…

Labour’s Watson: We will back Second Referendum

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson outlined the party’s conditions to back a second referendum. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Watson said his party’s policy had been very clear, and that he feels Labour is “at a point to have meaningful talks to get a deal with the major parties’ leaders” and if “the impasse” can’t be resolved, Labour would pursue a “public vote”. 

Anti-independence protesters gather in Madrid opposing Spain’s pledge to open talks with Catalan separatists

Madrid’s Colon Square was a sea of Spanish flags today as forty-five thousand protesters gathered to protest the Spanish government’s plan to pursue intermediated talks with Catalan separatists. The protests were led by right-wing groups Popular Party, Ciudadanos and far-right Vox. They call for elections: “For a united Spain. Elections Read more…