Author Archives: Alex Colman

Red light Lincoln

After learning University of Lincoln students had been lured into escorting, Alex Colman and Stephanie Bolton went undercover to investigate.

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Country bumpkin: a day in the life of

The farming capital of the UK, Lincolnshire, is famous for its rural countryside. However, it isn’t always as peaceful as you might imagine.

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Know your balls — Check for lumps

A fact about testicular cancer that is often overlooked is that it is most common in young and middle-aged men.

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Homeless or helpless?

Lincoln’s only emergency night shelter is busier than ever, but residents have objected to plans to almost double the centre’s capacity. In a period of nationwide hardship, why can’t we relate to the homeless, and where is our compassion?

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When students turn sour

The stresses and strains of univeristy life can bring out the worst in people and cause problems with bullying, even amongst young adults at university.

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Enterprise and employability week to kick off

A mixture of lectures from well known faces, focused workshops, and their new purpose-built location behind the library, will lead to a successful Enterprise and Employability Week.

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Two abortions at 19: time for sex education reforms?

Has sexual education been failing us? Alex Colman tries to untangle the situation and finds out about Holly, who had two abortions by the time she was 19, and why England has the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.

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Students gamble their loans

Gambling is getting an increasing number of students into financial problems, even at the University of Lincoln. Gamcare claims that more than a third of the people they deal with are aged between 18 and 25, and many are students.

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Chlamydia: UK’s ‘favourite’ STI

One in 12 people in the county are infected with Chalmydia. Do you know how to keep safe?

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Taking the Chlamydia test

The Linc’s Lifestyle editor Alex Colman, was challenged to take the Chlamydia test with his new girlfriend to find out if it really is so simple.

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