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LIVEBLOG: Lincoln council election updates

Polls have now closed after thousands of Lincolnites went to elect a whole new set of city councillors.

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‘No platforming’ is against the law, says NUS legal advice

Toni Pearce at NUS Conference

Policies to ban certain speakers from universities – known as ‘no platforming’ – could be illegal, according to legal advice received by the National Union of Students.

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NUS vote to censor anonymity during SU elections

NUS 2015 conference papers

The National Union of Students have voted to crack down on anonymous social media to ensure “safer” SU elections.

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Freedom of speech concerns as university blocks Yik Yak

Yik Yak at university (Photo: Gregor Smith)

Lincoln SU have successfully campaigned for a ban on the app in Lincoln, now they want it banned nationwide with the backing of the NUS – but they’re refusing to talk about abuse tutors & students suffer.

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Students at risk of ‘dropping off’ voting register

Students are most at risk of ‘dropping off’ – not in a long 9am lecture, but from the electoral register.

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Campaign to tackle bullying is underway

Written by Natasha Bourke. This week marks Anti Bullying week across England with the main focus being on empowering children and raising awareness for people who are being bullied. The theme for this year is ‘Make a noise about bullying’.

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One minute’s silence for Paris attack victims to be held on campus

A one minute’s silence will be held this morning at 11am , on the university campus to help remember the victims of Friday’s Paris attacks.

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McCartney’s name change could cost up to £15,000

Karl McCartney speaks into various microphones and cameras

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney’s name might cost the taxpayer up to £15,000 – all because he wants it to be spelt with a superscript ‘c’.

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Diabetes Awareness Day

Today is Diabetes Awareness Day and, to mark this, our reporter Matthew Dixon spoke to someone who knows all about it.

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McCartney responds over SU “tampon tax” allegations

Karl McCartney speaks into various microphones and cameras

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney has responded to criticism made by Lincoln Students’ Union last week over a parliamentary vote on the ‘tampon tax’.

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