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Margaret Thatcher: The Iron legacy

Margaret Thatcher: The Iron legacy

Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first and only female prime minister, was back in the news last week as photos of Meryl Streep playing the politician in a new biopic were released. Thatcher was a deeply divisive figure and the effects of some of her policies can still be felt today. The First Pint looks at the cultural legacy left behind by the one they called The Iron Lady.

Underground Security: The British Transport Police

Underground Security: The British Transport Police

The First Pint’s Rosie Scammell offers a unique insight into the underground world of the British Transport Police

From England to Italy: Maxim Jakubowski on sex and crime

From England to Italy: Maxim Jakubowski on sex and crime

The ‘In Conversazione’ series of the Italian Cultural Institute in London continued with ‘the king of erotic thrillers’ Maxim Jakubowski. The First Pint’s Viola Caon reports on Jakubowski’s views on why Italian thrillers don’t work in the UK.

Roast it like a Brit

Roast it like a Brit

The First Pint’s Carmen Kong shares her recent discovery of the centuries-old British tradition – The Sunday Roast!

Student demonstration against tuition fees: reactions from NUS and UCU

Student demonstration against tuition fees: reactions from NUS and UCU

The historic student demonstration on 11 November changed how protests should be handled in London. Find out from the NUS and UCU what were the reasons for the protests and how internationals view the tuition fee dilemma.

French Radio London Launch

French Radio London Launch

The new francophone radio station, French Radio London, launches on 17 November. The First Pint’s Alex Court meets the man behind the station to talk about London’s French connection.

Students facing up to £9,000 in fees at University from 2012

Students facing up to £9,000 in fees at University from 2012

As students are about to march in protest against the proposed fees and cuts in UK education, let’s have a look at what is about to change. Universities will be allowed to charge students with fees as high as £9,000 per year, according to the latest government announcement but division is spreading fast amongst Lib Dem MPs…