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Californian wildfires: more than 1,000 people missing

News has been breaking in the past week about the deadly forest fires in California. Unfortunately, since  Radar’s last update, this disaster known as ‘Camp Fire’ has claimed more human life, and the number of those missing has risen sharply.

Californian wildfires kill up to 42 people

The state of California is mourning after 42 people were confirmed to have died and 228 more people are missing after wildfires over the past few days.

Update: Parking at RGU

With students struggling to find affordable parking around and nearby the University locals are voicing their frustrations about student parking. The question is where are we at now with resolving RGU’s parking problem?

Fracking in the UK: A brief introduction

?Fracking has resurfaced the news and it’s quite a controversial topic. What is it? What’s its history? Why is it taking over the news now? And what are its pros and cons?

China ends the 25-year ban on rhino horn and tiger bone usage

On Monday, China legalised the use of rhinoceros horns and tiger bones for medical, scientific and educational purposes. According to local beliefs, "drugs" based on rhino horns or tiger bones act on potency, fever, insomnia and more.


This Week in the News| 02/12/18

Sun 02 Dec 2018

Tesco are installing electric car chargers in their Extra and Superstore carparks, the Spanish capital are implementing an anti-pollution ban on very polluting vehicles, and, Instagram have introduced a new feature called 'Close Friends'.

Most crime ravaged area in Aberdeen revealed

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Statistics from the last 5 years show the city centre has by far the most crimes reported under every category compared to other areas of Aberdeen such as Hanover, Woodside and Bucksburn.

Call of Cthulhu review

Fri 30 Nov 2018

Plunge into the deep horrors of the cosmic world created by HP Lovecraft as madness and Old Gods lurk at every corner, the 'Call Of Cthulhu' game is inspired by the classic pen and paper RPH by Chaosium.

Tips to keep warm this winter

Tue 27 Nov 2018

The summer of 2018 has moved on and all of a sudden you are defrosting your windshield and trying not to slip in this bitter and icy cold Scottish weather.

First Man Review: Standing between life and death, earth and moon.

Tue 27 Nov 2018

It is almost impossible to think about Neil Amstrong without picturing him stepping onto the moon saying: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Yet, 'First Man' shows Neil Armstrong as just Neil, as just a man.

Theresa May has no Plan B, but is there really a Plan A?

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Theresa May continues to face harsh backlash to her Brexit withdrawal plan. On Friday she took to the phones at BBC radio 5Live to take questions from the public on Brexit, the EU withdrawal deal and the future of the UK.

Two Wins for Scotland and how is the Nation’s League being received?

Sun 25 Nov 2018

When the UEFA Nations League was announced, it’s fair to say the competition wasn’t met with much optimism. The new concept was looked at as being over complicated and just another way for UEFA to schedule big matches and make some money.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

Sun 25 Nov 2018

The second installment of the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, saw Aberdeen’s Vue cinema nearly sold out on the opening evening, packed with fans ready to be taken back into the wizarding world.

Invisible addictions of the XXI century

Thu 22 Nov 2018

In life there are actions and behaviours so widespread that they are invisible. They are legal, systematically popularised and most people would not be able to function without them.

The Outlaw King Review

Thu 22 Nov 2018

For the first time since ‘Braveheart’ came to our screens, another movie has filled us Scots with much pride and nationalism for our country.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review: did Disney fail right before Christmas?

Wed 21 Nov 2018

“Everything you need is inside,” said the note Clara receives from her mother in the new Disney cinematic version of the Tchaikovsky’s ballet, 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms'.

Just Cause 4 Review

Wed 21 Nov 2018

The next installment of the 'Just Cause' franchise will unleash more chaos on the 4th of December 2018 on Xbox One, PC and Playstation 4.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Review

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Sabrina Spellman must choose between joining her family in the world of witches or staying with her friends in the human world, as on her 16th birthday she is expected to partake in the dark baptism.

Interview with Kai Rough from the Feel Good Society

Tue 20 Nov 2018

Do good. Feel good. That’s the motto that moves The Feel Good Society. A student-led society at RGU that promotes doing good actions and good karma among young people.

The untold story of Dracula

Tue 20 Nov 2018

The tale of Dracula and the myth about vampires has fascinated people from all over the world, being promoted in almost every way possible: through movies, both animations for children or dark fantasy for older public, books and series.

May & Brexit: what is going on?

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Last week, Prime Minister Theresa May revealed the new Brexit deal she had made with the EU. Days later, several Cabinet members had resigned, and May’s Premiership hangs on the line.

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