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EP Review – nxanxcy: ‘My Acoustic Demos’

Bristol-based artist, nxanxcy, utilises her soft and eerie voice to create a captivating debut EP.

Combining elements of poetry, storytelling, and whimsical sounds, she captures the heartbreaking experience of a woman in her early twenties.

In just 13 minutes, we’re able to get a glimpse into nxanxcy’s, formally known as Nancy, songwriting ability as she transports us into her deepest and loneliest thoughts.

‘My Acoustic Demos‘ reminds us of artists like dodie and Adrianne Lenker, with her ab

Harry and Meghan arrive in Canada for Invictus Games event following website rebrand

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Vancouver, Canada ahead of an Invictus Games event. To discuss the upcoming 2025 Invictus Games, the senior royals reportedly landed in Vancouver just after 12pm on Tuesday after a two-hour flight from Santa Barbara. Founded by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event that celebrates wounded, sick, or injured past and present members of the military. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are celebrating the Van

Measles: why are cases rising and what are the symptoms?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a fresh warning over measles after an almost 45-fold rise in cases across Europe. Experts from the organisation said Europe is seeing an “alarming rise” in the spread of the disease, which has “accelerated in recent months”. Some 42,200 cases were reported by member states in 2023, almost 45 times the 941 cases in 2022. Two in five cases were in children aged one to four, while one in five were among people aged 20 and over. The rising trend is expe

Could your local Boots be closing in 2024? See the latest list of store closures

Boots has officially revealed the locations of the stores that will be permanently closed down after the revelation in June 2023 that the health store would be shutting 300 of its establishments across the UK.

The move, which the company said will impact stores in close proximity to other sites, will reduce its store estate from 2,200 to 1,900 stores.

It comes as owner WBA pulled its plans in 2022 to sell the UK retailer, after receiving a number of takeover approaches including one valuing it

The biggest celebrity moments of 2023

Spears revealed many things in her memoir that left fans and the public shocked.

On October 24, Britney Spears released her memoir The Woman in Me, where she provided readers with an exclusive look into her career and personal life.

Here are the pop culture moments that defined this year.

From scandals to lawsuits, 2023 has seen a great deal of celebrity news – but what are the biggest moments?

Tributes have been paid as Will Young, Scott Derrickson and Aneurin Barnard.

Female acts topped t

Martin Lewis issues warning to millions of people set to be underpaid

Amid the cost of living crisis, Martin Lewis has urged the public to switch their savings accounts to ensure they're getting the best possible deals available.

The money saving expert explained that savings accounts are a way for individuals' money to "grow" in real time if they are with a higher interest rate account.

He explained that many people are "missing out," as often this only happens in the top savings accounts.

"Millions of you at home are losers because your savings are paying les

Killer signed £40,000 contract to reveal location of victim's remains over 50 years later

A convicted killer signed a contract with his victim's family that offered him £40,000 to reveal what happened to her body. Muriel McKay's murderer had offered to return to the UK from Trinidad to show his victim’s daughter where he put her mother’s body 54 years ago. Muriel McKay, the wife of a newspaper executive, was kidnapped and held ransom for £1 million by a pair who had mistaken her for Anna Murdoch, the then-wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. McKay, 55, was the wife of Mr Murdoch’s dep

I'm A Celebrity's Nigel Farage and Nella Rose clash over 'cultural appropriation'

Former political leader Nigel Farage and influencer Nella Rose got into a heated argument on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity once again – this time over their differing views on "cultural appropriation". The duo has previously been caught in arguments surrounding political ideas in earlier episodes, in particular Farage’s Brexit plans. The disagreement, on Tuesday's episode, began as the campmates were discussing pronunciations in other accents, in particular the word “water” in a Patois accent. Farage wa

Cosy Book Recommendations for Winter

The autumn leaves are falling and we can hear the heavy rain against our windows. It’s time to cosy up and get lost in a new book. These are the titles to look out for this season.

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury

Are you a fan of the 80s classic The Goonies? Do the mystery and thriller aspects of Stranger Things scratch your itch? Well then, Ray Bradbury’s 1962 classic is the book for you. Full of magic, an evil travelling circus, and two friends with a desire to uncover the str

James Webb telescope captures heart of Milky Way

Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has revealed brand new footage of the centre of the Milky Way. The images highlight over 50,000 stars and multi-coloured clouds that are almost 25,000 light years away from Earth. The new set of images will allow astronomers to explore the extent of how future stars begin forming and data that helps them understand then “extreme environment”. Samuel Crowe, the observation team’s principal investigator, said: “There’s never been any infrared data on this r

Amazon issues warning to help customers prevent being scammed

Global tech company Amazon has revealed that the winter months often see a rise in scams amongst their users.

In the hope of controlling the issue, Amazon has provided a five-step list to ensure the safety of users' information and details online.

Examples of popular scams are often "email attachment scams" where scammers pose as companies and include either PDF attachments or QR codes.

They will often state that user's accounts have been put on hold or that they need certain details, such as

Exact date snow is forecast to fall as Arctic blast descends on UK

As Arctic air is set to sweep across the UK, citizens are expected to see the return of the chilly winter weather.

The Met Office has forecast that heavy showers, sleet, and snow will be seen across northern England and Scotland this week.

The worst of the weather is set to hit northern England and Scotland on Thursday – while the remaining parts of England and Wales will mostly stay dry.

Forecasters have predicted by Friday, we will feel a drop in temperatures across the country, with figure

RSPCA warns 'winter crisis' is in store for abandoned animals across UK

The RSPCA has revealed that incidents of animal abandonment are now at a high-year high.

The animal rescue charity stated that 1,800 incidents of abandonment had been reported in Wales and England over the month of October.

The charity has speculated that the increase could be a result of the Covid pandemic and the ongoing cost of living crisis.

Dermot Murphy, commissioning inspector at the RSPCA, commented: "Sadly at the RSPCA we are seeing more people abandoning their pets because they can

Cosy Book Recommendations for Winter

The autumn leaves are falling and we can hear the heavy rain against our windows. It’s time to cosy up and get lost in a new book. These are the titles to look out for this season.

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury

Are you a fan of the 80s classic The Goonies? Do the mystery and thriller aspects of Stranger Things scratch your itch? Well then, Ray Bradbury’s 1962 classic is the book for you. Full of magic, an evil travelling circus, and two friends with a desire to uncover the str

An immersive jail-themed bar is set to open in Cardiff next month

Ever wondered what it would be like to smuggle alcohol into prison? Or if the infamous orange jumpsuits suit you? Well Cardiff’s new bar offers you just those things

A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience is set to open in Cardiff this November.

Alcotraz, a prison-themed cocktail bar, has taken TikTok by storm with its unique range of activities.

The opening will take place on 24th November following the success of their bars across England, which debuted in London in 2017.

Much of their insp

Here were some of Cardiff's most iconic Halloween costumes last year

“In Girl World, Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress up like a total sl*t and no other girls can say anything else about it”

It’s that time of year again when students are at their most creative and will party till there’s no tomorrow. That’s right, it’s Halloween week.

Deciding on a costume can be one of the most difficult tasks for a student. Do you become the funny icon at the party? Do you wear a classic to avoid the decision process? Or do you go as something so iconic, t

Sustainable clothing brand, Lucy & Yak, opens new Cardiff store

Independent fashion retailer, Lucy & Yak, opened their seventh store in Cardiff on September 30th in the Morgan Arcade.

Following the launch of its Manchester store in July 2023, the British company focuses heavily on its inclusivity and environmental values.

“Size inclusivity, gender inclusivity, and [we’re] good for the planet.”

Speaking to Cardiff’s Lucy & Yak staff, they emphasized the importance of the range of sizes available for customers: “Our aim is to provide comfortable, fashionabl

What's Your Movie Checklist This October?

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays, from childhood traditions to spooky-themed parties, but the best part of the spooky season has to be the films. Spooky animations have always been my favourite but don’t get me wrong, I do love a good horror too. There is something so comforting and nostalgic about animation and how it can transport you back to being an excited kid. With that said, here are my top 3 childhood animation classics that are sure to make you feel like a kid stuffing their face with candy again!

How To Enjoy Halloween As An Adult

Halloween is the time to embrace your inner child, from dressing up in costumes to watching your favourite spooky films. However, the one thing we can’t do as adults during the spooky season is trick-or-treating… No matter how much we want free sweets!

So, what is there to do as an adult who loves celebrating Halloween?

Many people’s first thoughts would be to go out drinking or stay inside to watch horror films. You could host a party for your friends and judge the best costumes. But there ar
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