Mass Effect: Andromeda – Review

Mass Effect: Andromeda marks the first entry in the series in five years, and the start of a new trilogy that breaks away from the original and forges its own path, in another galaxy no less. Andromeda takes the classic elements of Mass Effect gameplay and story and transports them into a new style and much more explorable world. But all of this comes at a cost, with the gameplay lore and presentation of the game lacking the shine and engagement of its predecessors. Story — Read more →

Your Guide to the 2017 Scottish Local Elections

When are the elections? The Scottish local elections take place on Thursday May 4th, with voting open between 7am and 10pm. What are the elections for? Across the country, voters will be able to elect a total of 1,219 councillors to 32 local authority councils.  Each voter will be able to elect multiple councillors to represent their ward, which is essentially a “constituency” for the local authority, to serve for the next five years. In each council, an administration shall be formed to oversee the — Read more →

The Snap Election

So, it’s happened.  Theresa May has called a snap general election for the 8th of June, and with Labour’s support in Parliament it will happen.  So much for a year without quiet elections, eh? At the moment it looks as though we’ll see a clear Conservative win, as an average of the recent polls see the Tories picking up votes from Labour and UKIP while the Lib Dems take votes from the Tories and Labour: Con Lab UKIP LibDem SNP Green Other 44% 25% 10% — Read more →

Scottish football play-off records

As the season draws to a close, teams up and down the country are getting ready with anticipation, or perhaps dread, that their teams will be involved in the SPFL promotion/relegation play-offs. Since the 2005-06 season, teams in what are now the Championship, League One and League Two have been involved in play-offs to decide which teams should move leagues – and in recent years new play-offs have been introduced to include the Premiership and the regional leagues below our senior tiers. Rather incredibly, 35 — Read more →

Standing up for Syria

Last night the US launched a barrage of around 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles towards Shayrat air force base in Syria, in response to the horrific chemical attack on citizens in Khan Shaykun last Tuesday that killed over 70 people. This marked the US’ first intervention against the Syrian Government in the six-year-long civil war, and perhaps a u-turn in policy from President Trump towards favouring regime change in the country. Last week’s chemical attack was a wake-up call to nations around the world that Al-Assad’s — Read more →