Top 5 simple summer salads

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When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, salads really come into their own, says Matt Silver. Whether you’re trying to keep trim for beach season or just avoid slaving over a hot stove, a simple, flavourful salad will often hit the spot nicely. If you’re in the mood to eat something a bit lighter why not try these five simple summer salads: Greek-style Quinoa Light, fresh and packed with flavour, this Greek-inspired quinoa salad is best enjoyed when made a few hours (or even a day) in advance. Rinse your quinoa thoroughly and cook in roughly one-and-a-half…

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Nitrous Oxide….all blown out of proportion?

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Nos, laughing gas, hippy crack….whatever you wanna call it, Nitrous Oxide has taken the student market by storm. Walk into any house party and hear the familiar sound of balloons being inflated followed by uncontrollable laughter, but is this barley legal pastime actually carrying unknown risks? Nos is a depressant type drug which means it slows your bodies reactions down, similar to alcohol. The effects of nitrous oxide vary depending on how much has been inhaled but they can include feelings of euphoria and relaxation. As well as dizziness, problems with thinking straight and fits of laughter. Some users experience…

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Brand new modern student accommodation in a prime London location!

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Finchley Road Studios have just launched their brand new student accommodation facility in a prime London location designed to suit your every requirement, providing stylish and comfortable living a stone’s throw from central London. The studios share a fully kitted modern kitchen with one other studio and their luxury rooms come furnished with a comfortable storage bed, contemporary en-suite bathroom, study area, full-length mirror and plenty of storage space. If you’re looking for that extra bit of independence and privacy, Finchley Road Studios also offer a selection of 1 and 2 bedroom flats that have their own kitchen and reception…

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University places peak as A Level results take a fall

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Results day 2014 has been flooding the news since yesterday morning. From 9am onwards I was well prepared for my social media pages to be full of some form of “off to university” post or silence from those of you who were frantically calling university clearing lines. It’s a life changing day, one that stays with most people for good reasons or for bad. Your prayers are either answered or it’s time to seriously rethink your future. According to various surveys it appears that a record number of students will be flooding the university gates this September. The BBC has…

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Results day flashback

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Having just recently graduated from university, my A Level results day really does seem like a lifetime ago, but the memory will forever remain implanted in my brain…both fondly and unfortunately! Collecting your results can be a hugely nerve-wracking day, especially when you know that your future at whichever university you have chosen lies on that little piece of paper inside the envelope you’re now holding in your hands. On my results day, back in 2011, I definitely experienced a bad case of the nerves, yet instead of making me fret and panic uncontrollably, it just made me incompetently clumsy…

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