Friday, April 26, 2019

Loughborough University named University of the Year at Whatuni Student Choice Awards

Loughborough University has been named the University of the Year at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

The awards, which are voted for by students, also placed Loughborough as the best in the UK for University Facilities and Giving Back categories, as well as places in the top three in four more categories including Students’ Union (2nd), Job Prospects (2nd), Clubs and Societies (3rd) and Student Support (3rd).

Parrot arrested for alerting drug dealers police were coming
A parrot has been arrested for alerting drug dealers that the police were coming, following a raid in northern Brazil.

The Parrot which was arrested after it alerted ‘drug dealers’ that the police were coming, was shouting “Mummy, police” as soon as security operatives arrived at a house in the Vila Irma Dulce neighbourhood of the city of Teresina. The green-feathered bird which was taken into custody where he was photographed perched inside a chicken-wire cage, before being transferred to Teresina Zoo, was owned by a drug dealer nicknamed “India” who had been arrested twice for drug trafficking in the past.

“He must have been trained for that,” said one officer involved in the operation. “As soon as police got close he began shouting.” “Lots of police officers have come by and he’s said nothing,” said local vet Alexandre Clark.

Footage of the raid’s aftermath aired by R7 showed police cataloguing small bags of crack, while the parrot sits obediently on a countertop next to a racecar helmet and a glass bottle. Husband of the drug dealer who owns the bird was identified only as Edvan, 30, and he was arrested after crack cocaine was found in the house during the raid. The couple’s 16-year-old daughter who was found with cannabis in her underwear, was released with a warnin according to Brazilian TV station Glob

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Loughborough Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Loughborough has been crowned – for the second time – the Whatuni Student Choice Awards University of the Year. As this award is voted for by students it makes it even more of an achievement.”

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