Students Learn The Art Of T’ai Chi

DEVELOPING FORM: The club demonstrating a T’ai Chi form in certain stages of the move.

DEVELOPING FORM: The club demonstrating a T’ai Chi form in certain stages of the move.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHINESE martial art T’ai Chi has found its way to Teesside University as way to help students feeling the pressure of their studies.

The Teesside University T’ai Chi society was formed as a way to ease the minds of students with its work on health of the body and mind.

Stephen Brown, who has been instructing for four years at the club, said: “I was in one of the classes and I’d already been doing teaching when one of the teachers left and  I decided to keep it going by teaching it myself.”

 

FOLLOW THE LEADER: Members attempting to follow the moves showcased by Instructor Stephen

FOLLOW THE LEADER: Members attempting to follow the moves showcased by Instructor Stephen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen has been studying T’ai Chi for more than 10 years and believes the form is a lot more than just another martial art.

“T’ai chi helps with self-defence and when I say self-defence, the first thing in self-defence is the health of the body,” he added.

“One can’t defend themselves if they can’t look after themselves. If you’re a student and you walk away from studies and come back with a fresher mind, you can always tackle something.”

FLOW: Following the flow of the move with the instructor

FLOW: Following the flow of the move with the instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member and current student Sean Wilkinson encourages students to get involved in order to ease the stress of university.

Sean said: “I think you should give it ago, because it does help your mind and your body.

“Not only is it a physical activity but it’s a mental activity that frees the mind.

“After hours of doing this, your mind is completely clear and it’s still a martial and is used for self-defence.”

T’AI CHI MOVES: Stephen demonstrates a form for his students to follow

T’AI CHI MOVES: Stephen demonstrates a form for his students to follow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sessions are usually on from 2:00pm to 4:00pm every Sunday in the Brittan Building. To join the club and find out more, e-mail taichi@tees-su.org.uk.

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Middlesbrough 0 Wigan Athletic 0: Play-off chasers settle for a draw

HOLLY the Hamster’s fortune has started to desert the Teessiders after  a goalless draw against Wigan.

Boro 0 Wigan 0

Boro 0 Wigan 0

Neither side looked able to convert any of their chances, as both sides left their shooting boots in the changing room.

Curtis Main was reinstated to the starting line-up after Lukas Jutkiewicz departed to Bolton Wanderers on loan. Emmanuel Ledesma was recalled in place of Albert Adomah who isn’t fit to start.

There was no room in the squad for former Boro boy Josh McEachran who signed on loan for the visitors from Chelsea earlier in the week. Uwe Rosler made four changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup.

Chris McCann could have given the visitors an early lead. Nick Powell’s backpost header fell kindly for the Latics number seven; but his goal bound shot his Rhys Williams and went out for a corner.

15 minutes in and Boro won a free kick in Emmanuel Ledesma territory, just outside the 18-yard box. However the Argentine’s well struck shot was held by Ali Al-Habsi.

The hosts best chance in the early exchanges fell to Mustapha Carayol when he drove at the Wigan back four and unleashed a thunderbolt that skimmed Al-Habsi’s right post.

Moments later Curtis Main’s turn and shot from just outside the area picked out the palms of the Wigan goalkeeper.

Carayol had his second chance in a matter of minutes when Daniel Ayala flicked on Ledesma’s corner. But the Gambian’s header was cleared off the line by Emmerson Boyce.

Boro centre-half was carried off the pitch on a stretcher with a brace around his knee on the verge of half-time. Bad news for the Aussie’s World Cup dream after he was left in a heap after running to head a ball.

Half-time: Boro 0 Wigan Athletic 0 – Wigan have had the lion’s share of possession without looking threatening.

The first chance of the half fell to Main. Ledesma’s cut-back presented the striker with an opportunity from six yards out but he blazed over.

Former Sunderland man James McClean was introduced and almost opened the scoring. The Irishman ran at George Friend, shifted the ball onto his left and whistled it just over the bar.

Shay Given then showed why Aitor Karanka wanted to extend his loan deal from Aston Villa till the end of the season. James McArthur’s deflected shot was saved well by the Irishman after he’d initially dived the wrong way.

McClean continued to be the source of all Athletic’s good moments. This time sending Given sprawling to cover his left-hand post, but he had it covered.

Middlesbrough are the visitors to the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday when they entertain Doncaster Rovers. Next up for Wigan  is Charlton Athletic at the DW Stadium.

www.tside.co.uk man of the match: Emmerson Boyce – despite a mismatch with Boro centre-forward Curtis Main, dealt with Boro’s lone frontman with ease.

Teams:

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1): Given; Varga, Williams (Gibson 45′), Ayala, Friend; Whitehead, Leadbitter (c); Ledesma, Emnes (Adomah 59′), Carayol (Kamara 83′); Main

Unused subs: Konstantopoulos, Butterfield, Chalobah, Omeruo

Booked: Varga, Ledesma

Wigan Athletic (4-5-1): Al Habsi; Perch, Barnett, Boyce (c) Crainey; Beausejour, Watson (McArthur 60′), Powell (Maynard 85′), McCann, Espinoza, Fortune (McClean 60′)

Unused subs: Nicholls, Gomez, Kiernan, Browning.

Booked: Perch, Watson

Referee: Mr M Naylor

Attendance: 13,258 (177 visitors)

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The strange world of an American frat house

TSIDE reporter Alex Larkin spent the first half of  this  academic year studying in America at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  Here he  investigates the strange goings on of a typical Fraternity House  and just exactly what it means to be a member of a frat.

 

Fraternities have been constantly represented in Hollywood movies such as 'Old School.' Photo by Richard Foreman - © 2003 - Dreamworks, LLC - All Rights Reserved

Fraternities have been constantly represented in Hollywood movies such as ‘Old School.’ Photo by Richard Foreman – © 2003 – Dreamworks, LLC – All Rights Reserved

IT may seem strange for us here at Teesside University – or any other university in the UK for that matter – as we are not familiar with fraternities, nor do we fully understand what they are.
In short, a fraternity is a group of male students who call themselves ‘brothers’. The female equivalents are known as sororities.
 
On the surface, these students live together in a shared house and usually choose a preferred charity to support, as they organise fundraisers and other events to raise money.
 
However, after digging a little deeper during my time at Slippery Rock University, I heard numerous stories of both men and women taking part in breathtaking activities at fraternity-hosted parties, including organised violence and extreme alcohol abuse.
 
With this, it would appear that Hollywood’s depiction of fraternities in films like Old School or Animal House are not a million miles from the truth.
 
Throughout my time at Slippery Rock University, I was given exclusive access to one fraternity, Theta Xi, and spent some time with four members in an attempt to unearth just exactly what life is like as a fraternity brother.
 
 Established in 1966, Theta Xi now has 19 active brothers who consistently work towards supporting the Pittsburgh Heart Walk – a charity that aims to raise funds in the fight against heart disease.
 
Theta is the only fraternity that currently owns a shared house at Slippery Rock University – in which, they have marked their territory with larger than life Greek alphabet letters plastered across the living room ceiling boldly spelling out: THETA XI.
 
Given that the young men belonging to Theta Xi live unsupervised together, their ongoing charitable efforts are usually not what attract the attention of many, but more so that their house is the number one party destination for all students on a weekend – and is often the outlet for some especially primitive behaviour.
 
The floors of the basement in the house are sticky underfoot from the copious amounts of spilled alcohol and various substances throughout the many parties of the autumn term.
 
Tattered, dirty sofas are carelessly slung into corners, with hanging photos of  university Theta alumni hung around the walls of the house on proud display.
 
Final year student, Anthony Beitler, 21, is the current treasurer of Theta Xi, and therefore one of the more experienced brothers as he is now well into his third year of membership.
 
Beitler cautiously explained his belief that fraternities are wrongly discriminated against across America.
 
“You see in the movies what supposedly happens and society thinks that all of this goes on in fraternities and we make your life hell,” He said. 
 
“It’s very opposite in real life to what the movies are trying to portray and Theta especially does not do that type of hazing thing.”
 
But is that really the case?
 
Fraternities are constantly plagued with rumours of bullying tactics – referred to as hazing – used on new members immersed in the initiation process. New members are known as ‘pledges and tactics include paddling – an activity in which people are savagely hit across the backside with wooden oars.
Beitler however, remained insistent that this is completely untrue at Theta Xi, and was adamant that the fraternity is intolerant of physical abuse and are keen to stamp out hazing.
 
“With us, you can’t lay a finger on a pledge,” he said.
 
“We avoid bullying behaviour of any sort because the last thing we want is to make our pledges uncomfortable.”
Theta Xi's house sits just off of Slippery Rock University campus

Theta Xi’s house sits just off of Slippery Rock University campus

Artie McDermitt, a 19-year-old first year, is now in his second term as a brother in Theta Xi, and was given two awards at Theta’s formal ceremony in autumn for what he said were ‘biggest party animal’ and ‘most likely to be drunk’.
 
“I just like to party, man,” He said.  
 
“Every Thursday we have a gathering with a sorority. Friday will usually be a listed party where we provide the alcohol and Saturday we throw another party where anyone is invited. It’s a three-day weekend basically.”
 
 Despite both Beitler and Robling claiming that Theta Xi are against bullying in any way, McDermitt explained how the fraternity has recently got into trouble for paddling, and are midway through an investigation by the National Board of Directors – a governing organisation that manages the behaviour of fraternities across America, ensuring they act accordingly.
 
 Larry Winger, who is a member of Theta Xi, told me how he was left badly bruised by one of these so-called ‘harmless’ initiations.
 
 “Big and little brothers will paddle each other on initiation night, that’s tradition,” he said.
 
“Sometimes the guys will just do it for fun though, almost like a bonding thing.
 
“I got my butt split open a little bit but it was all in good fun. It’s bruised pretty badly,” he said.
 
 And in what may seem particularly shocking to our Tside readers, Winger spoke of how it is not unusual for women to also be subject to violence.
 
Sororities can also take part in paddling at these events if they wish.
 
“We tend to hit the girls hard enough that it stings. But at the end of the day, they’re women and we want to respect them,” he laughed.
 
“When it comes to the guys though, we act like barbarians.”
 
 After my time with Theta Xi, it’s clear that despite Beitler and Robling’s efforts to sanitise the goings-on in a typical American fraternity house, I thank God our students here in UK have a lot more sense than our Stateside cousins.

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The Baker Street Kitchen is open for business.

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THE BAKER STREET KITCHEN- Owner Marie Neeson.

BAKER Street, Middlesbrough’s quirkiest shopping destination has welcomed a new business into the family.

Middlesbrough local Marie Neeson and partner Mark Stirgess, Sheffield opened their dream business The Baker Street Kitchen last weekend.

The Baker Street Kitchen offers an extensive menu with freshly made produce from scrambled egg with smoked salmon to home made cakes.

Marie and Mark wanted to challenge themselves and build up their own business from scratch.

Marie who has worked in art galleries for 20 years as an Education Manager, said: ”It has been a real labour of love. We both love cafés, we both love eating out, we love food and we thought that we would combine all of those skills into opening a new place.”

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A HAPPY BOSS- Owner Marie Neeson having a chat with an employee.

The couple decided to open a cafe December of last year and we’re interested in the developments that were taking place on Baker Street.Marie said: “We’d heard through the council about the incentives that they were giving to new businesses through the Mary Portas initiative to get high streets invigorating more interesting places to be so we thought it was a really ideal opportunity to get involved.”

Mark, a builder and joiner by trade, took on the challenge of building the cafe from the bottom up.

They used recycled materials to build the counters, breakfast bar and the work station is all made out of old oak floor boards that Mark had sanded down and put together himself.

The couple worked with Teesside Architectural Salvage and invested in old school tables and chairs which they striped down and painted.

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HAVING A QUIET LUNCH BREAK- Staff members of Baker Street Kitchen having a well earned rest.

Marie said: “It’s very much about creating a place which we would like to go.

“If we were going to a café where you can just relax. Somewhere you don’t feel pressured to eat and move on.”

The Baker Street Kitchen offers freshly made food, take-out options and offers catering for parties or occasions.

There is a book club starting at the café next week, serving wine and luxurious nibbles.

If you wish to contact Marie call 01642 210404 or visit their Facebook page, The Baker Street Kitchen.

 

 

 

 

 

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Students Hitting Hard With University Seiken-Do Club

AT THE READY: Members prepare to strike at the Seiken-Do Club

AT THE READY: Members prepare to strike at the Seiken-Do Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY students can learn about self-defence with the University Seiken-Do society.

Seiken-Do was introduced by Teesside University Psychology student Roy Cullen nearly 20 -years- ago to combine Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do into one.

The club is still going and is the longest running martial arts society in the university’s history.

Member Paul Standen believes that Seiken-Do has become so distinct of an art that there is no real style involved.

Paul said: “There is no style to the art of Seiken-Do – it is a set of principles and you follow principles rather than a style.

“We take a lot of arts and a lot of techniques from different arts and use them the way Bruce Lee did.”

PRACTICE: The members work on their craft

PRACTICE: The members work on their craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developed from the Jeet Kune Do style Bruce Lee used, the club embodies a similar philosophy to the martial arts legend.

Lee believed the majority of martial arts were too rigid and formalistic to be practical in chaotic scenarios.

Club chairman and Teesside University student Jack Serpell believes an advantage of the style is that it is a lot less restricted than other forms.

Jack said: “Seiken-Do isn’t a sport as such; It’s more of a defence art.

“It’s so much more flexible and interchangeable than other forms such as karate. With these different forms you are restricted in how you attack and defend, where as in Seiken-Do you can change your fighting style easily.”

FRONT KICK: Paul Standen delivers a hard front kick to the pads

FRONT KICK: Paul Standen delivers a hard front kick to the pads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The club is open to all Teesside University students and Chairman Jack does not believe the club to be a huge burden on his studies.

Jack said: “The training times are very flexible for students.

“We are training Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and it’s really beneficial.

“If you can’t make one night, you can always make another.”

The club is on at 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Thursday, 11:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday and 12pm to 3pm on Sundays.

To find out more about the club, you can go to their Facebook page Seiken-Do UK.

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Cycle Recycling at Albert Park

A RECYCLING scheme is being put into gear after proving to be a success in finding new homes for unwanted bikes.

The Middlesbrough Cycle Centre held an event at West Lodge in Albert Park which saw 15 children’s bikes donated and then given away to new owners.

Queues at West Lodge in Albert Park for  Middlesbrough Cycle Centers, cycle recycling scheme

Queues at West Lodge in Albert Park for
Middlesbrough Cycle Centers, cycle recycling scheme

To make the new riders safer, the Cycle Centre team also gave away 21 new helmets.

Mike O’Reilly, Cycling Projects Co-ordinator for Middlesbrough Environment City, said: “Many people may have received a new bike for Christmas and might be wondering what to do with their old one”.

The Cleveland Police Community Protection team and the Cycle Centre are holding a further event for security etching and any additional bike donations to be made.

Etching is a free and efficient way of protecting bicycles and it can assist in the recovery if they are stolen.

This event is open to all members of the public on Friday, 24 January, at West Lodge in Albert Park.

The team’s cycle mechanic will be on hand to provide assistance or advice on the upkeep of bicycles and to make adjustments or tweaks for bikes received over the Christmas period.

Mike O’Reilly said: “The scheme proved a real success before Christmas so we are happy to be offering this service to the public one more.

“And while people are here, they can have their new bikes security etched and adjusted if required.”

Steve Cranston, Crime Prevention Officer for  Middlesbrough Police, security etching a bike for a young Middlesbrough  resident

Steve Cranston, Crime Prevention Officer for
Middlesbrough Police, security etching a bike for a young Middlesbrough
resident

The team will also be happy to receive any unwanted cycles for future recycling schemes.

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Radio presenter visits Teesside

Anna Foster

BBC Radio 5 Live presenter Anna Foster

NATIONAL BBC radio journalist Anna Foster paid a visit to Teesside University to talk to  students about her career and how to make it in the  media industry.

Anna, who is currently a presenter on BBC Radio 5 Live, held an exclusive talk with an audience of  aspiring Journalism students about her route into the industry, her career highlights  and how she follows up stories in her current role.

During her time as a reporter,  Anna covered major stories across the UK as well as being sent to war zones around the world.

 ”It’s been great to be here to talk with the students and hopefully give them some advice and insight from my own experiences that will help them on their way,” She said.

Anna, who is  originally from  South Shields, studied at Durham University before starting her career at BBC Radio Cleveland.

One of her most notable jobs was being the presenter of Newsbeat, the flagship news programme on BBC Radio 1.

 Anna has also  broadcast from Iraq and Afghanistan and covered major stories including the Cumbrian shootings,  the search for   Raoul Moat, the London Marathon and the Olympic Torch Relay.

The radio presenter had some wise words of advice for the budding reporters.

“I think the most important thing is work experience. If you want a job, you’ve got to prove that you know what you are doing,” She said.

 “All of my experience is what helped me to get to where I am these days.”

 Watch  below to hear Anna’s tips on how to make it into the media industry.

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Middlesbrough 1 Charlton Athletic 0: Ledesma’s left foot settles cagey affair

KARANKA’S Boro have taken 16 out of the last 18 points available as the Teessiders march up the table to the dizzy heights of ninth.

Boro 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Boro 1 Charlton Athletic 0

Emmanuel Ledesma’s thunderbolt after 17 minutes settled the tie in the home side’s favour. Boro had countless attempts to double their advantage after Charlton last Rhoys Wiggins to a straight red.

Mustapha Carayol and Curtis Main replaced Albert Adomah and Lukas Jutkiewicz in the Boro starting line-up from the 2-0 win at Blackpool. Kei Kamara and Jonathan Woodgate were fit enough to take their places on the bench.

Chris Powell gave Yohann Thuram-Ulien his debut after joining on loan from Standard Liege as part of Charlton’s link up with the Belgian club.

Boro could have been 1-0 up early on. Main’s through-ball to Carayol ricochet off Richard Wood and sat up kindly for a shot, but it went inches wide.

The home side kept present Charlton with opportunities having lost possession in their own half. Both Jann Kermogant and Jordan Cousins had efforts after Boro mistakes, however neither tested Shay Given.

Ledesma netted for Boro out of nothing, with a shot from 35-yards. The Argentine picked the ball up on the right touchline, cut inside and unleashed – Thuram-Ulien was helpless in the Charlton net with a wicked bobble just in front of him.

The Teessiders could have doubled their advantage after Carayol was twice denied by Thuram-Ulien. The Charlton stopper saved well with his feet from an initial long-range thunderbolt before keeping hold of the follow-up.

Ledesma tried to repeat his heroics of earlier with a shot from downtown, however on loan Thuram-Ulien watched it go well wide.

Half time: Boro 1 Charlton Athletic 0 – The home side are good value for their lead, however Charlton have had a lot of possession in the final third, but have looked very laboured.

Wood should have levelled things up for Charlton. He was given plenty of space in the box by the Boro backline, but his shot went inches wide.

Brilliant footwork on the left from Carayol give him room for a dig on goal. The Gambian’s goal-bound effort was well held well by Thuram-Ulien at his back post.

The visitors thought they had drawn level through Simon Church. Kermogant hooked the ball back into play, the substitute bundled it over but clattered Given in the process.

Wiggins was dismissed for a clumsy, off-balance tackle on Boro sub Richard Smallwood. The Boro midfielder was lucky to come away without an injury.

Ledesma had a goal saved off the line from a very rapid counter attack. Jutkiewicz and Kei Kamara both had bites at the cherry to put the game beyond doubt.

Given pulled off a wonder save right on the final whistle to ensure that Boro wrapped up the three points. The Republic of Ireland international hurled himself in front of a sweetly struck volley from point blank range from Dale Stephens.

Middlesbrough travel to Leicester next weekend for a top of the form table clash at The King Power Stadium. Charlton switch their focus to the FA Cup midweek where they take on Oxford United in a replay.

www.tside.co.uk man of the match: Shay Given – was very rarely called upon but the wonder save at the death was simply world class.

Teams:

Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1): Given, Varga, Williams, Friend, Leadbitter (c), Whitehead, Emnes (Jutkiewicz 57′), Ledesma, Carayol (Kamara 88′), Main (Smallwood 79′)

Unused subs: Konstantopoulos, Gibson, Woodgate, Butterfield,  Kamara

Goals: Ledesma (17′)

Charlton Athletic (4-5-1): Thuram, Jackson (c) (Green 67′), Morrison, Stephens, Harriot, Wood, Wiggins, Cook (Church 67′), Kermogant, Wilson, Cousins (Ajdarevic 77′)

Unused subs: Phillips, Hughes, Evina, Dervite

Sent off: Wiggins (serious foul play)

Attendance: 14,548 (258 visitors)

 

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Students make historic trip to Auschwitz

Historic Visit: Andrew pictured at the Auschwitz site

Historic Visit: Andrew pictured at the Auschwitz site

Teesside University’s History students visited the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum this week in preparation for this months Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The three day trip was made to give the students an insight into what exactly they will be commemorating on Monday, January 27.

Second year History student Andrew Robson of Middlesbrough, 20, will be taking part in the event and says it is vital that students recognise the importance of Auschwitz.

“It is a really difficult subject to learn about and difficult for teachers to speak of but it has a significance that will endure forever.” he said.

“I believe as humans we have a duty to ensure that those who have died in acts of war and genocide are not forgotten.

“By teaching young people we will make sure that it is not all in vein.”

As an aspiring history teacher himself, Andrew feels that it is vital that the younger generation are force fed information when it comes to being educated about such atrocities of war.

He said: “The Spanish philosopher George Santayana once said ‘those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it’ and I think that this shows the significance of learning about the Holocaust.

Entrance to Hell: The Auschwitz entrance sign; translating to 'Work Makes You Free

Entrance to Hell: The Auschwitz entrance sign; translating to ‘Work Makes You Free’

“I think it’s also important not to water down any of the teaching; the most harrowing details need to be mentioned because sometimes it’s the only way a subject will stay in people’s minds.”

Despite having always wanted to visit the site, Andrew admits that he felt both anxious and apprehensive about making the journey.

He said: “As much as I had learnt about it in the past I was still very unaware and I think it was the not knowing which unsettled me.

“When I first stepped into Auschwitz the feeling of apprehension had intensified drastically.

“I was deliberately walking around quite slowly because I wanted to take everything in, so it would be the eye-opening experience I thought it would be.”

During the visit Andrew and his fellow students met a survivor of the Holocaust who was just nine years old when she was subjected to the cruel experiments.

Andrew said: “To see a woman before my very eyes, who as a child witnessed the loss of her family and for three years had the threat of death hanging over her affected me in a way I could not describe.

“At one point she stood up, rolled up her sleeve and revealed the number tattoo that Jewish people were marked with at Auschwitz.

“That was the most emotional part of the journey for me as it made the whole experience very real and is something that will stay with me for the rest of my life.”

Last Stop: Train tracks which carried Jews to Auschwitz

Last Stop: Train tracks which carried Jews to Auschwitz

Despite the rollercoaster of emotions that was endured during the three day trip, Andrew says he couldn’t recommend it enough.

“Whether or not you are interested in history is beside the point, any person who goes there will feel the profound emotional impact as I have done.

“It is certainly not a trip for the feint hearted but if the only thing you take away from it is being more appreciative of your life and what you have, that alone is a worthwhile experience.”

Teesside’s Holocaust Memorial Day takes place Monday, January  27 and is free to both students and the public although booking is essential, please contact arts@tees.ac.uk.

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It’s over! Quarrelling Gallaghers make up at family wedding

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Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis performing in San Diego on September 18, 2005.

OASIS fans across the country are rejoicing at the news that their favourite brothers have kissed and made up.

Liam and Noel Gallagher, former Oasis band members who split in August 2009, have said to be friends after sorting out their problems at a family wedding.

Since their split Liam, frontman to the famous band, began his own band, Beady  Eye, with former members of Oasis, whilst Noel went on a solo career with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

But unfortunately there is still no Oasis reunion on the cards, but a restaurant ran by the two brothers.

A source told the Daily Star: “Liam initially came up with the idea after a recent trip to Manchester with his mum Peggy.

“Then between them they thought Noel should also be brought on board.”

There are rumours that the bar will be called ‘Champagne Supernova’, missing out on the opportunity for “I’m feeling supersonic, give me gin & tonic” by calling their bar ‘Supersonic’, after another one of their famous hits.

Although Noel Gallagher, ex guitarist and song writer for Oasis, and older of the two brothers, has said there will never be a reunion, others think there will be one, including ex Oasis member Bonehead.

He told NME: “If someone said, ‘Here’s a field, here’s a stage, and here’s 200,000 people’ I’m sure Liam would jump up and do it, and I don’t think it would even take anyone offering him a massive bankroll of money.

“He’d do it because that’s what he loves, that’s his passion.”

Fans of the famous Manchester band are on Bonehead’s side, and think that a reunion will be soon.

Oasis fan, and guitarist, Lee Mosey, 23, said: “The Stone Roses said they’d never do it, and I think the Who did at one point too.

“I think that soon enough they’ll decide to go on tour, even if it’s just a one off, they know how much it would mean to the fans.”

Only time will tell if Oasis will get back together, but thousands of people across the world have their fingers crossed hoping that they will.

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