Category Archives: UK

The National Media Museum, The Northern Powerhouse & the North-South Divide

Recently it was announced that an archive of over 400,000 photos would be transferred from Bradford’s National Media Museum to the V&A Museum in London. The news was met with huge criticism; the story was covered by many national media … Continue reading

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World First: Gene Editing Approved – Paving the Way for GM Babies?

This week big news in the medical world was announced: for the first time ever, a “country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it“. In effect, scientists have been given the green light to ‘edit’ human embryos in … Continue reading

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Surprises in the Obesity Crisis

Nearly everyday the news makes reference the growing obesity crisis that is sweeping the west. Despite common knowledge of the risks associated with being overweight, the financial costs that it puts upon healthcare systems, and the benefits of an active … Continue reading

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Cashing In – The UK Gambling Industry

The UK gambling industry is worth billions. And like any other industry, the success of gambling companies relies on effective and targeted advertising campaigns. As a result, in recent years the UK has been bombarded with advertisements for sports betting, online … Continue reading

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Time to Learn a Language that isn’t English?

At some point or other most of us have witnessed a “conversation” that consists of pointing, hands being waved about and attempts to second guess the remainder of someone’s sentence, all in a bid to make sense of what the … Continue reading

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The Dual Face of Medicine?

The history of medicine is undoubtedly fascinating, from prehistoric trephination, to the discovery of antibiotics, and the synthetic pharmaceutical revolution of the 20th century. Nowadays medical advances are no less interesting, though more highly specialised. Recently there have been a … Continue reading

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Speak Up or Stay Quiet

Complete and all encompassing censorship. It’s what every culture should fear, and if they don’t then they should. It’s also a particularly apt point of discussion given that the proposed Investigatory Powers Bill in the UK has attracted a lot of attention … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Fallen by the Wayside

Climate change, global warming, whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today. In and amongst the news of terror threats, poverty, economic concerns and crime, it is also usually the first to … Continue reading

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#MAWRT, the 2015 Rugby World Cup & Disability Sport

Today sees the last of the Rugby World Cup 2015 pool matches, and the tournament is in full swing. Thousands have travelled to the UK to be a part of the 48 match contest, and it’s not hard to see … Continue reading

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Why should politics be any different? #PigGate

This week #PigGate and the ongoing feud between David Cameron and Lord Ashcroft seemed to be, quite literally, the talk of town. As far comedy goes, #PigGate is pretty much the golden ticket, hand delivered and presented on a plate. … Continue reading

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