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Sgt Pepper’s at 50 – the greatest thing you ever heard or just another album?

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band : is this the best popular music has to offer? Paul Townsend, flickr, CC BY Liam Viney, The University of Queensland; Adam Behr, Newcastle […]

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Roger Moore: the last gentleman hero

Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University Sir Roger Moore, who died on May 23, never took himself very seriously as an actor. Nor did most critics. Outside of the Bond fanboy […]

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This is the Place: how a poem gave voice to Manchester’s grief

John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University In the midst of the pain, the capacity of poetry to connect with people was illustrated by Tony Walsh. Walsh’s poem “This is the Place”, […]

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a reminder that we are now at critical threat level …

Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist incident in Manchester on Monday night; the Prime Minister has announced that the independent Joint […]

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Be aware – WannaCry ransomware

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the […]

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Brits go abroad knowing around 8 words of the language

The average Briton will jet off on their holiday this year, knowing only EIGHT words of the country’s language, according to a new study. That said, this is rather more […]

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Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists

Keep rollin’. Shutterstock Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as […]

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Thinking of Manchester

Woke in the night to discover, as did many of you, that there had been a deadly attack at the MEN (Manchester evening News) Arena, a popular venue for events, […]

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What’s the point of art?

Contemporary sculpture – but why bother? Author provided Derek Hodgson, University of York One of the great paradoxes of human endeavour is why so much time and effort is spent […]

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A beginner’s guide to election manifestos – and why they really matter

You probably won’t read them, but these documents can make or break a party. Shutterstock Patrick Diamond, Queen Mary University of London The launch of a party’s manifesto is among […]

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