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Citizen’s Advice welcomes changes to Universal Credit

Citizens Advice has today welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s changes to Universal Credit. In his Budget statement, the Chancellor announced the removal of the seven waiting days before a […]

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Citizens Advice on rural post offices

A new report from Citizens Advice shows people in rural areas are more likely than their urban counterparts to depend on their local post office for key services, including postal […]

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Your parents’ lifestyles can determine your health – even as an adult

wk1003mike/Shutterstock Sandy Tubeuf, University of Leeds We don’t choose our parents, their jobs or their health. And we don’t have a say in whether or not they smoke, nor in […]

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The good news about plastic waste

vchal/Shutterstock.com Deirdre McKay, Keele University Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them “away” often means into […]

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The forgotten scientist who paved the way for the discovery of DNA’s structure

J. Michael Creeth. University of Nottingham. Stephen Harding, University of Nottingham When James Michael Creeth finished adding acid to the sample of DNA taken from a calf’s thymus gland, he […]

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The student finance system needs shaking up – for the sake of poorer students

shutterstock. Rita Hordósy, University of Sheffield and Greg Brown, University of Sheffield Students from the poorest households in England now graduate with the highest levels of debt. On average the […]

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Murder on the Orient Express: why go to see remake when we know how it ends?

21st Century Fox Andrew Dix, Loughborough University For the distinguished crime novelist PD James, Agatha Christie’s distinctive contribution to the genre lies not in thematic complexity nor stylistic prowess, but […]

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The secret to a happy marriage is…retirement

It’s official, the secret to a happy marriage is retirement, according to new research. A new study of retired Brits has revealed that over two-thirds of couples in their golden […]

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Music only helps you concentrate if you’re doing the right kind of task

Music and work don’t always mix. wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock Nick Perham, Cardiff Metropolitan University Many of us listen to music while we work, thinking that it will help us to concentrate on […]

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Big Ben to chime for Remembrance

As part of the nation’s Remembrance Sunday commemorations, Big Ben will chime at 11 o’clock on Sunday 12 November, live on BBC One. The Remembrance Sunday chimes are a key […]

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