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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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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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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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No charges in Conservative party election spending affair – here’s why

Sam Power, University of Sussex The Crown Prosecution Service has ruled that no charges will be brought against Conservative Party candidates following an investigation into how 2015 campaign spending was […]

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The new Hollywood film “Guernsey”

By Dave Cross: I was allowed to film and photograph a new Hollywood Movie yesterday at Sandymouth Bay. The Beach was transformed into a 1940s Guernsey frontier to deter the […]

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Plans to trial commuter rail service Okehampton to Exeter

By Mike Moore: RAIL campaigners in Okehampton are rejoicing after the Secretary of State for Transport revealed there are plans to trial a commuter rail service from Okehampton to Exeter. […]

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Scott Mann welcomes trial rail service

There were many naysayers who felt that rail services would never return to our area, and I agree that Okehampton is some distance away, but with a shuttle bus from […]

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