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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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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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Why do some accents sound better than others?

One man’s soothing sound can be another’s harsh tones. HBRH/www.shutterstock.com Gerry Howley, University of Sheffield When a funeral planning business recently decided to open its new contact centre in Newport, […]

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