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Is Glastonbury really running out of headliners?

Adam Behr, Newcastle University Controversy around the Glastonbury line-up, given the vagaries of the British weather, is an even more reliable feature of the festival calendar than photographs of mud […]

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It’s all too easy to switch off from bad news – and it’s dangerous too

John Jewell, Cardiff University The full horror of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London is still to emerge. Like millions of others, I watched live as TV breakfast reports […]

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Rules of ‘how to be a dad’ are changing as gender roles continue to blur

Should I stay or should I go? More and more dads are staying at home. Aleutie/shutterstock Abigail Locke, University of Bradford These days, the idea of the hard-working, emotionally distant […]

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Five things the DUP will want in return for rescuing a Conservative government

Connal Parr, Northumbria University, Newcastle Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist party (DUP) is to provide parliamentary support to Theresa May’s minority government following her failure to secure a majority in her […]

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The election wot The Sun (and the rest of the UK tabloids) never won

Viewspapers, but how many are taking them seriously? James Rodgers, City, University of London Britain’s tabloid press is by turns rude, cruel, and funny. To politicians, it is often all […]

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General election 2017: what does this mean for Brexit?

Kathryn Simpson, Manchester Metropolitan University As the UK’s general election results roll in, it’s clear that Theresa May’s gamble has not paid off. She hoped that in holding a snap […]

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The UK election fails to produce a winner – here’s what happens now

Andy Price, Sheffield Hallam University Theresa May’s Conservative party has failed to win a majority in a snap election she called, leaving the UK with a hung parliament and no […]

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Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture

Chloe Germaine Buckley, Manchester Metropolitan University You would have thought that Western society might have grown out of the habit of portraying powerful women as witches, but a trope that […]

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If it’s too good to be true…wedding fraud

Thanks to Lucille for sending this Action Fraud info: With the upcoming “Wedding Season”, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should […]

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What will the UK election mean for online privacy?

Pixabay Vladlena Benson, Kingston University The recent cyber attack that crippled the NHS demonstrated why cyber-security is a vital issue and one that can affect an entire country. The recent […]

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