Posts for B and B

Highest temperature in UK reached as climate change happens here, too!

From the Met Office: A recording of 38.7°C at Cambridge Botanic Garden on Thursday 25 July has become the highest temperature officially recorded in the UK. The provisional value was […]

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Domestic Abuse Bill to be major step forward

The government’s landmark Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in Parliament today, signalling a major step forward in transforming the response to this crime. The Bill is the most comprehensive […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson would prorogue parliament at his peril – just ask Charles I

Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck. Wikimedia Commons Imogen Peck, University of Warwick Charles I is relevant again today – 370 years after his execution. Responding to […]

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Citizens Advice warns over future of community post offices

Citizens Advice is warning about the future of 3,000 community branches as they face losing financial support. These important post offices are often the last shop in the village and […]

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Heavy metal’s bad rep is unfair – it can actually have numerous health benefits for fans

Dan Drobot/Shutterstock Nick Perham, Cardiff Metropolitan University Due to its extreme sound and aggressive lyrics, heavy metal music is often associated with controversy. Among the genre’s most contentious moments, there […]

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I’ve become a bird listener

Struck me I am a little different to most people! As Twitter and local news outlets rant on about something called Love Island (reader, I truly do not have a […]

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Simon Armitage appointed next Poet Laureate

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Simon Armitage as the next Poet Laureate for a fixed-term of ten years. The acclaimed poet succeeds Dame Carol Ann […]

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May Day Celebrations in Padstow

May Day (or ‘Obby ‘Oss Day as it is known) is without a doubt the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar and still going strong after centuries. It is not unusual […]

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The Open University secures £50M investment in social learning platform FutureLearn

SEEK Group will invest £50m to become a joint, 50% owner of The Open University’s FutureLearn social learning platform in a deal thought to be the largest ever private-sector EdTech […]

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ICYMI – in case you missed it!

While the local part of our website tends to be time-specific, my colleague Rob pointed out that the magazine section has many interesting articles which people may miss. He suggested […]

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