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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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Watersports participation on the rise

As a nation, we’re increasingly enjoying more water sports according to the annual watersports participation survey released this week. Curiously, surfers don’t get a mention but stand up paddleboarding does! […]

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Developers must protect wildlife habitats

Developers must take more care to protect the habitats of wildlife during building work, Communities Secretary James Brokenshire MP warned today (8 April 2019). Following increasing concern over netting being […]

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Think direct eye contact makes someone trustworthy? It can be a sign of something much darker

Stay vigilant. El Nariz/Shutterstock Jennifer Jordan, IMD Business School We usually interpret someone looking us straight in the eye during an interaction as a sign of trustworthiness. In fact it […]

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Government consults on whether to investigate all stillbirths

  The government today (26 March) launched a consultation on proposals to give coroners the power to investigate all full-term stillbirths – which would help provide parents with vital information on what […]

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No single UK fishery is green rated

The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it is disappointed that not one single UK fishery has moved off its Good Fish Guide ‘Fish to Avoid’ […]

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International Women’s Day – why bother?;

This week, March 8th marks International Women’s Day. I was asked recently, why not International Men’s Day? The feminist answer is that every day is men’s day. Yes, that’s a […]

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