Posts for B and B

New Living With Dementia Toolkit available

From University of Exeter: The experience of thousands of people affected by dementia has fed into a new resource which aims to be a comprehensive guide to supporting people to live as well as possible with the condition. A wide range of advice, resources, and accounts of people’s own experiences […]

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Four ways to stop COVID ruining Christmas again in 2021

To go ahead this year, Christmas celebrations may need to be more low key than they would usually be. PorporLing/Shutterstock Simon Nicholas Williams, Swansea University This autumn the UK has had between 30,000 and 50,000 new COVID cases each day, and globally cases are rising again after months of steady […]

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Five ways to cut down on food waste – and why it matters

Too much food is thrown away. There are things you can do to help. Shutterstock Siobhan Maderson, Aberystwyth University When people think about ways to help the environment, encourage biodiversity and decrease greenhouse gases, they don’t usually think about the impact of food waste. And yet food waste is responsible […]

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Iris Murdoch: what the writer and philosopher can teach us about friendship

Brian Harris / Alamy Stock Photo Cathy Mason, University of Cambridge Making friends might come easier to some people than others, but in general, we all use the same criteria for forming relationships. We are drawn to people who share our interests, or who we simply like and admire. Once […]

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Harry Potter and the legacy of the world’s most famous boy wizard

Jane Sunderland, Lancaster University Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first film in the eight-part series, has reached its 20th anniversary. Released in 2001, it became the highest-grossing film of that year and the second-highest-grossing ever at the time (it’s now number 76). The film follows Harry’s first year […]

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From Monday, book your booster jab online if eligible

The government and the NHS have changed the booster booking system to make it easier for people to get their jab. From Monday 8th November, the National Booking System will allow someone to pre-book their booster appointment a month before they are eligible. Everyone aged over 50 and all those most at […]

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Autumn rush on roads expected for half-term

From RAC: The arrival of the October half term in England and Wales will spark an ‘autumn rush’ on the roads with drivers taking an estimated 19.4m separate leisure trips between Friday and Sunday, according to research by RAC Breakdown. The survey of 1,400 drivers suggests that Saturday will be the […]

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Festival of the Girl – tackling gender stereotypes

To celebrate the launch of the 3rd annual Festival of the Girl & International Day of the Girl, Festival of the Girl has launched their #girlpower2021 campaign. This year’s Festival of the Girl launches this Sunday 10th October to coincide with International Day of the Girl – it is a […]

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World Suicide Prevention Day

The latest suicides statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Republic of Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. Young people … A guide (click on link to access) to help young people talk to their GP about self-harm […]

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Abba: who actually likes them?

Abba had previously been voted the band the British public would most like to see reunited. Alamy Shanika Ranasinghe, Royal Holloway University of London It may have been almost 40 years since their last single, but Abba are now back in the charts with two new songs – I Still […]

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