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Could British food be radically better?

British shoppers will be able to buy environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food under plans for a radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry. As one of the first steps, […]

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Government reacts to Sunday Times story on A level grades

A story in the Sunday Times today suggests that 2 out of 5 students who sat essay based subjects at A level may receive the wrong results on Thursday. It […]

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More than milk and bread: corner store revival can rebuild neighbourhood ties

When neighbourhoods lose their corner stores, they also lose a place where people meet and feel like part of their local community. Susan Fitzgerald/Flickr, CC BY-ND Louise Grimmer, University of […]

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Why your reusable coffee cup may be no better than a disposable

yenphoto24 / shutterstock Caroline Wood, University of Sheffield Is any item more symbolic of our modern, disposable culture than the single-use coffee cup? In March 2016, they were vilified in […]

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A new car can be broken into within seconds …

Some of Britain’s newest and most popular cars are at risk of being stolen in a matter of seconds, because thieves are able to exploit weaknesses in their keyless entry […]

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Sales of plastic bags down 90% since charge introduced

  Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, new figures have shown. Asda, Marks and […]

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Insurance black boxes and the surveillance state – how free are you, really?

AdamEdwards/Shutterstock.com Mike Ryder, Lancaster University Over the last few years, there’s been a noticeable rise in the number of drivers opting to fit a “black box” to their cars in […]

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The Love Water Campaign starts today

The British public is being asked to help the country protect water resources for future generations as part of a major campaign launched today by more than 40 environmental groups, […]

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Learning to sew could help save the planet

To mark the day when humanity has officially used up ‘nature’s resource budget’ for the entire year, (Earth Overshoot Day), new research by sustainable fashion brand, Thought, investigates why we […]

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It will take a lot more than free menstrual pads to end period poverty

Iamnoonmai/Shutterstock.com Dani Barrington, University of Leeds; Emily Wilson, University of Sheffield, and Hazel Barrett, Coventry University All of those who menstruate, wherever they live, experience challenges when managing their period. […]

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