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How do you know when it’s time to break up? Here’s the research

Elnur/Shutterstock Veronica Lamarche, University of Essex Christmas may be a time of giving, but it’s also a peak time for break-ups. Facing the prospect of spending yet another festive season […]

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People spend more time shopping online than socialising

We seem to be getting sadder and sadder! • New study reveals we spend 16 hours a week, or 832 hours a year, researching things to buy online • 1 […]

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Domestic abuse in 2019 – nothing much changes, alas

Today the Office for National Statistics has released the latest figures on domestic abuse from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, police recorded crime and a number of different […]

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Vegan food in the meat aisle?

Tesco has taken the bold (some would say foolhardy) decision to put plant-based burgers, sausages and nuggets in the same chiller cabinet as their meat-based counterparts. The aim is to […]

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The rise of slow fashion …

New sustainability research from Thought reveals UK shoppers will buy 28 items of clothing on average this year, but will only wear just over half (57%), with 12 of the garments […]

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New SW ambulance Service mobile app is saving lives

More lives are being saved thanks to a new mobile app being used by South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT). The GoodSAM app alerts trained responders to cardiac […]

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Marriage continues to decline

The proportion of the population in England and Wales who are married has continued to decline in 2018 to 50.5%, down from 51.0% in 2017. While the proportion of the […]

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Get ready for Brexit events

Despite our politicians taking five weeks off with pay (although the Scottish Appeal Court has judged this to be an illegal prorogation), their civil servants are still hard at it, […]

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Badger cull extends to ‘unimaginable scale’

Natural England has today published licences for areas that will undertake badger control operations within the ‘High Risk’ and ‘Edge’ areas of England this autumn. 64,000 badgers are likely to […]

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Why don’t local people have a greater say in their neighbourhoods?

People power in Totnes. Sophie Wilder/Flickr., CC BY-NC Gavin Parker, University of Reading It’s been 50 years since the UK made its first serious attempt to give local people greater […]

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