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What ‘The Lion King’ teaches us about children’s grief

It’s important to help children understand that death is part of life. Here, the father, Mufasa, voiced by James Earl Jones, and his son, Simba, voiced by JD McCrary, in […]

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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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What GCSE grades mean

The vast majority of students taking GCSEs in England in 2019 will receive grades from 9 to 1. If you feel you need a GCSE in understanding the grading system, […]

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I sent my DNA to Norway for personalised nutrition advice, what I discovered made me rethink my diet completely

shutterstock Barbara J Stewart-Knox, University of Bradford Personalised nutrition, where your DNA tells you what to eat and what not to eat, is gaining momentum. And for those with money […]

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Heatwaves and flash floods: yes, this is Britain’s ‘new normal’

Hayley J. Fowler, Newcastle University “It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that we had a heatwave just last week?” Those words were spoken by a BBC news presenter, in front […]

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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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Birth rate drops 4% in SW

The good old Office for National Statistics tells us the birth rate appears to be dropping. In the SW the rate is even lower but maybe that is because we […]

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£2.1 announced for No Deal Brexit

Good to know the UK is not short of cash, anyway! The rhetoric, by the way, is the Government’s, not mine! An immediate cash boost to help get the UK […]

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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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