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UK drug deaths continue to rise – time for action

Impact Photography/Shutterstock Ian Hamilton, University of York and Alex Stevens, University of Kent Every year since 2013, the UK’s Office for National Statistics has reported an increase in drug-related deaths […]

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Operation Banner – fifty years on

This opinion piece was sent in by a reader: On August 14th 1969, at the request of the Unionist government, British troops were deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland […]

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Leave your phone at home this holiday and you’ll feel better (after you feel worse)

astarot/Shutterstock Brad McKenna, University of East Anglia; Lena Waizenegger, Auckland University of Technology, and Wenjie Cai, University of Greenwich What did we do before smartphones? Our devices have become an […]

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There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less

Jiri Hera/Shutterstock Feng He, Queen Mary University of London The human body needs a tiny amount of sodium to function properly and this is typically found in salt (sodium chloride). […]

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English Premier League: why the transfer window has lost some of its excitement

Rob Wilson, Sheffield Hallam University and Dan Plumley, Sheffield Hallam University Football players come and go. Sometimes they arrive at a new team with great fanfare, and sometimes they leave […]

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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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Government enhances police stop and search powers in crackdown

Home Secretary Priti Patel today (11 August) empowered more than 8,000 police officers to authorise enhanced stop and search powers, as part of Government efforts to crack down on violent […]

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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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