Why we can’t resist the lure of mermaids

Siren song: Darryl Hannah as a mermaid in Splash (1984). Disney Sarah Peverley, University of Liverpool Mermaids are everywhere. In the past month alone they have surfaced in New Brighton, caused controversy in Asda, reinvigorated toast, partied with the Kardashians, transformed maternity and wedding photography, been a focal point for […]

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Most graduates will never pay off their student loans

Pexels Andrew Gunn, University of Leeds New finding show that more than 70% of students who left university last year are never expected to finish repaying their loans. The report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) shows that many of these graduates – the first cohort to pay the […]

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Owen, Sassoon and Graves: how a golf club in Scotland became the crucible for the greatest war poetry

Shutterstock Neil McLennan, University of Aberdeen In June 1917, shell-shocked and exhausted from his experiences on the Western Front, the young English poet Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh to recuperate. Much of our awareness of Owen’s time at Craiglockhart comes from Pat Barker’s beautifully crafted […]

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More online banking spam

I’ve been using online banking for many years, with it comes some amount of risk. Take the message below, for example: It looks realistic, and it is certainly something that you would want to sort out as soon as you can. But a few things drew my attention to it: […]

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When are you too old to go clubbing?

I liked this press release because it is one of those thorny issues – when do you just begin to look sad in a nightclub? Well, if you’re in your late thirties and planning a night on the town this weekend, don’t bother – because new research has revealed 37 […]

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Citizens Advice says Universal Credit should be paused

It is terribly sad for Bude (and many other areas of Cornwall) that it no longer boasts a Citizens Advice Bureau, so meanwhile, the charity’s advice is not easy to access if you live here. Online advice is accessible via the website. One aspect of the charity’s work is social […]

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