If it’s too good to be true…wedding fraud

Thanks to Lucille for sending this Action Fraud info: With the upcoming “Wedding Season”, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved. According to ‘bridesmagazine.co.uk’, in 2017 the average wedding cost spend is […]

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How the parties differ on their plans to fix Britain’s social care crisis

via shutterstock.com Rosie Harding, University of Birmingham Ahead of the election on June 8, the UK’s main political parties have all proposed different solutions for the social care crisis. After the Conservatives’ proposals were labelled a “dementia tax”, and the party made a policy U-turn on the issue of whether […]

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Sgt Pepper’s at 50 – the greatest thing you ever heard or just another album?

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band : is this the best popular music has to offer? Paul Townsend, flickr, CC BY Liam Viney, The University of Queensland; Adam Behr, Newcastle University; Catherine Strong, RMIT University; Christine Feldman-Barrett, Griffith University; James Arvanitakis, Western Sydney University, and Stuart Medley, Edith Cowan University […]

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Roger Moore: the last gentleman hero

Rohan McWilliam, Anglia Ruskin University Sir Roger Moore, who died on May 23, never took himself very seriously as an actor. Nor did most critics. Outside of the Bond fanboy contingent, Moore’s performances were usually mocked. It was claimed that he walked through his Bond films with only token interest […]

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This is the Place: how a poem gave voice to Manchester’s grief

John Gardner, Anglia Ruskin University In the midst of the pain, the capacity of poetry to connect with people was illustrated by Tony Walsh. Walsh’s poem “This is the Place”, which was recited to thousands of people attending a vigil for the victims of the massacre in Manchester, highlights the […]

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a reminder that we are now at critical threat level …

Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As part of the ongoing investigations into the terrorist incident in Manchester on Monday night; the Prime Minister has announced that the independent Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) have raised the UK threat level from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’.  As a result of this decision, Operation […]

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