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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Be aware – WannaCry ransomware

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop-up window. The window which wouldn’t close said the victim had […]

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Brits go abroad knowing around 8 words of the language

The average Briton will jet off on their holiday this year, knowing only EIGHT words of the country’s language, according to a new study. That said, this is rather more than I knew when I visited Gothenburg earlier in the year and Warsaw last week, so I can’t complain. Researchers […]

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