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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How your pile of laundry fills the sea with plastic pollution

Pollution cycle. Shutterstock Natalie Welden, The Open University After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of microplastic pollution has fortunately grown. There is now worldwide concern about tiny pieces of plastic litter that are having a harmful impact on marine species and habitats. Large plastic litter […]

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Want to know who will win at Wimbledon? Listen carefully to the players’ grunts

Jordan Raine, University of Sussex It’s that time of year again. British hopes and dreams weigh once again on one shy Scotsman’s shoulders. Expectant tennis fans will throng together on Murray Mound to eat strawberries and cream and talk up their hero’s chances. Can he do it again? Is he […]

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Buying animals online – don’t, at every level!

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) and Action Fraud have recently noticed a rise in the reporting of pets, and in particular puppies and kittens, being advertised for sale via popular online auction websites. The fraudsters will place an advert of the pet for sale, often claiming that the pet […]

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Happens here, too – why it’s OK to charge tourists more for chips

Shutterstock.com/dinozzaver Sally Everett, Anglia Ruskin University It was recently reported that cafes in Bruges charge tourists 10% more than locals for chips. Explained as “discount for customer loyalty”, tourists automatically end up in a higher price bracket. This reminded me of a conversation I overheard between two tourists in Sicily […]

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