Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists

Keep rollin’. Shutterstock Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as a form of truly sustainable transport is increasingly the focus of attention by governments seeking solutions to multiple societal problems. […]

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Thinking of Manchester

Woke in the night to discover, as did many of you, that there had been a deadly attack at the MEN (Manchester evening News) Arena, a popular venue for events, especially concerts. I’ve lived and worked in Manchester, both for many years. The MEN is a place I’ve been to […]

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What’s the point of art?

Contemporary sculpture – but why bother? Author provided Derek Hodgson, University of York One of the great paradoxes of human endeavour is why so much time and effort is spent on creating things and indulging in behaviour with no obvious survival value – behaviour otherwise known as art. Attempting to […]

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A beginner’s guide to election manifestos – and why they really matter

You probably won’t read them, but these documents can make or break a party. Shutterstock Patrick Diamond, Queen Mary University of London The launch of a party’s manifesto is among the most decisive moments in a British general election campaign. Manifestos are not merely devices to harvest votes at election […]

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No charges in Conservative party election spending affair – here’s why

Sam Power, University of Sussex The Crown Prosecution Service has ruled that no charges will be brought against Conservative Party candidates following an investigation into how 2015 campaign spending was reported. The ruling came around ten years after several of Tony Blair’s close colleagues were arrested in the so-called “cash-for-honours” […]

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The new Hollywood film “Guernsey”

By Dave Cross: I was allowed to film and photograph a new Hollywood Movie yesterday at Sandymouth Bay. The Beach was transformed into a 1940s Guernsey frontier to deter the Nazi invasion. Guernsey stood resolute and defiant against the imminent Nazi influx during World War II. This movie highlights the […]

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