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Now you can learn about ancient history through Assassin’s Creed

Now you can learn about ancient history through Assassin’s Creed

Video game series Assassin’s Creed has always had one foot in the past, tasking players with living out the lives of adventurers in a number of famous historical eras. And now it’s proving to be a valuable tool for learning. The latest game in the series – Assassin’s Creed: Origins – is set in a […]

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£141,000,000 jackpot up for grabs in EuroMillions lottery draw

£141,000,000 jackpot up for grabs in EuroMillions lottery draw

Tired of the nine to five? It’s a long shot,  but the daily slog of traipsing to work, living off baked beans and dreaming of a caravan holiday in August could soon be a thing of the past. After all, £141,000,000 can go a long way. Firstly, however, you’ll need to buy a EuroMillions ticket […]

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‘2017 was a BAD  YEAR TO BE BRAVE’

‘2017 was a BAD YEAR TO BE BRAVE’

by Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK   Last year was a bad year to be brave. At Amnesty we know of 281 people around the world who were killed for standing up for what they believed in, but this figure is likely to be just the tip of the iceberg. From Heather Heyer who […]

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How to prevent abuse in teenage relationships

How to prevent abuse in teenage relationships

Nicola Bowes, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Karen De Claire, Cardiff Metropolitan University The UK has made some positive shifts in legislating against intimate partner violence among adults in recent years. However, physical, psychological and sexual violence in teenage relationships is still a very real problem. A recent study of young people – aged 15 to […]

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Millennials’ home ownership hopes dashed by a broken housing market

Millennials’ home ownership hopes dashed by a broken housing market

Chris O’Leary, Manchester Metropolitan University Speaking to the Conservative Party conference in September 2017, the UK prime minister, Theresa May, gave a stark assessment of the UK housing market which made for depressing listening for many young people: “For many the chance of getting onto the housing ladder has become a distant dream”, she said. […]

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Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny among new Beatrix Potter 50p coins

Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny among new Beatrix Potter 50p coins

By Karl McDonald Beloved characters including Peter Rabbit and Flopsy Bunny are among those depicted on a new set of four 50p coins announced by the Royal Mint. Mrs Tittlemouse and another mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester will also feature on the coins, which will enter circulation later this year. The characters join Jemima […]

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Just a few minutes of light exercise ‘helps older men live longer’

Just a few minutes of light exercise ‘helps older men live longer’

Just a few minutes of light exercise – such as gentle gardening or taking the dog for a walk – helps older men live longer, according to a new study. Researchers found that clocking up just half an hour of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a 17 per […]

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Brit Awards 2018: everything you need to know about this year’s show

Brit Awards 2018: everything you need to know about this year’s show

This week sees the 38th edition of the annual Brit Awards, celebrating the great and good of pop music from Britain and around the world. How can you watch the show? And who will be going home with one of the famous statuettes? The Brits are the annual pop music awards of the British Phonographic […]

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Homeland starts strongly – but will no-one ever believe Carrie?

Homeland starts strongly – but will no-one ever believe Carrie?

* Contains spoilers for Homeland season seven, episode one * You’d think people would have started believing Carrie Mathison by now. Over the previous six seasons of Homeland she’s identified an al-Qaeda agent (even if she did eventually fall for him), thwarted major terrorist attacks, and saved the life of the President of the United […]

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Just a fortnight left to use up paper tenners

Just a fortnight left to use up paper tenners

Paper £10 notes will cease to be legal tender in under a fortnight. The Bank of England tenners – featuring Charles Darwin – will expire at midnight on March 1, with figures from the Bank of England suggesting that there is more than £2bn worth of the old paper £10 notes in circulation From March […]

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