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Almost half all city children live in poorest areas

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Families are being urged to join the fight against child poverty in Birmingham as a report today revealed that nearly half of all under-18s in the city live in the country's poorest areas.
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23/07/2015

Reflections on Cameron's 5 year strategy for tackling Islamist extremism

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Earlier this week, David Cameron set out his government's five-year strategy for defeating Islamist extremism.
Date:
22/07/2015

Seven day working in the NHS

Seven day working in the NHS
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The Secretary of State for Health has caused quite a stir. Jeremy Hunt's speech last Thursday has created waves of reaction (and not just from the medical profession).
Date:
22/07/2015

Pathways through transition: life after compulsory education for young people with vision impairment

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Dr Graeme Douglas and Rachel Hewett from VICTAR along with Rory Cobb and Sue Keil from the RNIB recently ran a joint conference to share the findings of on-going research on the post-16 transition experience of young people with vision impairment.
Date:
22/07/2015

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2015

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From smarter diagnostics for prostate cancer to tackling food security in India and more...
Date:
22/07/2015

Birmingham Qur'an manuscript dated among the oldest in the world

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A Qur'an manuscript held by the University of Birmingham has been placed among the oldest in the world thanks to modern scientific methods.
Date:
22/07/2015

Budget 2015: Experts respond

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In a recent article in 'The Conversation', Karen Rowlingson, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, gave her expert reaction to the budget, along with other academics in a variety of fields.
Date:
21/07/2015

Graduate employability continues to rise at Birmingham

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The University of Birmingham has been named among the top five UK institutions for graduate employment. Data from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) shows that almost 87 per cent of Birmingham's leavers were in graduate-level jobs or further education within six months of graduating. These figures from the 2014/15 academic year are the University's strongest results yet and place Birmingham fourth nationally for graduate employment.
Date:
21/07/2015

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry
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Nicholas John Wheeler, University of Birmingham and Matias Spektor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Latin America's two biggest players spent much of the 1980s in a low-grade arms race – and they both had nuclear aspirations. How did they manage to diffuse the tension?
Date:
20/07/2015

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry

How Brazil and Argentina defused their nuclear rivalry
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Nicholas John Wheeler, University of Birmingham and Matias Spektor, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Latin America's two biggest players spent much of the 1980s in a low-grade arms race – and they both had nuclear aspirations. How did they manage to diffuse the tension?
Date:
20/07/2015
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