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Scarred for life

Scarred for life
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At a research meeting last week, a general practitioner who offers health checks to young, unaccompanied migrants, described his work. He had interviewed 44 young men from Afghanistan who all, report themselves to be in good health, with no special needs.
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20/06/2016

It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care

It's not unusual? Developing social business models in Welsh health and social care
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For over a decade, England has used social business models in health and social care as an attractive alternative to either state monopolies or privatisation. This includes the organisational models of social enterprise, co-operatives and micro enterprises, which are seen as having a healthy balance of social and business aims.
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20/06/2016

Hillary Clinton wins Democratic nomination: the experts react

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Eight years to the day after she conceded defeat to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton cemented her triumph over Bernie Sanders. Contributions from Dr Adam Quinn.
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17/06/2016

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity

African trial of Chadian dictator Habré is a landmark against impunity
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, Professor of African Politics. The trial of Chad's former dictator could provide a template for prosecutions of other African despots. Its success could be seen as a victory for African justice over international approaches.
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17/06/2016

Trump's response to Orlando massacre proves just how dangerous he is

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Written by Dr Adam Quinn. Many Republicans held out hope that Donald Trump would pivot to the centre for the general election. The opposite has happened.
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17/06/2016

Britain's moment to reflect: what would Jo Cox want us to think about?

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Written by Professor Scott Lucas. Here was an MP who dedicated herself to improving the world – focusing particularly on Syria. She had the right priorities.
Date:
17/06/2016

Birmingham in the Congo: Birmingham research showcased at history festival in Brazzaville

Birmingham in the Congo: Birmingham research showcased at history festival in Brazzaville
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Dr Berny Sèbe, Senior Lecturer in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, gave a keynote lecture at the third edition of the international history festival "Images & History" (Images & Histoire), which took place between 6 and 15 May in the capital of the Republic of the Congo.
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17/06/2016

The University of Birmingham and Nankai University agree research and teaching collaboration

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The University of Birmingham and Nankai University have signed a formal agreement to work together on research and teaching.
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16/06/2016

Should we stay or should we go? The food industry might like to let us know

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There have been many calls on the UK's food industry and grocery supermarket leaders to give a steer, but in the main no leading retailer executives are prepared to go on record regarding a possible Brexit and the impact on consumer prices on the high street. In a statement, supermarket chain Tesco said: 'The referendum on EU membership is a decision for the people of Britain. Whatever that decision is, our focus will continue to be on serving customers.' But how can consumers weigh up the options, when the cost of their grocery shopping basket will be affected either way?
Date:
16/06/2016

Should we stay or should we go? The food industry might like to let us know

Description
There have been many calls on the UK's food industry and grocery supermarket leaders to give a steer, but in the main no leading retailer executives are prepared to go on record regarding a possible Brexit and the impact on consumer prices on the high street. In a statement, supermarket chain Tesco said: 'The referendum on EU membership is a decision for the people of Britain. Whatever that decision is, our focus will continue to be on serving customers.' But how can consumers weigh up the options, when the cost of their grocery shopping basket will be affected either way?
Date:
16/06/2016
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