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Thursday 8th May 2014

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle

Words, like sculptures, are sites of struggle
Description
During the recent upheavals in Ukraine, the global media has reported periodically on street protests that focus on statues in public spaces. By March 2014, news outlets were noting that an interactive map produced by protesters had recorded the toppling of more than 100 statues of Lenin across the country.
Date:
Thursday 8th May 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law
Thursday 1st May 2014

Playing with fire: peril of Britain's obsession with gambling

Playing with fire: peril of Britain's obsession with gambling
Description
The government has this week announced increased powers for local authorities to refuse new licences for betting shops and impose extra controls on machine gambling.
Date:
Thursday 1st May 2014
Thursday 24th April 2014

Are Fukushima's children developing thyroid cancer?

Are Fukushima's children developing thyroid cancer?
Description
There have been a number of alarming media reports in recent weeks, citing significant increases in the number of children in Fukushima diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Date:
Thursday 24th April 2014
Thursday 17th April 2014

Operation Trojan Horse: examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Operation Trojan Horse: examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools
Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Birmingham City Council has subsequently announced that it intends to freeze the recruitment of school governors and appoint a new chief adviser to deal specifically with the allegations.
Date:
Thursday 17th April 2014
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