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Are food labels making us fat? Shoppers are making poor healthy eating choices because nutritional info is too confusing

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A recent study conducted by Sheena Leek and Isabelle Szmigin of the Department of Marketing has been featured in the Daily Mail. The research highlights how efforts to reduce obesity and promote a healthy diet are being hampered by confusing nutritional information on food packaging.
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06/07/2015
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News from School of Social Policy

Tenth anniversary of 7/7 bombings

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The tenth anniversary of the 7/7 London terror attacks will rightly focus on the sheer horror of the day's unfolding events and tragic loss of life - comment from Chris Allen.
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07/07/2015
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News from School of Education

Research from the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues highlighted in BBC report

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A recent article on the BBC News site - How do you instil good character? - discussing how good character may be taught, particularly in schools, referenced research undertaken by the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues.
Date:
05/06/2015
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News from School of Government and Society

Blog: Do 'sticky' institutions always survive? The demise of the Audit Commission

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Written by Katherine Tonkiss. "The Audit Commission played a central role in the audit, inspection, performance improvement and regulation of local authorities (and other public service providers) in England for over thirty years. Operating at arm's length from government, it thrived under the efficiency and performance improvement agendas of successive Conservative and Labour governments, growing into a large and powerful public body."
Date:
24/06/2015
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