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Monday 10th December 2018

No-Deal Brexit will severely impact NHS delivery across devolved jurisdictions

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In the case of a 'No-Deal' scenario, it appears inevitable that there will be some impact on NHS delivery of services, recruitment of healthcare professionals and access to medicines.
Date:
Monday 10th December 2018
Friday 30th November 2018

Autumn train timetables - a leafy subject

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For railway commuters across England and Wales, December brings to an end the annual 'Leaf fall timetables' and the regular announcements of 'leaves on the line' causing delays.
Date:
Friday 30th November 2018
Thursday 22nd November 2018

Spanish flu: revisiting the world's most lethal pandemic

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Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection, Professor Robin May writes about "Spanish 'flu", or more accurately "Influenza H1N1 1918" - the most deadly infectious disease pandemic in history.
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Thursday 22nd November 2018
Friday 16th November 2018

Seeing the perfect me in Fantastic Beasts 2

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As the demands of beauty rise and appearance matters more, Professor Heather Widdows asks how society looks for the perfect me in movies like the Fantastic Beasts 2.
Date:
Friday 16th November 2018
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