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Thursday 19th October 2017

Foodbanks should not be the new normal

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Kayleigh Garthwaite discusses how foodbanks are becoming a normalised part of British culture.
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Thursday 19th October 2017
Thursday 12th October 2017

Is Mental Health First Aid the magic bullet?

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Karen Newbigging, Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Policy and Management, discusses mental health and the announcement of a new £15 million programme designed to help train people to provide basic 'mental health' support.
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Thursday 12th October 2017
Thursday 5th October 2017

Catalonia: more than 2 million vote for independence despite Spanish crackdown

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Despite attempts by Spanish authorities and security service to block Sunday's independence referendum, more than 2.2 million of 5.3 million registered voters – a turnout of almost 43 per cent – cast ballots that could be tallied, according to Catalonia's officials.
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Thursday 5th October 2017
Thursday 28th September 2017

Some Lines on National Poetry Day

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Dr Luke Kennard, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, shares his thoughts on his "complicated" feelings towards National Poetry Day.
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Thursday 28th September 2017
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