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Period poverty: why one in ten young women struggle to afford pads and tampons

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A survey by the charity Plan International UK found that one in ten girls or women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons.
Date:
17 October 2017

New Birmingham Fellow wins prestigious award

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Newly appointed Birmingham Fellow in Social Policy, Dr Kayleigh Garthwaite, has been awarded the Peter Townsend Prize from the British Academy for her book, 'Hunger Pains: life inside foodbank Britain' which examines the lives of people using a Trussell Trust foodbank in Stockton-on-Tees, North East England.
Date:
03 October 2017

Smoking bans are sparking a rise in violence and disorder in UK prisons

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There have been numerous reports of riots and violent clashes in UK prisons this year. It's always difficult to pinpoint the causes of such flash-points, but an outbreak of violence at the privately run HMP Birmingham in September suggests that the prison smoking ban could be partially to blame after prisoners were reportedly heard chanting "we want burn" – which is slang for tobacco.
Date:
20 September 2017

National Action what I discovered about the ideology of Britain's violent neo-Nazi youth movement

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Chris Allen in The Conversation: Five serving members of the army have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to National Action.
Date:
16 September 2017

The Conversation Channel 4's The State disturbing and accurate reminder of idealism gone wrong

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Chris Allen in The Conversation: on Channel 4's The State. Criticisms that Peter Kosminsky's drama about Islamic State is propaganda are wide of the mark.
Date:
16 September 2017

Professor Paul Burstow announced as new chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence

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Professor of Mental Health Policy Paul Burstow has been appointed as the new chair of national improvement agency and charity the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Date:
28 July 2017
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