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Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s... More…
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What we Have Seen Lockdown having an interesting impact on one of our editors and companion animal New regulations from the public health agency of Sweden – a maximum of one person per table in food courts Covid-19 info in ten... More…
Race commission report: the rights and wrongs

Race commission report: the rights and wrongs

Confusion and outrage greeted the UK government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report. As opponents grapple with some of the more alarming findings, such as its assertion that there is little evidence of institutional racism in the UK, critiques and... More…
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What we have seen COVID Vaccine Centre Cinemas are places of collective joy, of a community of strangers coming together to enjoy the spectacle. It’s so sad when they shut. Quaintly old school message! Dogs hate lockdown as well Even... More…
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What we have seen Poster in public toilet – there’s nothing that says “Christmas” like anti-terrorist vigilance! Nice to worry about something else for a change, I suppose. Government messages about COVID getting more and more confusing N22 Lockdown: Faith,... More…
The Worst of 2020 - The Year of COVID-19

The Worst of 2020 – The Year of COVID-19

The year 2020 has been pretty wild. After the Tory landslide victory in the 2019 general election, we knew that 2020 would be bad, but little did we know how bad.  In January the first reports began to circulate of... More…
Gallery (with a substantial meal special)

Gallery (with a substantial meal special)

What is a Substantial Meal?  As lockdown 2 ends in England, many places will be moving into Tier 2 restrictions, where one can only purchase a drink if you also purchase a ‘substantial meal’.  This has led the editors of... More…
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What We Have Seen Let’s not distance the social! In light of recent events important to note that there are other ‘White Houses’ around.  This one, in Oxford, is being taken over by the Tap Social Movement which grew out... More…
Self-Harm: Response and Reaction

Self-Harm: Response and Reaction

Self-harm is clinically referred to as Non-Suicidal Self-Injury.  It is described as an act which causes direct harm to the body but one where the focus is harm itself and not some other goal. Research into self-harm over the last... More…
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What we have seen Pod Dinning “You have the right to paid overtime! Union members will not work for free.” Swedish University teachers and researchers campaign. The great hope for the weekend! From https://www.flyingleaps.co.uk/ Seen at a bus stop in... More…
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What we have seen Lay Virology – washing the shopping bags Advice to library visitors (Sweden) 28 Weeks Later; still advertising March events in October Some type of grim metaphor of our times. Party shop has gone out of business... More…
Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

It will have come as little surprise to many that the current Government is nasty. Indeed even columnists for the Times newspaper openly state that  – ‘Tories are expected to be bastards — this is priced in’.  Some who voted... More…