Friday 11 December 2015

Health Futures - new learning for a life in health services

The NHS fails to recruit sufficient staff to fill all its vacancies, in nursing, some medical specialties and other clinical professions

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Wednesday 25 November 2015

Black Friday – is it a clever marketing ploy or a retail disaster?

In the local high streets and shopping centres store after store have sales on. But it is still several weeks to Christmas when buying at full price is supposed to be at its peak.

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Tuesday 17 November 2015

Terrorism and Political Violence

The very first thing I tell my students who choose to take my ‘Terrorism and Political Violence’ class is that terrorism never ends,

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Monday 28 September 2015

Res gestae – the prosecutor’s backdoor

One of the principal dangers of admitting hearsay evidence in court is that a witness’s veracity cannot be tested by cross-examination...

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Wednesday 23 September 2015

The Corbyn Factor

I attended the TUC conference in Brighton last week. The highlight was a speech by Jeremy Corbyn...

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Friday 18 September 2015

Northern Ireland’s troubles

The old gag about something being ‘déjà vu, all over again’, seems particularly apt in relation to the current problems in Northern Ireland...

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Tuesday 15 September 2015

The Battle of Britain 75 Years On

15th September 2015 marks 75 years since what is now known as the Battle of Britain day took place over the summer skies of Britain...

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Friday 04 September 2015

The Great Fall of China and the West Midlands

The crash of the Chinese stock market is sending shock waves around the world. In the murky world of global finance nobody really knows who is owed what until it is too late.

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Friday 04 September 2015

The principle of solidarity can prevent the death of migrants

The death toll of migrants at sea has increased over the summer. The dramatic situation is mainly caused by the conflicts in Syria, and the unstable situations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Eritrea.

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Thursday 04 June 2015

Reforming FIFA: We Have a Long Way to Go

Professor Graham Brooks, Professor in Criminology and Course Leader for MSc Cybercrime, School of Criminology

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Wednesday 06 May 2015

Manifestospeak: What can linguistic analysis tell us about politicians and their attitudes?

No doubt every politically conscious person in Britain has a pretty good idea by now of the main issues selected by the various political parties fighting each other for votes in the upcoming General Election. An obvious way of finding out what those issues are is to read the manifestos of each of the parties.

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Thursday 30 April 2015

Obesity and the election

Did you know there’s an election looming? Yes, I’m sure you did and I guess you all have your own pressing concerns that you are hoping will appear in the manifesto of your favourite party.

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Tuesday 21 April 2015

The Election and the NHS: promises, promises

The NHS would seem, temporarily at least, to be like the Queen and Alan Bennett- beyond reproach, almost untouchable.

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Tuesday 21 April 2015

Poverty and Wolverhampton: Why the general election should herald a new approach

Despite all the media coverage about a potential EU referendum, leaders’ debates, and even a recent newspaper exclusive about Nigel Farage’s coat, the main issue of the forthcoming election and the one that genuinely affects us most should be what can be done about poverty...

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Thursday 09 April 2015

Famous for 15 minutes. Almost.

"In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes". I almost was. But the balloon burst. I blame the BBC economics correspondent Robert Peston, and Radio Four's the Today Programme. They offered hope and then took it away.

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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Page 3 'banter culture'

We live in an instantaneous world, a culture of now. The story of the moment last week was that of the demise and speedy resurrection of the Page 3 Girl.

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