Tag Archives: United Kingdom

05Jul/24

UK election: Tory downfall is democracy rectifying its mistakes

Stephen Barber, University of East London

Democracies are no better than other forms of government at avoiding catastrophic mistakes. But they are much more effective at rectifying them. While the 2024 British general election might have seemed a long time coming, as the country meandered from one failure to the next, the utter scale of defeat for the Conservatives is testament to the ability of a democratic system to reject, reverse and renew.

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29Jun/24

Election 2024: these are the races to watch

Oliver Heath, Royal Holloway University of London and Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth

As the country gears up for the election, all eyes are on the bellwether constituencies that historically reflect the broader national mood.

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26May/24

Difference between Cockney, Mancunians, scousers, and Geordies

May 24, 2024 /Human Interest —  While these terms are widely used, they aren’t quite tribes – they refer to people from specific areas in England with distinct accents and cultural identities. Here’s a breakdown: Continue reading

21May/24

The full report from the Inquiry is available: Infected Blood

May 21, 2024 /health/ — The Infected Blood Inquiry in the UK concluded in 2024. Here are some of the key takeaways:

  • Thousands infected: Over 30,000 people in the UK were infected with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood products, mainly in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Government failings: The inquiry found failings by the government at the time, including a slow response to the risks of infected blood and a lack of transparency.
  • Compensation: The government committed to interim compensation of £100,000 for those infected or their bereaved partners.
  • Final report: The full report from the Inquiry is available on their website: Infected Blood Inquiry website

This scandal has had a devastating impact on thousands of lives in the UK. The Inquiry’s findings aim to bring closure and ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

20May/24

The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry

May 20, 2024 /Health/ — p class=”first-token” data-sourcepos=”1:1-1:23″>The final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry is not available yet, though there have been two interim reports published (https://www.infectedbloodinquiry.org.uk/). Continue reading

09May/24

Does ejaculating often reduce your risk of prostate cancer?

Daniel Kelly, Sheffield Hallam University

In terms of men’s health issues, prostate cancer features high on the agenda. It’s the second most diagnosed cancer in men globally – closely followed by lung cancer. And it’s the most common cancer in men in the UK.

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17Apr/24

UK the Most Suited Market in Europe for Electric Vehicles Despite Current Pessimism, New Geotab® Report Finds

Geotab Inc. (“Geotab”), a global market leader in connected transportation solutions, has found that two-thirds of vehicles (cars and vans) operated by private and public sector organisations in the UK are ready to go electric — contrary to increasing industry and media pessimism around electric vehicle (EV) adoption. Continue reading

03Apr/24

Food fraud is a growing economic and health issue – but AI and blockchain technology can help combat it

Adrian Gepp, Bangor University and Milind Tiwari, Charles Sturt University

A multi-billion pound criminal enterprise lurks amid our supermarket shelves. Food crime not only harms our wallets but threatens public health. It includes activities such as mislabelling a product, replacing a food or ingredient with another substance that is inferior, and even poisoning.

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20Mar/24

JAMESON LAUNCHES CONNECTS F.C. A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY THROUGH FOOTBALL

Jameson, as proud Official Partner of the English Football League (EFL), is delighted to introduce Connects FC. The initiative is designed to leverage the transformative power of football to create a community of like-minded people, spanning multiple generations. Over 25 million people across the UK, from all walks of life, have reported instances of feeling disconnected from society[1]. Jameson, a brand that has always been committed to making the world a more welcoming place, is stepping up to help unite those who aren’t feeling the love. Continue reading

18Mar/24

Half the world will vote in 2024, but how many elections will be fair?

Toby James, University of East Anglia and Holly Ann Garnett, Royal Military College of Canada

This year has been widely proclaimed to be the year of elections, with national elections expected in at least 64 countries. This means that half of the world’s population will have the opportunity to change their government, choose their representatives and indirectly shape policy. It began as a year of hope – and the prospect of democratic empowerment.

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