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QUICK QUIZ: A week in the world of showbiz and sport

Another busy week in the world of showbiz, music and sport.

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QUICK QUIZ: What’s hit the sports and showbiz headlines this week?

Another busy week in the world of sports and showbiz.

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QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days

It’s been a busy ol’ week again in the world of sports and showbiz.

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How much do you remember about Eldorado?

How much do you remember about Eldorado?

It was as bad as it was good but unfortunately it didn’t grace our TV screens for long.

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Technology addiction leading to relationship breakdowns

Technology addiction leading to relationship breakdowns

Too much time spent checking social media whilst on holiday could result in arguments and even relationship breakdowns for couples this summer, a new survey has revealed.

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QUICK QUIZ: Seven questions about the last seven days...

Welcome to an election free zone.

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New survey claims to reveal what women really want...

New survey claims to reveal what women really want...

It’s the age old question – what do women want in men?

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Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester [and now, the attacks on London Bridge] and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has, once again, been drawn to the role of western foreign policy, including that of the UK, as a driver of extremist violence.

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Six local Britain’s Got Talent success stories

Six local Britain’s Got Talent success stories

As the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent approaches, we take a look back at six times local acts have been successful on the show.

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QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

Here’s seven questions about the last seven days.

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Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Why British politicians keep swearing on the campaign trail

Sometimes it can be bloody difficult to make your point. It’s a daily problem for politicians, but the stakes change on the election campaign trail; and as the stakes change, so does the speech.

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ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their participation in the most basic democratic right available to British citizens.

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Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

It’s the weekend! Which can only mean one thing, quiz of the week time.

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ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

ELECTION 2017:Fact Check - if 30% more people under 25 vote, could the Conservatives lose the election?

An article on The Independent is being widely shared on social media suggesting that a 30% increase in turnout among 18 to 24-year-olds would make the election of a majority Conservative government on June 8 rather unlikely. It followed a tweet by Alan Firth, a linguist at Newcastle University, commenting on an article by the vice president of the National Union of Students, Shelly Asquith. When contacted by The Conversation, Firth said that the calculations made in The Independent article reflected his own.

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QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

QUICK QUIZ: Test your sports and showbiz knowledge

It’s the weekend! Which can only mean one thing, quiz of the week time.

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ELECTION 2017: Labour quizzed on costing of manifesto promises

Labour’s election manifesto launch was overshadowed by fresh questions over how it would pay for a string ambitious promises costing billions of pounds.

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TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

TV news coverage of the 2017 election isn’t giving you the full picture – especially about Jeremy Corbyn

Vox pops made up over one-third of all election news sources on the UK’s nightly television bulletins in the first week of the 2017 election campaign, our study has found. While politicians made up the majority of appearances, 36.4% of sources were members of the public expressing their views about the election.

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