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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Proud to be British

This year has been a busy one here in the UK, with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics – and now the Paralympic Games are only days away. 

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Fifty Shades of Grey Loses Out To Unlikely Pair

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of months, I’m sure you’ve heard about Fifty Shades of Grey and the trilogy’s reign at the top of the bestsellers list. E. L. James’ erotic bestsellers, which have been at the top of Amazon’s UK book chart for the last 16 weeks, have finally been toppled by the (arguably) less sexy Hairy Bikers.

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Dispelling the ‘Miserable Monday’ Myth

The Boomtown Rats don’t like them, the Bangles think they’re manic and New Order find them blue, but new research has found that you’re just as likely to experience feelings of stress and unhappiness on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as you are on Monday.

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Brits Revealed As Fussiest Eaters

A new study, commissioned by Hotpoint, has revealed the top ten most hated foods for Brits are as follows:

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Are A-levels what they used to be?

A-level exams are in the news again. It seems reforms are on the way and I think rightly so. Top universities are saying that they will be strengthened by fewer resits, final exams instead of modules and content that is more stretching.

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An overwhelming world

I am by no means a technophobe and I accept that some advancements in technology are for the greater good.

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An equitable balance? The landscape of the UK under the coalition government

Often seen as swimming against the tide in the mainstream of UK politics, coalition governments have never been popular with the British people. Before the present arrangement was concocted between the Tories and the Liberal Democrats, the last time a coalition occupied the corridors of Whitehall the world was convulsing to the march of the Nazi war machine.

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