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Category Archives: Current Affairs

Why do we think Friday the 13th is unlucky?

Many superstitious types were probably slightly on edge during the recent Friday the 13th – but where does this bad luck fear come from?

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Nervous flyers don’t read on…

Please fasten your seatbelts as we are about to experience some turbulence – even more than usual.

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What is in a name?

The inspirations that people use when it comes to finding names for their children or pets is something I find fascinating.

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Underdogs triumph in Booker shortlist

I love a good underdog story, who doesn’t?

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Reach out and be nice on the roads

The way we open our car doors can really save lives.

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Another lose for the bullies!

We all love it when the bullies get beaten, don’t we?

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Marmite mystery solved?

I only need to say love it or hate it and you instantly know what I am talking about – it’s that controversial spread called Marmite of course.  Now scientists at the Exercise and Nutritional Genomics Research Centre…

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Gender neutral or nonsense?

As children return to school this week after the summer holidays, one comprehensive has already managed to hit the headlines and divide opinion with its uniform policy.

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Thatcher statue blocked

Margaret Thatcher was certainly a figure that divided opinion and plans for a statue of the ‘Iron Lady’ have proved to be just as controversial.

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Upturn in young people going under the knife

I have never understood the appeal of plastic surgery.

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