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December 23, 2023

Watchdog won't act over serial Jewish Chronicle failures

The sham ‘regulator’ admits there are standards problems at Sir Robbie Gibb’s newspaper but insists – against all the evidence – that it has the matter under control, writes Brian Cathcart. “We...

Health benefits of global warming

  Global warming have dominated the media, and most western government policies, in recent years. The melting of Arctic ice and increasing green house effect, has lead to legislative initiatives such as the controvesial Kyoto agreement.Global war ...

New Year Pledges

Somebody who goes by the name of Anon said "A new year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." Maybe so, maybe not. It usually depends mostly on your will power. Most of us talk about making promises to stop bad habits ...

Texting Craze is A Plus

By Jemma TippingSurprising new research has revealed that young people's obsession with text messaging is actually improving their literacy rather than harming it. Previously experts thought that the mobile phone craze damaged spelling and writing abilitie ...

Googling Phenomenon

 Simply by typing someone's name into an Internet search engine you can find out almost anything about them. Jonathon Duffy of BBC News Online reveals how "singletons will 'google' a new boyfriend or girlfriend - to check them out."&nbs ...

Tescomania

Supermarket giant Tesco is growing larger and larger by the day. With 250,000 staff, 1,800 stores and the turnover of a medium-sized country, it now collects one in every eight retail pounds we spend. New branches are opening almost every day in Britain an ...

How to deal with mental health discrimination at work

Many people are understandably hesitant to tell their employers about a mental health problem, writes Pauline Dall from UK mental health charity Mind.In our survey last year one in five people said they were afraid that even mentioning they were stressed w ...

Millions of women worldwide trapped in prostitution

Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey The charity Fondation Scelles based in France, has released its latest report on sexual exploitation in which it links the oldest profession in the world directly to organised crime.According to the charity there are currently betw ...

Cute: but are pandas the world's most useless animals?

The arrival of two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, in Edinburgh has met with the sort of media attention normally reserved for Hollywood celebrities.This was heralded as a positive symbol of Chinese-British relations. But should we be wary of Chine ...

Canadians with mental illnesses denied entry to US

Sarah BridgeMore than a dozen Canadians have told the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office in Toronto within the past year that they were blocked from entering the United States after their records of mental illness were shared with the US Department of Hom ...

Some Russians still live in the USSR

Igor Bukker The opportunity for Russians to exchange a Soviet passport for the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation ended on July 1, 2004.Nevertheless, about 5,000 residents of the city of Sverdlovsk refused to exchange their old passports. Do ...

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