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News Reviews from 2016

Floods in UKFlooded out December

by Mark Iddon

 

The month of December 2015 experienced the most rainfall in a calendar month in Scotland, Wales and North West England for over 100 years. As the persistent rain fell on already drenched hills the rivers swelled and burst their banks to cause extensive flooding of towns and villages in Cumbria and Yorkshire causing damage to property, roads and bridges along with power cuts and means of sanitation.

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News Reviews from 2016

Healthy Living and Dry January

Healthy Living and Dry January

by Simon Belt

 

Christmas and New Year is a great time for most people to relax away from work, let your hair down with friends and family, and eat drink and be merry. Well it used to be until the wannabe Victorian patricians thought of a new party game - prod and poke the proles.

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News Reviews from 2016

FIRST TUESDAY News Reviews from 2015

The First Tuesday discussions on current affairs aim to provide attendees with a way of developing and testing their understanding of a range of current affairs topics; improving their journalistic capabilities so that they can write opinion or comment style articles for the regional or national media or blogs, respond with a thoughtful angle on radio chat shows, TV talk shows or maybe just have an interesting angle to respond at work with.

 

The topics discussed in November were:

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News Reviews from 2015

Tax credits and the House of LordsWhy retain tax credits or the Lords?

by Mark Iddon


On Monday, 26th October, the unelected House of Lords overruled the elected House of Commons and voted to delay the reform of Working Tax Credits (WTC). News of this was greeted with applause by predominantly labour supporters who saw it as a victory for compassion for low income families against the nasty Tories.

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Germaine Greer speaksWoman of the year?

by Simon Belt

 

Transgender has been in the news a lot this last year, and this week had a few stories of prominence where transgender was the key component. Glamour magazine gave Caitlyn Jenner The Transgender Champion award, Germaine Greer withdrew from speaking at Cardiff University when the Women's Society launched a campaign to have her dis-invited, and the case of Tara Hudson who was sent to HMP Bristol starkly posed the issue of how the authorities decide on the status of transgender individuals.

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