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Superstitious? Not me!

Are you superstitious? I’m not, but today I’m crossing my fingers, my eyes and toes and if I had a rabbit’s foot I’d be wearing it as an earring! I’m do hope that bad things come in threes, because yesterday three very inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive...

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Food safety matters

One of the first things I learned from my parents when I was little was not to eat any berries, fruits and mushrooms from the countryside without checking with a grown-up first. The bright crimson holly berries we use to decorate our homes at Christmas may look...

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Language learning plunges in the United Kingdom

 The British are well-known for not being very good at languages. According to the British Council, 62% of the population admit to only speaking English. This could be because in Europe, English is the most widely-spoken foreign language, and 51% of citizens of the...

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Xenophobia, compassion, the refugee crisis

 According to international aid organisations, an estimated 20 people are forced to flee due to conflict, persecution or war every MINUTE, and 25.4 million of 65.5 forcibly displaced people worldwide are refugees.Equally shocking is the growing anti-refugee and...

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