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How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK?

How are life-chances of children at risk in the UK? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 15 Sep 2014
Five out of 1,000 children in the UK will not live until their fifth birthday, reports Dick Skellington.

New Scotland, new democracy?

New Scotland, new democracy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 10 Sep 2014
It is hope and fear that continue to drive the Scottish debate rather than evidence-based politics, argues Bram Gieben.

Is it time we had a maximum wage?

Is it time we had a maximum wage? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Updated 08 Sep 2014
With executive pay spiraling, should government introduce a maximum wage? writes Dick Skellington.

Should we get paid for cycling to work?

Should we get paid for cycling to work? Copyrighted image Credit: Gary Edwards
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Sep 2014
A pilot scheme in France should be copied here, writes Dick Skellington.

Refugee figures now higher than at the end of the World War II

Refugee figures now higher than at the end of the World War II Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 01 Sep 2014
As the refuge crisis in Syria reaches 3 million we need to find a global response to record world refugee numbers, writes Dick...

Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy?

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Roadkill: What is an animal’s greatest enemy? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 28 Aug 2014
As vehicle numbers rise so too does the number of animals left dead on our roads, writes Dick Skellington.            

The silly season is upon us

The silly season is upon us Creative commons image Credit: Gary Edwards
Updated 26 Aug 2014
Dick Skellington invites readers to pick a winner from this summer's improbable array of silly season stories.

Thinking outside the box: Resolving the Palestinian problem

Thinking outside the box: Resolving the Palestinian problem Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 22 Aug 2014
Dick Skellington talks to Middle East scholar Professor Hovhanness Israel Pilikian about how to start the process of reconciliation and peace.

Did the Chancellor outwit his critics - or out borrow them?

Did the Chancellor outwit his critics - or out borrow them? Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain
Updated 18 Aug 2014
Despite a fragile recovery, with earnings stagnating, Alan Shipman warns we may be facing an indefinite period of austerity.