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  • International health service: How the NHS has always relied on overseas labour

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    Potential NHS staff from outside of European Economic Area (EEA) will shortly find it easier to secure permission to work in the UK. Yet doctors...
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  • Where does the law stand on universities being quizzed about what they teach about Brexit?

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    Earlier this year Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris requested Univeristy course documents on Brexit from Vice Chancellors. Is this legal? Anne Wesemann...
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    The Prosecutors

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    Prosecutors tackle an organised criminal gang flying drugs into prisons and a modern slavery network.
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  • Why we no longer need melted-down bracelets to make bullets (or build roads)

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    While austerity isn’t over, governments have stopped trying to scare us about the scale of their debts – thanks to a big change in the way economies make...
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    How is Milton Keynes a ‘smart’ city?

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    What is a ‘smart city’, and how is smart rooted into Milton Keynes’ past and future?

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    What is a ‘smart city’, and how is smart rooted into Milton Keynes’ past and future?
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    Five Equity, Trust and Land Law Cases You Should Know

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    From gagging a kiss and tell story to the issues around the statement 'finders keepers', take a look at...

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    From gagging a kiss and tell story to the issues around the statement 'finders keepers', take a look at some of these extraordinary animated law...
  • What do you know about psychosis?

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    There's plenty of misconceptions when it comes to the subject of psychosis. Now find out if you can identify between fact and fiction.
  • Exploring Religion in London

    By Professor John Wolffe, Dr John Maiden

    Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

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    Take a guided tour around 8 of London’s principal religious buildings in full 360° detail.

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    Looking globally: the future of education

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    Water in the UK

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    How can we best think about and live sustainably within natural and built...

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