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    Is there a problem with OpenLearn? OpenLearn status updates

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    The Prosecutors

    Prosecutors tackle an organised criminal gang flying drugs into prisons and a modern slavery network.

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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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    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 some of these extraordinary animated law...
  • Exploring Religion in London

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

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    Inventing the Impossible: The Big Life Fix

    Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.

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    Leading inventors create ingenious solutions to everyday problems for people in desperate need.
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    More or Less

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    Tim Harford presents BBC Radio 4's surprising and refreshing guide to statistics in the news.

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    Smart cities

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    Diploma of Higher Education in Mathematical Sciences

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