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More people could be killed from an economic recession than from the Coronavirus

Experts have warned that the health effects of shutting down the UK economy may kill more people than the Coronavirus.  In a historic conference on Monday 23rd March 2020, the Prime Minister of England, Boris Johnson, urged the public to stay away from pubs, restaurants and theatres and to work from home in a bid …

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Trump, Facebook and Twitter – The Tale of an Executive Order

In relation to the large-scale BLM protests in the US prompted by the killing of George Floyd last month, President Trump took time off his day to tweet the following: ‘‘When the looting starts the shooting starts”. His tweet has understandably been the subject of public outrage, not only because of the violent nature of …

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The future of Primark – will it survive the effects of the pandemic?

Monday, 15 June, 8am: a long, socially distanced queue is patiently waiting, after three months of sorrow, to re-enter the long awaited paradise – Primark. After the great news that non-essential shops can now open, eager customers prepared to claim their goods queued outside of Primark shops from the early hours of the morning. Is …

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COVID-19: A Catalyst for Shifting Attitudes Towards the Environment?

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed unprecedented months of crisis, fake news and global tragedy. Many of us have never lived through – and may never live through again – a pandemic which completely upheaves our daily lives. Emerging from this upheaval is a shifting change in attitude towards holidays abroad, purchasing fast-fashion …

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The Electric Truck Market: Tesla, Nikola… or Hyliion?

Just a few years back Tesla was praised by the newspapers for creating a ‘micro-monopoly’ over the luxury electric-cars market, but now it is facing more and more competition when it comes to the production of electric trucks. After going public earlier this month, Nikola’s stock has seen a huge increase and investors regard it …

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Ancient fish fossils: hidden gems to uncover historic global climate change?

fossil, petrification, stone

Having always loved history and with that, archaeology, this article excites me! Before you think that this is just another article about the environment and global warming, think to yourself: when have I read an article about the relationship between ancient fossilised fish remains, rare metals, climate change and renewables before? Probably never!  The pot …

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Hungary’s Orbán becomes a de-facto dictator

Hungary Dictator

What happened? The Hungarian parliament has voted in the face of the coronavirus pandemic to allow the government of Victor Orbán to rule by decree indefinitely. This decree gives the prime minister free rein to combat the virus but raises questions as to how it will be used.  The decree, which passed with a two-thirds …

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Pass Me The Remote: How COVID-19 is affecting Televised Media

There has been an age old saying that life imitates art. However, the ongoing pandemic presents an argument for the opposite. Television content has continued to evolve during the darkest periods of history and the current health crisis proves the industry remains resilient.  According to Johns Hopkins Universities Coronavirus Research Center, the virus has claimed …

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Coronavirus and the increase of cybersecurity risks

ransomware, cyber crime, malware

Three things are certain on this earth: the first is death, the second is taxes and the third is that the modern workplace cannot survive without technology. Technology has normally been referred to as a drain on resources by high ranking officials however, it is now the driving force that is supporting the economy, if …

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COVID-19 : More trouble for the retail sector?

shopping, fashion, purchasing

The UK government introduced various measures to financially support companies that are struggling due to COVID-19. One of the measures is the three-month moratorium (ban) on tenant eviction for non-payment of rent. The government has also provided £330bn worth of loans to support businesses and encourage borrowing during this difficult time. However, we’ve seen several …

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