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Author : Claire Hardaker, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Linguistics, Lancaster University Over the past month, the government crisis of “partygate” has escalated with every new headline about...

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Author : Clare Tweedy, Teaching Fellow in Neuroscience, University of Leeds Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be...

Thinking of welcoming a Ukrainian refugee into your home? Our research can help you...

Author : Sophie Alkhaled, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship, Lancaster University The UK government has announced a scheme allowing people to open up their homes to refugees fleeing...

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