Feeling foxy: did people power influence controversial vote?

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Just 24 hours ago, there appeared to be a strong likelihood that foxhunting would make a return in the United Kingdom. The alleged “sport” of chasing and ultimately killing terrified animals was outlawed by the Labour Government more than a decade ago. However, only two months after winning a surprise overall majority in the 2015…Read the full article…

Close to home: why everybody needs good neighbours

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Do the names Madge Bishop, Joe Mangel and Susan Kennedy ring any bells? #156016431 / gettyimages.com Much like an overwhelming majority of British twenty-somethings, my adolescence and student days were inextricably linked to the Australian soap opera, Neighbours. For more than a decade, I watched with relish the daily occurrences of suburban life on Ramsay…Read the full article…

Human slavery: a 21st century global concern

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“Sin? There is no sin. Man does how he pleases with his property.” So says Edwin Epps, one of many despicable villains in Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning 2013 historical epic 12 Years A Slave. This beautifully crafted and powerfully acted biopic brings to the screen a tale that is almost two centuries old…Read the full article…