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The British PhD student who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on charges of spying has been pardoned and is now back in the UK. Matthew Hedges, a 31-year-old student at Durham University, was arrested at Dubai airp...

Durham student jailed for life in UAE for 'spying'

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In the weeks prior to this year's Remembrance Day, the president of the University of Southampton's student union sparke...

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock has argued that the arts are an 'indispensable tool' for doctors to help patients with me...

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Those who burnt a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower are clearly very sick individuals and ought to be shamed, but the m...

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The approach of Remembrance Day has spurred me to look over some notes I made during my visit to the former Nazi death c...

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The effect of cannabis consumption on UK mental health was brought to light in October as it was revealed that, in the ...

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The Powerlist details the 100 most influential black people in the UK. This list, or Powerlist—as it is called—shou...

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The number of university students graduating with first-class degrees is on the rise, creating fears that the value of a...

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We've all seen the films featuring glorious steam trains—passing alongside endless green fields—which boast spacious...

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