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Trigger Happy? The culture of gun ownership in the US

Aug 6, 2016 Comments Off on Trigger Happy? The culture of gun ownership in the US

When my partner Bill encounters a bad driver I plead with him not to hoot. “Remember we’re in America,” I say. “They might have a gun.”

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One year down, two to go…student life in London

Jun 3, 2016 Comments Off on One year down, two to go…student life in London

I’ve officially finished my first year of university. The initial exams are behind me and the results are a looming source of anxiety that I’m pushing firmly to the back of my mind.

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Invisible Wind Factory

Blown Away in Liverpool: From Kazimier to Invisible Wind Factory

Jun 1, 2016 Comments Off on Blown Away in Liverpool: From Kazimier to Invisible Wind Factory

There really was nowhere quite like the Kazimier.

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One Nation Under God? Religion in America

May 5, 2016 Comments Off on One Nation Under God? Religion in America

The restaurant was buzzing with a smart after-work crowd. The professional looking women on the next table settled their bills. Then they held hands, bowed their heads, and said a prayer before heading home.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

It’s Not Grim Up North

Apr 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s Not Grim Up North

‘As you dry your clothes once again
Upon the radiator
What makes Britain great
Makes Manchester yet greater’

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Salty Kiss

Brew North: Salty Kiss Gooseberry Gose by Magic Rock

Apr 22, 2016 Comments Off on Brew North: Salty Kiss Gooseberry Gose by Magic Rock

God knows how much time has passed since I last saw a gooseberry. It seems to me that nations have risen, civilisations have collapsed and entire continents have drifted apart since I last set eyes on any of those translucent little fellows in their furry phlegm-coloured jackets.

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Central Library, Manchester by Andrew Moor

An Ode to the North

Apr 15, 2016 Comments Off on An Ode to the North

An unfortunate flirtation with glandular fever left me bedbound for most of the Christmas holidays, meaning this Easter is the first time I’ve really spent time in Manchester since moving down South.

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Kua 'Aina Breakfast

Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

Mar 13, 2016 Comments Off on Food, glorious(ly cheap) food!

It’s no secret that life in the capital comes at a high cost. The student loan may be higher here, but it certainly doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

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Bicoastal

Bicoastal Blues: A Tale of Two US Cities

Feb 23, 2016 Comments Off on Bicoastal Blues: A Tale of Two US Cities

I’m just back from the eyeball-hurting, freezing cold of New York where my senses were assaulted by screeching subway trains, honking cars, the pitiful sight of panhandlers on corners, and the smells of garbage and cheap pizza.

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Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

Feb 12, 2016 Comments Off on Chips ‘n’ Gravy: New Year, New London

Promises are made to be broken, so it naturally follows that New Year resolutions are too.

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