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Rohingya plight

Almost six weeks since the mass exodus of the Rohingya minority in Myanmar (formerly Burma) began, the United Nations say the total number of refugees in Bangladesh has now risen above 501,000. And still this figure rises.

A silent killer?

Luke Bennett investigates the issues surrounding worsening CO2 emissions, examining the benefits of proposed traffic-free zones.

The call for London independence

With ideas of independence firmly in people’s minds, is it time Londoners fought for independence from the UK? With over 180,000 people signing a petition calling for “Londependence” it is certainly time for the capital’s relationship with the rest of the country to be discussed.

Bristol for Europe: Indispensable or irresponsible?

Flags waving, banners held high; were it not for megaphones and high-vis jackets you would be forgiven for thinking you had entered the set of Les Mis. However, this “#StopBrexit rally” in Bristol was not a call of revolution, but a protest against the “misrepresentation” of the will of the people.

The death of modern democracy?

Since the controversial candidate Donald Trump was elected to the White House, there has been a distinct rise in political violence, most notably in the western hemisphere. Is this the end of modern democracy?