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Colombia’s battle with heritage

Both national and international bodies hope to bring a close to the violent disturbances in Colombia which threaten peace across South America. However, is Colombia’s anger aimed at it’s irredeemable history, and can it be reclaimed by modern Colombians?

Why the government must focus on happiness

“Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product” proclaimed Bhutanese King, Jigme Singye Wangchuk of Bhutan, in 1972. Whilst a simple, this statement completely revolutionised governmental policy. Traditionally, governments solely focused on the economy, believing a strong economy enables them to achieve their

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Bristol’s £37k Silent Tree

As part of our glorious reign as European Green Capital 2015 (a marvellous award invented by politicians to pat each other on the back), Bristol City Council has sweetly paid £37,000 of Bristolians’ money to record a tree dropping its nuts for an art installation.