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Autumn 2022 - to be posted soon:
Free speech on campus: The slow passage of the bill.
Part 2/2: We continue our coverage of the law aimed at protecting free speech in universities with a debate between academics and legal experts, as a new government takes up the cudgels.
Summer 2022 - to be posted soon:
Dental tourism: The pros and cons of overseas treatment.
As NHS dental practices pull the plug on taking new adult patients, we talk to health specialists in one continental city about what people should do when seeking an overseas appointment.
Spring 2022 - Revised Version:
Project Apollo: The story of an international rescue effort.
Four ex-British military volunteers describe their high-risk mercy missions to supply aid and take mothers and children from Ukraine's front lines to new safe houses - and why Brexit poses a bureaucratic threat.
New Year 2022:
Crime-fighters beware! Don't let them unmask your face!
As European governments come under pressure to lift social distancing rules, we throw a spotlight onto a new law that's designed to keep an army of citizen crime-fighters masked up for the foreseeable future.
September 2021:
Free speech on campus: A good idea or a recipe for trouble?
Part 1/2: The UK government's proposals to give students, staff and visitors legal rights to free speech on campus carries penalties for colleges and students unions which fail to comply. Is it workable? We look at the draft Bill.
June 2021:
Your right to know: UK council budgets in the spotlight
Local taxpayers and journalists have a brief opportunity this summer to investigate how UK councils have spent cash during the pandemic . Do you know your rights, and what issues can you probe by yourself?
March 2021:
A new British passport: Book, document, import or export?
British citizens resident in the EU face extra security hurdles if they need to renew an expiring UK passport, in the face of tighter customs controls post-Brexit and ongoing pandemic travel restrictions.
December 2020:
Home-working & I.T. safety: Must it be a security headache?
Software systems allowing managers to monitor employees who work at home need not be as intrusive as some critics suggest. We talk to CEO Piotr Kubiak about the advantages of a leading I.T. solution for bosses and workers.
October 2020:
Learning the lessons: How to train teachers in a pandemic
Thousands have embarked on new teaching careers after attending British Council courses. Trainer Declan Cooley outlines moves to online instruction. Plus: Lugano update from Farrer & Co law partner Hendrik Puschmann.
September 2020:
The riddle of Brexit, Lugano Day and a looming 'Italian torpedo'
Brexit risks leaving British businesses in legal limbo over enforcing cross-border compensation claims in commercial courts. Will the UK's bid to stay in another continental accord succeed or fail? The EU's verdict is imminent.
July 2020:
The 'double whammy' facing foreign students in the UK
International undergraduates risk losing property left in dorms as Covid-19 struck, plus future rent guarantee woes. Ex-Uni boss John Simons and lawyer Nicola Fairburn reflect on a dilemma for managers, students and families.
June 2020:
The unfolding crisis for the UK's English summer schools
Business acquisitions consultant James Dixey and summer school director Harry Hortyn describe how Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on a £1.4bn industry, and what owners need to do to survive and attract students in the future.

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Investigating Local Govt Spending


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Bookshelf Recommendations
Specialist Journalism
Edited by Barry Turner & Richard Orange
Published by Routledge, Oxfordshire
Combining 'how-to' skills with reflection on the place of each specialism in the industry, this guide features the skills needed to cover specialist areas, including writing sports reports, reviewing the arts, and explaining complex scientific concepts. The book discusses how specialist journalists have contributed to the mainstream news agenda, as well as analysing how different issues have been covered, such as global warming, crime trends and the celebrity culture in sport.
   
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