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Rugby Injuries Tackled Head-on as Fans, Clubs and Ruling Bodies Put Renewed Focus on Player Safety

Tony Lennox reports on the ruck forming around rule changes to the rough-but-popular game of the oval ball. Hollywood legend Richard Burton had a true Welsh passion for rugby. He once said he’d rather play for his country at Cardiff

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David Hume’s Philosophy, Controversy, Superstition, Atheism — and Lucky Toes

The Scots philosopher’s sometimes divisive words gave him prominence in life, as in death. It’s ironic that a statue of the 18th Century Scottish historian and philosopher David Hume, situated at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, has earned a

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The ‘Miracle’ Plant Once Hailed as a Cure for Cancer: Tobacco’s Rise … and Fall

We’ve come a long way from the first importation of nicotiana tabacum, through early praise and TV ad campaigns to its eventual unmasking as an addictive drug. Tony Lennox puts that in his pipe… and writes. Aruggedly handsome man stands

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Is a Life of Luxury a Worthy Pursuit in the Modern Day?

Coco Chanel once said, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” She also noted: “Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.” So, what is luxury? The term

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Film Review – Blonde: Is Marilyn Biopic a Bombshell … or a Bust?

“Monroe is more than a sex symbol in new film”, one headlined review of Blonde declares. That must be why actress Ana de Armas spends half of the movie wearing no clothes. Director Andrew Dominik is so passionate about teaching

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Time to Talk Day – Supporting Staff with Mental Health this Winter

Time to Talk Day falls on Thursday 2nd February 2023 and is a charity led initiative that aims to break the social stigma of speaking about our own mental health – whether that is at home or in the office.

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Think Big and Buckle-Up for a Fast-Paced, Pithy Memoir

Book Review: Kick Up Some Dust by Bernie Marcus The life and times of entrepreneur Bernie Marcus, and the message that yes, we can all make a difference.  Like a wild mustang in a corral, Bernie Marcus has certainly kicked

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VR Headsets, Cyborgs and Legal Wrangles: Welcome to the Virtual Music World

AI takes a starring role in entertainment, from deceased stars performing from beyond the grave to digitally created rappers. What if you could harness the power of AI to create the perfect modern rapper? Well, someone tried — and the

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We Do Love to be Beside the Seaside, and Fashion is So Much Better For That

As well as health benefits — although not in the way the Victorians prescribed — Britain’s coast has provided sartorial and design inspiration through the ages. As an island nation, Britain has channelled the coastal couture vibe via brands such

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The Devil’s in the Detail for Prada, Which Never Goes Out of Fashion

Sustainability is the new watchword for a brand that’s staked its place in our imaginations and desires. For those who grew up in the noughties, the mention of Prada may call to mind Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep, New York

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