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Charlotte Gower

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Combating Edinburgh’s Homelessness

When I moved to Edinburgh last September, I was surprised to see so many homeless people on the streets and was interested in seeing what was being done to alleviate…

Three-parent babies: scientific breakthrough or ethical breach?

The UK is now set to become the only country in the world to legally create babies using the DNA from three different people. Last Tuesday, MPs in the House…

A joke too far: the fine line between comedy and offence

Dapper Laughs, the TV show cancelled on sexism grounds, raises the issue of the acceptability of offence in comedy: At best what you do is offensive, at worst it incites…

Sierra Leone’s uphill battle with Ebola

When I returned to the UK this April after spending twelve weeks in Sierra Leone, my overall impression was that the country was making firm progress. Since 2001, the country…