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PM Listeners Storm the BBC Proms

Inspired by the favourite sounds of PM listeners, award-winning young composer @TomHarrold1991 created "Darkened Dreams". Hear it in full performed at the @BBCProms by the brilliant @auroraorchestra. Want to hear all the sounds we've broadcast? Click here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01q81ld [...] Read more ...

via Audioboo
21 Aug 2014

'Our economic system doesn't work'

Italy has slumped into recession once again, and in the alleyways of Rome's historic heart, shopkeepers and traders struggle with the daily reality of their nation's endless economic crisis. Read more ...

via Bbc
21 Aug 2014

The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis, book review

Towards the end of The Zone of Interest are three statements that snag the attention and perhaps explain what the novel, Amis’s 14th, is about. The last comes in the acknowledgements, where Amis accepts that “tens of thousands of volumes” of history cannot begin to explain why the Holocaust happened, and quotes WG Sebald: “No serious person [...] Read more ...

via Independent
21 Aug 2014

The economic impact of Ebola

With more than 1,300 reported deaths from Ebola in West Africa, the virus continues to be an urgent health crisis, but it is also having a devastating impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Read more ...

via Bbc
21 Aug 2014

The decline of racial prejudice in Britain

The recent release of the 2013 British Social Attitudes report has triggered the usual bout of agonised soul searching about the state of the nation, writes Dr Robert Ford. But dig into the data and it becomes clear that racial prejudice is on the decline. Read more ...

via Manchester
21 Aug 2014