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The role of the monarchy: where do royals still rule?

The role of the monarchy: where do royals still rule?

ByGeographical StaffJun 1, 2022
The role of the British Monarchy is largely ceremonial but in many countries royals still wield significant power
Review: Wild City, by Florence Wilkinson

Review: Wild City, by Florence Wilkinson

ByChris FitchMay 13, 2022
Chris Fitch reviews Florence Wilkinson’s book Wild City: Encounters with Urban Wildlife, published by Orion Spring
A country divided: why England’s North–South divide is getting worse

A country divided: why England’s North–South divide is getting worse

ByKatie BurtonMay 5, 2021
England has long suffered from a North–South divide. Despite numerous attempts to tackle it, the rift shows no signs of healing.
The hunt for UK gold mines is back on

The hunt for UK gold mines is back on

In Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, miners are looking to the hills and mountains for viable gold deposits.
St Kilda – the rugged, isolated beauty of the UK’s seabird haven

St Kilda – the rugged, isolated beauty of the UK’s seabird haven

ByMark RoweAug 28, 2020
The depopulated Scottish islands of St Kilda continue to pull in visitors – and are a barometer of the threats faced by the UK’s seabirds.
The failure of Britain’s national parks

The failure of Britain’s national parks

ByMark RoweMar 12, 2020
What future lies ahead for Britain’s national parks and can they really serve the needs of both people and nature?
Happisburgh: Norfolk’s disappearing village

Happisburgh: Norfolk’s disappearing village

The bleak tale of Happisburgh, the Norfolk village founded over 1,000 years ago that’s slowly falling into the sea
Mapping the 2019 UK General Election

Mapping the 2019 UK General Election

If the 2016 vote for Brexit was described as a political earthquake in the UK, then the 2019 general election is the tsunami that followed.
The pros and cons of burning rubbish

The pros and cons of burning rubbish

ByKatie BurtonOct 15, 2018
Following news that the Treasury is considering imposing a tax on the incineration of waste, we explore the pros and cons of burning rubbish.
Finding a future: the fate of St Helena

Finding a future: the fate of St Helena

A British Overseas Territory and the home-in-exile of Napoleon Bonaparte, St Helena is a remote outpost on the cusp of dramatic change
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