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For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole explores Pontypool in South Wales, a town that had its own industrial revolution

Fracking in Scotland

A deeper look at Scotland’s recent decision to ban the controversial shale gas extraction
Contrary to pervasive myth, Easter Islanders were resourceful and sensitive to the limits of their environment
A rapid malaria test has stemmed overuse of antimalarials, but is risking the overuse of antibiotics instead

THE HEBRIDES

by Paul Murton • Birlinn • £14.99 (softback)

ABOUT AFRICA

by Harry Hook • HIP Editions • £54 (hardback)

Oslo by JT Rogers

Oslo makes complex geopolitics a living, breathing spectacle
These 13 poignant infographics are in the running for the 2017 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards
For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole heads to Kinder Scout to celebrate the Mass Trespass of 85 years ago
Deadly heat waves could become more frequent in cities thanks to a combination of urbanisation and climate change

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