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Ford Bridgend closure

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones and Dr Gavin Harper explain how the UK’s car industry could stage a revival by recycling rare earths. The intended closure of Ford’s Bridgend engine plant in 2020, with the loss of 1,700 jobs, has sent shock waves through Wales. Plaid Cymru leader, Adam Price, has described it as “one of the
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YouTube’s child viewers may struggle to recognise adverts in videos from ‘virtual play dates’

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Rebecca Mardon

In our latest post, Dr Rebecca Mardon discusses the ethical dilemmas and regultory implications surrounding YouTube’s child audiences. YouTube’s highest earning star in 2018 was a seven-year-old boy named Ryan. That’s right – a child out-earned the likes of the infamous Logan Paul, video game vlogger PewDiePie, and even make-up mogul Jeffree Star. Between June 2017 and
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Is Theresa May’s £1.6 billion fund for English towns enough to rebalance Britain’s skewed economy?

Posted on 27 March 2019 by Professor Calvin Jones

In our latest post, Professor Calvin Jones considers the merits of the UK government’s proposed Stronger Towns Fund and its implications for some of the UK’s most deprived areas. English towns with struggling economies will receive £1.6 billion of funding over six years. The UK government announced the creation of the “stronger towns fund” –
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Jair Bolsonaro: how business elites helped him to power in Brazil – and why they might regret it

Posted on 30 November 2018 by Heike Doering

In our latest post, Dr Heike Doering explains how Brazil’s business elite has influenced the country’s politics. Her research with colleagues Professor Glenn Morgan, University of Bristol and Dr Marcus Gomes, University of Exeter, reveals how Brazil’s political barometer has swung from far left to far right since 2002. Brazil has just experienced one of
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