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Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Image copyright Getty Images Young people are highly sceptical about social mobility being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission. It found many young adults expected to be worse off…

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Charity Social Bite plans mass sleep out to aid homeless

Image copyright PA Image caption Last year’s event saw 8,000 people sleep out in Edinburgh A mass sleep out will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee on Saturday night. Organisers Social Bite say…


Not enough money for social care in Wales, say AMs

Image caption AMs have ‘serious concerns’ over cash for social care, provided through local council budgets Funding for social care in Wales is not enough to meet demand and the situation will only get worse,…


How World War One heralded social reforms

Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption David Lloyd George speaking to a crowd at Lampeter, Ceredigion, in 1919 Even before the guns went silent on the Western Front, the long-term social consequences of World…


‘Referees worried over coin throwing’, says ex-official as police warn over anti-social behaviour

Steve Conroy was a referee in Scotland for almost 20 years Referees feel “apprehensive” at top-flight games for fear of being struck with a coin thrown from the crowd, says former match official Steven Conroy….



Social media ‘lifts’ are becoming an ‘illegal industry’

“Doing lifts” is the phenomena of using social media to buy and sell car journeys in an online illegal “taxi” service. More than 7,000 people are members of a closed group in Bournemouth, Dorset, the…


Social media warning over posting crash photos

Image copyright Getty Images People who take photos of crash scenes have been urged to think about victims’ families before uploading them to social media. It follows a growing trend which has raised concern among…


Dimbleby criticises ‘vile’ social media attacks on Question Time panellist

Question Time host David Dimbleby has criticised social media attacks on one of the show’s female panellists. He said comments levelled against Institute of Economic Affairs associate director Kate Andrews were “vile, disgusting, loathsome” and…


Veganism: Does it affect your social life?

Image copyright Getty Images Since becoming, in his words “almost vegan”, people don’t ask Adrian Chiles out for dinner any more. Has the presenter just got fickle friends, or does being vegan really affect more…


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