Francesca Laidlaw

  • Current Affairs
    PM hosts UK’s first Girl Summit to end FGM and forced marriage

    Prime minister David Cameron is...

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    Scientist Stephen Hawking backs assisted dying

    Professor Stephen Hawking, who branded assisted death as “a great mistake” in 2006, has changed his stance dramatically and backed the Assisted Dying Bill due for debate by the peers on Friday. The 72-year-old scientist has been cited before by those opposing the issue as a poster-boy example of a man who...

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    A third of Alzheimer’s cases are preventable finds research

    One in three Alzheimer’s cases worldwide can be attributed to issues that can be modified, according to the latest research carried out by the University of Cambridge. Led by professor Carol Brayne, the study shows seven risk factors – already identified in the 2011 report – associated with the disease: diabetes, midlife...

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    Sex and drug addicts share similar brain activity finds research

    A study executed by researchers from the University of Cambridge – funded by the Wellcome group – has revealed that the neurological responses of sex addicts to pornographic stimuli mimics that of drug addicts brain activity. The researchers studied 19 males who suffered from compulsive sexual behaviour and interpersonal difficulties related to...

  • Album review
    Manic Street Preachers – Futurology

    Since their first EP release in 1988, the Manic...

  • Live music
    Chantal Claret at Barfly

    Hosted in the Barfly in Camden, and tucked away in the dimly-lit top r...

  • Movie review
    Tammy

    Tammy (Melissa McCarthy), the namesake of this rather gratuitously plotted film, is about as i...

  • Album review
    David Gray – Mutineers

    Most artists come to a point where they grow bored with themselv...

  • Theatre
    Fashion Victim at the Cinema Museum

    “Pay attention!” half squawks, half drawls Jake ...

  • Live music
    Rivington Street Festival comes to Shoreditch

    Located in the heart of Shoreditch, the Rivington Street Fest...