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Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn

Traffic pollution putting unborn babies’ health at risk, experts warn | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Air pollution from road traffic is putting unborn babies' health at risk, according to a new study.

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This work was funded through the cross-research council Environmental Exposures & Health Initiative by the UK Natural Environment Research Council, Medical Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and Department of Health.

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Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now)

Mapped: London's best and worst broadband (City workers, look away now) | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

If you're a finance worker with broadband problems, a new map may provide the reason behind it: the City of London has among the worst broadband speeds

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’

London tube travellers ‘more exposed to pollution than drivers’ | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Car drivers in London are causing the most pollution per commuter but are the least exposed to it.

That’s according to new research, which revealed commuters who use the Underground are actually the most exposed to toxic air quality, followed by those on buses.

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The study was carried out by the ASTRID (Accessibility, Social justice and Transport emission Impacts of transit-oriented Development) project, jointly funded by ESRC.

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UK Data Service's curator insight, February 22, 2017 6:07 AM
This article covers research which uses data held by the UK Data Service.

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Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings

Revealed: Britain's 10 most dangerous pedestrian crossings | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Oxford Street in London saw the most pedestrian injuries of any road in Britain. Busy shopping districts in Liverpool, Nottingham and Glasgow also have now notorious crossings.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) which is now known as the UK Data Service (UKDS)

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The shocking face of London’s child poverty

The shocking face of London’s child poverty | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Figures reveal nearly half of all children in Edmonton and Tottenham are in poverty
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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives ESRC funding.

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London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag on hiring talent

London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag on hiring talent | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city’s reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond.

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The article refers to a report by the Oxford University Migration Observatory. The Migration Observatory receives ESRC funding.

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Romanians sleeping rough in London have tripled in months

The number of Romanian immigrants sleeping rough in some of the wealthiest areas of the capital has trebled since EU restrictions on movement were lifted in January.

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This article quotes comments from Dr Scott Blinder of the Oxford Migration Observatory which receives funding from the ESRC.

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Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare 'panic'?

Is it right to say people caught in a terror scare 'panic'? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

There is evidence to suggest people fleeing an alert are being reasonable - and saving lives.

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This article features ESRC-funded research carried out by John Drury and Stephen Reicher (grants ES/N01068X/1 and RES-000-23-0446)

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Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet

Find out if you live in one of London's best areas for fast internet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Homes near Google’s £1 billion London headquarters enjoy Britain’s fastest internet while swathes of the capital suffer some of the worst speeds in the country, a new interactive map has revealed.

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) is funded by ESRC

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London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15

London accounted for nearly a quarter of the 700,000 new jobs in 2014-15 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
UK firms created over 700,000 jobs in 2014-15 - with almost a quarter of them located in London.
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Article cites the ESRC funded Enterprise Research Centre 

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The roots of London's secondary school improvements

The roots of London's secondary school improvements | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The capital’s latest GCSE triumphs seem to owe more to its primary schools than politicians might think
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The article cites research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, which receives funding from the ESRC.

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School 'exacerbates' young disabled children's problems

School 'exacerbates' young disabled children's problems | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Institute of Education, the National Children's Bureau and the London School of Economics, have found that school can have a negative influence on disabled children’s behavioural problems, concluding that more could be done to reduce the challenges these children are facing.
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The article refers to an ESRC-funded study from the Institute of Education.

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The London problem: has the capital become too dominant?

The London problem: has the capital become too dominant? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The dominance of the capital threatens to choke the life from the rest  of the United Kingdom. We must act before it is too late
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The article cites research by the ESRC-funded Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC).

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