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What can be done to save my local High Street?

What can be done to save my local High Street? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The government has been seeking the advice of a policy advisory group called the Future High Streets Forum.


Prof Neil Wrigley of Southampton University is the only academic on it. He says its members are optimistic that High Streets can adapt and not just die.

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Professor Neil Wrigley is funded by the ESRC,

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Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps | Cities | The Guardian

Planning regulations overlook heat – so developers build death traps | Cities | The Guardian | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Heat deaths are preventable. No more excuses: we need better regulation and guidance to stop unsafe housing being built
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This article is written by Bob Ward , Policy and Communications Director at the LSE's ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

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Vegan print company celebrates first birthday

Vegan print company celebrates first birthday | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to a study by Turner Little, eight out of ten companies fail within their first year in business, with further research by the Enterprise Research Centre showing prospects look even worse for London-based companies."

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Print Monthly draws on research conducted by the ESRC-funded Enterprise Research Centre. 

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Men take care of their spouses just as well as women (new research suggests) | EurekAlert! Science News

Men take care of their spouses just as well as women (new research suggests) | EurekAlert! Science News | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Dr Laura Langner, Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford and ESRC Future Research Leader, said: "Our results suggest that gender differences in spousal caregiving in old age are not as pronounced as previously thought. Past studies had numerous limitations, which we could overcome with our data."

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Dr Laura Langner is a ESRC Future Research Leader

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Pupils' university access success 'depends on school'

Pupils' university access success 'depends on school' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Research finds "enormous" variations as to whether pupils with the same grades go on to university.
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ESRC funds the Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods.

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North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes

North-South divide 'all about pupil background' | Tes | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study of regional differences in early years attainment suggests that variations are due to ethnicity and wealth
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ESRC's Millennium Cohort study is a source in this article. 

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Are education reforms reversing the academic gender divide?

Are education reforms reversing the academic gender divide? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to a report for the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, imbalances in performance are related to the pressure of different forms of examination."

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ESRC funds the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics.

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Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants

Study finds 'baby-talk' aids language development in infants | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Study showed small words ending in "y" or those featuring repetitive sounds such as choo-choo, boosted vocabulary.
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The BBC pick up on this piece of ESRC-funded research. 

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Assess witness confidence to keep innocent out of court, scientists urge

Assess witness confidence to keep innocent out of court, scientists urge | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Eyewitnesses’ confidence in their identification of suspects should be assessed, research suggests.Thousands of suspects are identified by eyewitnesses a year but misidentification has played a role in more than 70 per cent of cases in the US, with suspects subsequently exonerated on the basis of DNA

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A project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council at Royal Holloway, University of London, found that the accuracy and the reliability with which suspects are identified in the UK could be significantly improved by assessing the confidence of eyewitnesses. The research was led by Laura Mickes.

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The Martin Shipton Meets podcast: Steve Martin on increasing prosperity and improving public services in Wales

The director of the Wales Centre for Public Policy explains how the think tank is advising the Welsh Government on how to improve public services and increase prosperity in Wales.

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The Wales Centre for Public Policy is ESRC-funded.

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Broadband speed map reveals Britain’s new digital divide

Broadband speed map reveals Britain’s new digital divide | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Postcode comparison: how is my area affected by Britain’s broadband speed divide?

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The maps and data in the article were produced using the unified UK Population Density and Urban/Rural Classification dataset from the ESRC-funded Consumer Data Research Centre

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​Smartest people are heaviest drinkers, according to study

​Smartest people are heaviest drinkers, according to study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women with educational qualifications were 71% more likely to drink most days, while men were 49% more likely

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Refers to research from the ESRC-funded 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)

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How the psychology of the England football team could change your life

How the psychology of the England football team could change your life | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

England players seem happier and more grounded – and much of the credit goes to psychologist Pippa Grange. What can the team’s approach teach us all about facing fear and failure?

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The article quotes Professor Andy Lane, a researcher in sport and exercise psychology from the ESRC-funded Emotion Regulation of Others and Self (EROS) project

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Research reshaping relationships and sexuality education wins award

Research reshaping relationships and sexuality education wins award | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Research which has enabled children and young people to speak out about gender and sexual violence, helping to transform relationships and sexuality education in Wales, has attained a prestigious national award.

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Emma Renold was the winner of the Outstanding Impact in Society category in this year's Celebrating Impact Prize.

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Interactive research event seeks to develop services for trafficked children

"Dr Alinka’s event, taking place on 8 Nov 2018, will run during the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2018, which is aimed at engaging the public with social science research."

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This article references an event taking place as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2018.

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Music and songwriting shine a light on life after punishment, on coming home - The Scotsman

Music and songwriting shine a light on life after punishment, on coming home - The Scotsman | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Coming home can be a cause of delight and distress, of comfort and conflict. These dynamics are perhaps especially acute when the homecoming follows imprisonment. The penal system changes what home means and what it is – by taking people away or by returning them, and by making home a site of punishment, as in the case of some community sentences.
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ESRC has contributed funding to this project that looks at punishment and reintegration. 

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How young and old would vote on Brexit now

How young and old would vote on Brexit now | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Differences across the generations over Brexit appear to be becoming even more pronounced.
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Sir John Curtice is a senior fellow at ESRC-funded The UK in a Changing Europe.

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This all girls summer music camp is tackling mental health problems head on

This all girls summer music camp is tackling mental health problems head on | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to the Millennium Cohort Study, nearly a quarter of girls aged 14 are depressed and twice as many are unhappy with their appearance compared to boys of the same age."

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ESRC funds the Millennium Cohort longitudinal Study. 

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3 ways to work smarter with cloud technology

3 ways to work smarter with cloud technology | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

"According to recent research from the Enterprise Research Centre, using cloud-based ecommerce, online accounting and customer relationship management software can generate a 13.5% increase in sales per employee in three years."

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ESRC's Enterprise Research Centre is referenced in this argument for greater use of cloud technology.

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