Rachel Preece

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Imprisoned for Love: Human Rights in Egypt

(11) Comments | Posted 21 February 2012 | (23:00)

On 11 February 2011, the Egyptian nation celebrated freedom, as Hosni Mubarak's 30 year rule came to an end. Thousands gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square and the exultant images were transmitted to TV screens the world over. Egypt had its carte blanche.

But this wasn't absolute. On 16 October 2011,...

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Graham Short: The World's Smallest Engraver

(0) Comments | Posted 7 February 2012 | (10:48)

Graham Short is an astonishing human being. In our modern world of hyperboles, Short's talent really does stand out as extraordinary. He is a calm, softly-spoken man, an engraver from Birmingham who likes to swim. As night falls, he spends hours pursuing his hobby - working with a microscope, Graham...

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One in Five Women Still Avoid Cervical Screening

(56) Comments | Posted 22 December 2011 | (23:00)

A quarter of a million women worldwide will have died of cervical cancer by the time 2011 draws to a close. That's roughly one death every two minutes. Of those, around 900 are British women - and sadly, many of these deaths could have been prevented by a simple cervical...

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Gay Rights: Are We Still Wrong?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 November 2011 | (10:01)

One of the best-known pieces of LGBT literature is Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues.

The novel follows lesbian Jess Goldberg and her difficulties growing up in a world where homosexuality was not tolerated. Set in the sixties, the book is a shocking account of the degradation and difficulties that...

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