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United Kingdom

Sara Ledwith

In Brexit-on-Sea, the left-behind still want Out

04 Apr 2019

SKEGNESS, England On a Sunday evening in March, Evelyn Ovington and her granddaughter Dana Marie went to play bingo as usual in their local town hall near Skegness, a resort on the east coast of England. Like many of the country's seaside towns, it is battling decline and voted heavily to quit the European Union in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

In Brexit-on-Sea, the left-behind still want Out

04 Apr 2019

SKEGNESS, England On a Sunday evening in March, Evelyn Ovington and her granddaughter Dana Marie went to play bingo as usual in their local town hall near Skegness, a resort on the east coast of England. Like many of the country's seaside towns, it is battling decline and voted heavily to quit the European Union in the 2016 Brexit referendum.

Insight - For some in England's north, Brexit means control

30 Jun 2016

BARNSLEY, England Owen Gleadall remembers the previous time Britain voted on Europe. It was 1975, and most people in his Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley were ambivalent about the issue. Gleadall, a local businessman working in international markets, felt it made economic sense to be part of the bloc.

How Europe built fences to keep people out

05 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS In early March, Europe's migration chief Dimitris Avramopoulos squelched through a muddy refugee camp on Greece's border with Macedonia and peered through the barbed-wire topped fence that stands between tens of thousands of migrants in Greece and richer countries that lie to the north.

Insight - In Britain, teachers learn how to tackle extremists

09 Sep 2015

BIRMINGHAM, England Birmingham school principal Kamal Hanif recently gave a group of parents a presentation about how extremists use social media to recruit young people. When he mentioned Facebook, some of the parents, mainly Muslim mothers, raised their hands to show they had never heard of the site. | Video

In Britain, teachers learn how to tackle extremists

09 Sep 2015

BIRMINGHAM, England Birmingham school principal Kamal Hanif recently gave a group of parents a presentation about how extremists use social media to recruit young people. When he mentioned Facebook, some of the parents, mainly Muslim mothers, raised their hands to show they had never heard of the site. | Video

Insight - In Britain, teachers learn how to tackle extremists

09 Sep 2015

BIRMINGHAM, England Birmingham school principal Kamal Hanif recently gave a group of parents a presentation about how extremists use social media to recruit young people. When he mentioned Facebook, some of the parents, mainly Muslim mothers, raised their hands to show they had never heard of the site. | Video

New risks as young Londoners priced out of housing market

21 Apr 2015

LONDON Last weekend, London couple Vicki Clayton and James Renhard left behind cramped bedrooms that smelt of smoke, housemates who stole their food and a landlord who kept his deposit, and moved into a rented flat of their own.

Insight - New risks as young Londoners priced out of housing market

21 Apr 2015

LONDON Last weekend, London couple Vicki Clayton and James Renhard left behind cramped bedrooms that smelt of smoke, housemates who stole their food and a landlord who kept his deposit, and moved into a rented flat of their own.

New risks as young Londoners priced out of housing market

21 Apr 2015

LONDON Last weekend, London couple Vicki Clayton and James Renhard left behind cramped bedrooms that smelt of smoke, housemates who stole their food and a landlord who kept his deposit, and moved into a rented flat of their own.

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